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A man walks past a sign recommending social distancing overlooking the Manhattan skyline in Weehawken, N.J., Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New Jersey death toll from COVID-19 approaching 300

Mar. 31, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus approached 300 on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said, just a day after the tally reached about 200. The number of positive cases is near 19,000, up from about 16,000, while the death toll climbed from 198 to 267 overnight, Murphy said during a...

This notice posted on the Twitter account of Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister on Monday, March 30, 2020, seeks the public's help for new leads in the disappearance of Jack

Florida sheriff seeking tips in 'Tiger King' mystery

Mar. 31, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Now a Florida sheriff is asking the public for tips regarding one of the lingering mysteries raised in the recently...

Virginia State Police identify man shot, killed by deputy

Mar. 31, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Va. (AP) — A suspect who was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with a Virginia sheriff's deputy was identified Monday as a 46-year-old man from Florida, Virginia State Police said. Robert Harman Sword, of Orlando, was fatally shot by a Botetourt County Sheriff's deputy on Friday as the...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, said Monday, March 30, that he is abandoning the effort. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun stores

Mar. 31, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, is abandoning the effort. The sheriff said Monday he's heeding a federal Department of Homeland Security advisory issued on...

Albuquerque police: Man fatally shot during welfare check

Mar. 31, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

ALBUIQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man is dead after being shot by Albuquerque police after officers went to make a welfare check on the person. The Albuquerque Journal reports that police say the incident occurred at a home Monday where police went after being contacted by the person's concerned employer. No...

Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man in East Baltimore

Mar. 31, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two shootings in the streets of East Baltimore just before Maryland's stay-at-home directive took effect led to the fatal shooting of an armed man by a police officer. The department's gunfire detection system alerted to shots being fired around 6 p.m. Monday, Commissioner Michael...

Orleans Parish sheriff's investigators resign amid probe

Mar. 31, 2020 7:47 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Orleans Parish investigators resigned abruptly amid an internal investigation inside the sheriff’s office. The departure of Major Edwin Hosli, the head of the Orleans Parish investigative unit, and three other members of the team happened Friday, The Times-Picayune / The New...

Woman imprisoned in trooper slaying case sues parole board

Mar. 30, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman convicted of helping her boyfriend kill a state trooper decades ago has filed a lawsuit against the parole board, claiming the board has not granted her parole because of unfair retaliation. Anita Krecic, 60, was convicted of accessory to murder in 1987 in the fatal...

An FBI armored vehicle leaves the scene of a deadly shooting early Monday, March 30, 2020, in Phoenix. Phoenix police say one of their commanders was killed and two other officers were wounded as they responded to a domestic dispute. Authorities say Cmdr. Greg Carnicle and officers were called to a home in the northern part of Phoenix Sunday night over a roommate dispute when the suspect refused to cooperate and shot them. The suspect was not identified and was pronounced dead at the scene. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Mar. 30, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically. Cmdr. Greg Carnicle, a 31-year-old police veteran who was set to retire in the fall, and...

Arbitrator upholds firing of cop who stood by during assault

Mar. 30, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the firing of a St. Paul police officer accused of standing by during an assault outside a bar. The arbitrator ruled that 13 of 16 alleged acts of misconduct by Officer Nathan Smith were sufficiently proven. The ruling means that Smith will not be reinstated...