- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 5, 2007


3 killed when van rolls into pond

BRIDGEPORT — A van rolled into a pond yesterday after the driver got out to ask directions to a July Fourth barbecue, killing a woman and two children and leaving a third child in critical condition, authorities said.

The victims were in 15 to 20 feet of water for 20 to 25 minutes, Fire Battalion Chief Ismael Pomales said. Their names were not released.

The van’s driver apparently had stopped near a concession stand at Beardsley Park and left the vehicle to ask for directions, Chief Pomales said. The driver was still outside the van when it started to roll down a hill to a pond 60 or 70 yards away.


Search continues for missing boy

LOUISVILLE — A 4-year-old boy has been missing from his home near the Churchill Downs racetrack since Friday and offers for help in finding him are pouring in, officials said.

Cesar Ivan Aguilar-Cano was last seen playing outside his apartment building near the home of the Kentucky Derby. Police have said they do not think he was abducted.

There has been no indication where he might be, although police have received more than 100 tips, and authorities, friends and neighbors have conducted extensive searches.

“We’re running down every lead we’re getting at this point,” said Lt. Col. Tim Emington, an assistant police chief in Louisville. “We want to keep this in the public’s eye.”

Those close to the boy, including his mother, are cooperating in the investigation, a family spokesman said.


Man charged in murder-robbery

FRYEBURG — A man wanted in at least three Southern states has been arrested in connection with the killings of a manager and two customers during an apparent robbery at an outdoor gear store in New Hampshire.

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