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Man shoots self in groin while flaunting gun in supermarket

Sep. 21, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while flaunting a handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the mishap happened Sunday night when Nicholas J. Ellingford brandished his Glock 9mm in the checkout line at...

Boy missing after being swept from northern Michigan pier

Sep. 21, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — A child was missing in northern Michigan waters and two others were safe Monday after a wave swept them off a pier, a sheriff said. The children were walking on the pier with their grandmother when a wave washed them off just before 1 p.m., Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel told...

Yachts are pushed ashore following a storm at the village of Agia Efimia, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. A powerful tropical-like storm named Ianos, battered parts of central Greece and some of the western Ionian islands, as emergency workers rescued more than 600 people. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Greece: Storm death toll rises to 3, flood damage extensive

Sep. 21, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A third person has been found dead in central Greece following extensive damage caused by a tropical-like storm over the weekend. Authorities said the body of a missing 62-year-old man was found Monday outside the central city of Karditsa, while fire service drones were being used to...

Authorities: Missing hiker is found dead in Sandia Mountains

Sep. 20, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The body of a missing hiker has been found in the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque police said Sunday. They said the death of 40-year-old Gilbran Hernandez-Avila is being ruled as accidental. Police said the body was located Saturday. A missing person’s alert was issued for...

Truck found in Mississippi belonged to missing Louisiana man

Sep. 20, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — A pickup truck found in Mississippi belongs to an 81-year-old Louisiana man who has been missing for nearly a year, authorities said. Cadaver dogs found human remains not far from the truck, but they have yet to be identified. Welton “Wick” Pierce of Zachary, Louisiana,...

A woman uses an umbrella as she passes next to fallen trees during a storm at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A powerful tropical-like storm named Ianos battered the western islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Ithaki overnight, causing flash flooding, property damage, power outages, and road closures mostly from downed trees, police and local authorities said. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Greek flooding leaves 2 dead, 1 missing; 600 others rescued

Sep. 19, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A storm pounded parts of central Greece, creating flooding Saturday that killed two people, left 1 missing and forced emergency workers to rescue more than 600 people. Authorities identified the two victims as an elderly woman found dead in her flooded home in the region of Thessaly...

Tennessee man sentenced in Arkansas child pornography case

Sep. 18, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for taking an Arkansas teenager and using her to produce child pornography, according to federal court records. Craig Gillum, 55, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Little Rock to...

Missing North Carolina man's body found in Virginia

Sep. 17, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder after authorities in southside Virginia found the body of a North Carolina man who went missing over the weekend after he tried to sell his Range Rover Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say they are investigating the disappearance of William...

Trial moved for Missouri man charged in brothers' deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo.. (AP) — The trial of a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin is being moved because of extensive pre-trial publicity. Online court records show that a change of venue was granted Tuesday relocating Garland Nelson's trial to Johnson County from Caldwell County, where the...

Andrew Polovin, right, a former supervisor with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, walks to the podium in the courtroom of Judge Robert Wilbrandt during his arraignment hearing at the McHenry County Courthouse on Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020 in Woodstock, Ill. Polovin, one of two former Illinois child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving 5-year-old Andrew

Ex-Illinois state worker pleads not guilty in slain boy case

Sep. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

One of two former Illinois child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving a 5-year-old boy whose beaten body was found in a shallow grave last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to child endangerment and reckless conduct charges. Andrew Polovin, 48, of Island Lake, entered his plea during a...