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CLEVELAND (AP) — A dive team has been assembled in Cleveland, after the Coast Guard suspended the search for a small plane that disappeared over Lake Erie. The plane carrying six people vanished shortly after taking off from a lakeshore airport in Cleveland Thursday night. A Coast Guard search turned up no sign of the plane.
JUNIATA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a trooper has been shot and killed after making threats to police who located him this morning. Police say it happened this morning at a mobile home in central Pennsylvania, not far from where 23-year-old Trooper Landon Weaver was shot last night while responding to a domestic incident.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida law enforcement officials are investigating after a white police officer in suburban Miami shot a black man who they say was carrying a gun. Miami-Dade police say two officers saw a car driving erratically last evening and stopped the car. A police spokesman told the Miami Herald that the driver jumped from the car and "produced a firearm." Shots were fired and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are searching for a passenger who fled the scene.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The son of 1984 vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro has been pardoned by the governor of Vermont, nearly 30 years after he was convicted of selling cocaine to an undercover officer. John Zaccaro Jr. was pardoned along with nine others today by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Zaccaro was a Middlebury College student when he was arrested in 1986 and accused of selling $25 worth of cocaine to an undercover state police officer. He was convicted in 1988 and served four months under house arrest.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is calling on the faithful to help young people find a place in society, noting the paradox of "a culture that idolizes youth" and yet has made no place for the young. During vespers marking New Year's Eve, the pope said young people have been "pushed to the margins of public life, forcing them to migrate or to beg for jobs that no longer exist, or fail to promise them a future."
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