Latest Reckless endangerment News

Charges after avalanche could lead to slippery slope

Oct. 24, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The two snowboarders talk about snow conditions and route selection as they drop in, one at a time. Gusting wind is blowing snow across the ridge as they wind between reefy rocks. “Avalanche!” yells Tyler DeWitt as he cranks to a stop below his friend Evan Hannibal. The two...

Woman pleads no contest crash that killed sleeping mother

Oct. 21, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman whose car smashed into a South Los Angeles apartment building, killing a woman as she slept next to her young daughter, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Connie Jo Howard, 60, entered pleas Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while...

2 facing misdemeanors after vehicles drove into protesters

Oct. 21, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two people who allegedly drove their vehicles into racial justice protests in Lawrence earlier this year are facing misdemeanor charges, according to court records. Lynda C. Kitsmiller, of Lawrence, has been issued a summons to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of reckless...

Police say child forced to kneel on tacks, drink hot sauce

Oct. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing child abuse charges for forcing a child to sleep in a locked closet and making him kneel on thumb tacks and drink hot sauce until he vomited, police said. Kevin Grant, 31, of Naugatuck was arrested last week on charges of second-degree assault,...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

Baby who was found in dumpster is released from hospital

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An 8-month-old girl found abandoned in a New Haven dumpster last week has been released from the hospital. New Haven police said the baby, who is recovering from burns to her hands, was released Tuesday to members of her family. The girl was found in a dumpster outside a New Haven...

Is spike in some areas' drunk driving arrests virus related?

Oct. 19, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A spike in drunk driving cases in an Alabama county has led to speculation that the stresses associated with the coronavirus pandemic may be behind the increase. Morgan County sheriff’s spokesman Mike Swafford said his department made 43 DUI arrests in the first nine months of...

School bus driver charged with driving bus while drunk

Oct. 17, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester-area school bus driver faces criminal charges after allegedly driving a bus with students aboard while drunk. The Gates Chili School District wrote on its website that the driver, identified by police as Lashonda Griffin, was arrested Friday. School officials wrote on the...

Woman pleads guilty to driving drunk wrong way on highway

Oct. 16, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Butte woman has said she drove drunk the wrong way on a highway last November and almost struck a construction worker, authorities said. Sharma Marie Fode, 46, entered a guilty plea Thursday to a felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor DUI. She now faces up to 10 years in prison,...

5th arrest in shooting at Memphis pizza restaurant

Oct. 15, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fifth person has been arrested in a shooting at a pizza buffet restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. The U.S. Marshals Service said a fugitive task force arrested Henry Terrell Page at an apartment in Memphis on Tuesday. Page, 18, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault...