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Judge tosses statements defendant made in 1972 murder case

May. 26, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has thrown out statements that a 77-year-old Minnesota man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago made to police and to his wife. Will County Judge David Carlson on Wednesday granted two defense...

Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother's death at sea

May. 26, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal...

Dozens of Europe-bound migrants missing off Tunisia's coast

May. 25, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Rescue teams searched Wednesday for dozens of people reported missing after a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Europe capsized off Tunisia's coast. The International Organization for Migration said 30 people were rescued and 75 people were unaccounted for...

Ex-southern Indiana police chief charged with taking money

May. 25, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A former southern Indiana police chief was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he took more than $35,000 from an evidence vault. Former Vincennes Police Chief Dustin Luking, 48, was arrested at a business in his nearby hometown of Lawrenceville, Illinois,...

Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

May. 25, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said...

Missing Virginia woman found alive in forest after 8 days

May. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SIMPLICITY, Va. (AP) — A 69-year-old Virginia woman who went missing last week was found alive Monday in a dense pine forest less than a mile from her home, the local sheriff announced. The search for Aletha Gee Walton began May 17, when her family discovered she was missing and...

Acquitted of murder, man sentenced for hiding teacher's body

May. 23, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for hiding the death of a popular high school teacher whose disappearance baffled family, friends and investigators in her rural hometown for more than a decade. Ryan Alexander Duke was sentenced in Irwin...

83 children remain missing in Nevada; 25 more than last year

May. 22, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State and national advocacy groups say 83 children remain missing in Nevada, 25 more than last year at this time. Officials with the Las Vegas-based nonprofit Nevada Child Seekers said a majority of the children reported missing to law enforcement in Nevada each...

False River closed after deadly boating accident

May. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities have shut down False River after a boating accident left one person dead and another one missing. Two boats collided in the river in Pointe Coupee Parish around 10 p.m. Friday, killing Shane Mouton, of Fordoche, and injuring two others, the...

North Carolina police officer saves autistic child in creek

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is being hailed for saving a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say was “up to his shoulders” in a fast-moving creek. The Sylva Police Department says on its Facebook page that the parents of the child called this week to...