Blast at hospital is fatal
One construction worker was killed and a dozen others were injured after an explosion at an addition to a hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Bob Harrell, the Coryell County emergency manager, said all of those killed or injured were construction workers and not hospital staff or patients. Witnesses said an electric generator inside an uncompleted hospital expansion exploded, spreading shrapnel. However, Dave Byrom, the hospital’s chief executive of the 25-bed hospital, said the blast possibly started with a gas line.
Writer gets life sentence
A Canadian real estate tycoon’s son who wrote a graphic novel that features gruesome killings was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the torture and mutilation of a live-in girlfriend who had given birth to their child weeks earlier. A Los Angeles jury found Blake Leibel, 37, guilty last week of first-degree murder, torture and aggravated mayhem in the slaying of Iana Kasian, 30. Deputies discovered Kasian’s body in a blood-spattered bedroom of the couple’s apartment in May 2016.
Man arrested at airport
Authorities said they arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sprinting shirtless toward a jet at Atlanta’s airport and jumping on the wing. News outlets reported Atlanta police charged Jhryin Jones with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers. Police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jones scaled a fence Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and ran onto an active taxiway. She said he then jumped on the wing of a recently landed Delta Air Lines flight from Miami and pounded on windows.
Senate intern suspended
An intern has been suspended for shouting an expletive at President Donald Trump. WMUR-TV reported that Caitlin Marriott, who worked for Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, was suspended for one week and had her congressional intern ID badge revoked. Hassan’s communications director, Aaron Jacobs, said last week’s incident was a “breach of office policies regarding respectful and appropriate conduct.” Trump was walking through the Capitol to meet with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration when the expletive was yelled.
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires
National news briefs: 1 dead, 12 hurt in construction explosion at Texas hospital