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Oregon man who police say touched girls at stores sentenced

Apr. 19, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who authorities say sexually assaulted girls at stores has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that 56-year-old Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia of Portland was sentenced Thursday. Authorities say Sanchez-Garcia groped a 10-year-old...

Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of supervised...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

Apr. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would...

Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

Apr. 18, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail....

The Latest: Officer's partner explains why he didn't shoot

Apr. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The partner of a former Minneapolis cop charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman is explaining why he didn't shoot when the...

Prosecutor wants suspect in fatal SC police ambush evaluated

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said Thursday he's filing an order of...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi's statements...

Florida deputy cleared in killing of knife-wielding man

Apr. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a 52-year-old man who authorities say had a history of intentionally cutting himself. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Hillsborough state attorney's office concluded that Deputy Kevin Stabins was lawfully defending...

The Latest: Canadian sentenced to life in US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Amor...

Portland reserve officers defect to sheriff's office

Apr. 18, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Eighteen Portland police reserve officers defected to the county sheriff's office last summer when they couldn't convince the bureau to provide them federal-mandated training given to all other bureau officers. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the volunteer officers - who complete a...