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Vacaville police kill driver who struck patrol vehicle

Jan. 27, 2021 9:29 PM EST

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who rammed a patrol car during a chase, authorities said. Police spotted a pickup truck doing doughnuts in a parking lot behind Vacaville City Hall near police headquarters at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and chased the truck, which...

FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Seahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 9:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault on Wednesday following his arrest last weekend. Wheeler was additionally charged with domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest by King County Prosecutors....

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 booking photo provided by the Portland Police shows Paul Rivas. Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of the 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. (Portland Police via AP)

Driver accused in Oregon road rampage pleads not guilty

Jan. 27, 2021 8:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A motorist accused of hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and killing a 77-year-old woman Monday in Portland, Oregon, has pleaded not guilty to murder and has given detectives bizarre explanations about the incident, according to court documents. Paul Rivas, 64, through a court-appointed...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. The former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to face child sex abuse charges.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Extradited teacher appears in Australia court on sex charges

Jan. 27, 2021 8:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday to face child sex abuse charges. Israeli authorities extradited Malka Leifer this week after a long legal process that strained relations between the two governments...

Lawson man jailed in Polo shooting death

Jan. 27, 2021 7:42 PM EST

POLO, Mo. (AP) — The Caldwell County sheriff's office says a 35-year-old jailed Lawson man is the suspect in fatal shooting of a woman in Polo on Wednesday. The sheriff's office said in a news release that deputies responded shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday to reports of shots fired in an intersection,...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, people look at a house where five people were found dead after a fire in Denver. Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fire that killed five recent immigrants, including two children, from the West African nation of Senegal, police said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)

3 teens arrested in house fire that killed 5 from Senegal

Jan. 27, 2021 7:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants, including two children, from the West African nation of Senegal, police said Wednesday. Chief Paul Pazen said the suspects — two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old — were...

Bill calls for background checks for renting guns at ranges

Jan. 27, 2021 7:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Last July, five days apart, two young men walked into the Green Top Shooting Range in Hanover, Virginia, and fatally shot themselves. Both were in their 20s and had a history of mental health issues, but neither man was subjected to a background check before he was allowed to rent a...

Suspect believed connected to October homicide captured

Jan. 27, 2021 5:59 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A suspect wanted in a fatal shooting in Mississippi last year was captured Wednesday. The Vicksburg Police Department said its officers, in cooperation with deputies of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, executed a warrant at an address in the city shortly after 2 p.m. and...

Sparks man arrested as suspect in kidnapping sleeping teen

Jan. 27, 2021 5:57 PM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 27-year-old Sparks man has been arrested on kidnapping and theft charges after police say he stole a car that a teenage girl was sleeping in. Jaime Lopez-Zecena was being held in the Washoe County Jail without bail on Wednesday on charges of first-degree kidnapping of a minor,...

This June 12, 2007 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows condemned inmate Louis Peoples. Peoples who was sentenced to death for multiple murders has died on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Peoples, 58, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco early Sunday, Jan. 24, the state corrections department said. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

California man awaiting execution for multiple murders dies

Jan. 27, 2021 5:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for multiple murders has died from “asphyxia ... due to hanging” on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Wednesday. Louis Peoples, 58, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State...