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Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case

Mar. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jones initially faced charges including battery, cheating at gambling and resisting arrest. Court records show...

Rhode Island man gets life for killing ex's new boyfriend

Mar. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend's new love interest has been sentenced to life in prison. Attorney General Peter Neronha says 35-year-old Fredi Lopez was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in January to second-degree murder in the 2016 killing of...

Department says staffer stabbed, kicked at Tecumseh prison

Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says a staffer was stabbed and kicked at the Tecumseh prison in southeast Nebraska. The attack occurred a little after 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the staffer was escorting a prisoner back to a cell. The department said in a news release...

Swiss prosecutors puzzling over motive in boy's killing

Mar. 22, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The family of a seven-year-old boy stabbed to death in Switzerland as he walked home from school, apparently by an elderly woman he didn't know, expressed shock Friday over the attack and said they're still trying to understand what happened. A 75-year-old Swiss woman, who wasn't named, was...

Mixed verdict for driver accused of dragging officer

Mar. 22, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly grabbed a police officer's tie and dragged him while fleeing a traffic stop has been convicted of eluding but acquitted of aggravated assault. Alan Fratello Jr. faces an extended term of up to 20 years in state prison due to his prior criminal convictions....

Judge: Man charged in mother's death must stand trial

Mar. 22, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man charged in the beating death of his mother inside her eastern Pennsylvania home should stand trial on a homicide charge. The decision came after a preliminary hearing held Thursday. The judge found there was enough evidence against Philip Looby to move...

Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuries

Mar. 22, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Assailants suspected of belonging to a left-wing militant group threw a hand grenade at the Russian Consulate in Athens on Friday, causing minor damage and no injuries, Greek authorities said. Police sent a bomb disposal team to the consulate after cameras showed two people on a...

Proposed law packs bite for owners of dogs that attack

Mar. 22, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has signed off on a proposal that requires dog owners to assist people who are attacked by their animals. The bill requires the owner of a dog that assaults a person to get aid for the injured person, contain the dog and provide a name and contact...

Arizona man arrested in stabbing death of wife

Mar. 22, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested after his wife was stabbed to death. The Coconino County Sheriff's office says its deputies responded to a domestic violence call early Thursday morning and found Cheryl L. Morgan with several stab wounds. The deputies requested...

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld took the stand at his homicide trial and insisted he was in fear for...