Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:39 Published in National News
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of an autistic teen missing for three months.
The office said Tuesday that DNA tests confirm the remains found Thursday are those of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. He was last seen walking out of his school on Oct. 4. His disappearance prompted a search that included hundreds of police and volunteers.
The medical examiner says the cause and manner of death are pending further study.
A teenage girl shooting photos in a Queens park noticed a left arm, leading to the discovery of legs and lower torso. A part of a skull was also later recovered.
Authorities made the identification through DNA given by his family.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:37 Published in National News
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Officials at Purdue University in Indiana say one person was killed in a shooting at a campus classroom building.
Purdue Provost Tim Sands says he didn't immediately know the identity of the person killed or the person's connection to the university.
Campus police chief John Cox says the suspect is in custody after surrendering outside the Electrical Engineering Building following the shooting about noon Tuesday.
Cox says the person appeared to have targeted the victim.
Monday, 20 January 2014 14:44 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the Legislature for $10 million to renovate a hospital for classes at Lincoln University.
Nixon says the project will allow the state capital's historically black college to expand its nursing and culinary programs.
The proposed funds would let the state acquire and renovate St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. The hospital is moving to a new site at the end of this year.
The governor has previously said he would recommend a $36 million increase for all of Missouri's public universities and colleges for the fiscal year beginning in July. He has also urged the four-year institutions, including Lincoln, to freeze undergraduate tuition for the next academic year.
Nixon will present his entire budget plan Tuesday before his State of the State address.