Region News in Brief: Niskayuna girl dies after being pulled from fire

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.

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.


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