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Teen found competent to stand trial in a Tucson murder case

Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a Tucson high school student the day after graduation this year has been found competent to stand trial. Tucson TV station KOLD reported 14-year-old Rene Manuel Yanez was in court Tuesday for a competency hearing. According to prosecutors, Yanez will be...

Man who rammed police car after chase gets 12 years

Dec. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Woodburn man to 12 years in prison Tuesday for leading Springfield police on a high-speed chase in 2017 that ended with the man ramming a police vehicle. KEZI-TV reports Iosif Ivanov was sentenced Tuesday after pleaded guilty in October to 10 charges including...

Justices appear split in Arizona death sentence case

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of...

Nebraska man held in 1982 killing of Salt Lake City woman

Dec. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Nebraska man has been arrested in a cold-case killing of a Salt Lake City woman in her apartment, authorities said. Bryan Reed, 55, awaits extradition to face Utah charges of murder and aggravated burglary in the Aug. 18, 1982 killing of 72-year-old Wilhelmina Reid. the South Sioux...

Police: Subway worker robbed shop to teach 'a lesson'

Dec. 11, 2019 11:35 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An employee of a New Mexico Subway sandwich shop is facing charges after police say she robbed the place to teach another worker “a lesson.” Lorena Ariana Marin, 22, and her alleged accomplice Angelo Rey Espinosa, 19, were arrested Monday night following reports of a...

Police: Man held thief in chokehold until officers arrived

Dec. 11, 2019 1:39 AM EST

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland responding to a reported car theft found the suspect already detained by a third party who held him in a chokehold until officers arrived. Cutler J. Keene, 28, was arrested Sunday on charges including unlawful taking of a vehicle, the Carroll County Times...

2 Nevada teens get 20-to-life in Henderson robbery-murder

Dec. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two teenagers were sentenced Tuesday to 20 years to life in prison for killing a 17-year-old high school junior during a June 2018 party at an abandoned house in suburban Henderson. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon called it...

DA: Ex-municipal official stole $3M from taxpayers

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former township official outside Philadelphia stole more than $3 million from taxpayers, using some of embezzled money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips to Italy and France and shopping sprees for designer clothing and jewelry, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Moore,...

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Third person arrested in shooting death of man in Tuscaloosa

Dec. 10, 2019 4:15 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police arrested a third man Tuesday in a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in Tuscaloosa, a spokesman said. Ledell Tavari Jackson, 20, was charged with capital murder in the death of Darius Garner, 21, police told news outlets. Garner was shot to death Sunday night during an...