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Audit: School cafeteria staff cheated district, not students

Oct. 18, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — An audit shows three cafeteria staff members cheated a Connecticut school system, and not the students, out of nearly $500,000 in theft. Jo-Ann Keating, the director of finance and operations for New Canaan Public Schools, said at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday that cafeteria...

California governor pardons 3 immigrants facing deportation

Oct. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced Friday that he is pardoning three more immigrants facing the possibility they will be deported, continuing a string of such actions that challenge the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants who committed crimes. Gov. Gavin Newsom also...

Local W.Va. official sentenced for stealing public money

Oct. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A county official in West Virginia has been sentenced for stealing money from a local board of education and a volunteer fire department. State Auditor John B. McCuskey on Friday announced that 61-year-old Larry Dunbar will serve two to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to...

Idaho police identify man killed in police chase, shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WENDELL, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police after a high-speed chase. Police identified the suspect Thursday as 28-year-old David Bamber Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif. The Twin Falls Police Department says Bamber was wanted for burglary and firearm possession charges by...

Juveniles at Wisconsin prison steal keys, shatter windows

Oct. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released records show that juveniles at a Wisconsin prison stole a set of prison keys, shattered windows and threw punches at one another during a disturbance this summer. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Friday that the incident was revealed in reports released under the...

Wichita lawyer who stole from elderly client sentenced

Oct. 18, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer who stole more than $900,000 from an elderly client with dementia was sentenced to probation. Larry Toomey was given two years of probation, with an underlying sentence of 26 months, on Friday. He pleaded guilty in April to felony theft. The Wichita Eagle reports...

Georgia firefighter accused of stealing guns, burning house

Oct. 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia firefighter is jailed on 16 felony charges after investigators say he stole guns from his in-laws' house and burned it to the ground. The Georgia Department of Insurance says 36-year-old Carey Lee Wolfe broke into the home in White on Oct. 4 and then set it ablaze....

Man pleads insanity in police car crash that killed 2 girls

Oct. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged in a police cruiser crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. An attorney for Raymond Walters entered the plea Thursday to 22 charges including murder. The Dayton Daily News reports the attorney also requested a mental...

Former hospital chief executive pleads guilty to theft

Oct. 18, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A former chief executive officer of a northeast Iowa hospital has pleaded guilty to theft. Delaware County District Court records say 61-year-old Lon Butikofer (BYOO'-tih-koh-fur) entered the plea Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 3. Butikofer was accused of stealing...

'Career criminal' dies at South Dakota prison

Oct. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a man serving life in prison has died following an illness. Corrections officials say 64-year-old Garreth Gannon, who was convicted of attempted murder and robbery, died on Wednesday in the infirmary at the South Dakota State Penitentiary....