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Inmate dies at California prison; cellmate suspected

Jan. 21, 2021 9:40 PM EST

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — An inmate at a maximum-security California prison inmate died Thursday and his cellmate is suspected in his death, authorities said. Martin Aguilar, 27, was pronounced dead shortly before 9:30 a.m. after being found in his cell at Pelican Bay State Prison, the state Department...

Son of Pinal County sheriff arrested in 2020 injury crash

Jan. 21, 2021 12:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The 20-year-old son of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has been arrested after toxicology tests showed he was impaired at the time of a 2020 crash in which a bicyclist was severely injured, authorities said. Cooper Lamb was booked into a Maricopa County jail late Wednesday on suspicion of...

Man charged after he fatally shoots intruder, wounds woman

Jan. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EST

STROUD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with homicide after he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman who he said were trying to rob his house, authorities said. Randy Halterman, 66, of Stroud Township, also faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault counts stemming from Tuesday's shooting...

Man shot, injured by police charged in his mother's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:08 AM EST

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of his mother in Massachusetts, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Thursday. Timothy Martin, 23, of Manchester, faces murder and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in...

Seattle police investigate fatal attack

Jan. 21, 2021 10:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A man was found dead after an attack in Seattle Wednesday evening. Seattle Police were sent to Martin Luther King Jr Way South just after 9 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. Officers arrived to find a 29-year-old man gravely injured, KOMO-TV reported. The man was rushed to a local hospital as...

Authorities: Apparent road rage encounter turns deadly

Jan. 20, 2021 4:10 PM EST

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — One man is dead and another man is facing charges in what authorities are calling a road rage encounter in Massachusetts. Dean Kapsalis, 54, of Hudson, was held pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society at his arraignment Wednesday in Cambridge District Court,...

Teen faces upgraded charges in fatal attack on elderly man

Jan. 20, 2021 1:18 PM EST

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charges filed against a 14-year-old boy accused of punching a 94-year-old man who later died. The teen was initially charged with aggravated assault and endangerment following the Jan. 3 attack in the lobby of a Collingswood apartment complex....

Affidavit: Girl reported 'voices' telling her to kill family

Jan. 20, 2021 12:14 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A father who was stabbed by his 11-year-old daughter told police she reported hearing “voices” urging her to kill her family, according to a court affidavit. The Auburn man is recovering from his wounds after being stabbed in the chest and abdomen on Jan. 13. The girl...

2 Florida men arrested by FBI in US Capitol breach probe

Jan. 19, 2021 4:45 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Two Florida men, one of whom ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature, are the latest from the state to be arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking part in the U.S. Capitol breach, court records showed Tuesday. The Miami Herald cited a criminal complaint charging former Republican state...

2 Hawaii men plead not guilty in 2014 Maui hate crime case

Jan. 19, 2021 4:23 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men each indicted with one federal count of a hate crime in the alleged beating of a white man on Maui in 2014 pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Kaulana Alo Kaonohi and Levi Aki, Jr. entered their pleas during a telephone conference from the Federal Detention...