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Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested

Aug. 24, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents was arrested Saturday in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested on second degree murder charges at a hotel...

Mississippi grand jury to decide charges in hot car death

Aug. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury will decide if the Aug. 16 death of a young child in a hot car was accidental or criminal. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey said Friday evidence against Seth Dodds will be presented to a Prentiss County...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

California city to pay $260,000 to woman hit by police truck

Aug. 24, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Santa Rosa City Council has agreed to pay a settlement to a California woman hit by a police truck. The Press Democrat reported Friday that 29-year-old Laure Friedell filed a lawsuit in March 2018 after her right foot and left leg were run over the year before by 37-year-old...

Northwest Oklahoma prison lockdown lifted after inmate fight

Aug. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the lock down of a northwest Oklahoma prison has ended and more than a dozen inmates were transferred after fights that injured four inmates this past week. The agency said in a news release that the lock down was lifted Friday morning after...

Lawsuit challenges development project near San Pedro River

Aug. 24, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

TUICSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed challenging a planned new 28,000-home development that critics say threatens to dry up the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the suit filed Friday by six environmental group against the Army Corps of Engineers...

Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia was found Saturday shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. Albany police were dispatched to the residence and found Judge Stephen Goss, 60, in a wooded area dead from a gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dougherty...

Escaped inmate returned to Florida jail

Aug. 24, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have found an inmate who escaped from a Florida jail. Thirty-one year-old Michael Anthony Perkins was unloading a food truck early Saturday morning when authorities say he escaped from the Escambia County Jail. Deputies searched the area with K-9 teams. He was found near Big...

New Mexico senator plans to stay in office following arrest

Aug. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state official has announced plans to remain in office and seek reelection after a drunken driving arrest. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that Democratic Sen. Richard Martinez of New Mexico stated Friday following a legislative hearing in Los Alamos that he has...

Tucson police: Homemade explosive device found in vehicle

Aug. 24, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say an officer spotted a homemade explosive device in a vehicle during a traffic stop in a supermarket parking lot Saturday, forcing the closure of several businesses as the bomb squad removed the device. Police say neither person in the vehicle owned it so neither was...