Utah Doc's Daughter 'Planted or Distorted' Memories of Day Mom Died, Judge Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0e218d1c32.jpgABC News (PROVO, Utah) -- The youngest daughter of a Utah doctor accused of drugging and drowning his wife will be allowed to testify at her father's murder trial, a judge ruled Friday. Judge Derek Pullan said Ada MacNeill, now 12, is a competent witness. However, he expressed concern that some of her memories may be "planted or distorted."

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Ride Malfunction at NC State Fair Sends Five People to the Hospital

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_39a9341fa5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Three people are in good to critical condition after a ride at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh started to move as riders were exiting, according to authorities. The first call to 911 was made around 9:17 p.m. Thursday after a ride called the "Vortex" began to start up again as people were trying to exit, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said at a news conference Thursday night, citing preliminary information.

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Boy, 11, Latest Arrested with Gun, But Stats Say Trend Is Declining

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_c2ee58265e.jpgDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock (ATLANTA) -- Despite recent reports of children and guns, experts and statistics indicate that the number of shootings involving kids has been declining in recent years. Earlier this week, a 12-year-old student in Nevada used a semi-automatic gun to kill a teacher and injure two students before taking his own life.  On Wednesday, an 11-year-old Washington boy was arrested for bringing a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to school.  No one was injured in that case.

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Student Says Slain Teacher Asked Philip Chism to Stay After Class for Math Help

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_755bafbe62.jpgWCVB-TV/Family of Colleen Ritzer (DANVERS, Mass.) -- Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer offered suspect Philip Chism after-school math tutoring on the day of her murder, a student told ABC News Thursday. "She just asked him to stay after for help because he needed it," student Rania Rhaedaoui said. Rhaedaoui was sitting two seats away from Chism, 14, who she said had remained quiet in math class and shunned group work in class, preferring to work alone.

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Demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary Begins in Newtown, Conn.

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_ae93700e63.jpgDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images (NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Construction crews Thursday began the demolition process at the site of the worst grade school shooting in U.S. history. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults, is being torn down so a new school can be built on the same site.

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