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Today in History

Sep. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and...

Man found dead in car near Globe; Police say it's a homicide

Sep. 23, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a Whiteriver man who was discovered dead inside a car near Globe. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the death of 31-year-old Leo Harry White was being investigated as a homicide. White...

Man fatally shot outside Bend nightclub, man arrested

Sep. 22, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Black man was shot and killed outside a bar by a white man in central Oregon, and prosecutors are working to determine whether race played a role in the incident, authorities said. Barry Washington Jr., 22, was shot early Sunday in downtown Bend,...

Official: Convicted killer starting life sentence found dead

Sep. 22, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A white man convicted of the apparently random killing of a Black man was found dead early Wednesday shortly after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities said. Ken Pastorick, a spokesman for the...

Jury seated for Arizona murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Opening statements in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman are scheduled to start Friday. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in...

Woman faces 15 years in prison in DUI crash that killed 2

Sep. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV, killing two of her passengers, has pleaded no contest to murder charges. She faces 15 years to life in prison, authorities said Wednesday. Lauren...

South Dakota woman sentenced in starvation death of toddler

Sep. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused in the July 2019 starvation death of a 3-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years in prison. Renae Fayant, 27, and Robert Price, Jr., 29, both of Brookings, are accused in the death of Fayant’s niece. The...

Last person seen with Kristin Smart in 1996 heading to trial

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father faces trial as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, a...

Schmitt appeals ruling on judges in Kevin Strickland case

Sep. 22, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday asked a state appeals court to intervene in the case of a Kansas City man who Jackson County prosecutors have said was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Last...

Judge plans to re-sentence Scott Peterson to life this fall

Sep. 22, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Scott Peterson, who spent more than 15 years on Death Row in the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son, will be sentenced to life in prison this fall, a judge said Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said she...