One dies, four injured in Sparks road crash
Authorities say one person is dead and at least four have been injured in a crash on Pyramid Highway in Sparks.
Officials say the crash involves four vehicles: two cars and two sport utility vehicles. The road was closed about three hours Saturday evening as officials investigated.
Nevada Highway Patrol officials say a driver going southbound crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on. Officials say two others vehicles crashed trying to avoid the collision.
Authorities have not identified the people involved.
At least five tornadoes touch down in Colorado
At least five tornadoes touched down in Colorado on Sunday, with one overturning benches and a car outside a mall in a Denver suburb and injuring a man who tried to take pictures of a twister.
The man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, said Battalion Chief Mark Turley of the Aurora Fire Department.
Firefighters reported moderate damage and gas leaks at the Southlands Mall, which was forced to close.
SEEKING EQUAL RIGHTS
Gay rights activist calls for Washington march
An activist who worked alongside slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk is calling for an October march on Washington to demand that Congress establish equal rights for the lesbian, gay and transgender community.
Cleve Jones said Sunday in Salt Lake City that the march will launch a nationwide grass roots campaign.
He says a confluence of events — the election of Barack Obama as president, the success of the movie “Milk,” and California’s ban on gay marriage — make this the right time to intensify the fight. Jones announced the campaign during the Utah Pride Festival.
Jones was an intern to Milk, the first openly gay elected official who was killed by another member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978.
HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
Deputy shoots, kills man holding knife
Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California fatally shot a man in a hospital emergency room after the man threatened medical staff with a knife.
Hospital officials say 47-year-old Paul Hammond arrived early Sunday at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and received treatments for chest pains before pulling a knife on a nurse.
William Walker, health director for Contra Costa County, says the threatened nurse immediately called sheriff’s deputies.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee says a deputy reported shots fired at just after 2 a.m.