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Digest

Man admits killing editor, police say

By TIMES WIRES
Published August 5, 2007


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OAKLAND, CALIF.

A 19-year-old handyman at Your Black Muslim Bakery admitted to police Friday night that he ambushed and killed Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, investigators said. Police said Devaughndre Broussard told them he killed Bailey, 57, on Thursday because he was angry over stories the journalist had written in his weekly newspaper about the bakery, its employees and leaders. Police said Broussard was also concerned about stories that he thought Bailey might write.

Elsewhere

Cape Canaveral: NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launched on Saturday morning on a 10-month journey to the north pole of Mars, where it is to scoop up and analyze soil and ice.

Helena, Mont.: Authorities worried about firefighters' safety on Saturday pulled them off a fast-growing wildfire in western Montana, and told residents of about 200 homes to get out of the way.

Las Vegas: Gunfire erupted at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino Saturday when a man who had been knocked down in a fistfight retrieved a weapon and shot two people, police reported. Police are looking for Richard Earl Shepherd Jr., 34, of Las Vegas. The two wounded men were treated at a hospital and released.

Baraboo, Wis.: A 16-year-old was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing his high school principal. Eric Hainstock was convicted a day earlier in the slaying of John Klang last September.

[Last modified August 5, 2007, 01:49:01]


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