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Homicide investigators looking into Maryland inmate's death

Sep. 15, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WESTOVER, Md. (AP) — Homicide investigators are looking into the death of an inmate being held at a Maryland prison. Maryland State Police says it received a call from the Eastern Correctional Institution in Princess Anne late Friday. A police news release says two men were taken to Peninsula Regional...

NC man charged with second-degree murder in baby's death

Sep. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in an 8-week-old baby's death faces his first court appearance this week. The Burke County Sheriff's Office said a second-degree murder warrant was served Friday on 23-year-old Maurice DaShawn Springs of Morganton. He was in the Burke-Catawba jail without...

Police charge man with killing woman, infant

Sep. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have charged a man with killing a woman and an infant who were found dead in a burned home. News outlets report the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Saturday that 25-year-old Enoch P. Zarceno-Turner was charged with murder, arson and other...

Woman dies in eastern Michigan house explosion, fire

Sep. 15, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Michigan woman was killed and her daughter was injured in a home explosion and fire. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said in a statement that the explosion happened Saturday night in the township of Sand Beach. Hanson's statement says a 69-year-old woman...

Wyoming woman pleads guilty in body disposal case

Sep. 15, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge after allegedly helping a man try to disguise a drug overdose death as a suicide. The Gillette News-Record reported Sunday 23-year-old Shalynn M. Muniz pleaded guilty to conspiring to dispose of a dead human body to conceal a...

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper's death

Sep. 15, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports Christopher R. Grant was also indicted by a grand jury on other charges including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and armed...

Woman charged with manslaughter in toddler's death

Sep. 15, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ky. (AP) — Police say a northern Kentucky woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 1-year-old boy. News outlets report the Dayton Police Department says in a statement that 29-year-old Stacey Schuchart was arrested Friday and is being held in the Campbell County jail. The...

2 men gunned down in Newark; woman critically wounded

Sep. 15, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say two men were killed and a woman was critically wounded in a shooting in Newark over the weekend. The Essex County prosecutor's office and Newark public safety officials say the two Newark men were sitting outside Saturday afternoon when an unknown person...

License of worker who placed murdered girl in home revoked

Sep. 15, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's social worker licensure board revoked the license of a caseworker who placed a 4-year-old girl in a home where she was murdered. The Portland Press Herald reports it has obtained an August decision from the state Board of Social Worker Licensure that concluded Heather Campbell...

Correction: Sikh Killed-Anniversary story

Sep. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about the anniversary of an Indian Sikh immigrant gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he died in 2011. He died in 2001. A corrected version of the story is below: Sikh preaches love 18 years after...