FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. 4 more arrested in connection with fish market child labor
Four women charged in connection with a religious organization that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in.
The four turned themselves in Thursday night to Cumberland County authorities. Each faces charges involving child abuse, operating a continuing criminal enterprise, involuntary servitude involving a child, conspiracy and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Four of 10 suspects in the case were arrested Wednesday. One of those is 67-year-old John McCollum, who says he’s the chief apostle of the religious organization, based in Godwin.
MIAMI New high-speed train making preview run hits, kills woman
A high-speed train that was offering preview runs a day before its debut struck and killed a woman, police in Florida said Saturday.
The woman, 32-year-old Melissa Lavell, was crossing the tracks of the new Brightline train after the sun set on Friday, Boynton Beach police said in a statement.
Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train, which was traveling north. No one on the train was injured.
It is the third killing by a Brightline train. A woman was struck in July in Boca Raton in a case that was investigated as a suicide, and another woman was hit on the tracks in Deerfield Beach in November.
WEST CHESTER, OHIO Man holding boy hostage at complex fires at police
Authorities outside Cincinnati say a man is holding a 10-year-old boy hostage at an apartment complex and has been shooting at officers and their vehicles.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says no one has been hurt since the hostage situation began early Saturday after midnight.
He says there was an altercation inside an apartment and that a man who doesn’t live there stayed behind with the boy.
The sheriff says the man isn’t related to the boy.
Jones says the suspect has fired at least 20 times at authorities, hitting an armored vehicle and a robot outside the building.