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Light rail station shooting suspect held on $2M bail

Sep. 18, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has found probable cause to hold a Seattle man on investigation of homicide, assault and unlawfully having a firearm in connection with a deadly shooting at a Seattle light rail station Friday. The Seattle Times reports the 20-year-old man's bail was set at $2 million. Charges are...

Former Michigan teacher gets probation in student abuse case

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit special education teacher accused of physically abusing autistic students has been sentenced to two years of probation. Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Stevens of Mount Clemens was given her punishment Tuesday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor...

Officer awarded by NRA for fatal shooting sues over job loss

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The National Rifle Association's 2012 national Law Enforcement Officer of the Year has accused his former police department of forcing him to resign. The Clarion Ledger reports David McCarley filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the police department of Pearl, Mississippi, that asks...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to threatening professor

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to sending a series of threatening emails to a Massachusetts college professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights. Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to stalking and transmitting a...

The Latest: Hearing with Trump loyalist ends after 6 hours

Sep. 18, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump has concluded on a combative note after six hours of testimony from Corey Lewandowski....

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Ex-Ohio state trooper enters plea in son's accidental death

Sep. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio state trooper whose 4-year-old son fatally shot himself with an unsecured handgun has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge. Thirty-two-year-old Fu Sun entered an Alford plea Tuesday in a Toledo courtroom to a charge of negligent homicide in the death of his son, Evan,...

Kentucky judge lets PTA appeal fundraising records release

Sep. 18, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has delayed his order for Kentucky PTA to release its financial records while the private nonprofit appeals. The Courier Journal reports Judge Charles Cunningham on Monday directed the nonprofit to file its request for an injunction, rather than fulfill his initial order to...

Embattled Massachusetts mayor survives preliminary election

Sep. 18, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall River's preliminary election for mayor Tuesday. He now faces off against school...

Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire

Sep. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County. Sac County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack pleaded not guilty Monday to arson, burglary and other crimes. The trial start is set for Nov. 5....