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Medical copter crash focus of investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in a Missouri field had reported that it was low on fuel, federal transportation officials say, but it could be as much as a year before they know what caused the crash that killed all four people onboard.

The Eurocopter AS-350, owned by Colorado-based Air Methods Corp. and flown by its subsidiary, LifeNet, crashed just before 7 p.m. Friday 2 miles from Mosby, where it had planned to land at the Midwest National Air Center for refueling.

The pilot, two medical crew members and a 58-year-old female patient were killed.

Texas boy dies after water was withheld

DALLAS — Texas police say a 10-year-old boy died of dehydration after his parents kept water from him for five days as punishment for wetting his bed.

Michael Ray James and Tina Alberson are charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in the July 25 death of their son Johnathan James. Both parents are 42.

Jonathan's twin brother, Joseph James, and a 12-year-old stepbrother weren't hurt and are staying with relatives.

Joseph told the Dallas Morning News that his parents put Jonathan in a room without air conditioning and told him to stand by the window. Temperatures in Dallas hit 100 or more every day but one last month.

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