The trial for a Butler man accused of stabbing another man to death in December 2016

The trial for a Butler man accused of stabbing another man to death in December 2016 may begin next month. Christopher M. Cannon, 28, is set to stand trial starting on May 14 on charges of homicide, felony robbery, three counts of theft, two counts of access device fraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and misdemeanor theft, after being charged in the death of James S. Martin, 74, on Dec. 30, 2016. Assistant District Attorney Mark Lope confirmed Monday that Cannon had been given two plea deal offers, both for third-degree homicide. He said Cannon has rejected those plea agreements and intends to take the case to trial. According to the criminal complaint, Martin had made a posting on Craigslist.com on Dec. 30. A user listed as “j hampton” responded to the post via email and sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself, before arranging a meeting with Martin at his home. A friend visiting Martin found him dead on the kitchen floor of the home the next day. An autopsy ruled that he died of multiple stab wounds to the head, neck, chest and back. Cannon’s girlfriend was interviewed by police, according to the complaint, and identified Cannon as the pe...

Should you consider a bit of fun in the sun? Of course you should, and that’s

Should you consider a bit of fun in the sun? Of course you should, and that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best convertible cars for less than the aforementioned figure, saving you precious shortlisting time. All the cars on this list are capable of losing their lids in a matter of moments to let you bask in the sun’s rays. And when the inevitable rain arrives, you can quickly get their roofs back up again to avoid getting drenched. Speaking of things to avoid, we’ve also included the one open-top car that you should steer clear of, because it’s about as much fun as a wet weekend in Margate. You have been warned. There’s definitely a certain something about a lidless BMW, even if you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. The folding metal roof of the 4 Series is pretty clever and allows you to operate it on the go at speeds below 8mph. That makes this BMW a fair bit heavier than its soft-top alternatives (the convertible version is actually heavier than the Coupé), so if you want something with a bit more oomph, you could opt for the 435i or 430d if you can find one within your budget. The market for this classy convertible starts at around £15,000 for a 2014-2015 model w...