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Teenager killed in Worcester's first homicide since 2016

May. 27, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A teen has been killed in what is Worcester's first homicide of 2018 after a full year of no firearm fatalities. Worcester police say authorities found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound on Holland Road early Sunday. MassLive.com reports the teen was with friends when he was...

1 killed, 2 hurt in shootings at 2 N Carolina gas stations

May. 27, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and two injured after two men fired shots inside two different North Carolina gas stations. Gastonia Police said the shootings Saturday night were about 90 minutes apart. Police say a clerk at the Gray Franklin Express was shot several times, then...

Man described as suspect in 2 killed held after police chase

May. 27, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A 30-year-old man is under arrest after a police chase and authorities say he's a suspect in the slayings of two people at a home in Hughes County in south central Oklahoma. Rodney Key is facing an initial court appearance Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,...

Ohio village where police chief was slain loses another

May. 27, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio village where the police chief was killed in the line of duty last year has lost another chief. Kirkersville Chief James Hughes Jr. died unexpectedly at his home in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg on Friday night. Terry Ashcraft, mayor of the Licking County...

Illinois man wrongfully convicted seeks compensation

May. 27, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man wrongfully convicted for killing his mother-in-law in the 1990s now seeks a monetary settlement from the state. William Amor was found guilty for a 1995 murder based on his confession that he lit a vodka-soaked newspaper on fire to burn down the Naperville...

Victim's brother thinks deputy could've stopped fatal wreck

May. 27, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The news that his brother had been killed by an unlicensed driver, with three DWIs and zonked out of his head on Xanax, was hard enough on James Ozburn. Learning that a deputy with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office had found the driver and another person passed out in their car...

Man gets 23 years in fatal shooting over joke about sneakers

May. 26, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during an argument that started over a joke about sneakers. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Lloyd "Buddy" Whitley-Cuffee was sentenced Friday in the 2017 killing of 23-year-old Keith "Byrd"...

Fired Nebraska state trooper wants to get his job back

May. 26, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska State Patrol trooper fired over a deadly chase is looking to get his job back. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Tim Flick plans to pursue reinstatement through a formal arbitration process. On Thursday, a special prosecutor dropped misdemeanor motor vehicle...

Prosecutor: Teen should get life for killing elderly woman

May. 26, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a teenager who tried to rape and beat to death a 94-year-old neighbor with a flashlight should spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance for parole. Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Becker wrote in a sentencing document filed Friday...

Man killed, woman arrested in deadly hit-and-run Omaha crash

May. 26, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died and a woman has been arrested in a deadly hit-and-run crash near downtown Omaha. Police say a large sport utility vehicle went out of control while pulling out of a gas station parking lot at 24th and Leavenworth streets, jumping a curb and hitting a pedestrian,...