3 charged with hiding kidnapping suspect
Investigators have accused three people of hiding a North Carolina suspect who eluded officers for six days and is believed to have kidnapped a 68year-old man.
Authorities told local media Saturday that Jennifer Hawkins, 40, and Franklin Badgero Jr., 45, were arrested Friday and are charged with harboring Phillip Stroupe II in Hawkins’s Barnardsville home Wednesday night. The third suspect, Larry Hawkins III, was arrested Saturday afternoon.
The search continues for Thomas Bryson of Mills River. Stroupe was driving Bryson’s truck when authorities found him Thursday. He’d been on the run since July 22, when he stole a bike at gunpoint, authorities say.
Nick Cook, top, helps assemble solar panels in a corn field directly in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in Silver Creek, Neb., on Saturday. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will hold a five-day public hearing, beginning Aug. 7 in Lincoln, before deciding whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline's route through Nebraska. A decision should come by late November.