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Brown pushes to reverse years of cuts to Oregon State Police

May. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown renewed her call to better fund the Oregon State Police Thursday, after a state trooper who was shot 12 times was awarded the national medal of valor. Nic Cederberg was awarded the nation's highest police honor at the White House Wednesday for being the sole state trooper...

Lawyer: More to story than video in bus shove murder case

May. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says there's more to know than a bus security video clip shows about a murder case against a woman accused of killing a 74-year-old man by shoving him off a public bus in Las Vegas. Attorney Michael Becker, representing 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, said Thursday that...

Prisoner charged in cellmate's death has killed twice before

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisoner recently charged with murder in the death of a cellmate last April killed another inmate 17 years ago and was sent away for life for the fatal stabbing of his roommate in 1999. William Edward Tillman, 54, kicked Carl Pollen Jr. several times in the head and...

Serial killer who took 10 women's lives executed in Florida

May. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal...

The Latest: No last words at Florida serial killer execution

May. 23, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Convicted serial killer Bobby Joe Long had no last words before he was executed for a 1984 murder spree that claimed 10 women. Witnesses say the 65-year-old Long simply closed his eyes as the lethal injection procedure...

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

May. 23, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop. Brian Oman contends former Officer Mohamed Noor and another officer wrongfully pulled him over in May 2017. Oman says Noor pointed his gun at the...

Officer charged in killing is fired, judge leaves the case

May. 23, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city has fired a police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. In a related development, a judge who presided over the officer's first court appearance has stepped away from the case after the victim's mother said the judge was...

Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed

May. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed.

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

May. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who once was on death row and then served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt was headed home Thursday. Attorney Theresa Newman, co-director of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, said 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch...

Jail calls: Suspect, ex laughed at Tennessee church shooting

May. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors on Thursday heard jail calls in which a suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017 laughs about it with his then-girlfriend. The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday in the Nashville trial of 27-year-old...