Across The Nation

HARTFORD, Conn.

A prison inmate convicted in the killings of two women was charged on Monday in the deaths of two more.

Robert White was arraigned Monday in Hartford, prosecutors said. It was unclear whether he entered a plea or whether he had a lawyer.

White, who’s 56 years old and used to live in Hartford, is serving a 50-year prison sentence for murder in the death of Sawarie Krichindath, who was found slain in her Hartford apartment on March 16, 2013. In 1980, White was convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of Betty Robertson, also in Hartford.

ATLANTA

Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the scattered disruptions could become more widespread.

The shortage is blamed on a pipeline rupture and leak of at least 252,000 gallons of gas in Alabama. The pipeline company has two main lines and said Monday that it is shipping "significant volumes" on the second of the two lines to limit the impact of the interruption on the other line.

SYRACUSE, Ind.

Police in northern Indiana are investigating how a grenade came to be next to a Goodwill donation box.

Syracuse Police Chief Jim Layne said officers acting on a report from the public found the military-style grenade lying in the grass near the donation box Monday morning.

WSBT-TV reports police blocked streets around the area and notified people at businesses and homes in the area to remain indoors.

MIAMI

Authorities declared a victory Monday in stemming further infections of Zika in Miami’s Wynwood arts district, but continued to caution pregnant women about traveling to the city and surrounding areas out of concerns for catching the virus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a warning for pregnant women to stay out of the Wynwood neighborhood altogether, saying it was no longer a zone of active transmission. They credited aerial spraying of pesticides targeting the mosquitoes that transmit the virus.

MIAMI

Hurricane Paine is continuing as a Category 1 hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast but is expected to weaken overnight.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Paine’s maximum sustained winds Monday afternoon are near 90 mph but it is expected to drop to a tropical storm Tuesday.

BRIEFLY ...

• BILLINGS, Mont. — An owner of hotels in Michigan and Florida and his family are dead after their twin-engine airplane crashed in southeastern Montana.

Compiled from wire reports