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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...

Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana man Wednesday on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if he's convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer. Shane Meehan, 45, of Terre Haute, was...

Man who pled guilty to setting fatal fire dies at hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 68-year-old man died at an Omaha hospital Friday just over a week after he pled guilty to starting the fire that led to his wife's death. Douglas County jail officials said Carl Bohm of Omaha had been hospitalized since Jan. 6 — one day after he was found...

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Jan. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. The victims — two...

Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...

Ashland man sentenced for arson near 2020 Almeda fire

Jan. 14, 2022 15:35 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Ashland man pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court to first-degree arson and was sentenced to four years in prison with three years of post-prison supervision. The Mail Tribune reports Vance Phuc Nguyen, 46, set his vehicle on fire on Sept. 8, 2020...

Police: Break-in, cutting, arson at Louisiana tattoo school

Jan. 11, 2022 19:03 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Someone broke into a Louisiana tattoo school Tuesday, cut the 74-year-old owner and then set fire to the business, Shreveport police reported. A man whose last known address was the Salvation Army is wanted on a warrant accusing him of attempted first-degree...

Bartender's tip leads to arrest in Key West buoy burning

Jan. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Always remember to tip your server, if you know what's good for you. A tourist made a big impression in a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Year's Eve without leaving a tip. That enabled the staff to easily track him down after police released...

Terrorism charge for suspect in South Africa Parliament fire

Jan. 11, 2022 09:55 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A homeless man accused of setting a fire that destroyed part of South Africa's historic Parliament complex was charged with terrorism Tuesday and sent to a psychiatric hospital for a month for assessment. Zandile Mafe, 49, appeared in a courtroom in...

Judge sets bail at $1M for man accused of killing roommate

Jan. 11, 2022 09:03 AM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A judge set bail at $1 million Monday for a man who reportedly believed he was demonically possessed and admitted to killing a Marysville resident, saying “voices” told him to do it. Anthony Boggess, 30, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail in...