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Man charged in killing of deputy...Ceremonies mark Katrina anniversary...Fan dies at Turner Field

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 30, 2015 at 6:51 a.m.



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HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators in the Houston area believe they have solved the who but not the why of the death of a sheriff's deputy. A 30-year-old man is charged with shooting Darren Goforth multiple times as the 10-year veteran deputy was filling the gas tank of his patrol car. Authorities believe it was a targeted killing. Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years down the road from Hurricane Katrina, residents of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans had reason to be somber and to celebrate. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future on the tenth anniversary of the storm making landfall, killing more than 1,800 people. The mourning for those lost was balanced by a celebration of how far the region has come. There is still a debate about whether the recovery has been too uneven.

ATLANTA (AP) — Saturday at the ball game has been marred by a fan death. Authorities say the fan fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Atlanta's Turner Field last night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit says foul play isn't suspected.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. A national police statement said the Bulgarian national was arrested yesterday. Three other Bulgarians and an Afghan were arrested Thursday in southern Hungary. The truck with the dead migrants was found earlier that day parked along the Budapest-to-Vienna highway.

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfer escaped injury yesterday when a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast. Elinor Dempsey of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro Bay, when a shark swam under her board and chomped on it. Other surfers helped her as well as alerting others to clear the water.

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