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Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

Aug. 22, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the stabbing death of a retired administrator at the California State University, Fullerton campus was a co-worker, police said Thursday. Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Huntington Beach, officials announced at a news conference near the...

The Latest: Neighbors shocked man arrested in stabbing death

Aug. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 4 p.m. Neighbors of the man suspected of fatally stabbing a co-worker California State University, Fullerton say they couldn't imagine he'd commit such a crime. The suspect, 51-year-old...

Providence bike share program put on 'pause'

Aug. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bike share program in Providence has been temporarily suspended following reports that the bikes are being misused. Mayor Jorge Elorza's office said Thursday there will be a "pause" in the popular electric Jump bike program. The statement said "a joint public safety effort will...

Man accused of burning, beating child faces murder charges

Aug. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of burning and suffocating his girlfriend's daughter is facing murder charges. NJ.com reports that Maison Andres Torres was arrested Wednesday evening after the death of 2-year-old Lia Victoria Merino-Rodriguez. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office alleges...

Juvenile arrested in Springfield stabbing death

Aug. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A juvenile is under arrest after a man died of a stab wound in west Springfield. Springfield police say officers responded to a disturbance call Wednesday evening and found what appeared to be blood on the ground. While officers were investigating, three people arrived by car at a...

North Carolina man exonerated by panel in 1979 dorm slaying

Aug. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police interviews and compared himself to Dracula did not kill a North Carolina college student in a dorm 40 years ago. Three judges declared James Blackmon, 66, innocent in the death of Helena...

Idaho man gets 42 years for 1990s murders solved by DNA

Aug. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The cases of a woman stabbed in Idaho and another strangled in Washington in the 1990s didn't seem related until law enforcement officials realized through DNA evidence that they likely had the same killer. Samples sent to a national DNA database provided no suspects, however. Then last...

Man sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder of officer

Aug. 22, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 30-year-old man convicted of trying to kill an Anchorage police officer has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. KTVA reports Superior Court Judge Erin Marston during sentencing Wednesday called 31-year-old Pagopago Beefcake Lelilio a danger to society. Prosecutors...

Syrian convicted of Germany stabbing that sparked protests

Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted a Syrian man over a fatal stabbing in the city of Chemnitz last year that touched off far-right protests. Judges convicted asylum-seeker Alaa S. of manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm in the killing last August of 35-year-old Daniel Hillig. The...

Woman sought in deadly street brawl now facing murder charge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing two sisters during a street brawl in Philadelphia this week has been charged with murder. City police say 19-year-old Tianna Thomas remains at large, along with seven women who allegedly took part in the confrontation that broke out around 11:30 p.m. Monday...