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Wichita police promote officer who killed man

Jul. 03, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department has promoted an officer who killed an unarmed man in a “swatting” incident. The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that Justin Rapp was promoted to detective on June 25. Interim Chief Lem Moore said Rapp qualified for promotion...

$2M bail set for man charged in ambush of Chicago officer

Jul. 03, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail has been set at $2 million for a man who prosecutors say shot a Chicago police officer multiple times as the officer stepped off an elevator while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Jalen Vales, 27, of Chicago was charged Saturday with attempted murder...

North Texas shooter kills 2, wounds 3 cops, takes own life

Jul. 03, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) — A gunman killed two people and wounded four others, including three police officers, before taking his own life in a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said Sunday. Haltom City Police Det. Matt Spillane said none of those wounded in the shooting...

2 men facing charges after car crash kills 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — Two men are facing charges after a car crash in the small northern New Mexico town of Wagon Mound left a woman and two small children dead. New Mexico State Police said 22-year-old Jesse Joel Blanco allegedly was speeding on State Road 120 around 10:45 p.m....

Stroller-pushing NYC mom's alleged killer held without bail

Jul. 03, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman who was shot dead as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been ordered jailed without bail, with prosecutors describing the killing as a “premeditated execution.” Isaac Argro, 22, appeared Saturday evening...

Today in History: July 3, Union wins at Gettysburg

Jul. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2022. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held...

Speeding car slams another vehicle, killing 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 02, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N. M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they suspect alcohol was a factor when a speeding car slammed into a sedan backing out of a driveway late Friday, killing a woman and two children riding with her. State troopers reported a car driven westbound on State Road...

Bodies of 3 missing kids, woman found in Minnesota lake

Jul. 02, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a triple murder-suicide. Meanwhile, the body of the children's father was...

Police say 75-year-old man assaulting wife fatally shot

Jul. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who officials said was armed with a knife and was threatening to kill his wife was fatally shot by police Saturday inside the couple's Sacramento home, authorities said. Officers responded to the couple's home just after midnight...

2 teenagers killed, 1 man wounded in Houston-area shooting

Jul. 02, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two teenagers were killed and one man was injured in a shooting at Houston-area apartment complex, authorities said Saturday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter that deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of the complex in north...