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2 South St. Paul officers hurt in group home confrontation

Jul. 19, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two South St. Paul police officers were wounded Thursday in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident in a quiet neighborhood. While authorities initially said one officer was wounded, South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie...

4 indicted with murder in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

Jul. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on...

Man gets 50 years in death of woman found hidden in park

Jul. 19, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and hiding her body in a Baltimore park. News outlets reported Thursday that 23-year-old Marco Holmes has been given the maximum sentence possible in the slaying of 20-year-old Tonja Chadwick. Chadwick...

Man wanted for wife's killing in Dominican Republic arrested

Jul. 19, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man wanted by authorities in the Dominican Republic on charges that he killed and dismembered his wife has been found living in Massachusetts. Federal prosecutors say Daniel Emilio Frias Segura was arrested Thursday and ordered detained pending the resolution of his extradition proceedings....

Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Jul. 19, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after...

Suspect convicted in killing of NY governor's aide

Jul. 19, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect arrested in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been convicted of manslaughter, but was acquitted of murder charges. Kenny Bazile (buh-ZEEL') was found guilty on Thursday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Carey Gabay (guh-BAY'), who got caught in the...

Minnesota prison officer's on-duty death is state's first

Jul. 19, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — An inmate used a weapon to kill an officer at a Minnesota state prison, in the first death on record of an on-duty prison guard in the state, corrections officials said. State Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy declined to describe the weapon used to kill Officer Joseph Gomm on...

Pleas entered for 92-year-old woman held in son's death

Jul. 19, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with killing her son because he wanted to put her into assisted living said Thursday that he's examining places where his ailing client can be brought to get the care she needs. Anna Mae Blessing has been in jail since her arrest in the...

Indiana man arraigned in 1988 killing of 8-year-old girl

Jul. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man charged in the 1988 rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl has been arraigned in her slaying. An Allen County judge entered a not guilty plea for 59-year-old John D. Miller Thursday morning and assigned him a public defender. Miller, from Grabill in northeast Indiana,...

Ex-prison warden wins suit over violence by inmates, guards

Jul. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday rejected claims the former warden of one of North Carolina's most dangerous prisons bore responsibility for life-threatening threats posed by inmates and even guards in the gang-infested lockup. Lawyers for convicted killer Stacey Wynn contended that former...