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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.

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