Nationwide manhunt in triple slaying ends
A man suspected of killing three people and setting fire to a home in southern Colorado has been captured in Oklahoma after a monthlong nationwide manhunt, authorities said Sunday.
Harry Carl Mapps, 59, was arrested Saturday night at a motel in Roland, Okla., said Kirk Taylor, sheriff of Pueblo County, Colo. Taylor said the search was aided by information developed by the U.S. Marshals Service in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas, where Mapps had lived.
Mapps is accused of fatally shooting Kim Tuttle, 55; her husband, Reggie Tuttle, 51; and their daughter, Dawn Roderick, 33. Their bodies were found in the Tuttles' home in Rye after the house burned on Nov. 27.
Authorities said Mapps had been living with the Tuttles and was working for Reggie Tuttle's trucking company. Taylor said money appeared to be the motive for the shootings. - AP
Two hikers who triggered an avalanche on Mount Washington that carried them 800 feet over rocks, cliffs, and ice were rescued early Sunday and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. The two were separated from a pair of fellow hikers and missed a turn on a trail because of low visibility and unknowingly entered an avalanche area known as "the Lip," triggering the avalanche that carried them to the bottom of Tuckerman Ravine, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Colleen Mainville. - AP
Quakes shake state
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later. There were no reports of any injuries or damages from either temblor. Geophysicist Randy Baldwin said Oklahoma has sporadically recorded several minor quakes in recent months. - AP