- - Thursday, May 17, 2012


TIMPSON — A moderate earthquake rattled an area in east Texas near the Louisiana border.

National Earthquake Information Center geophysicist Amy Vaughan says the quake happened at 3:12 a.m. Thursday and had a magnitude of 4.3. It was centered near Timpson.

Shelby County sheriff’s dispatcher Jacob Allen says the only injury reported they had received was of an elderly woman who fell out of her bed and cut her arm. Mr. Allen says the quake caused broken windows and fallen dishes, but no major damage has been reported.

Ms. Vaughan says the quake was felt within 75 miles of its epicenter. She also said the same area was the site of a 3.9 magnitude quake on May 10.


Injured man survives in woods after crash

SAN JOSE — Police in Northern California say they have found an injured man who survived without food or water for a week in a wooded area that authorities had previously searched after his car had rolled over.

San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said Thursday that detectives found the man unconscious Tuesday in a dense thicket of brush and trees below the on- and off-ramps along Highway 101 in south San Jose.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Sanchez of San Jose is in critical condition at a hospital. He was reported missing after failing to show up for a funeral on May 10.

Mr. Sanchez was last seen on May 8, the same day that investigators say his car was towed after a single-vehicle rollover. Authorities had searched for Mr. Sanchez but couldn’t find him.


NYPD planning changes to stop-and-frisk policy

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is making changes to officer training and supervision amid an outcry over its stop-and-frisk policy.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent a letter to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn detailing the changes. Ms. Quinn has been a vocal critic of the policy. Last year, more than 600,000 people were stopped, mostly black and Hispanic men.

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