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Prosecutor: 4th person killed in July fire; man indicted

Sep. 26, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a fourth person died in a fire earlier this year that also claimed the lives of a 9-month-old daughter and her grandparents. A Mercer County grand jury last week indicted 23-year-old Michael Sanders of Trenton...

At least 16 indicted after federal firearms sweep in Iowa

Sep. 25, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — At least 16 people in eastern Iowa were charged with gun crimes after a two-day sweep by federal authorities this week. Grand juries met Wednesday through Friday in the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa and issued the indictments, the...

11 indicted in fraternity pledge's alcohol poisoning death

Sep. 24, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday. The eight men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22,...

Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

Former Alabama official arrested in multicount indictment

Sep. 24, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former official who had been responsible for licensing in an Alabama county is free on bond after being indicted on several counts, including using her public office for personal gain. Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the...

Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

Sep. 23, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A...

Former Louisiana State Police trooper indicted on federal civil rights charge for beating Black man with flashlight

Sep. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana State Police trooper indicted on federal civil rights charge for beating Black man with flashlight.

Ex-Kansas legislator pleads not guilty to COVID relief fraud

Sep. 23, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps has pleaded not guilty to 19 counts that allege he tried to defraud federal, state and county government organizations out of more than $450,000 in coronavirus relief funding. Capps entered the plea Wednesday...

Feds: 3 charged in Mexican migrant worker conspiracy

Sep. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been indicted in a multi-state conspiracy involving the forced labor of Mexican agricultural immigrants, federal authorities announced Wednesday. A federal grand jury in Tampa formally charged Bladimir Moreno, Christina Gamez and...

Alleged Mexican drug cartel boss charged in California

Sep. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An alleged top lieutenant of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has been accused of helping smuggle tons of methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and other drugs into the United States, federal authorities said Wednesday. A 2018 indictment by a federal grand jury...