3 more charged in rally
Charlottesville police announced charges against three more people relating to the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally in Virginia. Police also said Saturday they have now identified 35 victims after a car plowed into a crowd, killing a woman. Richard Wilson Preston, 52, was charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school. Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, was charged with malicious wounding. He is in custody in Cincinnati. And Alex Michael Ramos was charged with malicious wounding.
Protesters claim victory
Protesters opposing a right-wing gathering in liberal San Francisco claimed victory Saturday when the event was canceled after city officials walled off a city park — a move that the event’s organizer said was more about silencing his group’s message than preventing a violent clash. Civic leaders in San Francisco, a cradle of the free speech movement that prides itself on its tolerance, repeatedly voiced concerns that the event organized by Patriot Prayer would lead to a clash with counterdemonstrators.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J.
Psychic cleansing costly
Authorities say a psychic and her son cheated an elderly man out of more than $147,000 for treatment they said would rid him of evil spirits. Galloway police say Sally “Kim” Wando and Frank Marco face theft and conspiracy charges. They allegedly told police the money was for a car from Marco’s auto dealership, not for psychic treatment. Police found that claim unsubstantiated. The victim, who is not named, told police Wando offered him treatments to “cleanse his soul.” Authorities say the first visit cost $5,000. Wando eventually recommended a 14-step program that costs $10,500 per step.
Baby girl dies in hot car
A search warrant affidavit says an Ohio woman who left her 15-month-old daughter in a car for nine hours at an office building parking lot outside Cincinnati was running late and forgot to drop off the baby at day care. The warrant was to search the car of Karen Osorio-Martinez, a senior research scientist at Procter & Gamble in Mason. She frantically called 911 Wednesday when she found her daughter, Sofia, strapped in a rear-facing car seat after learning from her husband the baby wasn’t at day care when he tried to pick her up.
Compiled from wire reports
National news briefs, Aug. 26: Charlottesville charges; New Jersey psychics