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Racine officer shoots, kills man after traffic stop

May. 20, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Racine said an officer shot and killed an armed man Friday after a foot chase that began with a traffic stop. Chief Maurice Robinson said the officer sought to stop a vehicle at about 1 p.m. to carry out a search warrant for a felon in possession of a...

Kansas Supreme Court disbars former prosecutor

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday disbarred former prosecutor Jacqie Spradling for her conduct during a double-murder trial in Topeka in 2012. The court said while Spradling was a prosecutor in Shawnee County, she engaged in “repeated patterns of misconduct” during the trial of...

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of 11-year-old girl

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old boy riding on the back of a scooter in the Bronx fired a gunshot that was intended for a 13-year-old boy but instead struck an 11-year-old girl and killed her, police said Friday. The 15-year-old was arrested on charges including murder and...

Search for Texas inmate expands as land, air operations end

May. 20, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The search by ground and air in the Texas county where a convicted murderer escaped from a prison transport bus and stabbed the driver last week has concluded as the hunt for him expands, authorities said Friday. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was being transported to...

Elko man convicted of murdering Spring Creek teen in 2020

May. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County jury has found a 20-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and sexual assault with a deadly weapon in the death of a Spring Creek teenager two years ago. The same jury will return to district court Monday for the penalty phase after convicting...

Kentucky pediatrician charged in murder-for-hire plot

May. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pediatrician has been arrested on charges she hatched a murder-for-hire scheme targeting her former husband, federal officials said. Dr. Stephanie Russell, 52, contacted someone on May 15 she believed was a hitman, but it was a person working...

2 dead after assault, police shooting in San Francisco

May. 20, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco authorities were investigating the deaths of two men after an incident in which police responded to a report of an assault in progress and officers fired shots. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Police did not say whether the...

Remains of missing Colorado woman found 4 years later

May. 20, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Recently found human remains were confirmed this week to be those of a woman who disappeared after going out with friends and cousins four years ago, authorities said. A preliminary DNA analysis confirmed that remains found near Longmont last month were that of Rita...

Dane sentenced to die in Nigeria for killing wife, daughter

May. 20, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

OSUN, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian court on Friday sentenced a Danish man to death after finding him guilty of killing his wife, a Nigerian, and his 3-year-old daughter at their residence in the West African country in 2018. Peter Nielsen, 54, is to die by hanging, the Lagos High...

Parole denied for Michigan man who killed 4 women in 1970s

May. 20, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections has denied parole for a convicted serial killer who confessed to killing four women in the Lansing area in the 1970s. Don Miller, 67, will next be eligible for parole Aug. 29, 2027, the Eaton County prosecutor's office...