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California man charged after crash kills five


MESQUITE — An 18-year-old California man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a Nevada crash that killed five members of a California family and injured the suspect and three other people. Police said Jean Soriano’s sport utility vehicle struck a van from behind, causing both vehicles to roll early Saturday near Mesquite. The suspect and a passenger in his SUV were treated for minor injuries. (AP)


Victim of parachute accident identified

TUCSON — The military on Saturday identified a member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in Arizona. Navy officials said Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle, 31, of Elizabethville, Pa., died when he and another SEAL collided in midair Thursday. Shadle was pronounced dead at University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. Officials said Shadle had earned multiple Bronze Star Medals and had served in ­Afghanistan and Iraq. (AP)


Dental patients line up for health tests

TULSA — About 150 to 200 patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices queued outside a health clinic Saturday, hoping to discover whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS. Letters began going out Friday to 7,000 patients who had seen Dr. W. Scott Harrington during the past six years warning them that poor hygiene at his clinics created a public health hazard. (AP)