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Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

Oct. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy , 23, of Springfield,...

Ex-boyfriend convicted in killing of correction officer

Oct. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former boyfriend has been convicted of murder in the execution style shooting death of a correction officer in Brooklyn. Prosecutors said Monday a jury found 37-year-old Keon Richmond guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the 2016 death of 25-year-old...

Second child dies after apartment fire in St. Louis

Oct. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two small children died after they were left alone in a St. Louis apartment that caught fire and a woman is in custody while the blaze is investigated, authorities said. A 5-year-old girl died Monday at a hospital, a day after the blaze broke out at the Clinton-Peabody public housing...

Woman gets 32 years for killing husband in front of kids

Oct. 21, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman charged with murdering her former husband in front of their young children has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, the maximum under a plea agreement. Kandee Weyland Collind was sentenced Monday after a judge declined to let her withdraw a guilty plea last summer. Law...

Man charged in church shooting accused of jailhouse assault

Oct. 21, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with wounding a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding has been accused of assaulting someone in jail as he awaited a bail hearing. Thirty-seven-year-old Dale Holloway, of Manchester, was supposed to be in court Tuesday, but the hearing was canceled....

Boise priest defrocked after child pornography conviction

Oct. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year. The Idaho Statesman reports the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise announced Saturday that W. Thomas Faucher was laicized. The decision means the church has stripped...

Colorado mom charged with murder in death of young daughter

Oct. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 7-year-old daughter, whose death had been attributed to terminal diseases after she fulfilled a bucket list of dreams. The indictment Thursday charged 41-year-old Kelly Renee Turner, also known as Kelly Gant, with 13...

Suspect arrested in death of ex-Texas Tech star Andre Emmett

Oct. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say one man has been arrested and a second suspect was being sought in last month's slaying of former NBA and Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett. WFAA-TV reports 32-year-old Keith Johnson was being held Monday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $500,000. Online Dallas...

Inmate convicted of murder in deadly prison breakout attempt

Oct. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate could get the death penalty after a jury found him guilty of murdering four prison workers during a failed escape attempt two years ago. News outlets reported Monday that jurors spent less than an hour before convicting Mikel Brady in the state's deadliest...

Distinctive accent on torture video leads police to suspect

Oct. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The suspect in a torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marriott" that contained video of the dying woman. Then came an even more innocuous blunder: He spoke on the tape in...