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Mom jailed in Denver agrees to Vegas transfer in son's death

Jun. 17, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother from San Jose, California, won’t contest her transfer in custody from Colorado to Nevada to face a murder charge in the death of her 7-year-old son, whose body was found by hikers outside Las Vegas. Samantha Moreno Rodriguez told a judge...

Former officer at Justice Center charged after inmate beaten

Jun. 17, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis City Justice Center corrections officer is charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly let two detainees into a cell and allowed let them beat another detainee. A St. Louis police report identified the officer involved in...

Man who failed to show for DUI fatality sentencing sought

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted in the drunken driving crash death of his sister-in-law is being sought by police after he skipped his sentencing hearing in southeastern Iowa’s Henry County Courthouse. An arrest warrant was issued for Lorenzo Quintero, 50, of...

Docs show Bakersfield police broke bones in 31 people

Jun. 17, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — On Nov. 24, 2017, Robert Cruz Jr. biked north along Baker Street, on a quiet block straddling Bakersfield’s once-thriving old town and struggling new, restaurants interspersed with a rehab center and a prepaid phone store. ...

Police: 4 slain in Chicago mass killing all shot in head

Jun. 17, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A mass shooting that left four people dead and four others wounded at a house on Chicago's South Side was believed to have been carried out by two people who shot all but one of the victims in the head, according to a police report. No arrests have been...

Elite California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct

Jun. 17, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

OJAI, Calif. (AP) — An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that extend back for decades and were improperly handled. The Thacher School on Wednesday released a 90-page...

Police investigating shooting death of man in Kansas City

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the shooting death of a man on the eastern side of the city. The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday along East 30th Street, police said in a news release. Officers called...

Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Jun. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officers who serve on a specialized crowd control unit in Portland, Oregon, who have responded to the city’s ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after criminal charges were filed against a team member. The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Police: Trooper fatally shoots wanted man after chase

Jun. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A state trooper fatally shot a man wanted for several felony charges after a pursuit along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, officials said. News outlets report that the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office asked state police Wednesday for help...

Man pleads guilty to shooting Black girl at Iowa Trump rally

Jun. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supporter of former President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to felony charges for firing his handgun into a carful of Black girls who were arguing with pro-Trump agitators near the Iowa Capitol last December, injuring one. Michael McKinney,...