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New Hampshire bishop denies allegations of past sexual abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire “categorically denies” recent allegations that he committed sexual abuse while serving as a priest in New York in the 1980s, according to a statement issued by his lawyer on Saturday. A...

Trial moved involving US marshals charged in vaccine dispute

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal contempt of court trial involving three members of the U.S. Marshals Service has been moved from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls, according to court documents. Three supervisory marshals, including the agency’s Chief of Staff John Kilgallon,...

Spartanburg County ends roads fee after high court ruling

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Spartanburg County Council has voted to ends its $25 a year road fee in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision tossing a similar fee out in neighboring Greenville County. There have been other attempts in recent years to repeal the fee...

Prison for Louisiana tax preparer in fraud case

Jul. 25, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former tax preparer from north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said Friday. Angelena Adams, 52, of the Princeton community in...

Woman pleads guilty to burning girlfriend's baby to death

Jul. 25, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 28—year-old woman has pleaded guilty to burning her girlfriend’s infant son to death, and has agreed to testify against the other woman. Felecia Marie-Nicole Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday in Natchitoches Parish to manslaughter,...

Mississippi man wants new trial after year wait for hearing

Jul. 25, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man serving a life sentence for being a habitual offender is appealing his punishment, saying the seven months he spent in jail without an indictment and year it took to arraign him violated his right to a speedy trial. Brian Berryman's...

Man get 33 years for firing into home, killing sleeping boy

Jul. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for killing a 2-year-old boy as he slept by his mother with shots he fired in anger in a property dispute with his neighbor, prosecutors said. Dionte D’Chon Habersham, 21, was found guilty of murder...

Illinois accountant given 8 years for $1.1 million fraud

Jul. 25, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An accountant from suburban Chicago has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud last year, federal prosecutors said Friday. According to the statement from the Northern District of Illinois' U.S. Attorney...

Woman charged with hate crimes in 4 anti-Asian attacks

Jul. 24, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old woman suspected in four separate attacks on people of Asian descent in Queens faces hate crime charges, prosecutors said Saturday. The unprovoked attacks took place between May and July, they said. In the latest case, July 21, a 75-year-old...

Imprisoned 'Dating Game Killer' Alcala dies in California

Jul. 24, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A prolific serial torture-slayer dubbed “The Dating Game Killer” died Saturday while awaiting execution in California, authorities said. Rodney James Alcala was 77. He died of natural causes at a hospital in San Joaquin Valley, California,...