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Parade shooting suspect charged with 7 counts of murder

Jul. 05, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that the gunman accused of attacking an Independence Day parade has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart promised that dozens more charges would...

Prosecutor says suspect in July 4 parade shooting charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, more charges to come.

Jul. 05, 2022 18:41 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutor says suspect in July 4 parade shooting charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, more charges to come.

September hearing set in kidnapping, killing of Fernley teen

Jul. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge said Tuesday she won't decide until September whether to proceed toward a trial in Lyon County on all the charges facing a man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March. Public defenders for Troy Driver filed a motion last...

Deadly July 4 parade: Shots, then a frantic rush to escape

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — David Shapiro and his wife brought their two young kids to enjoy the Independence Day parade in their hometown north of Chicago, snagging a spot in front of a boutique winery. The children's parade in downtown Highland Park had already gone by, with...

North Carolina man pleads guilty in police officer's death

Jul. 05, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MOIUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a police officer in 2020, authorities said. During his hearing, Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, entered a guilty plea for murder, news outlets reported. In...

Colorado funeral home owner pleads guilty in body sales case

Jul. 05, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado funeral home operator accused of illegally selling body parts and giving clients fake ashes has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court. The Daily Sentinel reports that Megan Hess faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

Jul. 05, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special grand...

Funerals begin for 3 Kentucky officers killed in ambush

Jul. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

A Kentucky deputy killed in an ambush that left three officers dead in a small Appalachian town was laid to rest Tuesday. Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt fought back tears at the funeral for his deputy and longtime friend, William Petry, who along with two other officers walked into...

Rabbit rescue president charged with animal cruelty

Jul. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the president of a Savage-based rabbit rescue nonprofit with animal cruelty and torture after police discovered nearly 50 dead rabbits in a barn. The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that police arrived at the barn on June 27 to...

Judge throws out Trump-era rollbacks on endangered species

Jul. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a host of actions by the Trump administration to roll back protections for endangered or threatened species, a year after the Biden administration said it was moving to strengthen such species protections. U.S. District Judge...