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Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims to be burned

May. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Temple of Time" public art installation will be set on fire in a Sunday evening ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and...

Raleigh police officer shoots armed man after medical call

May. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer has shot and wounded an armed man after the Fire Department responded to a medical call. Police said fire personnel who arrived at a home Sunday morning encountered a man who made "verbally threatening" statements. According to police, as the first officer to...

Man gets 30 years in slaying of man buried beneath concrete

May. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a slaying where the victim's body was found buried beneath concrete. Forty-nine-year-old Jason Hancock of Brownsburg was sentenced Friday on charges stemming from the February 2018 killing of 41-year-old Michael Marks....

Man found dead in home after 3-hour standoff

May. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man who reportedly called 911 saying he shot a woman in the head at an Ohio home has been found dead after holding police at bay for three hours. Montville Township police in Medina County say they received the 911 call as they were responding to a child's earlier report...

Lombard woman gets 26 years in mother's strangulation death

May. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LOMBARD, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for her mother's strangulation death last year. DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says 29-year-old Stephanie DeFalco of Lombard appeared in court Friday, when a judge handed down the sentence....

Police: Man killed in overnight shooting; suspect in custody

May. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say an overnight shooting in Ogden has left one man dead. Ogden police say they received a report of a shooting early Sunday. Responding officers found an unconscious man in his mid-20s on the sidewalk and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene...

Parolee gets life for 85-year-old Crete man's 2014 killing

May. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Will County say a man has been sentenced to life without parole for the 2014 killing of an 85-year-old Crete man. Jurors convicted 50-year-old Jesus Larosa of first-degree murder in March in the death of Alfred Hilton, who was found beaten and strangled with a telephone...

2 seriously injured in late night Minneapolis shooting

May. 19, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two people suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after a late night shooting in Minneapolis. WCCO-TV reports officers were dispatched to the area of 2100 block of Cedar Avenue South around 10:26 p.m Saturday after receiving a report of shots fired. Police found...

Bill would bar death penalty if 'serious mental illness'

May. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill now in Ohio's legislature would allow people convicted of aggravated murder to avoid the death penalty if they're found to have had a "serious mental illness" at the time of the offense. Republican Rep. Brett Hudson Hillyer, of Uhrichsville, sponsored the bill. He has said the...

Bystander shot during argument outside Maryland store

May. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A 21-year-old bystander was shot during an altercation between two other men outside a Maryland convenience store. Howard County Police said officers responded to Sam's Mart for a report of a shooting just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. They found a man who had been struck by a bullet as he...