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Va. police ordered to release white nationalist rally plans

May. 23, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has ordered state police to release a redacted copy of their operational plans for the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard Moore on Wednesday gave police 30 days to comply with his order. The order is...

Daughters of slain officer to sue Tacoma police over death

May. 23, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of a slain Tacoma police officer intend to sue the Tacoma Police Department, claiming Tacoma officers should have arrested the suspect two weeks before their father was killed. KIRO-TV reports Antonia, Gabriella and Victoria Gutierrez on Wednesday filed the notice in...

Alabama judge suspended for 3rd time in 10 years

May. 23, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Circuit Court judge has been suspended over charges related to having multiple phone conversations with parents involved in a custody battle without their attorneys' knowledge. Al.com reports that the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed charges against Judge Marvin...

Reprieve granted for Mandan bar mural

May. 23, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a reprieve to the owners of a Mandan bar fighting to preserve a mural at their business. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday two days after the owners of Lonesome Dove filed a lawsuit against the city of...

Former teacher pleads not guilty in student sex case

May. 23, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A former Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her alcohol has pleaded not guilty. Adams County Court records say 23-year-old Tyler Hedlund filed the plea Wednesday to a charge of intentional child abuse. A trial date has not been set. The records...

Prosecutors: Bathroom break leads to gun charge, sentence

May. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A convicted felon has been sentenced to four years in prison after being caught with a firearm when he stopped his car for a bathroom break along a road. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a release Wednesday that Clifton Eugene Battle was sentenced on a charge of possession of a...

Man involved in road rage shooting sentenced to 5 years

May. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of shooting at another driver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 39-year-old Garvin Franklin Jr., was sentenced Wednesday for the October 23, 2018, incident. He had been convicted of one count of unlawful...

Teen pleads guilty to killing man who intervened in assault

May. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in Ramsey County District Court for killing a man who tried to stop him from assaulting his girlfriend. Theotis Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Mark Franklin Jr. The 19-year-old...

Russian court upholds guilty verdict for Jehovah's Witness

May. 23, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia has ruled that a Danish Jehovah's Witness must stay in prison for the next six years. The court in western Russia on Thursday turned down Dennis Christensen's appeal against February's verdict that found him guilty of participating in the activities of an extremist...

Man gets 15 years for trying to have witnesses killed

May. 23, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill three witnesses against him, including a child he was accused of molesting. The Ledger reports 28-year-old Richard Palmer was sentenced this week after pleading no contest to charges as part of a...