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Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

Oct. 24, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse's trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. The hearing is likely the last before...

Homeowner charged in slaying of motorist in his driveway

Oct. 24, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MARTINDALE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with murder in the driveway shooting of a motorist who had pulled into his driveway. Terry Duane Turner, 65, of Martindale, Texas, turned himself in Friday after an arrest warrant accused him of murdering...

Analysis: Judges can't order attorney general to take cases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general can take over a case when a local prosecutor steps away, but the takeover must be voluntary and a judge cannot set deadlines for the work. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, Mississippi Supreme Court justices said a...

Illinois city of Peoria records 30-year record for homicides

Oct. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Peoria has recorded 26 homicides this year, which breaks at least a 30-year record. Police said they responded to a shooting Friday evening where a male was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a...

Student injured in shooting at Morgan State University

Oct. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Morgan State University student who was injured in a shooting on campus is expected to make a full recovery, Morgan State University President David K. Wilson said in a statement Sunday. The Baltimore Sun reports that officers responded to reports of...

Hundreds gather to remember 4 victims of Tacoma shooting

Oct. 24, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Tacoma, Washington this weekend to leave flowers, candles and messages in a memorial for four people killed in a spate of shootings last week that police are still investigating. No one has been arrested in the shootings, and authorities...

Portland murders apparently break record; 2 dead in Old Town

Oct. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say two people were killed at an Old Town apartment building on Sunday, and a man was detained as an investigation continues. The Oregonian reports that Sunday’s killings would bring the city’s homicide toll to 71 this year,...

Police ID man who died after Des Moines shooting on Friday

Oct. 24, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man who was shot and killed in northeast Des Moines Friday morning. Police said Sunday that Kalvyn Roy Kline was killed in the shooting. A day earlier, police said 27-year-old Darren Antwon Diggs had...

Police: Woman killed in standoff feared harm from police

Oct. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An armed woman shot and killed during a standoff in eastern Pennsylvania following a vehicle pursuit last week had a history of mental illness and believed police were trying to kidnap, sexually assault and murder her, authorities allege in court documents. ...

$10,000 reward offered in shooting that took place at vigil

Oct. 24, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in connection with a shooting during a St. Louis vigil last month that killed one man and injured three others. CrimeStoppers recently increased the reward being offered in the...