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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

Jan. 23, 2020 11:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press...

Sergeant probed for alleged messages with teenage girl

Jan. 23, 2020 9:59 PM EST

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police sergeant is under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to an underage girl. Coventry police Sgt. Michael Hicks was placed on leave and is under an internal investigation for a complaint that was filed in September, the department...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, rifles are lined up and ready to be auctioned at Johnny's Auction House, where the company handles gun sales for about a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. After years of trying, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that allows the State Patrol to destroy guns they confiscated during criminal investigations.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns

Jan. 23, 2020 8:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — After years of trying, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that allows the State Patrol to destroy guns they confiscated during criminal investigations. The measure gives the State Patrol the option available to all other law enforcement agencies in the state...

Robert Eugene Koehler in court at his first appearance before Judge David Silverman via closed circuit Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Fla. Several law enforcement agencies believe the 60-year-old Palm Bay, Fla. man to be the infamous Pillow Case Rapist, who is thought to have attacked over 40 victims when in South Florida in the early 1980s. He was arrested on Saturday, January 18, 2020. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today via AP)

Prosecutor: DNA match leads to Florida 'pillowcase rapist'

Jan. 23, 2020 8:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that a sophisticated DNA match has led to the cold case arrest of a Florida man believed to be the “pillowcase rapist" who terrorized greater Miami with a series of assaults on women in the 1980s. Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend and was...

Louisiana prison guard arrested in contraband probe

Jan. 23, 2020 6:54 PM EST

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A corrections deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for malfeasance in office. Authorities said Kendric Reed, 21, made arrangements with an inmate to bring illegal contraband into the jail in exchange for money, news outlets reported. Investigators...

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

Jan. 23, 2020 3:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team. West Virginia State Police spokeswoman Capt. Shallon Oglesby said in a statement that the...

Deputy uses stun gun to settle a beef between K9 and cow

Jan. 23, 2020 1:28 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9 that was brought to the...

Detectives catch bathroom voyeur in child porn investigation

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Detectives investigating a child pornography case discovered secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom at the suspect's house. Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with child pornography and video voyeurism, court records show. Chester was the subject of a Pinellas County...

Kansas City homeowner fatally shoots suspicious person

Jan. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a homeowner shot and killed someone who he thought was acting suspiciously outside his home. The shooting occurred Thursday morning in south Kansas City. Police say officers in the area heard the gunshots. The homeowner told officers he heard activity outside...

Police: Woman killed when struck by bus while in crosswalk

Jan. 23, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 75-year-old woman was struck and killed by a transit bus while crossing a street in a marked crosswalk at an intersection, police said Thursday The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman late Wednesday night, police said...