COLORADO: Relatives decry delay in aid
Gov. John Hickenlooper should take a $5.2 million victims' fund away from a private group so that assistance can be distributed more quickly, family members of many of those killed or wounded July 20 in the Aurora mass shooting said Thursday. Several relatives of victims expressed frustration with Community First Foundation at a news conference. They urged the governor to appoint an independent arbitrator to oversee the donations. "Victims are paralyzed, facing multiple and painful surgeries, unable to walk, to work and pay their rent, food and medical bills," said Tom Teves, whose son, Alex, was one of the 12 people killed. "Some have no medical insurance at all." Hickenlooper's spokesman, Eric Brown, said they are working on bringing the Mile High United Way and the city of Aurora to the table to help.
KENTUCKY: Indicted in slaying of neighbors
A man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at a homeowners association meeting. Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, 55, of Louisville, has been in jail since the shooting last week at a meeting of the Spring Creek Homeowners Association. Police say there was a history of disputes over Hindi's fence and driveway in the upscale neighborhood. David Merritt, 73, was killed Sept. 6 at the scene, and Marvin Fisher, 69, died of his wounds in the hospital two days later. Hindi once worked in nuclear medicine but he quit practicing and gave up his medical license because he suffered from severe depression, according to state records first obtained by The Courier-Journal.
NEVADA: Runaway car kills 4 at bus stop
A motorist faces four counts of driving under the influence after his speeding car went airborne Thursday and plowed into a bus stop, killing four pedestrians and injuring eight others. The victims appeared to be adults, and the four people killed were apparently pedestrians waiting at the stop two miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, police said. The driver, who police say will be booked into jail when he gets out of the hospital, had three passengers in the early morning crash. At least some of the occupants had to be removed from the vehicle, police said.