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Funerals begin for 3 Kentucky officers killed in ambush

Jul. 05, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

Sheriff John Hunt fought back tears while saying goodbye to his longtime friend, William Petry, one of three law enforcement officers killed in an ambush while serving a warrant in eastern Kentucky last week. The small Appalachian county that Hunt is in charge of protecting is...

Murder suspect dies in Delaware prison medical unit

Jul. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who was charged with murder last month has died in prison, officials said Tuesday. Department of Correction officials said Michael A. Klein, 57, died at Sussex Correctional Institution on Monday. Authorities said Klein, who had a...

Fatality: Girl, 17, fell off pontoon boot, hit by propeller

Jul. 05, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died after falling from the front of a pontoon boat and being hit by the propeller on the Fourth of July, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday. The boat’s operator was arrested on charges of DWI, vehicular...

Review: An Irish hitman juggles murder with parenthood

Jul. 05, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

“The Lemon Man” by Keith Bruton (Brash Books) Patrick Callen, a Dublin, Ireland hitman with a mild case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, stays organized by making lists. On his first day in Keith Bruton’s debut novel, the list includes: — Buy Food ...

Police: Roof collapse over Nebraska hotel pool kills child

Jul. 05, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

YORK, Neb. (AP) — A child was killed over the weekend when the roof over a hotel pool in southeastern Nebraska collapsed, police there said. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at a Hampton Inn in York, police said in a news release. Officers and firefighters responding to...

Police say 70-year-old Missouri man killed disabled sister

Jul. 05, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 70-year-old Missouri man is facing charges in the beating death of his disabled sister — a crime police said the man carried out because he was frustrated about having to care for her. Medics and officers were called to a home Sunday in an unincorporated part...

Virginia man arrested in fatal shooting in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in North Carolina, authorities said. Ky’Un Talik Thompson, 20, of Danville, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Kimora Johnson, of...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....

Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

Jul. 05, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two suspects in the slaying a year ago of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries have been arrested overseas, prosecutors in the Netherlands announced Tuesday, a day after the suspected “director” of the shocking killing was detained. The national...

Mother of abandoned newborn receives 18-month sentence

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in the woods has been sentenced to 18 months of incarceration but may be able to serve much of the time in a residential facility. The Capital newspaper reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Stacy...