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WV sheriff's deputy found guilty of falsifying documents

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff's deputy has been found guilty of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants. News outlets report former Harrison County deputy Timothy Rock was found guilty Thursday of 17 counts of falsifying accounts and one count of conspiracy...

Oregon sheriff facing ethic complaint withdraws resignation

Aug. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff who had announced he would step down after an ethics complaint was brought against him now says he will stay on the job. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Wednesday that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer announced this week he's withdrawing his resignation after...

Lawrence man shot by police given 1 year of probation

Aug. 23, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man who was shot by police after a traffic stop has been sentenced to a year of probation. Akira Lewis pleaded no contest Thursday to battery of a law enforcement officer. He will be required to take anger management courses. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Lewis was...

Grand jurors decline to indict officer after 2017 shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer who shot a man outside a nightclub in 2017 won't be criminally charged. The Commercial Dispatch reports that Lowndes County grand jurors declined to indict Officer Jared Booth in the shooting of 24-year-old Raymond Davis. Booth shot and killed Davis...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

Police say man killed by officer after struggle

Aug. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton say an officer has fatally shot a man who struggled with him over the officer's stun gun. Police say the shooting followed a traffic stop for erratic driving and a two-block foot chase Thursday evening in the southwest Ohio city. The wounded suspect died after being...

West Virginia man accused of aiming airsoft gun at officer

Aug. 23, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia man who pointed a realistic-looking airsoft gun at a police officer has been charged with threatening a terroristic act. The Charleston Police Department says Charles Norman Miller was arrested Thursday after officers received a report of an armed man...

Police say $37k in sound gear stolen from music center

Aug. 23, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is investigating the theft of about $37,000 worth of equipment stolen from a music center during the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. The Tuesday night or Wednesday morning burglary at the Elley Long Music Center in Colchester occurred when at least...

Police shoot, kill man following chase in Orange County

Aug. 22, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A police shooting after a chase has left one person dead in Orange County. Authorities say Garden Grove police shot and killed a man in neighboring Westminster on Thursday. Police had been chasing a Range Rover. KABC-TV says it appears the Rover smashed through a brick wall at a...

Suspicious device snarls traffic on George Washington Bridge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare. Officials say the suspicious device was found on the upper level of the bridge near the New Jersey side just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing authorities to briefly shut down...