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Investigation: East St. Louis failed to pay police overtime

Jul. 25, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The city of East St. Louis violated labor standards for not tracking or paying police overtime hours, according to a U.S. Department of Labor investigation. According to a recent news release, the city's police department had employees sign...

Police investigate fatal shooting in Hastings

Jul. 25, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Nebraska town of Hastings. Police the shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the home on South Pine Avenue, they found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound...

Tucson police investigate fatal shooting

Jul. 24, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police are investigating a fatal shooting at a home on the city's south side. Police responded to a report of a shooting late Friday and found the 43-year-old Ruben Chavarria Valenzuela wounded by gunfire. He died at the scene. ...

Police: Long Island triple shooting believed targeted attack

Jul. 24, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Detectives are investigating the shooting deaths of three people inside a Long Island house as a targeted attack, Suffolk County police said Saturday. The bodies of a man and two women were discovered in the Farmingville home Friday, along with...

Deputies: Retired officer killed by deputy fired in 2019

Jul. 24, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A police officer fired two years ago for driving under the influence was charged with murder Friday in the death of a retired police investigator, authorities said. Retired Rock Hill Police Lt. Larry Vaughan, 54, was found dead around 3:15 p.m....

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

Nearly 50 years later, ex-officer meets 'lost' girl again

Jul. 24, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As a Richland Township Police Department criminal investigator, retired Capt. Tony Palm spent much of his career handling tragic cases that brought criminals to justice. But for many years, his mind often shifted nearly 50 years into reverse to a...

Candidate for governor says he did not cause fatal accident

Jul. 23, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours. ...

Sheriff: Hold didn't restrict breathing, deputy back on duty

Jul. 23, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office announced that a deputy seen in a TikTok video restraining a man who appears to collapse is being returned to regular duty Friday after an internal investigation found the hold he used didn’t restrict the man’s ability to...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....