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Police: Men shot by officers in 2 Vegas cases wielded guns

Sep. 23, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

A man shot dead by a Las Vegas police SWAT officer after an hours-long standoff fired 20 shots from inside a vacant downtown home after running from officers and taunting them to shoot him, a police official said Thursday. The death of Trent Xavier Leach, 30, was one of...

Connecticut officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a colleague was freed from jail Thursday and can return home to await a preliminary hearing of evidence in the case. Robert Ferraro,...

Lawsuits: Murdaugh used attorney friend to manipulate

Sep. 23, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawyer charged with trying to arrange his own death steered the family of a housekeeper who died in his home to use a longtime friend as their attorney without revealing their friendship and then tried to take a $4 million settlement, according to the...

Lawsuit says Georgia officials covered up fatal hit-and-run

Sep. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The father of a bicyclist who died following a hit-and-run crash in Georgia has filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against the driver, as well as against a state House member and a police chief chief who the father says caused his son's death by not reporting it....

COVID-19 toll in WVa eclipses worst US coal mine disaster

Sep. 23, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice compared the skyrocketing number of coronavirus deaths in West Virginia to some of the state’s worst coal mining disasters, asking why the daily tolls don’t motivate more people to get their COVID-19 shots. This month's...

New Hampshire man dies in crash in northern Vermont

Sep. 23, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire man died in an early morning crash in the northern Vermont town of Brunswick on Thursday, Vermont State Police said. Kenneth Thompson, 59, of Pittsburg, New Hampshire was towing a trailer with a pickup truck when he lost control of...

Memorial or high-rise? Future of condo collapse site argued

Sep. 23, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

The fight over whether the site of June's deadly Florida condominium collapse should be sold for development or turned into a memorial boiled over at a court hearing Thursday, with some victims' relatives begging for time to find a buyer who won't put a new luxury high-rise there. ...

Maine deputy struck, killed while responding to a call

Sep. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine sheriff's deputy was struck and killed while responding to a report of a vehicle off the road early Thursday, officials said. Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross was hit by another vehicle on Route 3 around 4 a.m., officials said. ...

Pilot killed, lone passenger injured in Arizona plane crash

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane has crashed in far northern Arizona, killing the pilot and injuring the lone passenger, authorities said Thursday. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say there received a call Wednesday evening from the Page Airport that a...

Pilot rescued as small plane dangled from power lines

Sep. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued the pilot of a small plane left dangling above the ground Thursday after it crashed into power lines in south Georgia. It took at least an hour to extricate the pilot as the single-engine biplane hung with its nose...