PHOENIX (AP) — A monsoon storm that swept into the Phoenix area late Tuesday night left a trail of damage in the region's southeastern suburbs, where winds flipped planes and downed trees and power poles.
Lance Crosby, 63, suffered wounds to his forearms and his body had been covered with vegetation in a sign that a bear or bears planned to return later to recover it, said spokeswoman Amy Bartlett. A park ranger found his body later that day in a popular backcountry area near Yellowstone Lake. Bartlett said U.S. government bear managers are waiting for DNA test results to confirm if the mother bear was the culprit before killing her.
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, the site of a year of occasionally violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teen, will remain under a state of emergency for at least another night, county officials said on Wednesday. The state of emergency, which gives county police oversight of security in the city of 21,000 people, was declared following a shooting incident at a protest Sunday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. The decision came after two nights of relatively peaceful protests, with the St. Louis Country police reporting no arrests or reports of injuries during a small demonstration by several dozen people Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.