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Officer acquitted of assaulting teen after vehicle pursuit

May. 26, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has been acquitted of assaulting a teenager following a vehicle pursuit two years ago. Middlesex County jurors found Carteret officer Joseph Reiman not guilty of aggravated assault and providing false information Friday. A judge earlier dismissed an...

Woman fatally stabbed in downtown Minneapolis

May. 26, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a woman has died after being stabbed in downtown Minneapolis. Authorities say the stabbing happened just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. The woman's name has not been released and police have not made an arrest. Police have not yet publicly identified a suspect or suspects....

Hate crime charge dropped against agent shot by trooper

May. 25, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hate crime charge has been dropped against a federal agent shot last year after police say he pointed a laser-sighted gun in the direction of a uniformed Louisiana State Police trooper. In a statement Friday, Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office spokesman Ken Daley said...

Police probe stabbing of 3 in Durham apartment

May. 25, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in Durham are investigating the stabbing of three people inside an apartment. Investigators say the knife attack by a male suspect occurred Saturday morning, shortly after 9 a.m. Detectives believe the assailant is an acquaintance of the victims and was a guest inside the Durham...

Police: Man charged with felony assault for attack with bat

May. 25, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cranston Police say a man faces felony assault charges for allegedly attacking another man with a bat in an apparent road rage incident. The Providence Journal reports police say 47-year-old James Germalm, of Warwick, is charged with three counts of felony assault with a dangerous...

Guard and restaurant owner not liable in 2014 beating

May. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — Jurors say a restaurant owner and security guard aren't liable in the 2014 beating of two men outside a northeast Mississippi restaurant. Clay County jurors found last week after a two-week trial that guard Annie Avant and Huddle House owner Litco Petroleum were not responsible for...

Man arrested in connection with death of 13-year-old girl

May. 25, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl who was dropped off at Lawrence General Hospital. Police say 47-year-old Carlos Rivera, of Lawrence, was arrested early Saturday and charged with indecent assault and battery on a child and distribution of...

Denials entered for teen girls accused in Ohio stabbing plot

May. 25, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Denial pleas have been entered in an Ohio juvenile court for two teen girls accused of engaging in a plot leading to the fatal stabbing of one teen's mother. The hearing Friday in central Ohio's Clark County was the first for the girls, ages 13 and 15, after being charged with...

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

May. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civil rights group said. Andrew Ramsey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of intimidation and assault in the...

Suit: TriMet, police failed to prevent fatal train attack

May. 24, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of light-rail train stabbing victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche has filed a $10.1 million lawsuit against TriMet and the Portland Police Bureau for failing to arrest and ban Jeremy Christian from the system before Namkai-Meche and another passenger were killed. The lawsuit, filed...