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Police: 1 dead after storms cause flooding in NW Arkansas

Aug. 24, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say a 47-year-old woman died after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway following heavy rainfall. Police spokesman Aric Mitchell said Debra Stevens of Fort Smith died early Saturday when her vehicle was swept off a road by swift waters. Police say...

Former sheriff's office sergeant sentenced for firearms

Aug. 24, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former sergeant with a sheriff's department in North Carolina has been sentenced to four years behind bars following an investigation found that he stole firearms and drugs. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon said in a news release earlier this week that an investigation found that...

KBI warns fingerprint database in danger of failing

Aug. 24, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A database of finger and palm prints used by law enforcement and child welfare workers is in danger of failing and needs to be replaced, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation official told lawmakers. The system contains more than 2 million finger and palm prints and if it stops working...

Police: Doctor accused of misconduct being investigated

Aug. 24, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police officials say authorities are investigating a Beckley doctor accused of sexual misconduct. The Register-Herald reports that the state police's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is investigating Dr. Zouhair Kabbara. State police officials say that...

Hobbs officer fatally shot suspect

Aug. 23, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting involving a Hobbs police department officer. They say the officer fatally shot 46-year-old Roberto Mata of Carlsbad at a convenience store on Thursday. Police say Mata also fired shots but it's unclear what led up to the shooting or...

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

Aug. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. Thursday and was initially believed to be a derailment, but Sacramento Regional Transit spokeswoman...

Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

Aug. 23, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others. At a hearing in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said...

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

Aug. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer Gerald Goines, who was shot in the ensuing gunfight during the...

Colorado governor orders investigation of district attorney

Aug. 23, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has ordered the attorney general to investigate unspecified allegations of "potential criminal activity" by an elected prosecutor in the northeastern corner of the state. The Aug. 15 order doesn't say what District Attorney Brittny Lewton is accused of doing....

Police make arrests over esports match-fixing at tournament

Aug. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police say six Australian men allegedly fixed matches in an online esports game and bet on the rigged results. Victoria Police raided three homes in Melbourne's suburbs on Wednesday and two more homes on Friday, arresting six men aged 19 to 22. The investigation began in March...