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Man, 63, charged after woman found suffering burns

Nov. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after a 62-year-old woman was set on fire. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 63-year-old William Helmer of Farmington Hills also is charged with aggravated assault. He was arraigned...

Crackdown results in arrest of 162 St. Louis-area fugitives

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that 162 fugitives, including murder suspects, gang members and others with violent criminal pasts, were arrested during a three-month crackdown in the St. Louis area. The effort was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Triple...

Missouri college student charged in classmate’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A student at the University of Central Missouri is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of another student. Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Russell announced second-degree involuntary manslaughter charges Thursday against 24-year-old Jeremy Manley. Stephon...

2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus...

DA looks at new evidence in killing of gas station clerk

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MACON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor says he’s re-examining a capital murder case after new evidence shows the man charged might not have been at the scene when a gas station attendant was killed in 2015. District Attorney Scott Colom says he will ask a judge to release 28-year-old Jonathan...

Police fatally shoot person in eastern Wisconsin

Nov. 14, 2019 4:28 PM EST

VILLAGE OF FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — Police have fatally shot a person in eastern Wisconsin. Authorities say a Fox Crossing police officer and a Neenah police officer responded to a call about a suicidal person on Thursday. After interacting with the person, authorities say both officers fired their...

The Latest: Man accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally...

Defense expert: Iowa murder suspect’s confession unreliable

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A confession by the suspect in the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts is not reliable because he was sleep deprived and susceptible to coercion after hours of questioning, a defense expert testified Thursday. Brian Leslie, a consultant with expertise in interrogation...

South Dakota Supreme Court rejects appeal in rape conviction

Nov. 14, 2019 4:18 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Sioux Falls man convicted in a 2015 rape. Jurors convicted Jonathan Jerome Packard of second-degree rape after DNA evidence from a sexual assault examination kit matched him to the rape of a woman in her garage. Packard argued...

Jury says man convicted in officer murder should get death

Nov. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury has decided that a man they convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania police officer should get the death penalty. The jury reached the unanimous verdict Thursday against 31-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. Holt was convicted Tuesday in the November 2017...