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Man accused of shooting parents to death in South Carolina

Sep. 24, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is in custody, accused of shooting and killing his parents. Lexington County Sheriff's Department deputies Friday arrested Kevin Jackson Westberry, 27, of Columbia, on two counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a...

Massage therapist gets 25 years to life for sex crimes

Sep. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a massage therapist to three prison terms of 25 years to life for several sex crimes against five people, including a child and three female soccer players at the University of Kansas. Douglas County Judge Sally Pokorny...

4 people dead in what police believe is a murder-suicide

Sep. 24, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Four people were killed and one injured in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide in Aiken, authorities said Friday. Aiken officers were sent to an apartment complex in the pre-dawn hours Friday after reports of shots being fired, WJBF-TV...

Dover man charged in hit-and-run death of retired sergeant

Sep. 24, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dover man was arrested Friday in the hit-and-run death of a retired police sergeant who was training for a cycling event to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Craig Sprowl, 45, of Dover, was arrested without incident Friday morning at a hotel...

Indiana man convicted in uncle's slaying insults judge

Sep. 24, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man convicted in his uncle’s fatal 2015 shooting insulted a judge with profanity before he sentenced him to 63 years in prison. A jury found Charles David Bussard, 31, guilty of murder in August in the January 2015 slaying of his...

Authorities identify man found dead in Saline County

Sep. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man found dead in rural Saline County. The sheriff's office said Friday that the victim was 42-year-old Marc Anthony Tipton Sr. of Salina. His body was found Tuesday in a rural area. Authorities...

Man charged with killing Texas child, says he hit boy

Sep. 24, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in suburban Dallas after confessing to hitting the boy with his fists, police said. Irving police said Friday that Arturo Santiago Pena-Almanza Jr., 23, was charged with capital...

Former teacher pleads guilty to human trafficking

Sep. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher accused of soliciting sexually explicit videos from a student for money and making and possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex abuse images. Joshua...

Hastert's settlement with accuser to be finalized Monday

Sep. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The deadline for attorneys to finalize an out-of-court settlement between former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse was delayed until next week, the court clerk's office said Friday. A hearing on the...

Former SW Indiana town marshal charged in deputy's shooting

Sep. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A former town marshal has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a southwest Indiana sheriff’s deputy in the head last weekend, critically wounding him. Paul Wiltshire, who was also shot when officers returned fire, was...