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Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences Research Laboratories complex Tuesday but said she could not...

Pilot dies in gyroplane crash near airport in Wisconsin

Aug. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say the pilot of a gyroplane died when the aircraft crashed into a field near an airport in southwestern Wisconsin. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call about the crash around 6:30 p.m. Monday at Viroqua Muncipal...

Probe: Metro-North clerk stole paint brushes, toilet paper

Aug. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say a Metro-North Railroad inventory clerk used her access to supplies to steal batteries, paint brushes, tools and garbage bags full of toilet paper rolls. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Office of the Inspector General said Tuesday that former clerk File Gjidoda...

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in...

Man shot, killed in field, Wichita police say

Aug. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally shot in a Wichita field. The Wichita Eagle reports that one person was killed Monday night. Police Lt. Ronald Hunt says an officer who was at a meeting in the area was the first to respond. He and other first responders performed...

Wrestling coach on leave amid sex trafficking investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The wrestling coach for a small college in Montana has been placed on administrative leave after his name turned up in court records in a human trafficking case. University of Providence wrestling coach Caleb Schaeffer has not been charged, but court records say he told police he...

Prison employee smuggled wedding ring, investigators say

Aug. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a prison food employee who was smitten with an Indiana inmate smuggled a wedding ring behind bars. Online court records show Rebecca Landers pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking with an inmate, a misdemeanor. A felony charge of official misconduct was dropped. She...

Inmate who absconded from fair work detail found unconscious

Aug. 20, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Missouri State Fair has been found unconscious. The Missouri Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Shannon Dewayne Watts, of Springfield, was flown to a hospital for treatment late Monday after was found near a...