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Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

Jun. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence presented Friday in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment at the heart of her criminal case, not knowing the employee would quit while on vacation. ...

Man faces additional charges in fatal shooting of deputy

Jun. 24, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Washington is facing additional charges in connection with the 2021 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon of Salem, Oregon, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on amended information in...

Ex-aide admits lied to grand jury in auditor corruption case

Jun. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former chief of staff to Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness admitted during testimony in her criminal corruption trial Thursday that he lied under oath to a grand jury that was investigating McGuiness. Thomas Van Horn acknowledged under cross-examination by...

Arrested Glendale teens wanted to 'murder a police officer'

Jun. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Glendale are accused of opening fire on police officers in an unprovoked attack. Glendale authorities said Wednesday both boys, ages 13 and 14, have been booked on several felony charges including aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of...

Teen pleads guilty in Baltimore shooting of Israeli man

Jun. 23, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore for a wedding last year. Rasheed Morris, 17, is the second of three people charged in the May 2021 shooting death of Efraim Gordon,...

Burglar shot dead after breaking into northern Indiana home

Jun. 22, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A burglar was fatally shot after breaking into a northern Indiana home, police said Wednesday. Warsaw police said they were called around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday to a home on the city's east side on a report of “an alleged breaking and entering by an adult male...

Nearly $100K stolen from ex-NBA player Vince Carter’s home

Jun. 22, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly $100,000 in cash was taken in a weekend burglary at the Atlanta home of former NBA player Vince Carter, according to an incident report released Wednesday by Atlanta Police. Two guns and more than $16,000 was recovered later outside the 10,000-square-foot...

Daughter testifies at corruption trial of Delaware auditor

Jun. 22, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The daughter of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness testified Wednesday at her mother’s criminal corruption trial, saying she earned her pay after being hired for a part-time job in the auditor’s office but was treated poorly by other staffers. Elizabeth...

Officer acknowledges not intervening in rough arrest

Jun. 22, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former Colorado police officer acknowledged Wednesday that she failed to stop another officer from shoving an elderly woman with dementia to the ground during a shoplifting arrest. Daria Jalali, 28, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to intervene and...

Woman found guilty, man sentenced to prison for Iowa killing

Jun. 22, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder for the strangulation death of another woman nearly two years ago in her Lake Park home. A judge found 27-year-old Allison Decker, 27, of Sioux City,...