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Protesters spend time in a church lot, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Louisville protests continue in Breonna Taylor's name

Sep. 27, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A crowd marched in Louisville’s streets chanting “Breonna Taylor, say her name” on Sunday evening, the fifth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer urged people to...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

Sep. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 9:30 p.m. More than 100 people have gathered outside a downtown church in Louisville, Kentucky, despite a nighttime curfew. The...

Protesters demanding the end of police violence against Black people are sprayed by police during a demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Protesters in Portland hurled Molotov cocktails at officers in Oregon's largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury's decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said Thursday. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)

Oregon governor sends state police to Portland for protests

Sep. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Friday as she announced that state troopers and sheriff's deputies would be sent to Portland through the weekend to help police, in the state’s largest city, monitor a weekend rally by the right-wing group Proud Boys and counter...

Nebraska man arrested for attempted arson

Sep. 25, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man is accused of threatening to burn down a house after his 20-year-old daughter refused to leave it. Jason Lemburg of Grand Island, Nebraska, was arrested Friday for attempted arson and making terroristic threats, KSNB-TV reported. Grand Island police say he wanted to...

Fires set during Seattle Breonna Taylor protests

Sep. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters set fires outside a police precinct in Seattle Thursday night, then launched fireworks before police moved in to clear the area. KOMO reports the demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor had been...

Business owner convicted of blowing up his own building

Sep. 25, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — The owner of a Nebraska dry-cleaning business has pleaded no contest to charges that accused him of causing the explosion that destroyed his business. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 54-year-old Michael McKernan of Valley entered the plea Thursday to second-degree arson and burning...

Louisville police: Curfew remains in effect next two nights after fires set, violence against officers during protests

Sep. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police: Curfew remains in effect next two nights after fires set, violence against officers during protests.
Firefighers inspect the area where the fire started on the wooden decking of a bridge on Lee County Road 1213 near Baldwyn, Miss., that left the bridge destroyed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Arson closes wooden bridge in Mississippi indefinitely

Sep. 23, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Folks in one Mississippi county will have to find an alternate route home after a fire on one of the few remaining wooden bridges in the area has closed it for at least 30 days. Firefighters from Baldwyn, Guntown and Pratts-Friendship responded Tuesday to a fire on a bridge over Twenty...

Albuquerque police: Overall crime down 5% in all categories

Sep. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overall crime in Albuquerque is down 5% across all categories in the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of last year and 15% since 2018, according to police. The Albuquerque Journal obtained a copy of the police report and reported Tuesday that violent crime has...

Investigators looking for man who set pews on fire at church

Sep. 22, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Florida are looking for a man who was caught on security cameras breaking into a church and setting some pews on fire. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials said the man broke into Incarnation Catholic Church near Tampa in Friday night and poured flammable...