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More Charges Filed Against Driver Charged With Boy's Death

U.S. News

The Ottumwa Courier reports the new charges against 41-year-old Terry Petary, of Drakesville, are: causing serious injury by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident that causes death and failure to report an accident. He's already been charged with vehicular homicide.

2 Charged in Connection With Death at Faked Accident Scene

U.S. News

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release the arrests of two Jackson men -- John May and Larry Cooper -- on charges of conspiracy, hindering prosecution and accessory after the fact of murder. They await a Dec. 27 initial court appearance. The MBI hasn't provided details on the cause of Scruggs' death or said whether other arrests are expected.

Death toll in construction accident in China rises to 74

The Japan Times

BEIJING – The death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China rose to 74, state media said Friday, in the country's worst work-safety accident in over two years. Two others were injured after the work platform at a power plant cooling tower that was under construction collapsed Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on the workers, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The cooling tower was being built in the city of Fengcheng in Jiangxi province when the scaffolding tumbled down, an official with the local Work Safety Administration who would only give his surname, Yuan, said by telephone. About 500 rescue workers, including paramilitary police officers, dug through the debris with their hands, according to state broadcaster CCTV. It showed debris strewn across the floor of the cavernous, 165-meter (545-foot) -high concrete cooling tower, in the middle of which stood an unfinished structure.

Harambe's Death a Stark Reminder of Zoo Accidents

National Geographic

Since 1990, animals died during escapes or attacks 42 times in U.S. zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, according to a database compiled by Born Free USA, a nonprofit animal advocacy group. In that same timeframe, 15 zoo incidents resulted in the loss of human life, and 110 resulted in injury, including the Cincinnati Zoo incident.