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Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Dec. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday. Aaron Trejo, 16, was charged as...

FBI: Brooklyn gang member charged in shooting of agent

Dec. 10, 2018 7:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities charged a New York man Monday in the shooting of an FBI agent over the weekend, calling the case an "unprovoked assault" by a member of a violent street gang. Ronell Watson, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm in connection with a crime...

Mother charged in death of infant who had severe burns

Dec. 10, 2018 7:24 PM EST

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mother and her boyfriend face a murder charge after authorities said the woman's 11-month-old son suffered severe burns and was left untreated for two weeks. KPLC-TV reports that 24-year-old Shamira Kimbrough and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Christian Coutee, were charged...

Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

Dec. 10, 2018 7:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations early...

Man sentenced in deadly shooting at Jackson intersection

Dec. 10, 2018 7:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced in the August 2017 shooting death of a woman at a traffic light near downtown Jackson. The Clarion Ledger reports 22-year-old Nicholas Jason Coats pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. Court records show he was sentenced to 40 years in...

Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend, stepsister

Dec. 10, 2018 6:48 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to killing a former girlfriend and her stepsister in a New Jersey home almost a year ago. The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports that 45-year-old Mark Lyczak also acknowledged having stabbed a third woman during the Dec. 30, 2017 attack in Collingswood. Camden...

Neighbor: Mom screamed for help amid fire that killed 5 kids

Dec. 10, 2018 6:29 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An anguished mother, naked and bleeding, banged on the door of the house across the street and screamed for help in a fruitless plea to save her five children as a late-night fire swallowed their Ohio home, a neighbor said Monday. Fire officials in Youngstown said the woman jumped...

The Latest: Man speaks about 5 young cousins killed in fire

Dec. 10, 2018 6:04 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio house fire that killed five children (all times local): 6 p.m. An Ohio man says the house fire that killed his five young cousins occurred while his aunt was spending rare time with all of her children under one roof. Firefighters say the woman jumped from a...

Man sentenced to life for drive-by shooting in St. Joseph

Dec. 10, 2018 5:49 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Joseph man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a fatal drive-by shooting. Khaury El-Amin was sentenced Monday in the October 2017 shooting death of 26-year-old Donovan Smith. KQ2 reports court documents said El Amin shot out of a car at Smith, who was...

No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

Dec. 10, 2018 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally heard emotional testimony Monday from a mother who described the pain caused by her daughter's death and a psychologist who described the man's long history of...