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6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Life sentence for man wounded in confrontation with deputies

Dec. 10, 2019 5:59 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was wounded last year in a shootout with deputies has been sentenced to life in prison. Joshua Imhoff, 34, was sentence this week by a Polk County judge, the Ledger reported. A jury found Imhoff guilty last month of seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a...

Prosecutors: 1 police officer killed, 2 others and a civilian wounded in Jersey City standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 3:30 PM EST
Prosecutors: 1 police officer killed, 2 others and a civilian wounded in Jersey City standoff.

Voting with their feet: French march against pension reforms

Dec. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cranking up the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities on Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap changes to the national retirement system. As a crippling transportation...

2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts

Dec. 10, 2019 9:55 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two of nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers accused this summer by a watchdog group of posting objectionable Facebook messages have been fired. Sgt. Ronald Hasty and Detective Thomas Mabrey are appealing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Their attorney, Brian Millikan, said the...

Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Officer shoots, wounds man following traffic stop, chase

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was shot and wounded by police over the weekend following a vehicle chase in South Florida, authorities said. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation early Sunday morning in Hallandale Beach, police spokeswoman RaShana Dabney-Donovan told news...

Student accused in shooting 'tired of being picked on'

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student's head says he was “tired of being picked on," according to criminal charges filed Monday, Tyrone Smith, 18, was charged as an adult with several charges, including...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Hundreds attend vigil for slain Alabama officer

Dec. 9, 2019 8:57 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside an Alabama police department on Sunday to honor a police officer killed while conducting a drug enforcement operation. Mourners gathered near the Fallen Officer Memorial at the Huntsville Police Department to honor officer Billy Fred Clardy III,...