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Fresno police: K-9 stabbed by suspect, saves officer's life

Apr. 11, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police K-9 was stabbed multiple times by a suspect but saved the life of an officer in the process, the city’s police department said. The incident on Saturday occurred as police attempted to detain Carlos Castanos, 30, after receiving a...

Sheriff's deputy in Indiana shoots man while serving warrant

Apr. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempt to serve a warrant shot and injured a 30-year-old man who appeared to be unarmed, police said. The man was in serious but stable condition, Indianapolis police spokesman Shane Foley said. ...

Man accused of wounding cop held in lieu of $3 million bond

Apr. 11, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting a suburban Chicago police officer during a traffic stop last week was ordered held Sunday in lieu of $3 million. Enrique Rosa, 27, remained hospitalized for wounds suffered Thursday in an exchange of gunfire with the unnamed...

Phoenix police: Man arrested in the death of his girlfriend

Apr. 11, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Phoenix police said Sunday. They said 37-year-old Carnell Cunningham was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault. It was unclear Sunday...

Vermont police: Man with long criminal history is on the run

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities on Sunday continued to look for a man with a long criminal record who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield. Vermont State Police went door-to-door talking with neighbors on the road and searching outbuildings for Harley...

2 shot in Worcester; suspect arrested at hospital

Apr. 11, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been charged with shooting two people in Worcester on Saturday night, police said in a statement Sunday. Troy Morvan faces several charges including two counts of armed assault to murder and carrying a firearm without a...

Ex-NJ police chief sentencing postponed for medical reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a former New Jersey police chief, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and is awaiting retrial on hate crime assault and civil rights violation charges, was postponed. Former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera, 64, had...

Grandson convicted of murdering grandmother with knife, dish

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A 33-year-old Georgia man has been convicted of murdering his grandmother in 2018 after striking her with a Crock-Pot and stabbing her in the chest with a kitchen knife. Jared Randall Carter was convicted Friday in the June 2018 death of 81-year-old...

Police say NY officer in critical condition after stabbing

Apr. 11, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer was in critical condition Sunday after a man stabbed him in the leg following a car crash on Long Island, authorities said. A Suffolk County Police officer on patrol in Patchogue spotted a Mercedes being driven erratically with...

Charleston child care worker charged with hitting infants

Apr. 11, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge is denying bail to a child care employee who is charged with assaulting three infants at a Charleston daycare center. WCSC-TV reports 55-year-old Tina Rose Nye was denied bail Saturday. She faces two counts of...