Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow...Full Story >
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march.Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
PINAL COUNTY, AZ (CBS5) -
A vehicle containing five burned bodies found in the desert Saturday morning is registered to a Tempe missing family of five, including three children, law enforcement authorities said.
Police said the vehicle links back to the home of James and Yafit Butwin and their three children near Knox and Rural roads in Tempe.
Tempe police said Tuesday detectives had been pursuing the case as a murder-suicide investigation.
"There may have been a pending divorce," said Sgt. Jeff Glover of the Tempe Police Department. "There's other things going on financially."
CBS 5 News contacted James Butwin's attorney, who said, "This is the most cowardly act I can imagine anyone ever doing." Bill Bishop added the couple had no background of domestic violence and it was not a hotly contested divorce.
Bishop said James Butwin had been battling brain cancer. He had just celebrated a birthday on June 1.
The vehicle was located off Interstate 8, west of Casa Grande and south of Maricopa in the Vekol Valley in Pinal County, a known drug-smuggling corridor, according to the sheriff's office.
Border Patrol agents encountered a white Ford Expedition in the same area near Interstate 8 at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the SUV ran from agents and they continued to search for it through the morning.
Once the sun came up, Border Patrol agents found car tracks that looked like they launched off the highway.
"This Border Patrol agent had observed some tracks that left Interstate 8 in the very area where that sighting had occurred and it actually left the ground, like it launched off of the highway," Babeu said.
Babeu said they believe it's the same car found burned.
Four of the human remains were in the rear storage compartment of the vehicle, and one was in the second-row passenger seat, PCSO said.
PCSO homicide unit investigators said the area had several shoe prints and also "sleepy feet." That's a term referring to shoes made of carpet remnants or burlap by smugglers to hide their footprints. Investigators said it also appeared that an accelerant was used when the vehicle was torched.
The vehicle was so badly damaged that detectives said they were not able to locate any information to determine the identity of the registered owner.
On Saturday afternoon, PCSO said it received an anonymous phone call from someone who said he feared his brother-in-law was among the dead. The brother-in-law had told him the night before that he was "going to Vekol Valley to make money" with four other acquaintances, PCSO said. The five men were last seen in a Ford SUV.
On Sunday, a homicide detective again spoke with the anonymous caller who said he still had not been able to get in touch with his brother-in-law or his acquaintances. Homicide detectives were also not able to locate the brother-in-law, either. PCSO said it knows the names of the family members involved, including those who are missing. The family said it fears if any names are released, they could be targets of retaliation from a drug cartel.
An autopsy conducted Monday on the five human remains revealed the bodies were so badly burned that it may be difficult to determine whether they were killed before the vehicle was set afire or died in the fire. Their identities can only be determined by dental records, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office said.
On Monday at about 2 p.m., Tempe police officers were called to a home in the 9300 block of S. Kenneth Place after receiving a missing persons report. Investigators said they discovered suspicious evidence inside the home and noted the family vehicle was missing. They alerted PSCO.
"I just heard that they went missing and then, you know, I heard that there was blood in the house and there were cops everywhere last night and just checking out the house," said a neighbor Jourean Gilson.
Tempe police officials said they do not think there are any other suspects involved in the case.
Sheriff's officials said they will continue working with the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office and the Tempe Police Department with the investigation.
People who might have any information about the case are asked to call the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 520-866-5111.
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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