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2 arrested in fatal shooting of Terre Haute high school girl

Jun. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — State police said over the weekend that two men have been arrested in a recent shooting that killed a 15-year-old high school girl in a small town in western Indiana. The fatal shooting of Mezmariah L. Wilson, of Shelburn, occurred around midnight...

Man wanted in Waterbury slaying is arrested in New York

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a New York man with killing a man in Waterbury last month. Waterbury police said Sunday that Gerome Philips was taken into custody in the Bronx last Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. He was extradited to Waterbury on...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Massachusetts man accused of killing his 80-year-old mother

Jun. 13, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother in Lynn, authorities said. Officers found Katherine Paratore inside her home suffering from multiple injuries around 8 p.m. Friday. She was pronounced dead...

Man accused of shooting 5 people in Alabama and Georgia

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A 39-year-old man is accused of shooting five people in Alabama and Georgia cities about a mile (1.6 kilometers) apart, police in Georgia said. Justin Tyran Roberts was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday in Recorders Court in Columbus,...

Woman's body found near boat ramp in Kansas City, Kansas

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

A woman's body was found near the Kansas River in Kansas City, Kansas, Saturday morning. Wyandotte County Sheriff's department spokesman Capt. Kyle Harvey said the death is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Kansas City Star. The...

Police: Man fired 'ghost gun' outside strip mall, was shot

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Allentown police say an officer shot and critically wounded a man who repeatedly fired a handgun outside a strip mall in the eastern Pennsylvania city over the weekend. Police said in a statement that the officer was on routine patrol in the...

1 dead, 3 wounded in Kentucky shooting

Jun. 13, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One person was killed and three were wounded in an early Sunday shooting outside a home in Kentucky's largest city, police said. Louisville Metro Police officers were called to the residence around midnight and found four people outside with...

Teen charged fatal shooting at school in St. Louis suburb

Jun. 13, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teen on the grounds of a suburban St. Louis high school. William Bellamy, 18, was found dead with gunshot wounds early Saturday on the grounds of McCluer North High School in...

Death of Illinois inmate restrained by cops deemed homicide

Jun. 13, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of a 39-year-old inmate restrained by Sangamon County correctional officers and shocked with Tasers has been classified as a homicide, according to authorities. Jaimeson Daniel Cody died April 28 as he was being restrained and...