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Detroit man charged in connection with son's fatal shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in connection with the January death of his 5-year-old son, who was fatally shot by another child who found a gun inside his home. Colby Vaughn Hardy, 27, faces one count each of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree child...

Trial set over man's death in struggle with Phoenix police

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An April 25 trial has been scheduled in a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a man during a struggle with Phoenix police officers who were arresting him outside a community center. The lawsuit alleged officers caused Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin’s death by...

Video shows Missouri officers let police dog bite Black man

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. The video of the arrest Monday in the St. Louis suburb of Woodson Terrace has...

Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend

Sep. 22, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams fanned out Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park to look for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search resumed around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the...

Jury selection continues in murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection continued Wednesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the...

Pennsylvania high court OKs 'comfort dogs' for witnesses

Sep. 22, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Canines in the courtroom? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says yes — under certain conditions. A trial witness may be accompanied by a “comfort dog” if the animal will help yield reliable, complete and truthful testimony, the justices ruled Wednesday in a...

Last 2 escaped inmates from Mississippi jail back in custody

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were back behind bars Wednesday after escaping a Mississippi jail over the weekend. Authorities received a tip late Tuesday that Rodney Wayne Smith and Jonathan Theo Culpepper were hiding out in a home in Pearl River County, Maj....

Man last seen with Kristin Smart in 1996 heading to trial

Sep. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father faces trial as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her...

Penitentiary inmate found dead in cell in suspected suicide

Sep. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old inmate at the state penitentiary near Santa Fe has been found dead in his cell in a suspected suicide. Matthew Culley of Santa Fe was serving time for tampering with evidence and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon when he died...

Sheriff: Elderly couple dead after apparent murder-suicide

Sep. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — An elderly couple in south Louisiana is dead after a suspected murder-suicide, authorities said. West Feliciana Sheriff's Office investigators responded to a 911 call Tuesday about a domestic disturbance at a home in St. Francisville. Once...