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Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

May. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William...

Former Texas police chief guilty of murder in New York

May. 24, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — A 34-year-old former police chief from Texas has been convicted of murder for gunning down a couple in their western New York driveway amid a child custody dispute. Timothy Dean, former police chief in Sunray, Texas, was convicted by a Wayne County jury Friday afternoon for killing Amber...

Governor gets juvenile justice reform package

May. 24, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon narrowly approved expansive changes to the way it sentences juvenile offenders in what's a reversal of tough-on-crime policy passed by voters a quarter of a century ago. House lawmakers just barely pushed the measure late Thursday night through the chamber and onto the governor's...

Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt

May. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt. Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Llana about 3:15 p.m. in an area of southern Idaho outside of Pocatello about 10 miles (16...

NY attorney general to probe fatal state police shooting

May. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that it will investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a state police trooper on the shoulder of a highway north of New York City. State police say 41-year-old Luke Patterson of Tannersville was fatally shot...

Driver arrested in Lincoln crash that killed passenger

May. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say a driver has been arrested in a crash last month that killed her passenger. Police say 22-year-old Deja Webster was arrested Friday on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide in the April 27 crash that killed 20-year-old Jasmyn Chalk, who was a passenger in Webster's...

The Latest: 3 family members killed in Denver home shooting

May. 24, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Denver (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Police say a husband and wife and their daughter are dead in a shooting at a Denver home and a man who knew the family well is under arrest in their slayings. Fifty-nine-year-old Bustaman Kartabrata was being held in jail Friday...

Colorado woman gets life for plot that left husband dead

May. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for hiring her nephew to kill her husband in northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports Kelly Baker was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder after deliberation and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the August 2017 death...

Bail denied for former police officer charged in killing

May. 24, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bail has been denied for a former Mississippi police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. News outlets report Circuit Judge John Gregory denied bail Friday for 38-year-old Mathew Kinne (KIHN'-ee), who is charged with murder. City officials...

Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

May. 24, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional...