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Metro Police fatally shoot armed man at gas station

Jan. 18, 2022 09:37 AM EST

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Metro East area of Illinois fatally shot an armed man who pulled a gun on officers at a gas station early Tuesday, authorities said. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. in the Madison County community of Wood River. According...

2 dead in Missouri house; murder-suicide possible cause

Jan. 18, 2022 09:07 AM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and woman were found slain inside a suburban St. Louis house, and detectives are investigating the cause as a murder-suicide, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff’s deputies were called just before 11 a.m. Monday to the house south...

Norwegian mass killer Breivik appears before parole hearing

Jan. 18, 2022 09:04 AM EST

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in massacres in Norway in 2011, appeared at a parole hearing Tuesday, seemingly more focused on spreading white supremacist propaganda than gaining an improbable early release from prison. A...

Police apprehend man after gunshot is fired in Walmart store

Jan. 18, 2022 08:48 AM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect after a shooting inside an Alabama Walmart. The gunfire happened shortly after noon on Monday in Homewood, Al.com reported. No one was injured, Homewood police Sgt. John Carr said. The victim, who is from out...

Spanish police break up Chinese prostitution ring after tip

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a human trafficking ring that forced Chinese women into prostitution in Spain. The gang approached the women in China and promised them well-paying jobs in Europe, Police Commissioner Carlos Rio-Miranda Iglesias said Tuesday. ...

Kent man arrested after man found fatally shot in apartment

Jan. 18, 2022 08:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Kent man is being held on suspicion of murder and other charges after Seattle police arrested him as he fled in a car from outside a Central District apartment where a 36-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday evening. Officers responded to reports of a shooting...

Police in Kearney ID man killed, other injured in shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 08:15 AM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting in central Kearney over the weekend. In a news release, Kearney police identified Jared Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington, as the man killed and Joseph Garcia, 29, of Lexington, as...

Texas deputies fatally shoot suspect in earlier shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 07:47 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Houston restaurant manager was shot and killed by deputies in northeast Houston, according to Harris County sheriff's officials. The 28-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was shot multiple times Monday after he...

Manhunt ends for suspect accused of shooting 2 deputies

Jan. 18, 2022 00:42 AM EST

OCHLOCKNEE, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two Georgia sheriff's deputies has been captured after a six day manhunt. The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page the man had been arrested Sunday. “Tyler Henderson is in custody!” the...

Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state claimed Monday his predecessor and the previous police chief negotiated with a drug gang. Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco had himself been forced to deny any drug links earlier this month after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing...