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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State coach Ryan Day watches during the second half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. Ryan Day, who led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach, is being rewarded with a three-year contract extension and a salary bump, the university said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ohio State's Day gets 3-year contract extension, salary bump

Feb. 25, 2020 2:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Day, who led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach, is being rewarded with a three-year contract extension and a raise, the university said Tuesday. The 40-year-old Day is now under contract through the 2026 season....

Deputies: More women have stories similar to assault case

Feb. 25, 2020 11:08 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — After the arrest of a Florida man on charges he sexually assaulted a woman after meeting her for a purported job interview, a sheriff's office says more than a half-dozen women have come forward with similar encounters with the suspect. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Monday...

Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, left, cries as he listens to testimony from Shayla Edwards Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, on Day 5 of the capital murder trial of Godbolt at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. A witness testified Tuesday that Godbolt, on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people, showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)

Man charged with killing 8 won't testify in his own trial

Feb. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with killing a deputy sheriff and seven other people in Mississippi in 2017 said Monday that he did not want to testify in his own trial where he could face the death penalty. “I choose not to,” Willie Cory Godbolt told the judge when jurors were not in...

Sheriff: Woman found in woods had been drugged, held captive

Feb. 24, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — A woman found hiding in a wooded yard in below-freezing temperatures told authorities she had escaped after being drugged and held captive for a week, a South Carolina sheriff said Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan's office said in a news release that a resident who spotted the...

Mississippi man charged with slaying parents, abducting baby

Feb. 24, 2020 2:08 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of killing his mother and father, then kidnapping his nine-month-old daughter, has been charged with two counts of murder. Colton Prescott, 34, was taken into custody Sunday night and the child was found unharmed, Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong told...

Defendant pleads guilty to threatening to shoot prosecutor

Feb. 24, 2020 8:29 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of threatening to shoot a prosecutor at the federal courthouse in Rapid City has pleaded guilty to charges. Steven McCann entered the plea late last week to threatening to assault, kidnap or murder a federal official. Two charges of contempt of court are to be dropped...

Bail hearing set for man accused of abducting son in 1987

Feb. 23, 2020 11:28 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bail hearing has been scheduled for a Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and living on the lam in the U.S. for three decades before being arrested in Connecticut. The hearing for Allan Mann Jr. is set for Monday in Toronto, where he has been detained since...

Man convicted in 13-year-old rape after kit finally tested

Feb. 22, 2020 6:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A 2007 rape case in Georgia has been closed after a sexual assault kit was finally tested, authorities said. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. announced the conviction Friday of Dana Sterling, 54, of Atlanta, in connection with the assault of a 31-year-old woman who was...

University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes

Feb. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 20-year-old Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including three counts of rape. He...

Security video captures jail inmate's fall through ceiling

Feb. 22, 2020 8:00 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can. Jessica Boomershine, 42, was charged with escape and vandalism following the episode late last month,...