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7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Jan. 30, 2023 21:49 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

400 Alabama inmates to be released early under 2021 law

Jan. 30, 2023 21:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several hundred Alabama inmates are set to be freed from prison under a 2021 sentencing law that sends prisoners to supervised release several months before their sentences are set to end. Approximately 400 inmates are scheduled to be released under the law...

Reports: New grand jury in NY examining Trump hush money

Jan. 30, 2023 21:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors investigating Donald Trump have convened a new grand jury to hear evidence in a years-old probe into payments made to keep the porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with the former president, according to multiple news reports. ...

Police: 10 wounded in drive-by shooting in central Florida

Jan. 30, 2023 21:18 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ten people were injured Monday afternoon during a drive-by shooting in a central Florida neighborhood, police said. Lakeland Police Chief Sam Taylor said during a news conference that two of the victims were critically injured, while the wounds of the other...

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

Jan. 30, 2023 21:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced...

Kidnap suspect released day he arrived at Nevada prison

Jan. 30, 2023 20:25 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state’s custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday....

Man arrested after attacks on LA-area drivers' vehicles

Jan. 30, 2023 20:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of being the Tesla driver seen in viral videos attacking Los Angeles-area motorists' vehicles with a pipe was arrested over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Nathaniel Walter Radimak, 36, was arrested Sunday...

Petito family lobbies for 'lethality assessment' law in Utah

Jan. 30, 2023 20:28 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When officers pulled over a van for speeding outside of Arches National Park in August 2021, they found a visibly distraught young couple in an emotional fight. Gabby Petito, 22, and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, were driving across the United States, and upon observing...

Driver in California cliff crash that injured 4 is charged

Jan. 30, 2023 20:22 PM EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife and their two young children, was charged Monday with attempted murder. Dharmesh A. Patel, 41, also faces enhancements for great bodily...

Through sobs, did Alex Murdaugh say he killed his son?

Jan. 30, 2023 19:20 PM EST

“I did him so bad.” That's what a South Carolina investigator on Monday testified that Alex Murdaugh had uttered between sobs during a recorded interview three days after Murdaugh's wife and son were killed. But to others inside and outside the courtroom, it...