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Video shows Missouri officers let police dog bite Black man

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. The video of the arrest Monday in the St. Louis suburb of Woodson Terrace has...

Alabama man attacked by pit bull dies from injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a pit bull in eastern Alabama has died from his injuries, authorities said. Phenix City police responded to a report of a dog bite early Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Officers found Frank Cobb, 70, suffering...

Man condemned for killing Tinder date seeks to be own lawyer

Sep. 22, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the dating app Tinder is seeking to fire his team of attorneys and represent himself in his appeal. Aubrey Trail, 55, filed the request last week with the...

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

Sep. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption. The lava, which was still...

Police: Woman struck by vehicle during disturbance has died

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a 38-year-old woman apparently struck by a vehicle during a disturbance at an apartment complex that left three other people with gunshot injuries has died. Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz died of her injuries on Tuesday, two days after...

3 charged in death of elderly woman left outside in heat

Sep. 22, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who authorities alleged was left outside in sweltering weather for six hours, officials said. Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny...

Florida firefighter hit by truck while responding to crash

Sep. 22, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida firefighter was in critical condition after being was struck by a pickup truck while responding to a crash early Wednesday morning, officials said. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene of a traffic crash just before...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

Retired officer killed by hit-and-run driver while biking

Sep. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — A retired New Hampshire police sergeant was struck and killed by a motorist while on her bike training for an event to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Donna Briggs, 59, of Derry, was found dead Tuesday night down an embankment off Route 125...

After Ida outages, utility proposals include city takeover

Sep. 22, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it's ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal power system. ...