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Former Husker implicated in sexual assault fined $1,000

Jul. 31, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Andre Hunt, one of two former University of Nebraska football players implicated in an alleged sexual assault in 2019, has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge of false reporting. Hunt was sentenced Friday, three months after...

Police: Man killed in drive-by shooting on NC highway

Jul. 31, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in a drive-by shooting on a North Carolina highway, police said. Garner police Capt. Lorie Smith said Kyree Deron Dickerson was a passenger in the front seat of a Mercedes on U.S. Route 70 near...

Champaign man arrested in death of boy, 14, found in ditch

Jul. 31, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign man has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found Friday in a roadside ditch by passersby. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Daryl Vandyke, 55, is charged with the first-degree murder in...

Family: Zydeco musician Chris Ardoin shot while performing

Jul. 31, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his...

6 people indicted in kidnapping, death of Missouri man

Jul. 31, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six people have been indicted in the kidnapping and death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area southwest of Joplin last year. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a federal grand jury indicted Freddie L. Tilton, 48, of Joplin, in...

Police: Abandoned baby's mom charged with attempted murder

Jul. 31, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman accused of abandoning her newborn daughter in a wooded area in Glen Burnie was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder and other offenses, Anne Arundel County police said. Early on July 14, officers responding to a...

Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape

Jul. 31, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships. Wu, 30, earlier...

NYPD lieutenant shot in ankle while struggling with suspect

Jul. 31, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police lieutenant was shot in the ankle while scuffling with an armed man around midnight Friday in the Bronx, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. The incident happened at Lyman Place and East 169th Street as the lieutenant and three...

Body found in towed vehicle; evidence of foul play found

Jul. 31, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation after a dead body was found Friday inside a vehicle that was towed from an alley in a residential area a week earlier. Police said there's evidence of possible foul play but that no information was...

Murder charge filed in shooting outside Elks Club

Jul. 31, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside the Elks Club in June. Deandre D. Turner, 38, was charged Thursday in Hennepin County District Court with one count of second-degree murder with intent in the June 30 killing of Andrew T....