Wikinews Shorts: December 16, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, December 16, 2007.

Woman missing in California Bay Area

An example of a crime scene

A San Jose, California, United States resident, Ann Lisa Nguyen, was reported missing on Monday. On December 13 police searched a landfill for her body. Nguyen's killer is suspected to be 45-year-old San Jose resident Anthony Davis Evans, a personal trainer at 24-hour fitness in San Jose. It has not been confirmed that Evans was Nguyen's trainer.

Inside his apartment police say they had found blood, and evidence suggests that he killed Nguyen with a metal bar. If convicted of the homicide, Evans could be sentenced to up to 81 years in prison.

Nguyen's family says they had last seen her on December 7, when she went to have dinner and see a movie, however according to a flier given out by her friends, she was last seen in front of an apartment building at Alvin Avenue on December 8.


United Kingdom report into Liverpool City Council

The location of Liverpool

The United Kingdoms Audit Commission has concluded that the behaviour of Councillors on Liverpool City Council "fell short of even the fledgling democracies of Eastern Europe". After watching a council meeting on October 17 the council is now set to be given a mark of one out of four for councillor behaviour.


More deaths blamed on severe US winter storm

Ice storm in Atlanta on January 25, 2005.

Highways near the Great Lakes and New England were slick and coated with ice for many days now. From Michigan and Indiana to Maine, the National Weather Service posted severe storm warnings that are still in effect.

In the Chicago area, almost a foot of snow had fallen, and anywhere from 10 to 14 inches in parts of Michigan and Vermont. Maine state police say that their best advice for now is to stay home. Visibility was down to under 200 yards, and in strong gusts, even more.