News / 

Suspect captured...Station offers tributes...Colorado shooter sentenced

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MONETA, Va. (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman is in custody. Virginia State Police say that as they were pursuing the suspect, he ran off the road and crashed, and was found suffering from a gunshot wound. A spokeswoman says the suspect, identified as Vester Flanagan, is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

MONETA, Va. (AP) — A grief-stricken Roanoke, Virginia TV station is offering on-air tributes to the two employees who were shot and killed during a live broadcast this morning. A gunman shot WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as Parker was conducting an interview outside a shopping center. The gunman recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado theater shooter has been formally sentenced today for killing 12 people in a suburban Denver multiplex in 2012. A jury already had already decided that James Holmes would get 12 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is sticking with the Boy Scouts despite a decision by the Scouts to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units. Church leaders decided to stay with the Boy Scouts after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious and moral values.

ROME (AP) — Italy's coast guard says some 50 bodies were found in the hull of a migrant boat that was rescued off Libya's northern coast. Officials say a Swedish ship rescued 439 survivors. Migrants by the tens of thousands are braving the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, hoping to reach Europe and be granted asylum. Today's toll adds to the more than 2,400 people who have died at sea this year.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast