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Man charged with murder in shooting of Illinois trooper

Aug. 25, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper who was shot while serving a search warrant. The St. Clair County state's attorney announced the charge Saturday against Chris Grant. He's in custody in southwestern Illinois on a $5...

Former inmate now freed serves Detroit community

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The way Demetrius Knuckles sees it, he helped destroy his community. He was just 12 years old when he started dealing crack cocaine in his neighborhood near the old Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit. It was 1985, and crack was infiltrating cities across America. Like many of the adults...

Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested

Aug. 24, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents was arrested Saturday in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested on second degree murder charges at a hotel...

Alabama man mistakenly released back in custody

Aug. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who was mistakenly released from jail because of a clerical error is back behind bars. Al.com reports 34-year-old Nathaniel Sebastian, of Wilmer, had been in the Mobile Metro Jail under a $250,000 bond for allegedly killing his mother, 60-year-old Susan Mayo, and burying...

Mexican women knit hearts at memorial for murdered females

Aug. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dozen women spread across the grass of Alameda park in the capital Saturday knitting hearts for a memorial to murdered girls as Mexico grapples with endemic violence against females. Hands worked quickly looping canary yellow, blood red and turquoise yarn. The women then strung the...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia was found Saturday shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. Albany police were dispatched to the residence and found Judge Stephen Goss, 60, in a wooded area dead from a gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dougherty...

Driver sentenced to 70 years in Colorado crash that killed 2

Aug. 24, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder for a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. The Coloradoan reports 20-year-old Marcos Orozco was sentenced Friday in the deaths of Nicole Nees of Fort Collins and her father, John Nees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa....

Texas man accused of fatally shooting boss after being fired

Aug. 24, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities allege a 22-year-old suburban Houston man fatally shot his boss after being fired. Jatraveous Williams remained jailed on Saturday after being charged with murder in the death of 56-year-old Leonard John Ruffer. The Harris County Sheriff's Office alleges Williams shot Ruffer, who...

Deputies kill man who allegedly came at them with a knife

Aug. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Deputies shot and killed a man they said came at him with a knife in Cottage Grove. The Lane County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a dispute between a male and a female but that deputies were unable to locate them. They retuned around 1 a.m. Saturday, located the...