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Man who shot police officer sentenced to 10 years’ probation

Nov. 19, 2019 11:20 AM EST

WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who shot a police officer who responded to a call at his home has been sentenced to probation. William Sturtevant, of Whitehall Township, was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation in the shooting of Officer Jason Mertz. Police say Sturtevant armed himself with...

Police: 2 children safe, weren’t in car that was stolen

Nov. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say two children were found safe after their mother mistakenly believed they were in her car when it was stolen. Officials say the two girls, ages 8 and 9, were in the car Tuesday morning when their mother stopped for a short time at a day care center. When she left...

Woman who stole from veteran nonprofit files for release

Nov. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EST

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — The co-founder of a New Hampshire nonprofit for military veterans is requesting an early release from prison after accepting a plea deal for stealing nearly $100,000. Forty-eight-year-old Danielle Goodwin had pleaded guilty to eight charges of theft and accepted a plea deal to...

N Carolina officers capture escaped work release inmate

Nov. 19, 2019 9:22 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says police have captured an inmate who escaped from his work release assignment. The department said in a Tuesday morning statement that Durham Police and corrections officials arrested 42-year-old Robert Terrell around 2:30 a.m....

Maryland man charged with raping woman he met on dating app

Nov. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have charged a man they say raped and robbed a woman he met on a dating app. Montgomery County Police said in a statement Friday that 24-year-old Demitrious Harriott has been charged with second-degree rape, robbery and assault. Police say he and the victim...

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

Nov. 19, 2019 6:37 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from the bank she was working for in Fremont has been given 12 months and a day in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Erica File was sentenced Monday in Omaha for theft by a bank employee. She also was ordered to pay more than $12,100 in restitution. Federal...

Prosecutor clears Iowa City officer who shot woman

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Johnson County’s top prosecutor has cleared an Iowa City officer who shot a woman who’s accused of shooting him with a BB gun. County Attorney Janet Lyness says in a report issued Monday that Officer Michael Clark acted with reasonable force on July 29. The Iowa...

W.Va. employee convicted of stealing $61K from state agency

Nov. 19, 2019 4:28 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a former West Virginia environmental department staffer has admitted to stealing more than $61,000 from the agency. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Monday announced 50-year-old Yvonne Dozier has pleaded guilty to a felony wire fraud charge. He says Dozier used a...

Gary councilman pleads not guilty in kidnapping case

Nov. 18, 2019 8:28 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary, Indiana councilman has pleaded innocent to charges he kidnapped, confined and intimidated a teenager he believed was involved in the theft of his automobile. Common Council President Ronald Brewer entered the plea Monday in Lake County Superior Court. Defense attorney Scott...

Teen chased by police breaks legs with airport terminal leap

Nov. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a teenager broke both his legs after leaping from an Oklahoma City airport terminal roof while being chased by officers. An Oklahoma City police statement says the 16-year-old male was exiting a Houston-to-Oklahoma City flight at Will Rogers World Airport when police...