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2 found guilty in triple murder of Sacramento father, 2 sons

Oct. 20, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been found guilty in the home-invasion deaths of a father and his two sons in Sacramento. The Sacramento County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old David Nguyen and 24-year-old Elijah Johnson guilty of murder and robbery on Friday following more than two weeks of...

Florida city commissioner charged with killing alleged thief

Oct. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city commissioner has been charged with fatally shooting a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store. The Ledger reports that a Polk County grand jury indicted 47-year-old Michael Dunn on a second-degree murder charged Friday. A conviction could...

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

Oct. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that Jose Padilla Galarza received five additional years of supervised release. Police said...

2 more agree to plead guilty in state police OT scandal

Oct. 19, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two more people have agreed to plead guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse scandal. Federal prosecutors on Friday said suspended Trooper Eric Chin and retired Trooper Paul Cesan each agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. No dates for...

Woman says man broke into her home, made eggs, bathed

Oct. 19, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman says a man broke into her house and made himself breakfast, took a bath, and washed his clothes. Mary Royster tells WAAY-TV she came home Tuesday and found a strange man who wouldn't leave -- he told her he was waiting for his clothes to dry. Thirty-one-year-old Tyler...

Police: Man stole large beach stones to build a koi pond

Oct. 19, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say they've arrested a man charged with stealing large decorative wall stones from a beach. Westport police say they arrested the 54-year-old Assonet man early Thursday morning, after he was seen at Baker's Beach with two large stones in his car. The New...

Man accused of burglary, taking medication, hiding in shower

Oct. 18, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies responding to a burglary at a family's home in Mississippi say they found a man hiding in a bathroom shower and that he had ingested some of the residents' prescription medications. News outlets report Jones County deputies discovered 24-year-old Joel Welch hiding...

'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

Oct. 18, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. The Roanoke Times reports Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy in Sunday's burglary of Clean Soles, seizing seven right-foot Nike Air Jordans and a...

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Oct. 17, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. Edmund Zagorksi, who was sentenced to die in 1984 for...

Sheriff accused of using stolen school supplies on campaign

Oct. 17, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff accused of stealing donated school supplies and using them for his election campaign has been charged with embezzlement. Court records show that Nowata County Sheriff Kenny David Freeman was charged Wednesday. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents booked the...