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(AP) — North Carolina authorities have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a teenager. News outlets report a 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyjuan Jaquar Gibson. Twenty-year-old Joseph Daquan Scott was arrested and charged with making a false police report. Salisbury police say the 17-year-old, Gibson and other teenagers were at Scott’s house last week. They say firearms were present and the 17-year-old shot Gibson. Police say he and another person took Gibson to a hospital, where he died. Authorities say Scott then falsely reported his car stolen to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, which found the abandoned vehicle and two weapons. Authorities determined the incidents were related. It’s unclear if the 17-year-old or Scott has a lawyer.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has traced an ongoing E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in the Central Coastal region of California. Lettuce from other parts of the U.S. and Mexico is safe to eat, the CDC says. However, if you’re not sure where your romaine lettuce came from, err on the side of caution and throw it out, health experts say. A total of 43 people in 12 states have been infected in this outbreak. No deaths have been reported.

• After Van Dyke was convicted of murder in the death of Laquan McDonald in 2014 three other officers were at the station are scheduled to go on trial Tuesday on charges they tried to cover up for him. The charges against Officer Thomas Gaffney, former Officer Joseph Walsh, and ex-Detective David March include obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. The trial will focus on “consistently false information that could not have been submitted except for an agreement to write consistently false information,” Assistant Special Prosecutor Brian Watson said at a hearing in the case last month.

• (AP) — North Carolina authorities have increased security at a high school after investigators say they found a homemade explosive in an abandoned vehicle nearby. It wasn’t clear if there was a link between the device and the school. But the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that investigators combed North Lenoir Senior High School over the weekend as a precaution. The investigation began Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle used for maintenance was stolen from the school. The vehicle was found a short distance away, and while deputies searched the area they found another vehicle in a field and saw what they described as a homemade explosive inside. Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said surveillance video showed no one had entered the school, but they searched campus to make sure there were no hazards.

• The Camp Fire’s death toll has increased to 88, while 203 remain missing, the Butte County Sheriff said during a Monday night news briefing. The wildfire, the deadliest and most destructive in California’s history, was contained on Sunday after burning for 17 days. It ravaged 153,336 acres (240 square miles).Of the 88 dead, 54 have been tentatively identified. Another 16 have been positively identified. Of those 16, 13 were residents of Paradise — the town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, charred to an eerie wasteland of burnt-out cars and home foundations.

• A Fayetteville man was charged Monday with being a fugitive from justice from Will County, Ill., where he was wanted for dumping a woman’s body in a hole, according to documents.Deiontae Shawnrico McMillian, 24, will be charged with concealment of a homicidal death when he is extradited to Illinois.He is accused of putting the body of Danica Shernay Ford, of Concord, in a hole in a wooded area in Joliet, which is about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.

• A driver trying to park a minivan in Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown careened over a curb and onto a sidewalk Monday night, killing one person and injuring six others, authorities said.At least two of the injured victims were in critical condition; two others had injuries that were serious but not life-threatening, police said.Police and fire officials responded to the corner of Canal and Forsyth streets about 6:47 p.m., where they said that minutes earlier, a 70-year-old man had tried to park a minivan. But in so doing, they said, the man had hit the gas rather than the brakes, and the minivan mounted a curb, smashing two fruit carts and striking several victims.


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