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Mother, boyfriend get maximum prison time in toddler's death

Oct. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mother and her boyfriend have been sentenced in the beating death of the woman's 2-year-old son. John Colan Powers, 47, and Candice Jones, 32, both of Green Valley, were charged in the August 2018 death of Jones’ 2-year-old son, Joseph Garbosky III. Judge Mark...

School bus driver charged with driving bus while drunk

Oct. 17, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester-area school bus driver faces criminal charges after allegedly driving a bus with students aboard while drunk. The Gates Chili School District wrote on its website that the driver, identified by police as Lashonda Griffin, was arrested Friday. School officials wrote on the...

Mom gets 6 months in jail; son drowned in Lake Michigan

Oct. 17, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for neglecting to keep an eye on her son who drowned in Lake Michigan. Miranda Rowe, 33, of Spring Lake Township appeared in court Monday. Her 6-year-old, Iain, drowned at Holland State Park on June 6, a day of high waves and warnings....

This Dec. 17, 2018, photo provided by the San Francisco Police courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur, named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

'There's a lemur!' 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft case

Oct. 17, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership. The theft of Maki, an arthritic 21-year-old lemur, made the...

Man gets 40 years in restaurant slaying, attempted slaying

Oct. 17, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the slaying of a man and attempted slaying of a woman in a New Jersey restaurant two years ago. Forty-two-year-old Miguel Camara of Long Branch was sentenced Friday on guilty pleas in July to first-degree murder,...

Mother of Indiana school shooter sentenced to probation

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who fired gunshots inside an eastern Indiana middle school in 2018 has avoided any jail time for failing to take actions that authorities say could have prevented the shooting. The teen shot out a door at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond and fired...

Massachusetts foster parents could be first to unionize

Oct. 15, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts could become home to the first union to successfully represent foster parents. SEIU 509 announced plans Thursday to unionize thousands of foster parents across the state. Union officials say that while foster parents provide nurturing and compassion, they also require the...

Mother charged with murder in death of 5-year-old boy

Oct. 14, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mother has been charged in the death of her 5-year-old son who was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a west Philadelphia apartment, police said Jennifer Joseph, 40, is charged with murder and child endangerment in the death of 5-year-old Devon Joseph, according to court documents....

This undated photo provided by the Dent County Sheriff's Office in Salem, Mo., shows Susan Abney. Abney and her husband Randall Abney, are jailed on $500,000 bond on a charge of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. The charge was filed after the Oct. 3, 2020, death of their daughter, who was identified in court records by her initials of JAA. (Dent County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Missouri couple charged in death of emaciated 10-year-old

Oct. 14, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A 10-year-old Missouri girl whose parents have been charged in her death was so emaciated that a detective said she looked "like a Holocaust victim," according to court records. The girl, who is identified in court records as JAA, died Oct. 3. A cause of death hasn’t been...

New trial ordered for attorney convicted of endangerment

Oct. 11, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has ordered a new trial for a New Jersey attorney convicted almost three years ago of having endangered the welfare of a child. NJ.com reports that the appellate panel issued an Oct. 9 ruling faulting the judge's instructions to the jury that convicted David...