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Trial set for man accused of keeping wife's body in freezer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man will go on trial next November in the death of his wife, whose body was found inside a freezer last year. Larry Dinwiddie, of Marshfield, was charged with second-degree murder, abandoning a corpse and armed criminal action in the death of his wife, Cynthia....

Mexico's president pledges justice for murdered Frenchman

Nov. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday that justice will be done in the case of a French restaurant owner who was found murdered over the the weekend. López Obrador compared the case to last year’s killings of nine U.S. dual-nationals in...

Two 18-year-olds accused of 3 drive-by shootings in 7 days

Nov. 30, 2020 5:40 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Two 18-year-olds are accused of three drive-by shootings over seven days, Lake Charles police said Monday. A news release said bond has been set at $750,000 each for Tyrell Byrd and Kiynen Davon Chieves. They were arrested Saturday, one day after the third shooting. Capt. Kevin...

Nashville, Tenn., Interim Police Chief John Drake speaks Oct. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Drake was named Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, as the new Nashville chief of police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville makes Black interim police chief's role permanent

Nov. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Interim Police Chief John Drake has emerged from a national search to become the permanent leader of the growing city's police force, Mayor John Cooper announced Monday. Drake, Nashville's second Black police chief, won the job after filling the role in the interim since...

Deadly pursuit could lead to murder charges for defendants

Nov. 30, 2020 5:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that defendants who cause deadly crashes while fleeing police can face felony murder charges under certain circumstances. The court’s decision filed Monday came in the case of Elexus Groves and Paul Garcia, who were accused of stealing a...

State police: Driver struck officer with car before shooting

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man fatally shot by a Louisville, Kentucky, police officer backed a car into the officer before the shooting, investigators said. Police said 49-year-old Brian Allen Thurman was in a stolen car when he was pulled over by the officer on Nov. 22. Thurman later died at a hospital....

2 teens accused of spraying mace in carjacking attempt

Nov. 30, 2020 5:17 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police arrested two teenage boys accused of spraying a woman with mace at a Wichita shopping center during a failed attempt to steal her car. The arrests stem from an incident at 11 a.m. Sunday at the West Way Shopping Center, the Wichita Police Department said in a news release. A...

Phoenix police: teen dies week after accidental shooting

Nov. 30, 2020 5:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 14-year-old boy has died after being wounded a week ago when he was shot in an apparent accident while a friend was mishandling a firearm. Sgt. Ann Justus identified the youth as Joseph Michaelson. Police reported earlier that detectives had arrested a 16-year-old youth...

FILE — In this May 8, 2009 file photo, Stephen P. Morgan, right, and his attorney Richard Brown, listen to judge Mary-Margaret Burgdorff in Middletown Superior Court in Middletown, Conn. Morgan, a Massachusetts man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing a Wesleyan University student in 2009, has filed a lawsuit against Connecticut's state psychiatric hospital complex, saying an employee improperly told a TV station that he and other patients were allowed to play violent video games. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, Pool, File)

Man ruled insane in college killing sues state hospital

Nov. 30, 2020 4:40 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing a Wesleyan University student in 2009 has filed a lawsuit against Connecticut’s state psychiatric hospital complex, saying an employee improperly told a TV station that he and other patients were allowed to play...

Cardinal George Pell answers' a journalists question during an interview with the Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The pope’s former treasurer, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, said Monday he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

AP Exclusive: Cardinal Pell on the Vatican and vindication

Nov. 30, 2020 3:56 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The pope’s former treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, said Monday he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation. Pell made the comments to The Associated Press...