Hospital nurse slain
A nurse died and four people were injured Tuesday in a stabbing attack at an East Texas medical complex. A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbings, which happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center. The slain nurse, Gail Sandidge, had been on the hospital staff since 1978, hospital CEO Steve Altmiller said. Kyron Rayshawn Templeton was at the hospital with his mother when he went on a knife-slashing rampage, Longview police said. Templeton fled on foot but was caught nearby, subdued after a brief struggle and arrested, police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said.
911 calls to be public
A judge Tuesday ordered the release of recordings of 911 calls made the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., rejecting a state prosecutor’s arguments that they should remain sealed to protect witnesses and the victims’ families. Judge Eliot Prescott made his decision after listening to the tapes himself, and he gave the state’s attorney for the Danbury region, Stephen Sedensky III, until Dec. 4 to comply. The ruling came a day after the state released a 48-page summary of the police investigation into Adam Lanza’s rampage on Dec. 14, 2012.
Congressman to return
A U.S. congressman from Florida who recently pleaded guilty to cocaine possession is focusing on rehab and will return to work, his aide said Tuesday, despite calls from the state’s top Republican Party officials for him to step down. On Monday, party chairman Lenny Curry suggested U.S. Rep. Trey Radel from Fort Myers should resign after his recent conviction in Washington, D.C. The chairman joined a growing number of party leaders in Radel’s own district and Florida’s governor who are calling for his resignation. In response, Radel’s spokesman Dave Natonski wrote in an email to the Associated Press: “Congressman Radel’s top priority right now is to complete his rehabilitation and then return to work as soon as possible.”
Compiled from wire reports.