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1 teen killed, 2 hurt in triple stabbing in Boston

Jan. 26, 2020 4:34 PM EST

One teenager was killed and two others were hurt in a triple stabbing in Boston that started as an altercation between two groups of youths, police said. Yonan Guerrero, 16, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the altercation in the city's Dorchester neighborhood just before 5 p.m. Saturday,...

Suspect in custody in fast-food restaurant robbery, slaying

Jan. 26, 2020 3:24 PM EST

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) — A suspect is behind bars in the shooting death of an employee during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in northwestern Pennsylvania over the weekend, state police said. Officers were called to a Wendy's in Washington Township near Edinboro shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and...

Three Jordanians charged for IS-inspired attack in court

Jan. 26, 2020 2:10 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three Jordanian men appeared in court Sunday to face charges connected to the stabbing of eight people at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan in November in an attack allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group. The military judge presiding over the trial accused the...

Texas man pinned between vehicles after fight with wife

Jan. 26, 2020 11:30 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An early Sunday morning argument between a couple ended with the husband being pinned between two vehicles when his wife lost control of her car as she tried to get away from her spouse after he assaulted her and her father, authorities said. The couple was arguing around 2 a.m. Sunday in...

Suspect in armed standoff heading to court

Jan. 26, 2020 9:53 AM EST

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who barricaded himself inside his apartment and shot at responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later is headed to court. Pharaoh Yahtues, 37, is being held without bail pending his arraignment Monday on several charges including armed...

Seaside man gets 20 years for encouraging child sex abuse

Jan. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for encouraging child sex abuse. Joshua Allen Pickering, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the second degree. He was originally charged with 18 counts of possession of child pornography, The...

Store clerk fires at fleeing robbers after being stabbed

Jan. 26, 2020 9:09 AM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A store clerk was stabbed during a convenience store robbery and fired at the assailants as they fled the store, police said. The robbers, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered the store wearing masks, jumped on the counter and attacked the clerk, stabbing him in the...

Police arrest 21-year-old man in shooting, stabbing in Maine

Jan. 26, 2020 8:58 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A 21-year-old man is charged with stabbing one man and shooting another in an altercation, police said. Dylan Ketcham, of Gardiner, was arrested Saturday afternoon at the police department, where he had been questioned about the attacks, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the...

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wyoming man with murder

Jan. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November. A preliminary hearing was held Friday for Joseph Underwood, 45, in the Nov. 1 death of Angela Elizondo, 40, also of Cheyenne, the...

Police: Man fleeing scene hits law enforcement officers

Jan. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers in Georgia are being treated for injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot early Saturday. The Gwinnett County Police Department said one of its officers and an investigator from the District Attorney's Office were trying to stop a man about 2:30...