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Kansas RB Pooka Williams granted diversion in battery case

Jan. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Star Kansas running back Pooka Williams has been granted diversion in a domestic battery case, meaning he has a chance to keep the allegation off his record. Williams, who appeared in court Wednesday, is accused of punching an 18-year-old woman in the stomach and grabbing her by the...

Mercury fire assistant coach after domestic violence charge

Jan. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have fired assistant coach Todd Troxel following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying it had interviewed Troxel and his fiancee and concluded that his conduct during the incident was unacceptable. Troxel...

Man, 18, accused of trying to poison his mother with bleach

Jan. 8, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of trying to poison his mother by pouring bleach in her drink said he did it to make her sick, but didn't want her to die. WKYT-TV reports 18-year-old Justin Adkins was arrested Sunday. He was charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and first-degree...

Sheriff: Woman threw bleach in boyfriend's eyes on his dare

Jan. 3, 2019 7:41 AM EST

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Carolina says a woman told deputies she threw bleach into her boyfriend's eyes on a dare. The State reports 56-year-old Barbara Davis told deputies she was cleaning during a New Year's Day argument with her 54-year-old boyfriend when he dared her to throw it...

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

Dec. 29, 2018 12:45 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences,...

Kentucky man charged with throwing Christmas ham at woman

Dec. 25, 2018 12:09 PM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man has been arrested after he threw a ham at a woman during an argument over which day Christmas dinner should take place. WAVE-TV reports that David Brannon was arrested Sunday after he tried to flee from police officers who reported to a home on a domestic...

Affidavit: Kansas football player punched woman in stomach

Dec. 20, 2018 6:37 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit alleges University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her by the throat earlier this month. The Lawrence Journal-World reported the 18-year-old woman showed the officer text messages from Williams admitting to punching her...

Kentucky man injured in shootout with officer

Dec. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been critically injured in a shootout with a conservation officer. Kentucky State Police say 55-year-old Gary L. Ranburger of Morgantown was taken to a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital Thursday and is in critical but stable condition. Police said state Fish and...

Judge blocks restrictions on who can apply for asylum

Dec. 19, 2018 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declared that some of the guidance that then-Attorney General...

Police: Officers save infant after dad said he drowned her

Dec. 18, 2018 1:05 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri officers saved the life of a 6-month-old girl whose father walked into their police station and said he had just drowned his daughter, authorities say. Greenwood police Chief Greg Hallgrimson and Cpl. Tom Calhoun rushed to a pond where the man said he had drowned his...