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Man charged in killing of twins, 9, sitter

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- A man charged with killing 9-year-old twins and their elderly baby sitter has been arrested in Alabama.

Prosecutor Michael Jackson said Deandra Marquis Lee, 22, was arrested Saturday morning in Selma. Authorities found him at an apartment complex after someone called in a tip.

Lee is wanted in the slayings of Jordan Dejerinett and his sister Taylor, plus Jack Mac Girdner. Authorities said Girdner, 73, was a retired anesthesiologist who sometimes cared for the children. The bodies of all three were found Tuesday in rural Lowndes County. Police said they were shot.

The search for Lee was concentrated in Dallas County, where he was acquitted in a double murder last year.

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Fisherman hooks leg, locates its owner

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A fisherman was surprised when he hauled up a prosthetic leg from the Gulf of Mexico, and even more surprised when he was able to find its owner.

The leg is emblazoned with the logo from the University of Kentucky and the school's wildcat mascot. Fisherman Matt Willingham said he contacted the manufacturer about finding the leg's owner.

WKYT-TV in Lexington reported Saturday that it belonged to Fred Robinson, who played on the school's football team in the 1980s and had lost his leg in a work accident five years ago.

Robinson said he was shocked to find out someone found his $30,000 prosthetic leg.

Robinson, who now lives in Florida, said he lost the prosthetic while swimming over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Vietnam vet buried 47 years after death

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) -- After nearly 47 years, friends and relatives in the Willamette Valley town of Lebanon, Ore., have been able to bury a Vietnam War airman killed in action on Christmas Eve 1965.

Chief Master Sgt. Arden Hassenger was laid to rest with full military honors Friday.

Hassenger joined the Air Force and served as a gunner during the war.

He was 29 when he died in a plane crash in Laos. An investigation team recently found the crash site and his remains.

Hassenger's wife, Sherrie, 73, recalled her husband as "very sweet, very loving, very honest and everything he ever did was done perfect."