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Police say Farmington officer struck, pinned by stolen car

Sep. 20, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer was seriously injured early Monday when he was pinned between his police cruiser and a stolen car, police said. Farmington police officers responded to a report of a catalyctic converter theft in progress in a...

Racially motivated crime raises questions in Minnesota town

Sep. 20, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — July. That is the first time the Cold Spring Police Department reported a racially-motivated crime in 2021, after a vehicle with a block of granite on the accelerator crashed into the home of a multiracial family. Property damage on May 4 and...

Vandalism at Sikh temple investigated as possible hate crime

Sep. 19, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for a man they say vandalized a Sikh temple south of Seattle in what's being investigated as a possible hate crime. Several portable electronic devices were stolen during the Friday break-in at the...

Police car stolen, man jumps into harbor after wild chase

Sep. 19, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police car was stolen by a man who led police on a wild chase and jumped into the harbor before being apprehended. The Baltimore Sun reports that the chase began at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when officers attempted to pull over a stolen...

Missouri man guilty of several felonies for shooting woman

Sep. 19, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was convicted of several felonies after the woman he shot in the head testified against him. The Jackson County Prosecutors Office said Saturday that Louis Watts was found guilty Friday of first-degree domestic assault, unlawful...

Weekend shootings leave 11 people injured in Minneapolis

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say there were seven shootings over a 26-hour span across Minneapolis between Saturday and Sunday morning that left 11 people injured. Police said two of the victims are in critical condition. The first shooting...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

Women who took MAGA hat, tore up Trump sign get probation

Sep. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation. In a video viewed millions of times...

Alabama sheriff to serve sentence in nearby county

Sep. 18, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and using his office for personal gain will serve time in a nearby county, a judge ruled. The Decatur Daily reported that a judge ruled former Limestone County Sheriff Mike...

Illinois AG forms task force to fight organized retail theft

Sep. 18, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has announced a new effort to fight organized retail crime, a problem which one national trade organization estimates causes $45 billion in losses each year. Attorney General Kwame Raoul said his office has...