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Ohio prosecutor who pleaded guilty resigns amid pressure

Jan. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who was accused of sexual harassment by female employees and later pleaded guilty to negligent assault resigned Friday under pressure from state officials. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun had faced a court hearing next week where Ohio's attorney general planned...

Police say woman drove into oncoming car as test of faith

Jan. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EST

WEATHERLY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle as a way to test her faith, then exhibited no concern about the people who were injured in the crash, state police said. Bail was revoked this week for Nadejda Reilly, 31, of Drums, who is charged with aggravated assault...

Missouri man sentenced for killing witness in a murder case

Jan. 17, 2020 3:08 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A man who is scheduled to go in trial for murder in August was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison for killing a woman who was a witness in the case. Michael Dumas, 28, of Pleasant Hill, was sentenced in the Nov. 18, 2018, shooting death of Sarah Simms, 46, in Independence. A...

Murder suspect caught on Greyhound bus in Florida

Jan. 17, 2020 1:57 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A murder suspect was arrested as he rode a Greyhound bus on a Florida highway, officials said Friday. WKMG-TV reports the Florida Highway Patrol received a request from the St. Petersburg Police Department to be on the lookout for the bus that was traveling north on Interstate 75. ...

Missoula man denies drug charges after fatal stabbing

Jan. 17, 2020 1:50 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula man has pleaded not guilty to a drug distribution charge filed after an investigation found he stabbed another man to death in self-defense. Joshua Michael Paniagua, 18, appeared in court Wednesday via video from the Missoula County jail, where he is being held on $25,000...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 booking made available by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Marcelas Jones. Officials say Jones attacked a female police officer who was trying to arrest him after a car crash in South Florida. He is charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer. (Broward County Sheriff's office via AP)

Florida man accused of attacking police woman after crash

Jan. 17, 2020 12:52 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man attacked a police woman who was trying to arrest him after a car crash in South Florida, officials said. WSVN-TV reports Marcelas Jones, 29, has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a crash...

Infant Wichita boy allegedly abused by father dies

Jan. 17, 2020 12:32 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 2-month-old boy who was injured along with his twin sister in Wichita has died, and authorities are expected to file upgraded charges against the children's father, police said Friday. Marrell Williams died Thursday, Wichita Officer Charley Davidson said. His twin sister was also...

Lawyer accused of stabbing fiance, a fellow public defender

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 PM EST

AVALON, Pa. (AP) — A public defender in Allegheny County stabbed her fiance, who is a fellow public defender, after a night of drinking earlier this week, police said. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Elizabeth LaForgia, 31, was charged by police in Avalon with aggravated assault and other...

In this undated booking photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is Grant Fuhrman, of Oshkosh, Wisc. Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday with attempted homicide in the Dec. 3 stabbing of a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial

Jan. 17, 2020 11:57 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial. Grant Fuhrman, 17, is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 3 attack at Oshkosh West High School. Fuhrman is accused of...

Man sentenced to 5 years for Missouri post office heist

Jan. 17, 2020 10:28 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a suburban St. Louis post office. Sixty-year-old Dywane Upchurch was sentenced Thursday for being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault while committing a robbery. He pleaded guilty in October. Authorities say Upchurch...