- - Monday, December 10, 2012

CARSON CITY — A Nevada woman who survived six frigid days in the mountains said in an interview aired Monday that she had asked her boyfriend not to venture out for help after their Jeep became mired in mud on a back road.

Paula Lane said she told Roderick Clifton they should stay with the vehicle and ride out the storm together. Instead, he gave her a wave and walked away.

“I knew I was never going to see him again,” Ms. Lane, 46, said on NBC’s “Today” show.

Ms. Lane, 46, was still recovering from frostbite at a Carson City hospital. She was rescued Wednesday, and Mr. Clifton’s body was recovered the same day.

IOWA

Autopsies confirm bodies are missing Iowa cousins

EVANSDALE — Police in Iowa say an autopsy has confirmed that two bodies found last week in a wildlife area are those of two young cousins who have been missing since the summer.

Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, had been missing since July 13 when they went for a bike ride and didn’t return.

Hunters found their bodies last week in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area, about 25 miles from where the girls were last seen.

NEW YORK

Orthodox counselor guilty in sexual abuse of a child

NEW YORK — A religious counselor in New York’s ultraorthodox Jewish community was convicted Monday of sexually abusing a girl who came to him with questions about her faith.

Nechemya Weberman, 54, was convicted of 60 counts, including sustained sex abuse of a child, endangering the welfare of a child and other counts. He faces 25 years in prison on the top charge and two to seven years on the lesser charges.

The accuser, now 18, told authorities he abused her repeatedly from the time she was 12 until she was 15.

CALIFORNIA

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