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Appeals court OKs new trial for mom in baby's 2001 death

Apr. 10, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Battle Creek woman convicted of her daughter's death nearly 20 years ago has presented enough new evidence to get a second trial, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The court on Thursday affirmed a decision by a judge who said Tonia...

44-year wait over for Colon family who never lost hope

Apr. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Evelyn Colon’s mother imagined her daughter living happily surrounded by her own family and children. She was spared the heartbreaking news that her beautiful, green-eyed daughter never lived to see her 16th birthday or the birth of her own baby...

Families traumatized by violence face crime scene cleanup

Apr. 10, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the days after Patricia Norris was murdered in her West Oak Lane home, her family was busy planning the unexpected funeral, and investigators had finished collecting evidence. But no one told the Norris family what they’d find when they came back to the house to...

'Never forget': Town installs markers for lynching victims

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An angry mob of about 50 white, masked men stormed the Shelbyville jail in the early morning of Jan. 15, 1911. They broke the locks to the cells and dragged out three Black inmates. Law enforcement failed to intervene despite persistent rumors...

5 charged in death of man who had seizures at Michigan jail

Apr. 09, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Four sheriff's officers and a nurse were charged in the 2019 death of a jail inmate in western Michigan who had a series of seizures, authorities said Friday. The attorney general's office filed involuntary manslaughter charges, accusing the five...

Las Vegas officer now home after being shot at 2020 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who authorities say was shot in 2020 by a man trying to scare Black Live Matter protesters has returned home after a long stay at a rehab center. Shay Mikalonis, 30, was critically wounded on June 1 at the end of a Black...

Motive unclear in deadly shooting at Texas cabinet business

Apr. 09, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas were still seeking a motive Friday for what led an employee at a cabinet-making company to open fire on his co-workers, leaving one man dead and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper during a search for the suspect. ...

US: California militia members tried to thwart killing probe

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of a California militia group associated with the anti-government “boogaloo” movement were indicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a scheme to destroy records related to last year’s killing in Oakland of a...

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

Apr. 09, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr. Andrew Baker, the...

Springfield man charged in death of transgender woman

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman, Greene County officials said Friday. Charles Nelson, 28, was arrested after the body of Dominique Lucious, 26, was found at an apartment...