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Woman gets 21 years in prison for killing twin grandsons

Jan. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of her 8-year-old grandsons. A Pima County Superior Court judge sentenced 56-year-old Dorothy Flood on Monday in the killings of Jorden and Jaden Webb...

Officials: Missing man's body found in Sacramento river

Jan. 28, 2020 11:36 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California identified a body found in a river as the son of two Missouri judges who went missing in Sacramento in December. The Sacramento Police Department said Monday the coroner identified the body found Sunday in the American River as 25-year-old Alex...

Grand jury: Officer acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

Jan. 27, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing in the Portland police fatal police shooting of 51-year-old Koben Henriksen who was seen waving knives at passing cars in early December. The grand jury determined that Officer Justin Raphael lawfully acted in self-defense...

Jury selection begins for man charged with killing student

Jan. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for a man accused of killing a Peru State College student whose body has never been found. Attorneys began selecting the jury at the Gage County Courthouse in Beatrice for the trial of Joshua Keadle, 38, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, Keadle has...

Son of 2 Missouri judges missing in California found dead

Jan. 27, 2020 9:08 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The 25-year-old son of two Missouri judges who disappeared last month in California has been found dead. The Springfield News Leader reports that Greene County Judge Calvin Holden confirmed the death of his son, Alexander Holden, in a text message late Sunday. He described his son...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman pauses at Boone County Circuit Court in Madison, W.Va. A little over a year removed from a corruption scandal centered on a pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court's lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing. There are far fewer names for the three races in May than there were for two spots up for grabs in a November 2018 special election.  Missing from the list of nine candidates is Workman, whose 12-year term also ends this year.   (AP Photo/John Raby, File)

Fewer candidates seek WVa Supreme Court seats after scandal

Jan. 26, 2020 2:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court's lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing. There are far fewer names for the three races in May than...

Western New Mexico county developing DWI drug court

Jan. 26, 2020 11:59 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A western New Mexico county is developing a new court aimed at helping people convicted of drunken driving and drug offenses, officials announced. McKinley County Magistrate Court is drafting plans for a DWI drug court to aid offenders in becoming sober and to reduce repeat criminal...

Kentucky prosecutor who urged pardon absent from courtroom

Jan. 25, 2020 4:53 PM EST

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks following the release of the letter where he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse. Two judges in Christian County said there is an agreement between them and Commonwealth's Attorney Rick...

Marker will honor civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Jan. 25, 2020 11:13 AM EST

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — A historical marker in Mississippi will commemorate the legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Research for the project was led by a Mississippi Valley State University student and a professor who taught him, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. C. Sade Turnipseed is an...

Police in ‘substantial compliance’ with required reforms

Jan. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Justice Department lawyers said Friday they’ve found the Portland Police Bureau in substantial compliance with 190 reforms required as part of a city settlement adopted six years ago. The settlement came after a federal investigation determined officers used excessive...