SOURCE: MAN KILLED 4 MEN SEPARATELY, BURNED THE BODIES
A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young men separately after selling them marijuana and burning their bodies at his family’s farm, a person with knowledge of his confession said Thursday. The source said a coconspirator was involved in the shooting deaths of three of the men, who had been reported missing.
Details were provided after a lawyer said Cosmo DiNardo had confessed to murdering the missing men and had told investigators where their bodies were. DiNardo, 20, agreed to plead guilty to four counts of first-degree murder.
The four men, all residents of Bucks County, disappeared last week. The remains of one, 19-yearold Dean Finocchiaro, have been identified. The other missing men are Mark Sturgis, 22; Thomas Meo, 21; and Jimi Taro Patrick, 19.
Houseboat explosion kills Castle Rock woman.
A Castle Rock woman died and five other people were injured in a Wednesday night explosion on a houseboat along the UtahArizona state line, authorities said Thursday.
A generator exploded about 10 p.m. Wednesday as a large group of about 25 people vacationed on a privately owned boat on Lake Powell, authorities said.
Kirsten Meyer, 52, was killed, and four other people were flown to hospitals in Grand Junction and Salt Lake City in critical condition, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area spokeswoman Mary Plumb said.
They suffered broken bones, burns and facial injuries, she said.
A fifth person, a boy, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a clinic at Lake Powell.
Someone was trying to start the generator in the Crystal Springs Canyon area when it suddenly exploded, said Sheriff Rick Eldredge of San Juan County, Utah.
It could take more than a decade to clear Mosul of unexploded munitions and booby traps.
After nine months of vicious street-tostreet fighting to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, it could take many years more to fully remove explosives and other munitions from what was once one of Iraq’s most populous cities, U.S. State Department officials said.
“When I look around the world in some ways there’s nothing like Mosul that we’ve encountered,” said Stanley Brown, the director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. “The level of contamination though is not one of those where we’re talking weeks and months, we’re talking years and maybe decades.”
In three years of occupation, the Islamic State mined and boobytrapped large sections of Mosul. Heavy combat littered the city with unexploded ordnance such as artillery shells and hand grenades. In the western reaches of the city, where fighting was fierce, massive debris fields will need to be removed to clear the ground beneath.
Carter hospitalized while building homes in Canada. WINNIPEG,
MANITOBA» Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Thursday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity.
The 92-year-old former president known for his post-presidential humanitarian work was taken to a hospital for rehydration, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.
Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger.
Judge orders ex-president jailed in corruption case. LIMA, PERU»
A Peruvian judge has ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife as they face money laundering and conspiracy charges tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian company Odebrecht.