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Friday, April 18, 2014

CNN - Arrest warrant issued for 3 in ferry sinking

" The high school vice principal who was rescued from the sunken South Korean ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said Friday.

Kang Min Kyu, 52, was on board the ferry along with more than 300 students from Ansan Danwon High School. He was among the first survivors to be rescued.

Police said he apparently hanged himself with a belt from a tree near a gymnasium in Jindo, where distraught relatives of missing passengers have been camping out.

It's the latest tragic turn after the ferry's sinking, which remains unexplained.

"The death toll from Wednesday's disaster rose to 28 on Friday as divers raced to reach the hundreds of people still believed to be inside ship. "

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks - NYTimes.com

SEOUL, South Korea — Nearly 300 people, most of them students, remained unaccounted for Wednesday as coast guard and navy divers continued to search a ferry that had sunk hours earlier off the southwestern tip of South Korea.

By mid-evening, three people were confirmed dead, including a high school student and a member of the ferry’s crew. But fears of a major disaster increased as rescued passengers told South Korean news outlets that they believed many people had been trapped below deck Wednesday morning, as the ship tilted rapidly to one side and began sinking.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Official: 3 dead after shooting at Kansas City-area Jewish center - CNN.com

" CNN) -- Three people were dead Sunday after a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, an official said.

Shootings occurred at two locations, and one person is in custody, said Jason Rhodes, a spokesman for the Overland Park Fire Department.

"A building at the center is on lockdown, and police are at the scene, the center said in a Facebook post.

CNN affiliate KSHB reported that there were two separate shootings at Jewish centers in the area -- one at the community center and one at an assisted living facility.

The FBI is at the scene working with local authorities investigating shootings that occurred at two locations, FBI spokesman Joel Sealer said."