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Arma man pleads in killing wife, injuring her grandmother

Apr. 20, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ARMA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing death of his wife and the injuring of her grandmother. Jeremy Delmarco, 34. of Arma, had been charged with killing 37-year-old Brandy Delmarco and...

Judge dismisses petition to recall Seattle School Board

Apr. 20, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge on Monday dismissed a petition to recall the Seattle School Board after a group of parents accused the board of failing to adequately plan for students’ return to classes. After hearing from the three petitioners and...

Ex-guard indicated on murder charge in inmate's 2020 death

Apr. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A former corrections officer has been indicted on felony charges in the death of a county jail inmate last year, state authorities said. Former Scioto County sheriff's office corrections officer Billy Thompson was indicted by a county grand jury...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 19, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Rev up U.S. automotive supply chains Technology has become increasingly intertwined with the auto industry, as the recent semiconductor shortage has brought to light. The Detroit Three have had to halt...

Convicted sex offender set free after prosecutor error cited

Apr. 19, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man serving a long prison sentence for sex crimes has been set free after a judge said a county prosecutor erred in instructions to a grand jury. Marshall County Circuit Judge David Hummel last week dismissed the case against...

Cemetery site being prepared to move Confederate monument

Apr. 18, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Prep work is being done in a Mississippi cemetery for a Confederate monument that will be moved away from a county courthouse. Excavation started this month near the graves of unidentified Confederate soldiers in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus,...

Road-rage shooter gets 22 years for Everett man's death

Apr. 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for a road-rage shooting that killed an Everett man. Judge Millie Judge sentenced Simeon Berkley Friday in the death of Steven Whitemarsh in 2019, The Daily Herald reported. This...

Eyman ordered to pay $2.9M for Washington AG's legal costs

Apr. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. ...

Jury recommends life in prison for Missouri man in 2 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury recommended on Friday that a Kansas City man receive the maximum sentence for killing two women nearly a decade apart and leaving their bodies in the same field. The Cass County jury recommended that Kylr Yust, 32, serve life in prison...

NC judge gets 30-day suspension for violating conduct code

Apr. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina District Court judge was suspended without pay for 30 days on Friday for violating judicial rules by serving as executor for the estates of two former family friends, receiving nearly $90,000 in commissions. The state Supreme Court...