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Federal judge: Mississippi eviction law unconstitutional

Dec. 03, 2021 17:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has declared that a Mississippi law allowing landlords to seize tenants' belongings during the eviction process is unconstitutional. In his Tuesday order, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills called the Mississippi law...

Ohio deputy asks to move Casey Goodson case to federal court

Dec. 03, 2021 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of murder and reckless homicide and asked that the case be moved into federal court nearly one year after the killing of Goodson on Dec. 4, 2020. ...

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 13:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged with murder Thursday, as Goodson’s family also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and the now-retired deputy publicly shared details of what happened from his perspective for...

Judge won’t dismiss 25 murder counts against Ohio doctor

Dec. 03, 2021 12:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge Friday refused to dismiss the 25-count murder indictment against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for hospital patients, meaning one of the biggest cases of its kind ever brought against a U.S. health care professional will proceed...

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 11:47 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged with murder Thursday, as Goodson’s family also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and the now-retired deputy publicly shared details of what happened from his perspective for...

Ohio police shootings in recent years led to reckoning

Dec. 02, 2021 17:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of shootings by white Ohio police officers of Black adults and children in recent years and subsequent racial injustice protests have led to calls for changes in policing in the state, new use of force requirements and implementation of body cameras. ...

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

Dec. 01, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has...

Judge weighs whether to dismiss Ohio doc's 25 murder charges

Dec. 01, 2021 18:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge is weighing arguments about whether to dismiss the 25-count murder case against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for hospital patients. William Husel’s lawyers say he was providing comfort care to the dying, not...

Dad charged after body of missing girl, 2, found in river

Dec. 01, 2021 17:53 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a debris field in the East Fork of the White River was charged Wednesday with felony neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Jeremy Sweet, 39, of Columbus was also charged with unlawful...

North Carolina girl credited with saving family from fire

Nov. 30, 2021 13:54 PM EST

TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire marshal is crediting a 9-year-old girl with saving her family after their home was engulfed in flames sparked by a space heater. Columbus County Fire Marshal Shannon Blackman said the girl was sleeping in her home in Tabor...