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Police: Officer shot, killed man after 4 wounded

Sep. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

HILLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A local police officer in western Pennsylvania shot and killed a man who had stabbed or slashed four people, including another local officer, authorities said. State police in Lawrence County say troopers were called shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday...

New claims in NYC restaurant brawl over vaccine proof

Sep. 19, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New details have emerged about a brawl outside a popular New York City restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant's requirement that the guests show proof of vaccination. Attorneys for Carmine's and for three...

Missouri man guilty of several felonies for shooting woman

Sep. 19, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was convicted of several felonies after the woman he shot in the head testified against him. The Jackson County Prosecutors Office said Saturday that Louis Watts was found guilty Friday of first-degree domestic assault, unlawful...

Man suspected of killing girl, 10, in car-to-car shooting

Sep. 19, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ARVIN, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 10-year-old girl in a car-to-car shooting that left her father and brother wounded earlier this summer in Southern California, authorities said. Liliana Jimenez died at the scene of the...

Shooting at baby shower in fire hall wounds 3; man arrested

Sep. 19, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A suspect is in custody following a shooting at a baby shower at a western Pennsylvania fire hall that wounded three people, authorities said. Police in Lower Burrell in Westmoreland County were called to the Kinloch Fire Department shortly...

Student dead, ex-student arrested in stabbing after HS game

Sep. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LaGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was fatally stabbed Friday night after a high school football game near Poughkeepsie, New York, authorities said. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said a former student, 18-year-old Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo, was...

Man arrested in assault caught on video at NYC subway stop

Sep. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man is facing charges he kicked a woman down an escalator at a Brooklyn subway station in an ugly incident captured on security video. Bradley Hill, 32, was arrested Friday on assault charges, police said. A message...

Kansas nurse pleads guilty to over-drugging dementia patient

Sep. 18, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that...

Romanian forest attack highlights illegal logging 'scourge'

Sep. 18, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two journalists and an environmental activist have been beaten up by suspected illegal loggers in a forest in northeastern Romania while making a documentary about illicit deforestation, authorities said Friday. Thursday's attack in Suceava...

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

Sep. 17, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district attorney announced Friday. ...