Bus hits bridge; 33 hurt
A charter bus heading from Harvard University to Pennsylvania struck a bridge Saturday night in Boston, injuring 33 people. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Several passengers were trapped on the bus for hours. Firefighters stood on top of the bus using boards to extract them. A spokeswoman for Boston EMS said five people were injured seriously.
Inmate back in custody
Two days after a series of errors allowed a convicted murderer to walk out of a Chicago jail, police recaptured the man at a northern Illinois home where he was found watching TV. Steven Robbins, 44, put up no resistance Friday night as police burst through the door of a townhome in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago. Robbins, who was serving a 60-year sentence in Indiana, was mistakenly freed after he was before a Cook County judge in a case that it turns out had been dismissed in 2007.
Lt. governor steps down
Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly Saturday in a scandal involving thousands of calls to four women on his state-issued cellphone, including one woman who said she had a romantic relationship with the politician. Gov. Dave Heineman announced Sheehy’s resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning. Sheehy, a Republican, had been considered the front-runner in the 2014 gubernatorial race and had been endorsed by Heineman. Sheehy resigned after questions were raised about the cellphone calls with four women, none of whom were his wife, who filed for divorce last year.
Missing girl’s body found
A 13-year-old girl reported missing Thursday was found dead in a park, police said. A passer-by discovered the girl’s naked body a little before 7 a.m. Friday and flagged down a police officer, authorities said Saturday. The girl was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. Thursday after she had left a foster home in nearby Suisun City.
Compiled from wire reports.