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Man charged with stabbing ex at Missouri nursing home

Nov. 15, 2019 1:29 PM EST

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis area man has been charged with repeatedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the nursing home where she works, leaving her with serious injuries. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 38-year-old Christopher Wagner was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed...

Teen who stabbed ex-girlfriend to be tried in juvenile court

Nov. 15, 2019 1:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge says the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing his former girlfriend and then himself at an Omaha, Nebraska, high school will be moved to juvenile court. Judge Duane Dougherty said in his ruling Wednesday that he relied heavily on the mental health experts who examined the boy...

Rookie Rhode Island officer charged with domestic assault

Nov. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A rookie Rhode Island police officer has been charged with simple domestic assault. Providence police spokeswoman Lindsay Lague says officer Craig Amado was arrested Thursday. She says the charge against the 28-year-old city resident stems from an incident Thursday morning involving...

Missoula woman charged with fatally stabbing neighbor

Nov. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula woman has been charged with stabbing her neighbor in the chest while he slept, killing him. Nancy Leann Wright made an initial court appearance Thursday on a deliberate homicide charge in the Nov. 3 death of 42-year-old Phillip Benjamin at his Parkside Village apartment....

Hawaii council member charged with hitting officer with car

Nov. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A county council member in Hawaii has been charged with striking a police officer with his car while fleeing a traffic stop, records said. Arthur Brun, 47, was indicted Wednesday on felony charges of assault against a law enforcement officer and resisting an order to stop a motor...

Bank teller accused of assaulting customer in home invasion

Nov. 15, 2019 9:50 AM EST

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have arrested a bank teller accused of breaking into the home of a customer who had recently withdrawn a large sum of money. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said in a release 19-year-old Nathan Michael Newell assaulted a 78-year-old man and his stepdaughter...

Student, 13, accused of putting toiler water in bottle

Nov. 15, 2019 5:53 AM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Police say a middle school student in New Jersey poured toilet water into another child’s water bottle. Vineland police say the child drank from the bottle. Authorities have charged the 13-year-old student with aggravated assault and tampering with a food product. The teen was...

Police: Crossing guard stabbed driver over parking dispute

Nov. 15, 2019 4:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital say a school crossing guard stabbed a driver of a van for people with disabilities over a parking dispute. News outlets report 31-year-old Reginald Wilson has been arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police say the D.C....

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

Nov. 15, 2019 1:01 AM EST

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl...

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...