Nation

Helicopter crash kills 2 utility workers

STONY RIDGE, Ohio — A helicopter used for inspecting power lines has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two men on board.

It’s not clear what caused the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County.

Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said there was no sign of fire and no indication that the aircraft hit any utility lines.

FirstEnergy spokesman Doug Colafella said the victims were contractors for the utility.

Vet sues VA over scalpel left in body

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — An Army veteran who said someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.

Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner said the scalpel was discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week.

Court papers say Turner had surgery at the VA hospital in West Haven in 2013. Nearly four years later, he went back to the VA with dizziness and severe abdominal pain. An X-Ray showed there was a scalpel inside his body. Turner had to undergo surgery to remove the scalpel.

One shot, wounded in garage at mall

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — One person was shot and wounded in a parking garage outside the Providence Place mall, leading to an evacuation of the mall and a search for any suspects. The shooting happened Monday afternoon on the second floor of parking garage outside a door to Nordstrom department store.