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Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case

Apr. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The police officers’ guns were trained on the uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant, his arms raised and palms outstretched as he sat in his SUV under a brightly lit gas station awning. Lt. Caron Nazario had been pulled over in rural Virginia by the two...

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins unanimous pick: VMI's 1st Black leader

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, who was named interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute amid the controversy over the school’s Confederate ties and the removal of a statue of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, was voted unanimously Thursday to become the first...

Soldier charged after video of confrontation with Black man

Apr. 14, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white Army non-commissioned officer depicted in a viral video accosting and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood has been charged with third-degree assault. Jonathan Pentland, 42, was charged Wednesday and listed as detained in...

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Police officer fired 4 months after soldier's traffic stop

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A police officer accused of pepper-spraying and pointing his gun at a Black Army lieutenant in Virginia was fired four months after the traffic stop occurred and two days after videos of the incident drew national attention. William Saunders, who is...

NY jail guard, a soldier, arrested in Texas in fraud case

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army National Guard soldier who works as a jail guard in New York City was arrested in Texas on charges that he lied about his military service to get extra government benefits, authorities announced Wednesday. Shawn Pierre Hobbs, 34, was arrested...

Swan Quarter, Cedar Island ferry runs to Ocracoke to resume

Apr. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Ferry service on Pamlico Sound resumed on Tuesday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued work on shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough near Ocracoke. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that service from Swan Quarter and...

Virginia AG wants police records after Army officer stopped

Apr. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Virginia's attorney general has asked a small police department to release personnel records of two officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army lieutenant during a traffic stop. Mark Herring's office said in a statement Monday that he is...

Former soldiers charged in stabbing death of another soldier

Apr. 12, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two former soldiers have been indicted on charges including murder in the death of another soldier who was found stabbed to death in his room on a Georgia military base, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Byron Booker, 28, of Ludowici,...

Biden nominee Wormuth would be first woman to lead Army

Apr. 12, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, a former senior Pentagon official, to be the first woman to lead the Army, the White House said Monday. If confirmed by the Senate as Army secretary, Wormuth would be one of the more powerful...