6 killed in SUV accident

Five young siblings and one adult died early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off an eastern Mississippi road and plunged into a rain-swollen creek, authorities said. Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said the victims appear to have drowned after their Dodge Durango left a county road 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia just after midnight Saturday. All were members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


2 officers leave hospital

Two of the three police officers shot and wounded Friday by an arrested man inside a police station have been released from a hospital. The third officer underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen and remained hospitalized in stable condition Saturday. The shooter was struck multiple times by return fire and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Bush moved from ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush’s condition continued to improve Saturday, prompting doctors to move him out of the intensive care unit, a spokesman said. Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at the Houston hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.


Travel advisory revised

The State Department has issued a revised Haiti travel advisory, warning Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island nation about robbery, lawlessness, infectious disease and poor medical facilities. “U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, predominantly in the capital. No one is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender or age,” the department said. In recent months, travelers arriving in Port-au-Prince on flights from the United States have been attacked and robbed after leaving the airport. This year, at least two U.S. citizens were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents, the State Department said.

Compiled from wire reports.