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Wisconsin man gets 25 years in prison for arson, child porn

Sep. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a North Fond du Lac man accused of setting multiple fires and storing child pornography on his phone to 25 years in prison. Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Tricia Walker sentenced 45-year-old Michael Miller on...

Ex-Indiana jailer gets probation for driving into protesters

Sep. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana jail officer accused of driving into a group of people in 2020 as they were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been sentenced to probation. A Howard County judge sentenced Christa Redman, 34, on Wednesday to six...

Wisconsin agent charged in nonfatal shooting of unarmed man

Sep. 22, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Department of Justice agent was charged Thursday with reckless endangerment in the nonfatal shooting of an unarmed man as officers were carrying out an arrest warrant during a traffic stop in Madison. Mark Wagner was charged in the Feb. 3 shooting...

Louisiana man gets 30 years in DUI death of 9-year-old girl

Sep. 20, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to being drunk when he crashed into the back of a family's minivan, killing a 9-year-old girl, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said. Wendell Lachney, 58, of the New Orleans suburb of Belle Chasse, pleaded...

VT hunter faces charges for shooting man he mistook as bear

Sep. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON., Vt. (AP) — A Vermont hunter is facing charges for allegedly shooting and critically injuring another hunter earlier this month that he said he mistook for a bear, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said Tuesday. The 35-year-old victim from Fairfax was hit in the...

1 dead, 5 hurt in suspected DUI crash in central California

Sep. 18, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KERMAN, Calif. (AP) — A suspected DUI driver was among five people injured in a head-on crash that killed another motorist in central California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was alone in a 2003 Honda that collided with a 2017 Acura shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday near...

Driver of Alabama bus with 40 kids aboard faces DUI charge

Sep. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (AP) — A school bus driver in Alabama faces charges of driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after being spotted driving erratically with 40 children aboard. WAFF-TV reports that Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said deputies received a...

Sheriff: Deputy charged in off-duty DUI crash in patrol car

Sep. 14, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida deputy has been charged with crashing his unmarked patrol vehicle while off duty and under the influence of alcohol, officials said. The Broward County deputy was arrested Tuesday at the county's public safety building and charged with...

Mom gets probation in jail scuffle, driving into schoolgirls

Sep. 13, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother who was sentenced Monday to probation and mental health treatment for intentionally striking two schoolgirls with her SUV near a Las Vegas-area high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery for scuffling with a jail guard while in custody. ...

Indiana woman pleads guilty in house crash that killed 2

Sep. 13, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to causing a June crash in which her car plowed into a northeastern Indiana home, killing a 74-year-old man and his great-grandson who were sitting on its front porch. Brandi S. Bare, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts each of...