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Man convicted in shooting death of dog

Nov. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been convicted of breaking into his employer’s home and killing the man’s dog. The Bangor Daily News reports a judge on Thursday found 24-year-old Justin Chipman guilty in the August 2018 shooting death of Franky, a pug. Chipman was convicted on...

19-year-old arrested in double homicide in Topeka

Nov. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in a double homicide in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Larry Huggins III, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is...

Southeast Texas police fatally shoot a burglary suspect

Nov. 14, 2019 6:19 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Southeast Texas fatally shot a burglary suspect who tried to attack the officer with a screwdriver. Beaumont police say the incident happened at a restaurant on Interstate 10 shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday. A police statement says arriving officers...

SC teen to be tried as adult in 71-year-old’s sexual assault

Nov. 14, 2019 6:58 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina have announced that a 16-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman will be tried as an adult. The 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced Wednesday that Nicholas O. Rios will be prosecuted as an adult on attempted murder,...

Husband of woman killed objects to proposed plea agreement

Nov. 12, 2019 4:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The husband of a woman who was shot and killed during a burglary in rural eastern Arizona objected Tuesday to a proposed plea agreement for the now 16-year-old defendant. Ernest Collins Jr. said the proposed agreement submitted to a judge would allow the suspect to plead guilty to...

Student expelled after bringing stolen gun to school

Nov. 12, 2019 4:13 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student who was arrested for bringing a stolen handgun to school has been expelled. Police say Bangor High School employees searched the student's belongings on Oct. 31 because they suspected the student had been using marijuana. The student was charged with theft...

NYPD: $140K in jewelry, bags stolen from mall magnate's home

Nov. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a group of burglars stole $140,000 worth of luggage and jewelry from a shopping mall magnate's New York City mansion. The Bronx home belongs to Don Ghermezian, the CEO of the company that runs Mall of America in Minnesota and the new American Dream complex in New Jersey. The New...

Death penalty sought in slaying of 2 Mississippi officers

Nov. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor confirms he will seek the death penalty for a man indicted in the 2018 shooting deaths of two police officers. Marquis Flowers, 26, on Tuesday made his first appearance in state court since being indicted on capital murder charges, and he pleaded not...

Kentucky police: Man burglarized 17 homes, sold scrap metal

Nov. 12, 2019 9:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've arrested a prolific thief, a man who they say broke into 17 homes within a few miles (kilometers) of each other. They say he wasn't going for high-end appliances, cash or jewelry: He was in it for the metal. News outlets report 48-year-old David Lee...

3 teens accused of vandalizing Sunnyslope High in Phoenix

Nov. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say three teenagers have been arrested and accused of vandalizing several classrooms at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix. They say the boys broke into the school between Oct. 25 and 29. Police say school's locker room and gymnasium also were damaged and the teens allegedly broke...