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Pickup driver faces charges in crash that killed cyclist

May. 24, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BELL ACRES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man is facing vehicular homicide and other charges in a head-on hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Pittsburgh over the weekend. Allegheny County police say officers in the borough of Bell Acres were dispatched just before 12:30...

Police in 3 states seek suspect in 2 Connecticut slayings

May. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said. Connecticut troopers said Peter Manfredonia,...

People visit Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Fla., Saturday, May 23, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)

Police respond to large crowds, shooting in Florida beach

May. 24, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a popular Florida beach boardwalk and were seen partying and dancing despite social distancing restrictions imposed by the state to combat the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Sunday. Police responded, attempting to disperse the crowds along a...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. The California murder trial of real estate heir Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is expected to move to the Inglewood courthouse from Los Angeles, The Daily Breeze reported Friday, May 22. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Robert Durst murder trial may move to new California court

May. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is...

In this Sunday, May, 24, 2020, booking photo released by the Layton Police Department shows suspect, Ethan Hunsaker, 24. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and is being held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington, Utah. Layton Police Department say Hunsaker was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he'd met on on a popular dating app.  (Layton Police Department via AP)

Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

May. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after police say he told authorities he killed a 25-year-old woman he had met on the popular dating app Tinder. Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 early Sunday to report he’d killed someone inside a home in Layton, the Layton...

This undated photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office shows Jaden T. Hayden. The 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday, May 24, 2020, with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Hayden was not a long-term resident of the nursing home, the attorney told WJXK-TV. (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video

May. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two...

Police investigate fatal shooting in southeast Omaha

May. 24, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified the man who died after being shot in southeast Omaha early Sunday. Police said officers responding to a report of gunshots around 2 a.m. Sunday found a man who had been shot outside a home. Officials said 48-year-old Charles Rockwood died at the scene of the...

Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

May. 24, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women's prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six other prisoners, authorities said Sunday. The National Penitentiary Institute said in a statement that the incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday when an inmate set fire to an...

Man hospitalized after Kansas triple shooting

May. 24, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a Kansas City, Kansas triple shooting on Sunday. Police said they responded to the reported shooting early Sunday and later located three men apparently hospitalized in connection to the shooting. One man is being treated...

Kansas police report fatal shooting in Kansas City

May. 24, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas police say a teenager or young adult has been fatally shot. Police responded to reports of a shooting early Sunday morning. The male victim was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene. Police estimate the victim is between 17 and 20 years old. They...