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Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

May. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office. Dr. Clyde Overturff had told officers that he was spending the night in an apartment at his Maquoketa (muh'-KOH'-keh-tuh) office in March when he...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

Arizona police officer in fatal shooting of teen resigns

May. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe police officer who fatally shot a teenage boy who was holding a replica gun and fleeing from a vehicle burglary has resigned from the department. Tempe police say Officer Joseph Jaen met Monday with Chief Slyvia Moir and she accepted his resignation, effective immediately....

Nevada judge considers defense motions in quadruple killings

May. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with killing four people urged a judge on Monday to dismiss some of the charges and throw out his confession, citing procedural errors. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman faces murder, burglary and weapons charges in the deaths of four people in...

Police arrest suspect in naked break-ins of 2 Missouri homes

May. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri say they have arrested a suspect after reports that a naked man broke into two homes. Interim Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said the man got into homes about a half-mile apart early Saturday. He said police believe he tried to enter other homes. In both...

Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks' costumes

May. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news...

California girls at slumber party fight off nude intruder

May. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) — Two 10-year-old girls having a slumber party fought off a naked man who broke into the California home through a window and sexually assaulted them. A suspect was arrested, police said Thursday. Police Chief Matt Basgall in the Fresno suburb of Clovis commended the girls. "They did...

Sparks re-sign Riquna Williams, who faces assault charges

May. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed free agent Riquna Williams, who was arrested last month after fight with her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home. According to an arrest report, Williams forced her way inside and repeatedly struck Alkeria Davis in the head and pulled her hair. Two men told Palm...

No-contest plea in machete attack: 'He owes me choke ahi'

May. 12, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai man pleaded no contest after telling police he was under the influence of a hallucinogenic when he used a machete to wreak havoc on his former boss' home because of a fish dispute. Forrest Broyles pleaded no contest last week to burglary, criminal property damage and...

Police: South Dakota man stole sex toys from couple's house

May. 11, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is accused of stealing $500 worth of sex toys from a couple's home over a period of about two years. The Argus Leader reports that 25-year-old Brody Fuchs, of Tyndall (TIN'-duhl), is charged with second-degree burglary. Bon Homme County Sheriff's Deputy Brian McGuire...