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The family of Kathleen Savio, whose body was found in an empty bathtub, has long voiced suspicions about the circumstances surrounding her death, especially after the October 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, then 23.

Mr. Peterson, 55, was arrested Thursday evening during a traffic stop in Bolingbrook, a spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney said. In more than a year and a half since Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, Mr. Peterson has been under a media microscope, and at times he has seemed to relish the attention.


Former tribe leader sentenced for fraud

BOSTON — A former chairman of a Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors attended what is considered the first Thanksgiving has been sentenced to nearly 3½ years in prison for embezzling tribal funds and violating federal campaign finance laws while working with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Glenn Marshall pleaded guilty in February to five charges, including making illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress. Once chairman of the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Marshall was sentenced Thursday in federal court.


Mayor dies after losing primary

JACKSON — Frank Melton, the mayor of Mississippi’s largest city, died early Thursday, two days after losing a primary re-election bid and days before he was set to stand trial on federal civil rights charges. He was 60.

Mr. Melton died at a Jackson hospital with his wife by his side, city spokeswoman Goldia Revies told the Associated Press.

Mr. Melton had a history of serious heart problems, but officials have declined to say whether that’s what sent him to the hospital Tuesday, shortly after polls closed.


High court denies deportation plea

CLEVELAND — Purported Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk lost his bid Thursday to get the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his deportation to Germany, where an arrest warrant accuses him of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder during World War II.

Justice John Paul Stevens denied, without comment, Mr. Demjanjuk’s plea to step into his case. The 89-year-old retired autoworker lives in suburban Cleveland, and he, his family and his attorneys say he’s in poor health and too frail to be sent overseas.

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