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Mother gets 32 years for death of son found in storage unit

Aug. 12, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Wednesday for her role in his death. The sentence was the maximum that Elisha Pankey could receive after pleading guilty to a felony charge of child abuse...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

Police: Man held child hostage in the middle of interstate

Aug. 10, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — An armed man who police allege held his 11-month-old son hostage while standing on a southeast Missouri interstate had been charged with four felonies. Police said Alonzo Jones Jr. 34, of Cape Girardeau, stood on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau on Thursday with his arms wrapped...

Child safe after being held as shield; 2 deputies injured

Aug. 10, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two deputies were injured along with a man who was holding a child “as a human shield” during a shootout at an apartment complex, a sheriff in South Carolina said. The shooting with a man out on bond on a 2017 murder charge happened Sunday afternoon near Columbia as...

Officials: deputy arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

Aug. 9, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office said 27-year-old Kellie Geiger was arrested Saturday after a disturbance with “an intimate partner who she shares a residence with” was...

Chandler police: Man is killed in domestic violence incident

Aug. 9, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a domestic violence incident Chandler. They said officers were called out around 2:45 a.m. Saturday on reports of a man and woman fighting and a gun being fired. Police said when they arrived at the scene, they found 35-year-old...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Landover, Md. The Washington Football Team has released Guice after he was charged in a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count...

Sheriff: Kidnapping suspect killed in shootout with deputies

Aug. 7, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suspected in kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint was killed in a Thursday night shootout with sheriff's deputies, officials said. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told reporters at the scene that deputies were searching for Nicholas Kocolis, 51, following a...

Overland Park councilman charged with misdemeanor battery

Aug. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park City Council member who is facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery has been removed from the city's public safety committee during the investigation. Councilman Scott Hamblin, 42, was charged after police were called to his home on July 21. No injuries...

Man accused of firing shots at pursuing police officers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 37-year-old man sought on charges of domestic violence and other crimes was arrested after allegedly shooting at pursuing officers before and during a chase on local streets and three metro Phoenix freeways, authorities said Thursday. Bryan Lamb on Wednesday first fired one shot...