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6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 7:41 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Officials: Connecticut woman's death deemed a homicide

Dec. 10, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The death of a Connecticut woman who was fatally shot in her apartment has been deemed a homicide, police said. Denise Rogers-Rollins, 58, was found on the floor of her first-floor apartment in Waterbury at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. She was transported to the hospital where she was...

Man gets jail, probation for strangling 85-year-old mom

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who violated a no-contact order and strangled his 85-year-old mother has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 57-year-old James Keith was sentenced Tuesday. Keith assaulted his mother in...

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...

Roswell man gets 207 months in prison in firearms, drug case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for firearms and drug offenses after shooting at police in 2017. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Jose Manuel Diaz-Montelongo was sentenced Monday to a 207-month term for discharging a firearm during a drug...

Pennsylvania trooper shot and wounded, prompting standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 PM EST

ELKLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman that lasted into the evening, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in...

Pentagon orders review of international student vetting

Dec. 10, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on U.S. military installations and demanded the process be strengthened, in direct reaction to last week's deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi...

1 arrested, 1 sought in holiday gunfire that wounded 12

Dec. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One suspect was in custody Tuesday and another was being sought in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend gunfight that injured 12 people at the edge of New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Both suspects were traced to St. Mary Parish in south-central Louisiana, where the arrest was made...

DA: No charges against Wisconsin officers in fatal shooting

Dec. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

No officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of a man outside a bar near Sparta in western Wisconsin last month, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger said the officers' actions were lawful and reasonable. Authorities were called Nov. 5 to the Cotter Pin in Leon. A woman...

DA dismisses murder charge in 1979 killing

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a murder charge against a man who has already spent more than 35 years in prison. The murder charge against Gary Cifizzari was dropped “in the interest of justice" after the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. received the...