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Deputies: UPS driver shot by man’s errant crossbow bolt 0

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man’s errant crossbow bolt

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest. Citing Autauga County Sheriff’s Office records, the Montgomery Advertiser [1] reports the unidentified delivery man was driving around noon Thursday when a crossbow bolt flew into the cab of his truck, striking him. Deputies say the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators say 55-year-old Ronald Curtis Gantt has been charged with assault in the case. Gantt told authorities he was taking part in target practice in his front yard when he shot the driver. Investigators are calling the incident an accident, but are charging Gantt due to the reckless nature of his actions. References ^ Montgomery Advertiser (www.montgomeryadvertiser.com)

Trailer hauling hazardous materials explodes on I-94 0

Trailer hauling hazardous materials explodes on I-94

BILLINGS, Mont. A trailer hauling hazardous materials burst into flames and exploded, causing a grass fire along Interstate 94 in Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says a FedEx semitractor was towing three trailers east of Billings Wednesday afternoon when an apparent brake system malfunction caused the fire. Trooper Joshua French says another driver flagged down the truck driver to alert him to the fire. The driver was unable to extinguish the fire, so he disconnected the trailers and moved the semitractor away. One trailer was holding six one-pound containers of organic peroxide. Worden Volunteer Fire Chief Lance Taylor says the trailer exploded three times before firefighters arrived, sparking a fire that burned 5 acres of grass alongside the road. Taylor says the driver also was hauling unidentified vaccines and candy. The truck driver was not injured.

Alabama home where 5 killed with axe, guns mysteriously burns 0

Alabama home where 5 killed with axe, guns mysteriously burns

CITRONELLE, Ala. The south Alabama house where five people were slain with an axe and gunshots has mysteriously burned, authorities said. Investigators had gotten a tip that the home in Citronelle, Ala., would be burned and then it went up in flames Sunday morning, Mobile County sheriff s officials said. Derrick Dearman, 27, of Leakesville, Miss., is accused by authorities of killing five people, including a pregnant woman, in the home on Aug. 20. He then kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Laneta Lester, and a 3-month-old infant Lester grabbed from the house, authorities have said. An email sent to the sheriff s department had tipped off detectives that the house would be burned, Mobile County sheriff s spokeswoman Lori Myles said. Investigators had already finished collecting evidence of the killings at the home before it burned, she said. No one knows how the blaze started, Citronelle Mayor J. Albert Al McDonald tells Al.com [1] . He also said it s unclear whether it was arson. Nobody knows who did it or how it happened, he told the news site. Dearman has been held in jail since shortly after the killings, and he has pleaded not guilty to two counts of kidnapping and six counts of murder one for each adult killed and one for the pregnant woman s unborn child. Lester had moved into the home shortly before the killings to escape her abusive relationship with Dearman, sheriff s officials have said. She was awakened by the sound of a gunshot and watched her ex-boyfriend kill the other five adult occupants of the home: three men and two women, according to search warrant affidavits. Dearman told investigators that he had parked in the woods nearby and injected himself with methamphetamine just before the killings, court records show. Recently released search warrant affidavits also revealed new details of how Lester said she and the infant managed to escape after Dearman drove them to Mississippi. Lester told detectives that Dearman had threatened to kill her if she tried to escape the house. He found the keys to her brother s car and forced her and her brother s infant into the vehicle, she told investigators. Dearman drove to a truck stop and bought cigarettes, and also made other stops before reaching his father s house in the Leakesville, Mississippi area, where his father told him he was going to take him to turn him into authorities, the search warrant affidavits show. Lester said that Dearman tried to force her to go with him, but she jumped into the driver s seat of her brother s vehicle, the affidavits said. She then drove it back to Citronelle s police station to report the crimes, she told investigators. References ^ tells Al.com (www.al.com)