(Reuters) - A low pressure system located about 210 miles south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man made his first court appearance Thursday on charges that he shot to death a 19-year-old Illinois college student whom he had contacted about buying a sports car advertised on Craigslist.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, 50, was arrested on Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct and released from the Gwinnett County jail after posting bail, police said. He is accused of wounding Gwenevere McCord, 43, a friend and real estate agent, by shooting her in the abdomen in an Atlanta subdivision’s model home on Sunday. “While focused on the recovery and healing of Gwenevere, I will simultaneously continue with my duties and responsibilities as the sheriff of Clayton County,” Hill said in a statement posted on Thursday on his department's Facebook page. Because Hill faces a misdemeanor charge rather than a felony, Georgia law does not allow Governor Nathan Deal to appoint a committee of elected officials to recommend whether the sheriff should be suspended while the case is pending, said Deal spokesman Brian Robinson.