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Police: Missing Phoenix woman found dead in western Arizona

Jan. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman reported missing Sunday was found dead Thursday in a remote area of western Arizona, authorities said. Phoenix police said investigators discovered the remains of 37-year-old Irene Luevano along Interstate 10 about 30 miles south of Salome and 45...

Yellowstone rampage brings prison time for California man

Jan. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a California man to nine months in prison for a drunken rampage in Yellowstone National Park in which he did thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel and struggled with rangers trying to subdue him. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman...

Police: Man tried to kill 2 North Carolina hospital workers

Jan. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man choked a hospital worker unconscious and tried to snap another employee's neck during a rampage inside a North Carolina emergency room earlier this week, authorities said. Rothwell Jacob Simmons, 24, has been charged with two counts of attempted...

Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test

Jan. 20, 2022 12:24 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail, the attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association said. The St. Louis...

Felony charges filed in attack at Mandan tobacco shop

Jan. 20, 2022 11:24 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of assaulting a Mandan tobacco shop employee with a stun gun and threatening to kill her is facing four felony charges. According to court documents, Joshua Badhawk, 27, punched and kicked the 40-year-old woman at Big Willies tobacco store last...

Man charged with killing ex-wife denied bail again

Jan. 20, 2022 09:18 AM EST

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with beating his former wife to death and setting her home on fire has been denied bail for a second time. Wrentham District Court Judge Julieann Hernon denied the request from Brendon Owen’s attorney to allow Owen to be released...

Police: Man arrested in slaying of LA woman, 24, at store

Jan. 19, 2022 21:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a woman while she worked at a Los Angeles furniture store last week. Shawn Laval Smith was taken into custody shortly before noon Wednesday in Pasadena, according to a Twitter...

Man pleads no contest to shooting that killed 1, wounded 2

Jan. 19, 2022 19:44 PM EST

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a weapon in connection with a shooting outside a motel that killed one person and wounded two others. Devin McNamara, 34, entered the pleas in Douglas County Circuit...

Trial of man accused of killing Iowa trooper to be moved

Jan. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EST

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing an Iowa State Patrol trooper will be moved out of Grundy County but a new location for the trial has not been determined. Prosecutors did not resist a defense request for a change of venue for the trial of...

Felony charges recommended against ex-Arizona prisons boss

Jan. 19, 2022 18:07 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Wednesday said they are recommending felony charges against former Arizona Corrections Director Charles Ryan in an encounter at his Tempe home nearly two weeks ago in which he was accused of pointing a gun at officers. Investigators recommend that...