Woman pleads to snatching teen
INDEPENDENCE — A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to snatching a pregnant teenager she met online in a foiled plot to steal her unborn child.
Co-defendant Alisa Betts of Atchison, Kan., is charged with kidnapping, assault and felonious restraint.
Prosecutors say Gash planned to cut Ms. Howard’s baby from her womb, but the Kansas City Star reported on its Web site Friday that Gash and her attorney said in court that the plan was to steal the baby after Ms. Howard delivered the infant.
Gash faces 15 years in prison each for the kidnapping and assault charges and seven years for felonious restraint. Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 26.
Officer, suspect killed in shooting
FORT MYERS — A missionary-turned-police-officer was fatally shot along with a suspect after police were called to a disturbance outside a downtown nightclub early Friday.
Chain restaurants must post calories
NEW YORK — A new rule requiring New York chain restaurants to post calorie information on their menus took effect Friday, marking a first for a U.S. city.