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West Virginia inmate enters plea in death of cellmate at Southern Regional Jail

Feb. 23, 2024 11:52 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate accused of killing his cellmate during an attack at Southern Regional Jail has entered a plea agreement. Lucas Matthew Wagnar, 29, entered a Kennedy plea on Wednesday to second-degree murder in the 2022 death of Douglas Alan Cunningham,...

Professional bowler extradited to Ohio weeks after arrest while competing in Indiana tournament

Feb. 23, 2024 11:19 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A professional bowler who was arrested by U.S. Marshals while he was competing in an Indiana tournament earlier this month has been extradited back to Ohio to face charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was...

A Michigan toddler's shooting highlights new gun storage law and other states' strategies

Feb. 22, 2024 18:34 PM EST

A Michigan man is the first person to face charges under the state's new law requiring gun owners to keep weapons in locked storage containers around minors. The case is bringing attention to similar state laws across the U.S. and prosecutors' determination of when to bring criminal...

Retired Catholic bishop charged with sexual offenses in northwest Australia

Feb. 21, 2024 20:49 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A retired Catholic bishop has been charged with sexual offenses including child abuse in a remote part of Australia’s northwest. Christopher Saunders, 74, will appear in the Broome Magistrates Court on Thursday in the heart of the sprawling Outback...

After 2-year-old girl shoots self, man becomes first person charged under Michigan's gun storage law

Feb. 21, 2024 18:46 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man whose 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver last week became the first person charged under the state’s new law requiring safe storage of guns, just days after the new measure took effect as part of a sweeping reform of gun regulations...

YouTube mom Ruby Franke apologizes at sentencing in child abuse case

Feb. 20, 2024 19:22 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six who gave parenting advice to millions via a once-popular a YouTube channel, shared a tearful apology to her children for physically and emotionally abusing them before a judge delivered a sentence that could put her in prison for years, if...

Arrests made after girl's body found encased in concrete and boy's remains in a suitcase

Feb. 18, 2024 19:36 PM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Two people have been arrested on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse after the discovery of a girl's body encased in concrete and a boy's remains in a suitcase in Colorado, according to police and public jail records. The City of Pueblo Police Department...

Charges against Miles Bridges connected to domestic violence case dropped

Feb. 13, 2024 19:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Criminal charges connected to a domestic violence case against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges were dropped Tuesday because of “insufficient evidence," court documents show. Bridges had been facing three charges for an alleged violation of a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Feb. 13, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. February 9, 2024. Editorial: GOP governor candidates need to move beyond federal issues Five leading candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for Indiana governor in what promises to be the liveliest and most expensive GOP...

Honolulu police say a 10-year-old girl died from starvation, abuse and neglect

Feb. 09, 2024 22:06 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A 10-year-old girl found dead at home in Hawaii last month died from prolonged abuse and neglect, pneumonia and starvation, police said Friday. Her parents and grandmother were arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and...