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1 of Houston-area 'Black Girl Magic' judges dies

Feb. 13, 2019 7:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — One of the 17 black women elected as Houston-area judges last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57. Judge Cassandra Hollemon's daughter, Brandy Hollemon, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her mother died Monday, about a week after being diagnosed with...

Wisconsin judge tosses wrestler's suspension, worrying refs

Feb. 12, 2019 6:24 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2 wrestling...

Ex-city spokeswoman faces prosecution under open records law

Feb. 11, 2019 4:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A former spokeswoman for the Atlanta mayor's office faces a "first of its kind prosecution" for alleged violations of Georgia's open records law, the state attorney general said Monday. Two citations have been filed in Fulton County State Court against Jenna Garland, who served as press...

Grand jury indicts man in religious supply store attack

Feb. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County grand jury has returned a 17-count indictment against a man suspected of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supply store. The indictment filed Wednesday mirrors charges prosecutors filed in November against Thomas...

Immigrant to be tried on murder charges before other counts

Feb. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old immigrant from El Salvadoran accused of killing four people in Nevada will be tried on four murder counts in Reno before he faces related burglary and other charges in Carson City, prosecutors in the two counties said Friday. Prosecutors said family members of the...

The Latest: Suspect in 4 Nevada killings to be tried in Reno

Feb. 8, 2019 2:48 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of murdering four people in Nevada last month (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of murdering four people in Nevada last month will be tried on four murder counts in Reno before he faces...

Trial set in former NBA player's shooting in Memphis in 2010

Feb. 8, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge set a trial date Friday for a Tennessee man facing weapons charges in connection with former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's slaying, while also casting doubt about whether the separate murder trial in the high -profile case requires a change of venue. Shelby County Criminal...

Man accused in parents' slay faces more charges in 3 deaths

Feb. 7, 2019 5:38 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A grand jury in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is set to consider formal charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents before fleeing to Virginia. The Advocate reports District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he's seeking three counts of...

$10M bond set for man accused of shooting Ohio deputies

Feb. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday. A shackled Wade Edward Winn, who appeared to have...

The Latest: Attorney says defendant has had psychiatric care

Feb. 4, 2019 6:20 PM EST

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on man accused of shooting deputies during standoff (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A lawyer representing a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a standoff says the man has been under psychiatric care in the past....