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Police: Pennsylvania man tried to buy stolen human remains

Aug. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man was charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and other charges after police say he allegedly tried to buy stolen human remains from an Arkansas woman for possible resale on Facebook. A spokeswoman for the University of Arkansas for Medical...

Plea deal struck in 2021 slaying of woman, 82, at Lake James

Aug. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of killing an 82-year-old woman at Lake James last year would plead guilty to murder and burglary charges under a plea agreement if a judge accepts the deal. Under the deal, Matthew R. Hoover, 30, of Yorktown, would face a sentence of 55 to 95...

Bail set at $10M for man charged in slayings of 4 in Ohio

Aug. 18, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bail was set Thursday at $10 million for a man charged in the shooting deaths of four people in a southwestern Ohio town earlier this month, including a teenage girl. Stephen Alexander Marlow, 39, did not enter any pleas during his arraignment, authorities said....

Hate crimes alleged in robberies of Sacramento Asian women

Aug. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man and a teenager arrested in connection with robberies that targeted Asian women in Sacramento are now facing hate crime allegations, police said. Sacramento County prosecutors this week added a hate crime enhancement to robbery charges filed against...

Hip Hop artist and owner of Georgia brewery kidnapped, shot

Aug. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A member of southern rap group Nappy Roots is recovering Thursday after being robbed and kidnapped outside the brewery he co-owns in Atlanta and later shot as he tried to get away, authorities said. Law enforcement in Atlanta and Hapeville are searching for two...

Chicago cop charged, allegedly pinned boy while off-duty

Aug. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant has been charged in an off-duty incident in which he allegedly pinned down a 14-year-old suburban Chicago boy and pressed a knee to his back after suspecting him of stealing his son's bicycle. Sgt. Michael Vitellaro faces charges of...

Miami officer shot pursuing robbery suspect dies days later

Aug. 18, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 29-year-old police officer who was shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery suspect in Miami has died, officials said. Det. Cesar Echaverry was shot Monday night as he and other officers closed in a suspect wanted for an earlier robbery in nearby Broward...

Police: Man who broke into Wisconsin home wanted a bath

Aug. 17, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man who allegedly broke into an occupied Wisconsin home last week and locked himself in a bathroom never had a chance to come clean. He was getting ready to take a bath when authorities arrived. Authorities say the 29-year-old...

Texas executes man for fatally stabbing Dallas real estate agent during 2006 robbery

Aug. 17, 2022 19:44 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes man for fatally stabbing Dallas real estate agent during 2006 robbery.

Man gets 27-year jail sentence in Detroit dating app murder

Aug. 17, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Indiana man who prosecutors said used a dating app to target members of the LGBTQ community has been sentenced to at least 27 years in jail for the killing of a Michigan man. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Cox sentenced Diabolique Paris Johnson on...