Saturday January 5, 2013

Niskayuna girl dies after being pulled from fire

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) -- Fire officials say a girl has died after being carried from a burning home in suburban Albany.

Niskayuna Fire Chief Dale Lingenfelter tells local media outlets the girl was found unconscious in a downstairs bedroom after a neighbor spotted smoke and firefighters were called to the house just before 8:30 a.m. Friday.

He says the girl, believed to be about 13 years old, died at a nearby hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Lingenfelter says it's believed to have started in a kitchen.

He says the girl lived with her father, who was away at work.

Vt. breaks up unlicensed hunting preserve

FAIRLEE (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says wardens have broken up an unlicensed captive hunting facility in Fairlee where people paid up to $6,000 to hunt exotic animals such as buffalo, sika deer, and Texas dall sheep.

The state on Friday charged 51-year-old Steven Hill and 21-year-old Chiaki Ito, both of Fairlee, in the case after two undercover game wardens paid $750 each to hunt a Spanish goat and wild boar.

Hill and Ito are charged with operating the "Hunt the Ridge" captive hunting facility. They are alleged to have charged visitors up to $6,000 to hunt exotic wild animals.

The state says about 200 animals remain on the property.


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Hill and Ito scheduled to appear in court next month in Chelsea.

Man wanted in Philly killing caught in Vt.

COLCHESER (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man arrested in Vermont is awaiting extradition back to Philadelphia to face charges of murder and sexual assault on a minor.

Authorities say Clifford "Murdah" Moore was arrested Friday in a cab while on route to the Burlington International Airport.