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Charges, bail set for man in fatal stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Uber Eats bicycle deliveryman accused of fatally stabbing a real estate developer on a Philadelphia street is now eligible for bail after prosecutors amended the charges against him.

The district attorney’s office Wednesday changed the charges against 21-year-old Michael White to third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Bail was set at $150,000 with a condition of house arrest for White, a student at Baltimore’s Morgan State University.

Police say White stabbed 37-year-old Sean Schellenger on July 12 about a block from the city’s swanky Rittenhouse Square.

Police say Schellenger was with two other men in a Mercedes and exited the car when it got stuck in traffic. White arrived on his bike and an argument ensued.

Rigging error may be cause of death

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators believe an improperly rigged belay device likely caused the 300-foot fall that killed a New York professor on a popular Grand Teton National Park climbing route in northwest Wyoming.

Park rangers have not finished their investigative report into the July 22 death of 33-year-old Marco Dees, of New Paltz, New York and the Netherlands. And the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports they’ll never know with 100 percent certainty what happened.

But ranger Ryan Schuster says signs point toward Dees having made a rappelling mistake in rigging that resulted in a loose strand of rope pulling out of the belay device and through the anchor, causing Dees to fall.

Bonnaroo death is a drug overdose

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Autopsy results show a man who died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee accidently overdosed on drugs.

The Tennessean cited a toxicology report that said 32-year-old Michael Donivan Craddock Jr. of Mt. Juliet had cocaine, alcohol and high levels of a psychedelic amphetamine in his system when he died.

Craddock was found dead on June 8 in a car at a festival campground.

Dozens of people were treated for heat-related issues at the four-day summer festival. The death was the 13th in the festival’s 17-year history.


Information from: The Tennessean,