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4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

Dec. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and...

Kansas inmate in prison since 1994 has died in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 44-year-old man who has been in prison for murder since 1994 has been found dead inside the Lansing Correctional Facility. The Kansas Department of Corrections said the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Joshua Kaiser. He was found dead on Saturday. Kaiser...

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Dec. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police were investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide on Sunday. Emergency responders rushed Mayjor Douglas from his apartment in Troy, N.Y. to a hospital on Saturday after he went into cardiac arrest. He died that day at Albany Medical Center. His death was ruled a...

Suspect's mother speaks out after Alabama officer slain

Dec. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The mother of man charged with killing an Alabama police officer spoke said Sunday that she doesn't believe her son is capable of committing murder. LaJeromeny Brown of Tennessee has been jailed on capital murder charges in the shooting of Huntsville police officer Billy Fred Clardy...

Woman charged with causing fatal Halloween crash faces trial

Dec. 8, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with yanking on the steering wheel of an SUV filled with Halloween revelers, causing a crash that resulted in the death of another passenger, is getting underway. The Telegram & Gazette reports that testimony in the...

Police: 19-year-old man fatally stabbed mother outside home

Dec. 8, 2019 4:33 PM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother outside their Long Island home early Sunday morning, police said. Akcel Arriaza, 19, was sitting in a parked car with his mother Dora Villatoro-Arriaza, 46, in front of their Brentwood home at about 6 a.m. They got into an argument and...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

Dec. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog Peretz claims...