- - Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Authorities: Dust storm leads to fatal crash

PICACHO — A blinding dust storm rolled across the Arizona desert Tuesday afternoon, causing two pileup crashes that involved at least 30 vehicles on a major interstate. One man was killed and at least 15 other people were injured, authorities said.

“It’s pretty chaotic out there,” said state Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.

Video from helicopters showed dozens of cars and semis pulled over or strewn about Interstate 10 near Picacho, about midway between Phoenix and Tucson.

Fire officials said crews removed the man who was killed from his vehicle and moved four critical patients to a Tucson hospital. More than 10 others had less serious injuries.


Casey Anthony tells authorities she’s unemployed

ORLANDO — Casey Anthony told her probation officer this week that she is unemployed and hasn’t used any illegal drugs, according to a report released Tuesday by authorities.

Miss Anthony reported to her probation officer Monday at an undisclosed location in Florida, the state Department of Corrections said in the report.

She told the probation officer that she has had no source of income during the past 30 days. Her probation order requires her to “work diligently at a lawful occupation.”

But Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said being jobless doesn’t put Miss Anthony in violation of her probation.


Official who performed bra trick resigns

ABINGTON — The chairman of a Massachusetts school board has resigned days after performing a magic trick at a televised meeting that made it appear as if he had removed a fellow board member’s bra.

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