Posted: Sep 16, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2013 3:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) The Navy says a gunman who opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and had working in Fort Worth, Texas. The Navy says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis left the Navy on Jan. 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class. He'd been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth. The Navy says his home of record was New York City.
HOUSTON (AP) Survivors of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting in Texas say the attack at the Navy Yard in Washington has brought back horrific memories. The shooting in Washington came just weeks after Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') was sentenced to death for killing 13 people and wounding dozens at Fort Hood. Kathy Platoni watched a friend bleed to death in Fort Hood. She watched the Navy Yard news unfold at a doctor's office and says she tried to hide her shaking from other patients.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) South Texas prosecutors say a 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to traveling from Ohio to have sex with a young girl he enticed over the Internet. Harley Michael Peterson of Toledo, Ohio, admitted his guilt in federal court in Corpus Christi to online solicitation of a child. Prosecutors say Peterson communicated with the 15-year-old over a five-month period in 2012. The two eventually began to speak by phone and in August 2012 Peterson traveled to Corpus Christi.
DALLAS (AP) North Texas American Red Cross workers are en route to Colorado to help with the massive relief effort in a state beset by deadly flooding. Many of the 19 volunteers are nurses while others will manage shelters for those fleeing raging floodwaters. Other volunteers will assess damage in neighborhoods to determine how busy Red Cross shelters may be and how many meals and other supplies must be provided.