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Oklahoma police lieutenant indicted on murder charge

Nov. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma grand jury has indicted a police lieutenant on a second-degree murder charge, alleging he wasn’t justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect. The grand jury found 40-year-old John Mitchell engaged in “imminently dangerous conduct” when he...

Officials arrest ex-student, saying lyrics threaten school

Nov. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former high school student has been charged with making terroristic threats after south Mississippi officials say he wrote a song with lyrics that threatened to shoot up the school. Local news outlets report 18-year-old Michael Hartfield II was arrested Thursday after posting...

Pregnant woman killed in random attack in central California

Nov. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EST

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a random attack outside her home by a man with a long criminal record who was once declared by a court mentally unfit, authorities said. Salinas police said Mariana Jurado, 26, was leaving for work Tuesday morning when Garrett Scheff stabbed...

Mother indicted for same murder after daughter pleads guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A mother has been indicted on murder charges months after her daughter pleaded guilty in the same case. Lowndes County District Attorney Scott Colom tells The Commercial Dispatch that Lydia Martinez was indicted because new evidence suggests she was a more active participant in...

Alaska man arrested after drugs found in spoiled goat guts

Nov. 22, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old Alaska man is under federal arrest after he was found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport. Authorities say Cenen Placencia of Kodiak was arrested Wednesday at Anchorage’s international airport. An affidavit filed with...

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...

Man accused of recording men in restrooms around Des Moines

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old Ankeny man has been arrested after being accused of recording men in bathrooms at Des Moines Area Community College and a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports the man was arrested Friday morning and faces a charge of invasion of...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

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...