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The Latest: Boy arrested in school shooting threats

Nov. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a school shooting threat in Southern California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was seized after classmates overheard him threatening to shoot up his Los Angeles-area middle school. Los Angeles County...

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty as before, for sexually abusing children. Sandusky, 75, was sentenced by Judge Maureen Skerda at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. He wore a yellow...

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school.

The Latest: Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given the same penalty at his resentencing as before: 30 to 60 years in prison. Centre County...

Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case

Nov. 22, 2019 2:47 PM EST
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case.

Alabama jury convicts officer of manslaughter in shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury on Friday found a white police officer guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016. Jurors returned the verdict against Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn,...

Police: Tow truck operator trying to take car shoots driver

Nov. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tow truck operator shot, wounded and slashed a driver who objected to his attempt to haul away the person’s vehicle while the driver was still in it, police said Friday. The argument began around 4 a.m. at an apartment complex minutes from Duke University in...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...

Fall 2020 trial set for woman accused of killing ex-senator

Nov. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EST

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a fall 2020 trial date for a woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker who was found dead outside her home. Jonesboro television station KAIT report s that the judge on Friday scheduled Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell’s trial to begin Oct. 19....