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Sheriff: Georgia teen killed as brother sells homemade gun

Dec. 02, 2021 18:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A 14-year-old Georgia girl was killed when her younger brother was trying to sell a homemade gun, and he fired a shot at people who took the weapon without paying, a sheriff said. The shot struck Kyra Scott, and she died as her mother was trying to take...

New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy vaccine mandate

Dec. 02, 2021 18:42 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Disorder and confusion erupted in the halls outside the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday as several Republican lawmakers defied a new requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test and were blocked by state troopers— albeit briefly — from...

DA: Overworked assistant set bail too low for parade suspect

Dec. 02, 2021 18:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County's top prosecutor said Thursday that a young assistant in his office rushed to set $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade because she was overworked and never saw his risk assessment. ...

California jail guard indicted for sex assaults on inmates

Dec. 02, 2021 18:41 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California correctional officer was indicted Thursday on multiple counts of sexually assaulting female inmates at the San Joaquin County Jail, just months after another officer at the same facility was convicted of rape and other sexual assaults on inmates. ...

Liberty Univ associate professor charged with sexual battery

Dec. 02, 2021 18:40 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Liberty University associate professor has been charged with sexual battery and abduction involving an alleged incident with a student, according to court records and the university. Liberty University police arrested William Atwell on Nov. 20...

Phoenix council OKs settlement over woman's rescue ordeal

Dec. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area. City firefighters said at the time that the basket got caught in a downwind...

Eight arrested in Georgia College fraternity hazing incident

Dec. 02, 2021 18:29 PM EST

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Eight people have been arrested on various criminal charges after they were allegedly involved in a hazing incident at a fraternity at Georgia College, officials said. One college student was hospitalized for alcohol-related sickness in an...

Tennessee governor grants clemency to 17

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday granted clemency for the first time since taking office to 17 people, among them a man who was freed in 2019 after spending 12 years in prison for a killing he has long argued he didn't commit. Lee exonerated...

Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175K in sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump were ordered Thursday to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in sanctions for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results. The money, which must...

Head of GOP-led election probe says mayors could be jailed

Dec. 02, 2021 18:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A retired state Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate Wisconsin’s 2020 election says the mayors of Madison and Green Bay should face punishment and possibly jail time if they don't meet with him, according to court documents. ...