Latest Violent crime News

Correction: Former Officer-Prison Sentence story

Jul. 19, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a story July 18 about the sending of a former police officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's name was Brandan Smirnoff. The correct full name and spelling is Michael Brandon Smirnoff. A corrected version of the story is below: Former Alabama officer gets...

Beanie Wells offering reward for capture of brother's killer

Jul. 19, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel "Joey" Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head. Police are continuing...

Autopsy shows NC officer with camera off shot man 8 times

Jul. 19, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Autopsy reports show a man killed by North Carolina Police was shot eight times in a confrontation where police say he wielded a knife. Autopsy results obtained by news outlets Thursday report 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was shot eight times to multiple body parts. Tests showed...

Alabama woman is accused of killing her 14-month-old son

Jul. 19, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been accused of abusing and killing her 14-month-old son. News outlets reports 30-year-old Temika Carter was charged Thursday with aggravated child abuse and the murder of her son. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Commander Capt. Gary Hood says the baby was injured at...

No charges filed for man who confessed to killing, recanted

Jul. 19, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police say confessed to killing a Tenino mother a decade ago will not face any charges at this time. The Olympian reports Eric Lee Roberts was released from federal custody after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives decided not to pursue illegal firearms...

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald's bathroom

Jul. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip. Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on...

Police investigating shooting death in New Hampshire

Jul. 19, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating a shooting death in Manchester. New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano say in a Friday statement that the shooting death happened around Union Street between Webster Street and North Street. Law...

Man indicted on 11 counts after double fatal hit-and-run

Jul. 19, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old Portland man is facing 11 criminal charges from a hit-and-run that killed two women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Antonio Montgomery was indicted Thursday on two counts of manslaughter, two counts of assault, five counts of failure to perform duties of a driver and...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...

1 man stabbed to death, 3 injured in Utica street fight

Jul. 19, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say one man was stabbed to death and three others were injured when a dispute turned violent in Utica. Police tell the Observer-Dispatch that a fight among at least four men broke at around 1 a.m. Friday at Varick and Cooper streets. A 33-year-old man was lying on the ground with...