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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

Sep. 17, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge...

Man gets 5 years for fatally punching fellow dog walker

Sep. 17, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PHILIDELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who fatally punched another man while they were walking their dogs in Philadelphia has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Matthew Oropeza, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of Drew Justice, said at his sentencing Wednesday that...

Driver faces DUI charge in fatal Vegas-area wrong-way crash

Sep. 16, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was arrested after a deadly wrong-way crash on a Las Vegas-area freeway had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Benjamin Joseph Ames appeared Tuesday before a judge in Henderson, where a prosecutor said the Hummer that Ames was driving...

13-year-old boy charged in shooting of 11-year-old

Sep. 16, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old Tennessee boy has been charged in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said. The teen was arrested Tuesday in the Sept. 2 shooting and charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, according to a statement from the Chattanooga...

Florida man gets 20 years in deadly drunken driving crash

Sep. 15, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a drunken driving crash that killed a 73-year-old Virginia woman. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Anthony Spence, 37, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty last year to aggravated involuntary manslaughter, the top...

Nevada court blocks 2nd-degree murder charges in DUI cases

Sep. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a change in the handling of DUI cases involving fatal crashes by prohibiting prosecutors from charging defendants with second-degree murder. The decision issued Monday stemmed from a case in which authorities said a man caused a fatal crash after driving...

FILE - This undated file photo provide by the Indiana State Police shows Alyssa Shepherd. The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the felony criminal recklessness conviction of Shepard, in a crash that killed three siblings who were crossing a highway to board a school bus in October 2018. However, the court on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, vacated the misdemeanor reckless driving conviction of Alyssa Shepherd because it constituted double jeopardy. (Indiana State Police via AP, File)

Indiana court upholds woman's conviction in bus stop deaths

Sep. 15, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the felony criminal recklessness conviction of a woman in a crash that killed three siblings who were crossing a rural highway to board a school bus. However, the court Monday vacated the misdemeanor reckless driving conviction of Alyssa Shepherd...

Driver involved in fatal Sun Prairie crash facing charges

Sep. 15, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Sun Prairie and crashing his car, killing two passengers and critically injuring a third, has been charged homicide by drunken driving and other felonies. A criminal complaint against 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons, of Cambridge, says his...

State Police: Man charged with DUI after hitting patrol car

Sep. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man was charged with driving under the influence after he side swiped a State Police vehicle, authorities said. Gregory Brown, 70, was also charged with failure to yield Saturday morning, a State Police news release said. A State Police trooper was performing a traffic...

Boy, 14, leads Virginia state police on high-speed chase

Sep. 13, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy led police on a pre-dawn high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, Virginia state police said. Police said a state trooper patrolling Interstate 64 East in Chesapeake saw a 2016 Dodge Caravan pass his marked vehicle just before 3:15 a.m. Sunday. The driver was going 114...