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Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

Jan. 16, 2019 12:27 AM EST

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who...

Police arrest driver in crash that killed off-duty officer

Jan. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EST

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a crash that killed an off-duty police officer in New Jersey. Prosecutors say the man was driving with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit with Giovanni Esposito as passenger when he collided with a tractor-trailer that...

Woman sentenced for killing husband who wanted divorce

Jan. 16, 2019 12:19 AM EST

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who shot and killed her husband after he asked for a divorce has been sentenced to prison. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday 49-year-old Amy Emmett was sentenced to 23 ½ to 52 years in prison for the death of 45-year-old William Emmett. Amy Emmett...

Rochester man convicted of killing 101-year-old neighbor

Jan. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jury in western New York has convicted a 55-year-old man of murder for stabbing his 101-year-old upstairs neighbor to death in her apartment. Gregory Jesmer was found guilty of second-degree murder for killing Marcia Morrison in her Rochester apartment in July. Monroe County...

Today in History

Jan. 16, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2019. There are 349 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later...

3 arrested in death of Louisiana officer leaving for work

Jan. 15, 2019 10:15 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer preparing to go to work. KSLA-TV reports that Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond said Tuesday that 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, 26-year-old Trevon Anderson and 22-year-old Lawrence...

Police: 3 people fatally shot, person of interest in custody

Jan. 15, 2019 9:49 PM EST

ARTESIA, Miss. (AP) — A shooting in the tiny town of Artesia has left three people dead. WTOK-TV reports that Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says a person of interest is in custody in the Tuesday afternoon shooting. The sheriff's department says deputies were called to 23 Mobile Dr. about 4 p.m. where...

The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The grandfather of a 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents during a home invasion says his grandson was "quiet and shy." Jim Moyer told ABC News...

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Jan. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal. The 12-page complaint against Jake Thomas...

Oklahoma mother won't get new judge in murder case

Jan. 15, 2019 7:15 PM EST

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has denied a request to step aside from the case of a woman accused of fatally shooting two of her teenage children and wounding her third child. Court records show Special District Judge Pandee Ramirez on Tuesday rejected the request to recuse herself by defense...