Days after the alleged spying in September 2010, Mr. Clementi, 18, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. His story set off a national conversation about bullying of young gays.
House where 11 bodies found condemned
CLEVELAND — The city has condemned the killing ground dubbed the “House of Horrors,” a home where 11 women were murdered by a man who dumped their remains around his house and property.
The owner has until Oct. 2 to make repairs or face having the house demolished, mayoral press secretary Andrea Taylor wrote Friday in an email to the Associated Press.
The three-story frame house in an impoverished Cleveland neighborhood was the home of Anthony Sowell, who was convicted and sentenced to death last month for killing the 11 women, many of whom were living on the street and dealing with addiction problems.
Sowell, 52, is appealing his conviction.
Tally of homes lost by fire expected to rise
BASTROP — Authorities say they expect the number of homes destroyed by a massive Texas wildfire to increase from the nearly 1,400 they’ve already tallied.
Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald said Saturday that crews haven’t had an opportunity to go in and count homes in some areas because of smoldering hot spots.
Authorities have said that nearly 1,400 homes have been destroyed by the wildfire that has been raging for a week in and around Bastrop, a city near Austin.
A spokesman for the team of federal, state and local agencies responding to the fire said the number was expected to rise.
Spokesman Bruce Prud’homme also said the wildfire is now 50 percent contained, up from the 40 percent figure announced earlier Saturday.