Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) – A woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket […]

Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) – A woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket […]

Toronto police: 2 men built mystery tunnel just for fun

By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press TORONTO (AP) – Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near […]

Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The beach at Southern California’s “Surf City” has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning. Brianna Burkhart, […]

Nats’ Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem

By CARL KOTALAAssociated Press VIERA, Fla. (AP) – Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals. But first, the national anthem. “You’ve got to simulate it like it’s a real game,” Scherzer said Sunday. “It’s […]

Phoenix weather: Winter storm moves through Arizona

PHOENIX — A wet and cool day is expected in the Valley on Monday with an afternoon high of only 61 degrees. A flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. A strong storm system is expected to impact Arizona today. Although the timing of this system changed and it slowed down significantly, […]

Glendale man accused of animal cruelty after pony dragged on street

PHOENIX — The 38-year-old owner of a petting zoo business faces possible animal cruelty after witnesses said a pony he was transporting Feb. 21 fell out of a makeshift animal trailer and was dragged by its neck until the owner finally stopped. Tyler Wade Tippetts, who told police he owns Tyler’s Petting […]

Phoenix teacher accused in sex case changes plea to guilty

PHOENIX (AP) — An ex-teacher at a Phoenix high school accused of having sexual contact with two former students on campus has changed his plea to guilty. Maricopa County prosecutors say 41-year-old Carlos Pineda Borja entered his plea Monday. He had pleaded not guilty on Feb. 10, 2014 to two counts of […]

Jury selection set woman charged in daughter’s disappearance

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for an Arizona woman charged with murder in the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter in 2011. The selection process for Jerice Hunter’s trial is expected to take two weeks. Hunter has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges in the […]

Marco Benevento

Multi-keyboardist Marco Benevento has long been a circuit-bending fixture in New York City’s experimental-music and improv-rock scenes. He’s been a wild-styling duo partner to noted drummer and fellow Gothamite Joe Russo and serves as the melodic fulcrum of Brooklyn-based instrumental Led Zeppelin deconstructors Bustle in Your Hedgerow. Benevento’s latest album, […]