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Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Phoenix police: Man allegedly stabs girlfriend and 2nd woman

Oct. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and another woman. They say 42-year-old Michael Brown has been booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault. Police say Brown and his girlfriend got into an argument that turned physical around 10 p.m....

Police arrest man in shooting that killed Missouri boy, 13

Oct. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia Police say the boy died at a hospital around 4 a.m. Sunday a few hours after the shooting happened late Saturday night. Police arrested a 19-year-old man a couple blocks away from...

Suspect charged in fatal Tacoma shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police say a person was shot to death and a man was taken into custody. The News-Tribune reports police shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday responded to a report of a shooting and found a male victim in the 7400 block of Pacific Avenue. Tacoma firefighters pronounced him dead at the...

2 wounded Iowa deputies released from hospital Saturday

Oct. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

STUART, Iowa (AP) — The two sheriff's deputies who were injured during a shooting confrontation in central Iowa last week have been released from the hospital in good condition. The Des Moines Register reports that Guthrie County deputies Steven Henry and Jim Mink were both released from the hospital...

2 teens killed, another wounded in Kentucky shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say two teenagers have died and a third was injured in a shooting in Lexington. Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel says in a news release that witnesses saw shots fired from an SUV into a passenger car on Saturday along a street. Angel says three occupants in...

Family of woman found dead in river appeals for help

Oct. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) — The family of a woman whose body was found in a Delaware river earlier this year is asking anyone with information about her case to contact police. The News Journal reports friends and family of Susan Ledyard gathered this weekend in Greenville to discuss the investigation into her...

$360K grant helps use data to tackle Cleveland-area crime

Oct. 20, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in Cleveland says a $360,000 federal grant will help authorities collect and use data to prioritize investigations and prosecutions of violent offenders in the area. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley says enhanced data collection...

$5,000 reward offered in shooting that wounded 11-month-old

Oct. 20, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in north Philadelphia gunfire that critically wounded an 11-month-old boy hit four times while he was inside a car. The reward is being offered by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 following the 8 p.m. Saturday...

Utah Valley basketball recruit is accused of sexual abuse

Oct. 20, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem say a Utah Valley University basketball recruit has been accused of sexually abusing a woman at a house party and punching a man who confronted him. They say 20-year-old Zachary Mogbo was booked into the Utah County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse,...