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Ex-Waukesha student who was shot by police reaches plea deal

Apr. 23, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Waukesha South High School student who was shot by police inside a classroom in 2019 has reached a plea deal on a long list of criminal charges from that case and others that followed. Tyrone Smith, now 19, will be sentenced April 29,...

Florida man gets 30-year sentence for 2018 school shooting

Apr. 23, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old Florida man was sentenced to a 30-year prison term for firing a gun through a door at a high school and injuring a student in April 2018. The sentence issued Thursday by Circuit Judge Lisa Herndon orders Sky Bouche to serve a maximum 25...

Federal officers seek to block shooting trial in state court

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Virginia prosecutors can bring manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in 2017. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney...

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

'Jersey Shore' star arrested on domestic violence allegation

Apr. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested Thursday for investigation of felony domestic violence, police said. Ortiz-Magro, 35, was arrested in the coastal Playa del Rey section of Los Angeles, LAPD Officer William Cooper said. ...

Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

Apr. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber...

Sharpton decries 'stench of racism' in Daunte Wright's death

Apr. 22, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an...

Florida House to Congress: Don't take our gun rights

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House voted Thursday to send a message to Congress that it doesn't want the president to take away gun rights. Supporters said President Joe Biden has made it clear that he wants to restrict gun rights and Congress needs to know...

Edwards opposes bill to do away with concealed carry permit

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. The Democratic governor...

Albany police remove protesters camped outside station

Apr. 22, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany police officers clashed with demonstrators Thursday as they ejected them from a makeshift street encampment outside a police station. Up to 20 demonstrators had been camped outside the department's South Station for several days to draw...