- - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

INDIANA

Rape victim’s name linked to stalking

DELMONT — Police say an Indiana man set up a Facebook account using the name of a woman he had raped to try to persuade a Pennsylvania woman to come back to him.

Authorities say 23-year-old Travis Allen Davis, of New Castle, Ind., was arrested last week as he slept in a car outside his ex-girlfriend’s home in the southwestern Pennsylvania town of Delmont. They say he had a gun and box cutter.

Police say Davis used the name of a woman he raped in Ohio last year to contact the Pennsylvania woman.

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered Davis to undergo a mental health evaluation. He is charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order and stalking.

Davis‘ attorney said he intends to prove his client’s innocence.

Davis pleaded guilty in the Ohio rape case and is awaiting sentencing.

KENTUCKY

Hand surgeons hail double transplant

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky doctors said they successfully completed a rare double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville.

The doctors, from Kleinert Kutz and Associates and the University of Louisville, started the operation at 7 p.m. Tuesday and finished Wednesday afternoon. They used Twitter to post updates on the 20-hour surgery.

Two double hand transplants have been performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the first in May 2009 and the second in February this year. Louisville doctors performed the nation’s first five single hand transplants.

MASSACHUSETTS

Lawsuit tells EPA to clean up bay

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