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Police shoot and kill man after yelling at him to drop knife

Oct. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that...

Phoenix police: 2 die after a domestic violence incident

Oct. 26, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man was fatally shot after a domestic violence incident that left a woman dead and a teenage boy injured, Phoenix police said Monday. Officers were called out to a neighborhood about 10 p.m. Sunday after multiple calls about a fight at a home. When officers arrived, they found the man...

Man arrested after gun pointed at Home Depot employee

Oct. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested after a gun was pointed at a Home Depot employee in Grants Pass, police said. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Friday, dispatchers were called about a man who was pointing a pistol at an employee at the store. The man hit the employee with the...

Woman charged with making false rape report files lawsuit

Oct. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was charged with filing a false report of rape is suing the city of Lawrence, several police officers and the University of Kansas. The woman reported the rape to Lawrence police in September 2018 but later decided she did not want to press charges. She was charged in...

Prosecutors: Homicides, assaults increase in King County

Oct. 26, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shooting deaths and injuries increased in the first nine months of the year in King County, Washington state said, which prosecutors attributed in part to uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic. The King County prosecuting attorney's office released a report saying there were 58...

Indiana man shot by police after stabbing son, 10, has died

Oct. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who was shot by police after he allegedly stabbed his 10-year-old son, mortally wounding the boy, has died at a hospital more than two weeks after that attack, authorities said Monday. William L. Sendelbach, 32, died Saturday at a Fort Wayne hospital where he was...

Missouri wide receiver arrested, dismissed from team

Oct. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wide receiver Maurice Massey has been dismissed from the team after being arrested, school officials said Monday. Massey, 20, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, fourth-degree assault and first-degree property damage, according to the Boone...

Teen's mother, stepbrother charged in his death

Oct. 26, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother and stepbrother of a 14-year-old Tennessee boy have been charged with criminal homicide in his death, police said. Rebecca Greenwood, 52, and David Matheny, 33, were arrested Saturday after the teen was found dead from an apparent assault-related trauma, Nashville police...

Woman found stabbed to death in Philadelphia apartment fire

Oct. 26, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters found a woman stabbed to death after extinguishing a fire in an apartment in the city's Brewerytown section. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After they put out the flames, police said firefighters discovered...

Police: 4 men shot in Raleigh

Oct. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina said a man was killed and three others were shot near a bar. Raleigh Police Sunday evening that Justin Carlton Jones, 25, was killed in an early morning shooting. They said two men had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the...