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Police say woman wounded chasing would-be thieves

May. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old woman was shot in a leg while chasing would-be car thieves in Council Bluffs. A police news release says Carmen Hernandez and 19-year-old Eric Martinez were awakened just after 4 a.m. Thursday by the sound of someone starting one of their vehicles...

Police searching in southern Idaho for Utah shooting suspect

May. 23, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a manhunt is under way in southern Idaho for a man suspected in a fatal shooting in Utah. Police say 45-year-old Jonathan Llana is a homicide suspect in the case, and they describe him as being armed and dangerous. Police say they believe Llana shot and killed...

Man accused of threatening neighbors with rifle

May. 23, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck police have arrested a man on possible terrorizing charges after he was accused of pointing a rifle at his neighbors. Officers were called to a mobile home park Wednesday about 7 p.m. Authorities say one of the neighbors disarmed the man who went back inside his residence....

Police: 14-year-old boy killed, girl injured in shooting

May. 23, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been killed in a shooting near an Ohio elementary school that also left a 14-year-old girl wounded. Columbus police say the shooting was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders found the boy and girl with gunshot wounds on a...

Daughters of slain officer to sue Tacoma police over death

May. 23, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of a slain Tacoma police officer intend to sue the Tacoma Police Department, claiming Tacoma officers should have arrested the suspect two weeks before their father was killed. KIRO-TV reports Antonia, Gabriella and Victoria Gutierrez on Wednesday filed the notice in...

Man gets 20-year prison term for fatal post-Super Bowl fight

May. 23, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win is now headed to prison. Supreme Life received a 20-year term Wednesday The 57-year-old Lumberton man was convicted in March of passion...

Man accused of shooting fireworks at vehicles, pedestrians

May. 23, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont have accused a man of shooting fireworks at vehicles and pedestrians, one of which hit a man in the head. Police said one caller said fireworks were being shot out of a vehicle at other drivers on May 14 on Brattleboro's Main Street. Police also made contact with a...

Former teacher pleads not guilty in student sex case

May. 23, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A former Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her alcohol has pleaded not guilty. Adams County Court records say 23-year-old Tyler Hedlund filed the plea Wednesday to a charge of intentional child abuse. A trial date has not been set. The records...

Prosecutors: Bathroom break leads to gun charge, sentence

May. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A convicted felon has been sentenced to four years in prison after being caught with a firearm when he stopped his car for a bathroom break along a road. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a release Wednesday that Clifton Eugene Battle was sentenced on a charge of possession of a...

Man involved in road rage shooting sentenced to 5 years

May. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of shooting at another driver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 39-year-old Garvin Franklin Jr., was sentenced Wednesday for the October 23, 2018, incident. He had been convicted of one count of unlawful...