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Sheriff asks hunters to look for evidence in disappearance

Nov. 15, 2018 12:22 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin sheriff leading the investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl and the fatal shootings of her parents is asking hunters for help. The state's nine-day gun deer hunt begins early Saturday and runs through Nov. 25. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked...

Parents charged with using kids' identity to rack up debt

Nov. 15, 2018 12:20 PM EST

BATH, N.Y. (AP) — A couple has been charged with identity theft after the man's son applied for a college loan and discovered his credit rating had been ruined by unpaid utility bills and credit card debts. New York State Police on Thursday say 44-year-old Thomas Cash and his wife, 39-year-old Alisha Cash,...

Latest: Father: No 'justice' in threats to driver's family

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The father of a 9-year-old Indiana girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck as she crossed a road to board a school bus...

Gunshot victim dropped at hospital has died

Nov. 15, 2018 12:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a man who suffered a gunshot wound and was dropped off at a hospital by a private vehicle has died of his injuries. Police spokesman John Elder says the victim was dropped off at Hennepin County Medical Center about 11:30 p.m. Thursday and died a short time later....

Man extradited from Ireland pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

Nov. 15, 2018 12:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A dual citizen of Ireland and the United States has pleaded guilty to a $1.5 million mortgage fraud scheme. Patrick Lee entered his plea to federal charges of wire fraud and making an unlawful monetary transaction Tuesday. Prosecutors say the 45-year-old Lee engaged in the scheme from 2005 to...

Police: 2 of 3 women found at Massachusetts home were bound

Nov. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Newly released court documents say two of the three women whose bodies were found at a Massachusetts man's home in May had been bound with electrical cords and cables. Stewart Weldon, of Springfield, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to 52 charges, including...

Mississippi college worker no longer has job after remarks

Nov. 15, 2018 12:09 PM EST

WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college employee no longer has her job after racist remarks on social media. The Daily Leader of Brookhaven reports that Copiah-Lincoln Community College no longer employs library clerk Dana Lander. College President Jane Hulon won't say if Ladner was fired or...

2 women due in court on charges related to family massacre

Nov. 15, 2018 12:08 PM EST

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Hearings have been scheduled for two women charged with misleading authorities investigating an Ohio family massacre. Attorneys for Fredericka Wagner and Rita Newcomb say they will plead not guilty during the Thursday court hearing. Both face felony charges of obstructing justice and...

Business closed over shooting makes deal with city to reopen

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor says a business he closed over a shooting outside has reopened through an agreement with the owner. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs tells news outlets he shuttered The Tree House Banquet Hall early Sunday because police had responded to a report of a fight with...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Nov. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor said Thursday he would seek the death penalty for five men charged with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, while the United States moved to sanction 17 Saudi officials it said were involved in the slaying. The Saudi...