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Midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

Aug. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The...

Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

In this April 9, 2013, photo, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court speaks in Baton Rouge, La., to a joint session of the Legislature. An October 2020 parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite Johnson's insistence that the punishment was excessive and rooted in racist law. (Arthur D. Lauck/The Advocate via AP)

Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippers

Aug. 13, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An October parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite its chief justice's insistence that the punishment was excessive and rooted in racist law. In...

Inmate found strangled with COVID-19 mask

Aug. 13, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A 32-year-old prison inmate in Connecticut has been found strangled with a mask issued to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Daniel Ocasio, of Windsor, died Wednesday morning after being discovered sitting on a bunk in his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional...

Authorities: Inmate used cellphone to order violent crimes

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate imprisoned on armed robbery and burglary charges used a cellphone to order violent crimes on multiple people from inside prison and now faces new charges, authorities said Tuesday. Harvester Jackson, incarcerated at Kirkland Correctional Institution in...

Authorities: Arson, burglary at Black church in Maryland

Aug. 11, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

SHADY SIDE, Md. (AP) — A person started a fire inside the vestibule of a predominately Black church in Maryland and also burglarized the house of worship, authorities said. Firefighters responding to a call about the fire at Judah Temple Ministries extinguished the blaze just after 5 a.m. Sunday, the Anne...

Arrested man who died after refusing medical care identified

Aug. 11, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a Flagstaff hospital while in custody last month after refusing medical treatment. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said Monday that the autopsy and cause of death still are pending for 32-year-old David Depoe. He was...

Suspect dies in shootout with St. Charles County police

Aug. 8, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles County police said officers shot and killed a man after a chase that ended in a field. Police said officers responded to a burglary call Friday afternoon after the homeowner confronted a man and shots were fired. The suspect fled and St. Charles County police pursued him....

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson takes the oath of office at Cohen College Prep High School in New Orleans, La. Johnson, the  chief justice of Louisiana's Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)

State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court, who said the sentence was the result of laws rooted in racism. Justice Bernette Johnson, the only Black...

Scottsdale police arrest 6 more in mall break-in, looting

Aug. 7, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have made more arrests in the May looting of the city's signature mall that also involved YouTuber Jake Paul. Sgt. Ben Hoster announced Friday the arrests of six people on charges ranging from burglary to trafficking stolen property. The total number of suspects...