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Police identify man knocked into river

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Police on Saturday identified the body of a man who was knocked off a bridge into the Ohio River after his car stalled.

Capt. Teal Nally said the victim was Abdoulaye Yattara, 42, of Cincinnati, which is across the river from Covington.

Yattara was trying to push his car across the bridge at about 7 a.m. Friday when a good Samaritan stopped to help. Yattara walked to the passenger's side of the car to talk to the driver, but a minivan hit the second car, knocking Yattara into the water 80 feet below.

Crews searched an area west of the bridge in about 20 to 30 feet of water.

Authorities said water conditions were rough and visibility was poor. The body was located at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.



Plane crash victim survived 2003 incident

DETROIT (AP) -- An Indiana doctor killed in a plane crash in northern Michigan had a passion for flying that propelled him back into the cockpit after a crash that killed his wife and two children nearly eight years ago, a colleague said.

Dr. Stephen Hatch, 46, and his current wife, Kim, died in the Friday evening crash near Charlevoix that left his 16-year-old son, Austin, hospitalized in critical condition.

Hatch and Austin, who was then 8, survived the September 2003 crash near Fort Wayne, Ind. Dr. G. David Bojrab said they had been returning from the family's summer home on Walloon Lake -- the same place they were flying to Friday when their single-engine plane flew into a garage near the Charlevoix Municipal Airport.

"He was such a strong proponent of flying and teaching people to fly. I think he felt compelled to continue his passion," Bojrab said.

A federal report on the 2003 crash found inaccurate preflight planning resulted in the plane not having enough fuel.

Hatch saved Austin, but his other children -- Lindsay, 11, and Ian, 5 -- died along with his wife, Julie, 38.



Car in gay pride parade strikes, kills man

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A gay pride parade in downtown Anchorage was canceled Saturday after a convertible carrying the grand marshal struck a man, killing him.

Police Lt. Dave Parker said the 50-year-old victim was participating in the parade.

He said the accident happened minutes after the parade started Saturday morning when the car accelerated and ran over the man who died at the scene.

Police questioned the driver, and authorities were trying to determine whether the collision was caused by mechanical or driver error.

Grand marshal Doug Frank told the Anchorage Daily News that the driver had trouble with the car's accelerator.



12 arrested at protest near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twelve demonstrators protesting congressional control over the District of Columbia were arrested Saturday outside the White House.

The demonstrators called for D.C. voting rights and statehood during the rally at Lafayette Square Park. Mayor Vincent Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton were among the participants.

D.C. has a city government, but its budget and laws are subject to congressional review.

Gray and dozens of other demonstrators were arrested in April outside the Capitol while protesting a federal budget deal that district officials feared would impose renewed restrictions on the city.

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