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Iowa man charged with murder for shooting death of wife

Nov. 29, 2021 13:32 PM EST

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been charged with murder nearly six months after his wife was found shot to death inside their home. Shane Bostrom, 34, of Eldridge, is now charged with first-degree murder in the June 10 shooting death of 28-year-old...

Charges upgraded to murder for mother of missing child

Nov. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Charges have been upgraded to malice murder and felony murder for the woman who reported her 8-year-old daughter missing two days before the child was found dead. Nicole Amari Hall was reported missing from an Extended Stay Hotel in Gwinnett...

Autopsy: 5-year-old boy died of 'violence and neglect'

Nov. 22, 2021 15:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who went missing and was found dead in Massachusetts died of “violence and neglect," and his death was a homicide, according to autopsy results released Monday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in...

Child endangerment charges for mom whose kids died in fire

Nov. 20, 2021 11:23 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An East St. Louis woman whose five children died in a fire at her home while she was away has been indicted on child endangerment charges. With the indictment, the St. Clair County grand jury determined that 34-year-old Sabrina Dunigan was at...

Indiana woman allegedly sold her daughter, 13, to man, 27

Nov. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman allegedly sold her 13-year-old daughter to a 27-year-old man before she and her husband forced her to marry him and then celebrated the wedding with a party, authorities said. The girl's mother was charged Thursday in Allen...

5-hour SWAT standoff ends with Reno arrest; multiple charges

Nov. 16, 2021 17:44 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 45-year-old Reno man is being held without bail on more than a dozen criminal counts after he was arrested following a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team that forced a lockdown at a nearby elementary school. Police say Brian Earle had threatened...

Vehicle in case of missing Tennessee boy spotted in Arizona

Nov. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A vehicle sought in an Amber Alert involving a missing 3-year-old Tennessee boy has been spotted in western Arizona, authorities said Tuesday. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the vehicle was seen on State Route 95 heading toward Parker,...

Police officer admits having sex with underage girl

Nov. 15, 2021 17:35 PM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has admitted to having sex with an underage girl and exchanging nude photos with her. Mark Stinnard pleaded guilty in state Superior Court Monday to endangering the welfare of a child. The 37-year-old former Pompton...

Horrific abuse leads to life sentence in death of 2-year-old

Nov. 12, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who killed a 2-year-old child found with bruises and bite marks all over his body and signs of sexual abuse has been sentenced to life in prison after agreeing to plead guilty. William Looper told investigators he beat and...

3rd arrest in probe that led to discovery of 2 buried girls

Nov. 10, 2021 12:13 PM EST

COGAN STATION, Pa. (AP) — A third woman has been arrested in the investigation that led to discovery of the bodies of two young girls missing for years and buried in the backyard of a Pennsylvania home, authorities said. Michele Butler, 48, of Williamsport, is charged...