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Today in History

Jun. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 18, the 169th day of 2021. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and...

Girl wounded in shootout with deputies facing adult charges

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded earlier this month during a shootout with deputies after escaping a juvenile facility and breaking into a Florida home with a 12-year-old boy will be charged as an adult, a prosecutor said Thursday. The boy, who...

3 Honolulu police officers charged in killing of 16-year-old

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer was charged with murder and two others were charged with attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Honolulu prosecutors said Tuesday. It comes after a grand jury last week declined to indict the...

New trial ordered for Spirit Lake man convicted of murder

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man convicted of killing a man in rural Sioux County will get a new trial because of a mistake made during jury selection during his first trial, a judge has ruled. District Judge Jeffrey Neary ruled Wednesday Gregg Winterfeld, 71, of...

Man who failed to show for DUI fatality sentencing sought

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Illinois (AP) — A man convicted in the drunken driving crash death of his sister-in-law is being sought by police after he skipped his sentencing hearing in Illinois' Henry County Courthouse. An arrest warrant was issued for Lorenzo Quintero, 50, of Kewanee,...

Officials: Man in boy road rage killing admitted firing gun

Jun. 17, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in a road rage incident last month told police he pulled out a gun and fired at a car on the freeway after he got angry with a driver who made a rude gesture, prosecutors said. ...

2 more charged in killing of ex-Indiana U. football player

Jun. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more people were arrested Thursday in the death of a former Indiana University football player who was gunned down during unrest in Indianapolis last year following the death of George Floyd, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Alijah Jones,...

Honolulu police vow to be more transparent after shootings

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department says it is making changes to be more transparent and address use of force tactics. The department will hold news conferences within 24 hours of all shootings involving officers, implement training changes including...

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in stabbing of Black man

Jun. 17, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of stabbing another man in a racist attack at an Oregon truck stop has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime. Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty Thursday to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill, according to a news...

Judge: 16-year-old charged with murder to be tried as adult

Jun. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in a drug-related robbery will be tried as an adult, a Delaware judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Vivian Medinilla on Wednesday denied a defense request to transfer Savon Boddy’s case to Family...