MISSISSIPPI / Man believed dead held in killing
The FBI says a Mississippi man who was once considered legally dead has been arrested in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl whose body was found in the woods of central Louisiana. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne said Thomas Steven Sanders was arrested Sunday in Gulfport, Miss. Court documents show Sanders abandoned his family in 1987 and was declared dead in by a Mississippi court 1994. He lived unnoticed for years despite being arrested several times. Sanders was wanted in the kidnapping Lexis Roberts, 12, whose skeleton was found by hunters early last month.
CONNECTICUT / Driver sues slain bicyclist's parents
A man who struck and killed a 14-year-old bicyclist is suing the teen's parents because he says they let their son ride without a helmet. David Weaving, 48, is serving 10 years in prison for manslaughter and other crimes. He has been convicted of drunken driving four times but was not charged with it in this case. Prosecutors say he was passing a car at more than 80 mph in a 45-mph zone when his car struck Matthew in 2007. Weaving is countersuing Joanne and Stephen Kenney, who accuse him of negligence.
MASSACHUSETTS / Trying to revive interest in redfish
Fishermen and researchers are looking to revive interest in the Acadian redfish, a low-value species. The red-orange schooling fish is one of the few New England groundfish stocks considered healthy. Regulators have allotted fishermen millions of pounds to catch. Supporters say the tasty fish just needs a big buyer to help revive the market.