Top Headlines: Saturday, April 1, 2017

From a catastrophic mudslide in Colombia to the take-down of a college basketball powerhouse, here are the top headlines for Saturday, April 1, 2017.

 

NATIONAL NEWS:

Colorado woman's remains found under grave of WWII veteran

A Colorado man led authorities to the grave of a World War II veteran where he buried his wife's body more than two decades ago. John Sandoval pleaded guilty on Friday to killing his estranged wife in 1995. For more details click here.


Atlanta bridge arson suspect smoking crack at time of fire

A homeless man charged with setting a fire that brought down a bridge on Atlanta's heavily traveled Interstate 85 was smoking crack cocaine at the time. Click here for more details.

WORLD NEWS:

154 dead, 220 missing in Colombia after wall of water roars through city

A massive wall of water carrying mud and debris crashed through a small city in southwest Colombia overnight, killing at least 154 people and leaving 220 missing after heavy rains caused a nearby river to overflow. For more details click here.

LOCAL NEWS:

Missing Prairie View A&M student identified as body found in Waller County

Investigators confirmed on Saturday the body found in a wooded area of Waller County is that of Prairie View A&M student, Tristan Houston. The 20-year-old was reported missing earlier in the week. For more details click here.

SPORTS:

Mississippi State women's basketball takes down UCONN, breaking historic winning streak

The Mississippi State women's basketball team beat UCONN late Friday evening, ending the longest winning streak ever in college basketball history. The Bulldogs will play in the national championship game, (a first for the program) against South Carolina Sunday night. Click here for more details.

Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Rebecca Lobo headline 2017 Hall of Fame class

The 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame class has been announced, headlined by seven-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion and former Houston Rockets star, Tracy McGrady. Click here for more details.


ENTERTAINMENT:

Chance the Rapper: Chicago Bulls will donate $1M to public schools

After donating $1 million to his hometown's embattled public school system earlier this month, Chance the Rapper, 23, held a second press conference announcing that the Chicago Bulls will match his contribution. Click here for more details.

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