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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

San Francisco officer, suspect injured in assault, shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 6:23 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco police officer and a burglary suspect were hospitalized Saturday with unspecified injuries following an assault that escalated into a shooting, police said. Two officers confronted a man matching the description of a burglary suspect in the city's Mission District...

Judge blocks civil hearing over officer's potential firing

Dec. 7, 2019 6:11 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge granted an order preventing a town from taking the next step to potentially fire a police officer for shooting his gun 13 times at an unarmed couple’s car and wounding a 22-year-old woman. A judge granted an injunction filed on behalf of Hamden Police...

Prison inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death

Dec. 7, 2019 5:06 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey prison inmate has been charged with homicide in the death of his cellmate. The Cumberland County prosecutor's office says 25-year-old Keyon Wade of North Brunswick was found unresponsive with head trauma at South Woods State Prison on Thursday afternoon....

Police say woman escaped from constable

Dec. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they are looking for a woman who escaped from the custody of a constable. Delaware State Police said 25-year-old Afrika Whaley escaped from a constable Saturday after being transported to a behavioral health hospital in Newark. Police said she escaped while...

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Dec. 7, 2019 1:27 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police are seeking what they call an “extremely dangerous" 20-year-old man in the shooting that killed a man and wounded a female bystander in a Pennsylvania movie theater. The West Manchester Township police chief told reporters Friday that Anu-Malik Lee Johnson, who turns 21 next...

Infant who died in upstate NY was under supervision by CPS

Dec. 7, 2019 1:19 PM EST

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — A 6-week-old baby who died this week in upstate New York, possibly after ingesting methamphetamine, was under the supervision of child protective services, police said. The infant, named Eli Ojeda-Harmon, was under the supervision of Rensselaer County Child Protective Services as the...

West Texas councilman indicted in domestic violence case

Dec. 7, 2019 12:27 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a West Texas city councilman says the official plans to finish his term following his indictment on a charge related to a domestic violence incident. The El Paso Times reports city representative Sam Morgan was indicted last month on a felony charge of aggravated...

Man gets reduced term in slaying of woman, wounding of man

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man convicted in the shooting death of an ex-girlfriend and the wounding of another man has been sentenced to a reduced term. A Somerset County judge on Friday imposed a term of 21 years and four months to 45 years in state prison on 42-year-old Paul McVicker....

Thwarted gun purchase presaged fatal stalking of wife

Dec. 7, 2019 10:02 AM EST

In the weeks before Keland Hill killed his estranged wife in front of their children outside an elementary school in Vancouver, he had been arrested twice for domestic violence, tried to buy a gun and appeared to be tracking his wife’s movements with a GPS monitor placed on her car. Shortly before the...