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Philadelphia Archbishop-elect Nelson J. Perez addresses those assembled at the Archdiocese's offices after his introduction by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, as the 14th Bishop and 10th Archbishop of Philadelphia, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.   (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP )

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia’s next archbishop

Jan. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. Nelson Perez, who spent most of his early pastoral career...

Prosecutors oppose missing Chinese husband's change of venue

Jan. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor has filed a motion objecting to a request for change of venue in the child abuse trial of a Missouri man who authorities say is a suspect in the disappearance of his wife. In a motion filed Wednesday, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Knight said a defense attorney...

Woman accused of fleeing from moving car with child inside

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An Aztec woman faces child abuse, aggravated flight and other charges accusing her of leaving a small child in a moving car while being pursued by Farmington police after an officer noticed her driving erratically. The pursuing officer ran after 29-year-old Lashelle Denney and...

Detectives catch bathroom voyeur in child porn investigation

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Detectives investigating a child pornography case discovered secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom at the suspect's house. Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with child pornography and video voyeurism, court records show. Chester was the subject of a Pinellas County...

Man accused of fatally beating father with piece of lumber

Jan. 23, 2020 8:24 AM EST

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A Dunn County man fatally beat his elderly father with a piece of lumber, telling investigators it was payback for years of physical and emotional abuse he endured as a child, according to prosecutors. Gary Styer, 51, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Jan. 15...

Peoria man gets prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Jan. 23, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. State prosecutors also said Wednesday that 51-year-old Joseph Charles Nolan will be on lifetime probation after serving his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender. They say...

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, performs during an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. Chris Greenwell has alleged that the mascot punched his 13-year-old son, Brandon, after a photo shoot in November. The Incident is under investigation. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Flyers mascot under investigation for alleged assault

Jan. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said. Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Brandon patted Gritty on the head...

This photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. A second convicted child molester has died after he was beaten with a walking cane by Watson,  last week at a central California prison, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

2nd California child molester dies after beating with cane

Jan. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EST

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A second convicted child molester has died after he was beaten with a walking cane by another inmate last week at a central California prison, officials said Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, was pronounced dead on Sunday at a hospital, three days after authorities said he was...

Man sentenced to probation in drowning death of daughter, 3

Jan. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to probation in the drowning death of his 3-year-old daughter last summer. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 28-year-old Charles Mitchell pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangerment stemming from the Aug. 1 death of the child. Authorities said the Plum...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. State prosecutors said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that the first of the four Chicago sexual abuse cases against Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who alleges that Kelly tried to force himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Kelly, who remains jailed, faces a raft of charges in several jurisdictions, including four separate indictments on Illinois state charges involving four women who accuse the singer of sexually abusing them during a roughly 10-year period starting in the late 1990s. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Jan. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who says the R&B singer forced himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Although Cook County prosecutors told Judge Lawrence Frank...