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Judge in Chauvin trial calls Waters' comments 'abhorrent'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd on Monday called recent comments by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters “abhorrent," saying they could lead to a verdict being appealed and overturned. Waters, a...

Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas sheriff's deputy was booked on a capital murder charge Monday after police say he shot and killed his ex-wife, teenage stepdaughter and another man during a weekend shooting that shut down a busy Austin shopping area and set off an overnight manhunt. ...

Judge keeps ex-cop's 20-year sentence for killing Black man

Apr. 19, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge upheld a 20-year prison sentence on Monday for former police officer Michael Slager in the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, rejecting Slager's claims his lawyer did a poor job. ...

Deputy dies from shooting injuries sustained on duty in 1980

Apr. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy has died more than 40 years after he was shot while working. Sheriff John Hanlin said retired Deputy Stanley “Allen” Burdic’s death was directly related to those injuries. Hanlin announced over the...

Waterloo man pleads guilty in standoff, shooting at police

Apr. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man who held police at bay for hours while firing shots from inside his apartment has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty. Gregory Irvin Nelson, 71, entered written guilty pleas on April 8 to two counts of intimidation with a...

Two teenagers charged in fatal Nebraska mall shooting

Apr. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged in Saturday's fatal shooting at a Nebraska shopping mall. One man was killed and a woman was wounded in the shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha that prosecutors said was likely gang related. The shooting around midday...

Ohio capital city leaders call for protests to stay peaceful

Apr. 19, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Politicians, religious leaders and community activists in Ohio's capital city called Monday for protests to remain peaceful as a verdict nears in the trial in the death of George Floyd. The plea for calm also came as Columbus experiences record...

9 kids injured in shooting at birthday party in Louisiana

Apr. 19, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Nine people under 18 were injured and two of them remained in the hospital Monday following a weekend shooting at a 12-year-old's birthday party in Louisiana that was rooted in an ongoing feud, authorities said. Eight of the victims of the Saturday...

Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing

Apr. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a...

Pressure mounts for release of Knoxville shooting video

Apr. 19, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Pressure is mounting on authorities to publicly release police body camera video of a shooting at a school in the Tennessee city of Knoxville that left a student dead and an officer wounded. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon on Monday repeated her call from last week for...