Saturday, August 16. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Saturday, August 16, 2003
West Virginia: Kanawha County Sheriff's office reports that a string of four fatal shootings over the past week were linked by ballistics testing to the same type of weapon. The perpetrator(s) remain at large.
The incident is reminiscent of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh, a 35-year-old surgical resident, was decapitated in a freak elevator accident at a hospital in Houston, Texas.
2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire
spreads quickly on the outskirts of
Kelowna, British Columbia
, threatening to engulf the largest town in British Columbia's interior.
A tourist visiting Las Vegas, Nevada, Rebecca Longhoffer, was electrocuted by an iron plate situated in the ground while crossing Las Vegas Boulevard.