News Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013

Compiled by Sun Star Staff

Missing teens found

All nine teens who were reported missing from a camp for troubled teens on Friday have been found. An Amber Alert was issued after police visited the camp to investigate allegations of abuse. The camp attorney stated the teens were on a several-day trip with camp teachers.  – CNN

Powder apart of package

The white powder found in a package mailed to the State Office Building in Juneau on Friday has been declared non-hazardous. The powder was part of the packaging, according to a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell.  – Juneau Empire

Affirmative Action in college

Today, the Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit over the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a constitutional amendment that prohibits colleges from using racial preferences in the admissions process. Eight states that have similar bans could be affected. – USAToday

Aid workers kidnapped

Six International Committee of the Red Cross staff and one volunteer were kidnapped in Idlib province of northern Syria on Sunday morning. Syria’s state news agency said it was terrorists, fighters opposed to the Syrian president. A spokesman for the Red Cross said it’s unclear who was behind the kidnappings. — Time

 Buzzing bees

More than 20,000 bees were found inside a 98-year-old woman’s home in Florida. Wildlife trappers were called to the home to take care of a rodent problem and found the hive, which had been there for a year, unknown to the woman. – MSNBC

Murderer found

The man who sexually assaulted and killed an unidentified 4-year-old, dubbed Baby Hope, in 1991 has been found. Investigators received a tip that led them to Baby Hope’s mother. A DNA test found that the murderer was related to the baby, identified as Anjelica Castillo, which led them to a cousin, 52-year-old Conrado Juarez, who confessed during a five-hour interrogation on Saturday. – New York Daily News

Farther attends wedding

A terminally-ill man attended his daughter’s wedding and escorted her down the aisle from his hospital gurney on Saturday. Scott Nagy arrived to the church in an ambulance and was helped down the aisle by volunteer hospital workers in order to fulfill a promise made to his daughter, who has wanted her father to walk her down the aisle since she was a little girl. – FoxNews

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