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Sentencing in July for 80-year-old woman who killed husband

Jun. 22, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — An 80-year-old southwestern Nebraska woman faces sentencing next month for killing her husband, though she claimed it was in response to years of abuse. KNOP-TV reports that Lavetta Langdon of McCook will be sentenced July 12....

Man shot earlier this month in Springfield dies

Jun. 22, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who was shot in Springfield earlier this month has died. Police say 44-year-old Travis D. Rogers of Springfield was shot June 10 on North Broadway. Police announced Monday that Rogers died on Saturday. Police say a...

Man killed when shots fired into Kansas City home

Jun. 22, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man is dead after someone fired shots into a home in Kansas City, Missouri. Police say the shooting happened at 4 a.m. Tuesday at 24th Terrace and Michigan. A man in his 20s was struck by the gunfire shot from outside the home. He was...

Ex-teacher given 100 years for sexually assaulting students

Jun. 22, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former elementary school teacher in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting two students. Thomas Richard Strong, 72, of Sioux Falls, was earlier found guilty of four counts of rape and one count of sexual...

Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Jun. 22, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in Iowa in 2018. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that 34-year-old Zackery Bassett, originally from Elwood, Kansas, must serve at least 35...

North Dakota woman, 86, gets probation in pedestrian's death

Jun. 22, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An 86-year-old North Dakota woman who struck and killed a pedestrian and then left the scene of the crash has been sentenced to two years of probation. Bertha Harper, of Bismarck, earlier pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and failure to report...

Massachusetts man convicted in 2015 killing of girlfriend

Jun. 22, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday. Van Dorsey Jr., 33, of Springfield, faces a mandatory term of life in prison without the possibility of...

Motel shooting leaves 2 men wounded in Tuscaloosa

Jun. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Tuscaloosa say they’re investigating an early-morning shooting at a motel. Two people were wounded around dawn Tuesday at a Motel 6 on McFarland Boulevard East, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Two men were taken to...

St. Louis shooting kills 3 people, leaves 4 others wounded

Jun. 22, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A shooting in St. Louis left three people dead and four others wounded, authorities said. Police were called about 7:30 p.m. Monday to the city's Greater Ville neighborhood in north St. Louis. Two men were found dead outside a convenience store, police...

St. Cloud man fatally shot randomly was university professor

Jun. 22, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The St. Cloud man who was killed while standing in his doorway Sunday in what police say was a random shooting has been identified as a longtime university professor. Ed Ward, 68, taught at St. Cloud State University for more than three decades,...