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Daughter of Fannie Lou Hamer continues mother’s fight

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the youngest daughter of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Jacqueline Hamer Flakes grew up intimately aware of prejudice and how much her mother struggled against it. Now, as Hamer’s last living daughter, Flakes’ greatest desire is to...

Slain Dallas girl, 7, stabbed over 30 times; mother arrested

Jun. 19, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

A 7-year-old Dallas girl whose mother was recently arrested in her death was stabbed over 30 times, according to a court document. Madison Petry died after being stabbed on Thursday. Troyshaye Mone Hall, 23, faces a capital murder charge in her daughter's slaying, as well...

Police: Man pulled gun at Starbucks over cream cheese

Jun. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — An angry Florida man pulled a gun on a drive-thru worker because they forgot the cream cheese with his bagel, according to Miami Gardens Police. The employee just happened to be the daughter of the police chief. Police said the man became...

Football, YMCA volunteer charged with underage sex

Jun. 19, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and YMCA youth advocate has been charged with child rape and sex trafficking, officials said. Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton, faces charges including child rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, and...

New Mexico jail guard hospitalized in Texas with stab wounds

Jun. 19, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico jail guard who was stabbed by a detainee was hospitalized in El Paso, Texas, and sheriff’s deputies were investigating, a county official said. The name and condition of the officer were not immediately made public following the...

DA: Officers won't face charges in Mooresville shooting

Jun. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A special prosecutor in North Carolina says two police officers will not face criminal charges over the shooting death of a Mooresville man. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson had cleared...

Bismarck man gets 15 years for raping unconscious teen girl

Jun. 19, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who pleaded guilty to buying alcohol for a teenage girl and raping her while she was asleep or passed out has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Bismarck Tribune reports 43-year-old John Burnette III appeared in court on...

2 fatal shootings in 1 week for Hawaii Police Department

Jun. 18, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Police on Hawaii's Big Island shot and killed a man they say cut an officer with a knife. Friday's shooting was the second time this week Hawaii County officers killed a man. Officers responded to a break-in at a vacant home in...

19-year-old accused of firing at people across Phoenix area

Jun. 18, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona teenager suspected of killing one person and injuring a dozen others during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix told police he believed people were after him because of his involvement in another shooting, according to court documents...

Man who stabbed Asian American charged with attempted murder

Jun. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian American woman in San Francisco in an unprovoked attack has been charged with attempted murder, the city’s top prosecutor announced Friday. Daniel Cauich, 35, was also charged with...