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Florida man arrested in crash that killed NFL player's dad

Oct. 29, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White. Authorities said Thursday that 32-year-old Daniel Tucker Chamblin of Hollywood surrendered and was being held in the...

Colorado jury convicts man in killing of sheriff's deputy

Oct. 29, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted a man in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2018. Dreion Dearing, 24, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder and felony murder of a peace officer. Dearing also was...

Lincoln man accepts deal in beating that led to man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to attempted manslaughter after he beat another man, who died five days later. Mark Hietbrink, 49, was originally charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault in the death of Jonathan Olson in October 2019. Prosecutors agreed to the reduced...

In this image taken from video, Tafara Williams speaking to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. (Zoom/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Woman shot by suburban Chicago police sues officers, city

Oct. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black woman who was seriously injured when a suburban Chicago police officer shot her and killed her boyfriend is suing the officer who opened fire and the officer who initially questioned them minutes earlier. Tafara Williams’ lawsuit was filed late Wednesday in U.S. District...

Maryland man found guilty in 2017 workplace shooting deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who showed up for work at a countertop company three years ago and shot five of his co-workers, killing three, has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. The Harford County jury of nine women and three men took about three and a half...

Man charged in death of woman whose body was found in river

Oct. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A Wichita man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a river earlier this year. Robert Burns Mans Jr., 48, was charged Wednesday in Marion County in the death of Shalan Niccole Gannon, 27, of Wichita. He was arrested Thursday in Wichita, Kansas Attorney General...

This inmate photo provided by the Knox County, Tenn., Sheriff shows Michael Anthony Gray Jr., who has been charged with murder and abuse involving children his parents adopted — just days after his parents pleaded not guilty to similar charges, according to a published report. A Knox County grand jury handed down charges Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, against Michael Anthony Gray Jr., 40, that included felony murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, WBIR-TV reported. (Knox County Sheriff via AP)

Man charged in case involving slain, abused adopted children

Oct. 29, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with murder and abuse involving children his parents adopted — just days after his parents pleaded not guilty to similar charges, according to a published report. A Knox County grand jury handed down charges Wednesday against Michael Anthony...

FILE - This Oct. 10, 2020 file photo shows security guard Matthew Dolloff, right, after fatally shooting

No reduced bond for TV station guard charged with murder

Oct. 29, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has declined to lower bond for a television station security guard charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of a pro-police demonstrator following opposing protests this month in downtown Denver. Denver District Judge John Madden ruled Wednesday that photographs of the...

Omaha police investigating after woman's body found

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a northwestern Omaha apartment unit, officials said. Police were called around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the apartment complex near West Maple Road and 108th Street, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Officers who arrived on...

Police: Possible murder-suicide involves Idaho officer

Oct. 29, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police are investigating what they describe as a possible murder-suicide involving a central Idaho police officer and a coffee shop owner. Police said 28-year-old Hailey police officer Jared Murphy and 34-year-old Bellevue coffee shop owner Ashley Midby were found dead in...