Adacia Chambers faces murder charges in deadly Oklahoma State crash

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Driver Faces Murder Charges in Crash at Oklahoma State University Parade.

A woman who was arrested after her car plowed into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade, leaving four people dead, will be charged with four counts of second-degree murder, the police said on Sunday.It was about four years after a plane crash killed two women’s basketball coaches and almost 15 years after 10 people died when a plane carrying members and coaches of the men’s basketball team went down.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A woman facing second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade may suffer from a mental illness and was not drinking alcohol before the crash, her lawyer said on Sunday. The woman, Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, was initially held on a charge of driving under the influence after the crash at the end of the parade route on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. After a sleepless Saturday night, Anthony Wyatt came to the memorial, the place where he had seen the 2014 Hyundai Elantra speed through the intersection. JERUSALEM (AP) — John Kerry’s latest Mideast mission has aimed for the modest goal of easing tensions around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site — the focal point of more than a month of deadly unrest. He met with her for about one hour on Saturday night and “was not satisfied at all that I was communicating with a competent individual” during that time, he said at the news conference. “I absolutely can rule out alcohol,” Mr.

But the steps announced by the U.S. secretary of state over the weekend did little to address the deeper issues behind the fighting, disappointing the Palestinians and raising fears that even if calm is restored, it is just a matter of time before another round of violence erupts. During a swing through the region, Kerry announced the steps on Saturday after several days of meetings with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders. The highlight was a Jordanian proposal to install surveillance cameras at the Jerusalem holy site that is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The four who were killed in the crash were identified Sunday as Nash Lucas, 2, the son of an OSU student; Nakita Prabhakar Nakal, 23, a student from Mumbai who attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, outside Oklahoma City; and Marvin Lyle Stone and Bonnie Jean Stone, both 65, who were married and were OSU employees. Her attorney, Tony Coleman, told the Oklahoman, the largest newspaper in the state, that he did not think Chambers was intoxicated, as was indicated in initial reports, but said that “she’s suffering from mental illness.” “I drove down here to pray this morning,” Wyatt said of his return to the crash site. “When you see something like that, you can’t erase it.” Four blocks away, Kent Sampson, the university’s director of student life, led a special prayer for the victims, the community and the jailed suspect before Sunday morning’s regular worship assembly at the Stillwater Church of Christ.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican voters view Donald Trump as their strongest general election candidate, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that highlights the sharp contrast between the party’s voters and its top professionals regarding the billionaire businessman’s ultimate political strength. Seven in 10 Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say Trump could win in November 2016 if he is nominated, and that’s the most who say so of any candidate. By comparison, 6 in 10 say the same for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who, like Trump, has tapped into the powerful wave of antiestablishment anger defining the early phases of the 2016 contest. “It’s the lifelong establishment politicians on both sides that rub me the wrong way,” said registered Republican Joe Selig, a 60-year-old carpenter from Vallejo, California. “I think Trump is more electable. We need strength these days.” Trump and Carson are considered among the least electable general election candidates by the Republican Party’s professionals, those who are in the business of helping candidates run campaigns and win elections.

And on Jan. 27, 2001, 10 OSU men’s basketball players, staff, broadcasters, and the pilot and co-pilot perished in a crash after the pilot became disoriented during a snowstorm. The GOP’s most conservative voters — a group that is older and whiter than the nation as a whole — wield extraordinary influence in picking the nominee. HOUSTON (AP) — After a drawn-out showdown between Houston’s popular lesbian mayor and a coalition of conservative pastors, voters in the nation’s fourth-largest city will soon decide whether to establish nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people.

Nationwide, there’s interest in the Nov. 3 referendum: Confrontations over the same issue are flaring in many places, at the state and local level, now that nondiscrimination has replaced same-sex marriage as the No. 1 priority for the LGBT-rights movement. “The vote in Houston will carry national significance,” said Sarah Warbelow, legal director of the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT-rights group. OSU spokesman Gary Shutt said Sunday night that the decision to play was made after consultation with Big 12 Conference officials and a discussion between university President Burns Hargis and the head of OSU’s regents. “There were also TV considerations,” Shutt said. “Ultimately, the decision was made to play the game in honor of those who died and were injured.” Christine Brooks, 57, was at the memorial site Sunday, close to where she was standing Saturday watching the parade with her husband, son and two grandsons, ages 5 and 6. Mourners gathered there on Sunday night, and some placed balloons, flowers, stuffed toys and candles draped in the school colors on the ground, The Associated Press reported. Two recent polls commissioned by Houston TV stations showed supporters of the ordinance with a slight lead, but each poll indicated that about one-fifth of likely voters were undecided. He described the pregame prayer as “really touching and awesome to see.” “Stillwater is a strong community when it comes to faith,” Walker said. “Many churches, many people are involved in church, and I think faith is a very real resource for the people of Stillwater.”

A new appeal being filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the law violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives. The court also has allowed family-owned businesses with religious objections to opt out of paying for contraceptives for women covered under their health plans. EL REBALSE, Mexico (AP) — The town square in El Rebalse is now an island amid Hurricane Patricia’s floodwaters, a place for Maria Santana Vazquez and her husband to rest Sunday after wading through water, at times chest deep, trying to return home.

All around, kids swam, a dog paddled and just before noon two high-clearance army transport trucks arrived — the first outside help since Patricia, the hemisphere’s strongest hurricane on record, roared in Friday night and washed out the only paved road into town. While Mexico for the most part was relieved that the storm caused no fatalities and only marginal damage in the resort of Puerto Vallarta and the principle port of Manzanillo, the sparsely populated zone of Pacific coast where Patricia delivered its fury was only beginning to assess the full damage Sunday.

All times local: The European Union executive says that reception capacity in Greece and along the western Balkan route that migrants use on their trek to the EU’s heartland by will be increased to 100,000. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a summit meeting of 11 regional leaders from the EU and the Balkan region said that “where national capacities fall short the EU civil protection mechanism should” provide more temporary shelter. MIAMI (AP) — In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren’t visible — only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972. “So many years I thought that I have no more scars, no more pain when I’m in heaven. But now — heaven on earth for me!” Phuc says upon her arrival in Miami to see a dermatologist who specializes in laser treatments for burn patients. Late last month, Phuc, 52, began a series of laser treatments that her doctor, Jill Waibel of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, says will smooth and soften the pale, thick scar tissue that ripples from her left hand up her arm, up her neck to her hairline and down almost all of her back. TROLLHATTAN, Sweden (AP) — When Lavin Eskander’s family describes his cheerful personality and his passion for music, they switch back and forth between present and past tense, as if they haven’t fully accepted that he’s not coming back.

The 20-year-old teacher’s assistant was stabbed to death Thursday as he tried to shield children at a school in southern Sweden from a masked, sword-wielding attacker. The ruling pro-European Civic Platform party received 23 percent of the vote, according to the exit poll that prompted Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz of Civic Platform to concede. “We will exert law but there will be no taking of revenge.

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