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Atlanta spa-shooting suspect to enter plea in 4 killings

Sep. 28, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta is set to enter a plea to shooting four others on the same day at two spas inside the city. Robert Aaron Long, 22, is...

Teen dies after becoming unresponsive while being restrained

Sep. 27, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained at a Kansas juvenile facility died two days later at a hospital, authorities said. The teen was taken into custody Friday by Wichita police on suspicion of three counts of battery on a law...

Police ID school bus driver stabbed, killed in Washington

Sep. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified a school bus driver in eastern Washington who was stabbed on Friday in front of a busload of elementary children. Richard Lenhart, 72, was picking up students at Longfellow Elementary School in Pasco as classes were...

Police: Assault rifle used in 7-year-old's death in 2016

Sep. 27, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An assault rifle was used in the death of a 7-year-old girl in 2016 as she slept inside a home, a North Carolina police department said Monday. A’yanna Allen was shot and killed Dec. 4, 2016, as she slept in a bedroom she shared with her...

New sentencing hearing ordered in slaying of father of 11

Sep. 27, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new sentencing hearing has been ordered for a New Jersey man originally sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a stabbing death that occurred when he was a teenager. NJ.com reports that an appeals court said Monday that the...

Detention deputy arrested twice over domestic incidents

Sep. 27, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County sheriff's detention deputy was arrested twice Sunday stemming from separate incidents involving his domestic partner. Detention deputy Aareon White was arrested by Wichita police on allegations of misdemeanor domestic violence...

Army: Soldier says she was assaulted by Afghan refugees

Sep. 27, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

A soldier reported that she was assaulted by a small group of Afghan refugees at a shelter complex set up for the refugees in New Mexico, Fort Bliss officials said. A Fort Bliss statement said the assault happened Sept. 19 at the Fort Bliss Doña Ana County Range Complex...

Kansas undersheriff arrested for aggravated domestic battery

Sep. 27, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

KINSLEY, Kan. (AP) — The undersheriff of a south-central county in Kansas was arrested Monday in relation to a domestic violence incident over the weekend. Edwards County Undersheriff Robert “Bobby” Blackwell was arrested for aggravated domestic battery, the Kansas...

Police: Man dies after assault in New Castle

Sep. 27, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A man who was found critically injured when officers responded to a report of an assault over the weekend has died, New Castle County police said Monday. Officers responded to a report of an assault in the Mansion Park Townhouses community in New...

Man who refused to wear mask arrested after alleged assault

Sep. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who refused to wear a mask and was asked to leave during a performance at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted two staff members, according to campus police. Police said the man was...