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Man indicted in Christmas Eve lounge shooting that wounded 5

Aug. 15, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been indicted following a Christmas Eve shooting at a lounge that wounded five people. Denzell Watts, a 22-year-old Utica resident, was indicted last week in Warren County on five counts of aggravated assault. Watts is pleading not guilty before Warren County...

Charges dismissed in 2003 slaying; man released from prison

Aug. 15, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who spent about 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was released Wednesday— on his birthday. A review determined that Aaron Salter's case was primarily based on mistaken identification and the charges against him have been dismissed, Wayne County Prosecutor...

Attorney weighs insanity defense in newspaper shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at The Capital newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for...

Man wounded in deputy's shooting wants autopsy records open

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man critically wounded in a shooting that left a Colorado sheriff's deputy dead is opposing local officials' request to block public access to autopsy records in the case. Thomas Villanueva was paralyzed from the chest down after being caught in the gunfire outside a...

Police: Store guard fired 16 shots during fight with manager

Aug. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A security guard fighting with his store manager fired a handgun 16 times inside and outside the business but didn't hit anybody during a busy shopping weekend before he was wounded by a Las Vegas patrol officer, police said. The gunfire on Saturday marked the fifth time an officer was...

The Latest: Levine compares Tallahassee to the Kremlin

Aug. 15, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida governor candidates speaking to the state's mayors (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine compared the Legislature's control over the state's cities to the control the Kremlin had over the Soviet Union before it...

Police connect man, 19, to recent I-10 shootings, 2015 death

Aug. 15, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent midday shooting that injured three people in a moving car on Interstate 10 in New Orleans — and in connection with a 2015 slaying. New Orleans police say in a news release that 19-year-old Nas Jackson surrendered to...

Grand jury declines to indict cop who fatally shot armed man

Aug. 15, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who authorities say fatally shot an armed man who turned a gun on a woman and on the officer who was responding to a domestic violence call at an Ohio apartment won't face criminal charges. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Tuesday that grand jurors...

Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip. The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. 3 that the police investigation has ended with no motive...

Prosecutor: Northwestern Indiana lawyer shot dead by client

Aug. 15, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Indiana attorney was fatally shot at his home by a client. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter says Hobart police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death Wednesday morning of 64-year-old T. Edward Page. Carter says the suspect is a Page client from...