SELMA - An Alabama man was held Saturday on charges of fatally shooting 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old baby sitter. Prosecutor Michael Jackson said Deandra Marquis Lee, 22, was arrested in Selma. Authorities found him at an apartment complex after getting a tip. He was sought in the slayings of Jordan Dejerinett and his sister Taylor, and sitter Jack Mac Girdner.
Televangelist faces battery charges
ATLANTA - A 15-year-old daughter of televangelist Creflo Dollar said he choked and punched her after an quarrel, a police report indicated. Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children.
Police recruit fired over beard, he says
NEW YORK - An Orthodox Jewish man who was weeks away from becoming a police officer says he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. Former recruit Fishel Litzman said he was fired Friday over the length of his whiskers. Litzman believes that cutting his beard is forbidden by God. New York Police Department rules usually require officers to be clean-shaven but allow religious exemptions if the beards do not exceed 1 millimeter of growth.