Looters target battlefield
Virginia’s National Park Service says a portion of the Petersburg National Battlefield has been declared a crime scene after looting. Chief of interpretation Chris Bryce said Saturday that park officials are in the process of assessing the damage. He said there were a number of places where the ground had been dug up over the past week. Petersburg National Battlefield is a 2,700-acre park that marks where more than 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died during the Siege of Petersburg 151 years ago. Bryce said people will sometimes go into national parks or to battlefields and dig up relics, often selling their loot online.
Pilots pay tribute to comrade
Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson River a day earlier. The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday night during a promotional flight for the American Airpower Museum on Long Island. The plane’s pilot, William Gordon, 56, of Key West, Fla., was a veteran air show pilot with more than 25 years of experience. New York City police scuba divers recovered his body Friday night. As bagpipes played in the background Saturday, pilots flew over the museum in an aerial salute known as a “missing man formation” in a tribute honoring Gordon.
Schools find lead in water
Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high levels of lead in water from sinks and fountains. Oregon’s largest school district said late Friday that it is working with Multnomah County to provide on-site blood lead level screening next month for students. Officials plan to test every fountain and faucet in all the schools this summer.
Judge orders records release
A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The order by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego, which came Friday in response to a request by the Washington Post, calls for the documents to be released by Thursday. The New York real estate mogul has claimed that Curiel is a “hater of Donald Trump.”
Compiled from wire reports