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People leave flowers at a makeshift memorial, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where George Floyd, a black man who was taken into police custody on Monday and later died. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

May. 27, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said...

Winston-Salem police report three homicides in 5 days

May. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina city are investigating three homicides in a five-day stretch, the latest being the death of a man after an apparent shooting. Winston-Salem Police Department spokesman Lt. Gregory Dorn said police first got a 911 call on Wednesday about a body lying in...

Domestic violence leads to murder charge in Alabama

May. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SEMMES, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is in custody after she allegedly killed her boyfriend. Amanda E. Moberly, 34, of Semmes, called 911 around 11 p.m. Tuesday after an argument with Steven McManus, 51, also of Semmes. Moberly told investigators they argued in the bedroom and then McManus began choking...

This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Judge sets June 4 hearing for suspects in Arbery slaying

May. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has scheduled a hearing next week for three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, court officials said Wednesday. Glynn County Magistrate Court Judge Wallace E. Harrell set a preliminary hearing for June 4, said court clerk Luetrice Lott. The...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ May 21 The Crossville Chronicle on a hospital that had been closed for more than a year receiving pandemic relief funds: The headlines were shocking. A hospital that had been closed more than a year received more than $120,000 in federal funds as part of the...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting baby son before he died

May. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

A Bozeman man who was initially charged with negligent homicide in the August death of his 7-month-old son has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Vincent Leroy Garbe pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony assault on a minor for an earlier incident, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The baby’s cause of...

Florida homeowner fatally shot man who smashed through door

May. 27, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeowner fatally shot a Georgia man who broke through his front door and began beating a woman inside, sheriff's officials said. Nathan Jerrell Edwards, 31, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at the home in Panama City, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook...

People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 27, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

Lansing police fatally shoot man after he fired on officers

May. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was fatally shot overnight by Lansing police after he exchanged gunfire with officers, wounding one of them as they were responding to a reported domestic assault, police said. The officer struck by gunfire during Tuesday night's shooting was taken to a local...

Witness: Fatal stabbing may have involved shoplifter

May. 27, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person was stabbed to death outside a store on the eastern side of Kansas City, and a witness told investigators the stabbing may have stemmed from a shoplifting incident, police said. Officers were called Tuesday night to 18th Street and Prospect Avenue for a stabbing and found a...