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Man accused of trying to kidnap jogger held without bail

Oct. 19, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with trying to abduct a woman jogging along a street has been held without bail. The Enterprise reports that 58-year-old Gordon Lyons, of Bridgewater, pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Thursday to charges including indecent assault and battery, and...

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at the...

Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 when Danny Heinrich assaulted him in Minnesota, nine months before 11-year-old Jacob was kidnapped...

Man charged with assaulting teen found unfit for trial

Oct. 19, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl has been found incompetent to stand trial. The Sun Chronicle reports that a state forensic psychologist testified Thursday in District Court that 37-year-old Thomas Norad wasn't mentally competent to help his...

Ohio woman charged with murder for leaving infant in hot car

Oct. 19, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman whose 1-month-old daughter died of asphyxiation last year has been charged with murder in the death of her 1-month-old son who authorities say was left in a car on a 90-degree day. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports 27-year-old Samantha Donohoe, of Zanesville, also...

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Connecticut

Oct. 19, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are investigating after Meriden police officers shot and wounded a man with a gun. The shooting occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of a CVS pharmacy. State police say the man's injuries are not life threatening. No officers were injured. The chain of...

Officials: Wisconsin deputy fatally shot man driving at him

Oct. 19, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A deputy fatally shot a man as he tried to run over the officer with a car, Walworth County sheriff's officials said Friday. The shooting happened Thursday night after authorities pursued the motorist for driving recklessly, officials said. Deputies tried to stop the vehicle near...

Police kill suspect during arrest attempt in suburban Denver

Oct. 19, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of being involved in several recent crimes in suburban Denver, including severely injuring an elderly woman during a break in, is dead after being shot by police. Police in Arvada say officers who had been surveilling the man shot him in neighboring Wheat Ridge...

Capital Gazette editor wins Editor of the Year Award

Oct. 19, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, who's editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis,...

Suspect says he didn't mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

Oct. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist said Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn't mean to. Handcuffed and surrounded by police officers, Severin Krassimirov spoke to reporters inside a courtroom where he appeared for a custody...