The 33-year-old Mr. Abuelazam already faces one murder charge and five attempted murder charges. Five men were killed and nine injured in a series of stabbings in the Flint area. Mr. Abuelazam also is suspected in four attacks in Virginia and Ohio.
He was arrested in Atlanta on Aug. 11 while trying to catch a flight to Israel, his native country.
Boy credited with sign change
MANCHESTER | St. Louis County highway officials are crediting a 6-year-old boy with giving them some direction on making their road signs more accurate.
KTVI-TV says first-grader David Hindes apparently noticed that a sign in the St. Louis suburb of Manchester told motorists that a single curve was ahead rather than the multiple twists and turns that actually unfold.
The boy repeatedly complained to his parents about the discrepancy until his dad suggested he take action. The boy wrote a letter to highway administrators who called him the next day to tell him he’s right.
The sign has since been updated.
His attentiveness — and persistence — won him a tour of the county shop where signs are made.
David’s mom says he was so happy, it was as if he had visited Santa’s workshop.
Governor scraps rail tunnel
TRENTON | A newspaper is reporting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will cancel a decades-in-the-making, $8.7 billion rail tunnel project because of escalating costs.
Christie has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. press briefing. His staff would not say what the hastily called news conference is about. However, Mr. Christie said Wednesday that a decision on the tunnel project was imminent.
The Star-Ledger of Newark cites two senior officials who say the governor will discuss other transportation projects that will allow New Jersey to keep the $3 billion in federal funding earmarked for the tunnel project.View Entire Story
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