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Ex-tenant pleads not guilty in blaze that killed firefighter

Mar. 15, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former apartment building tenant accused of setting a blaze that killed a firefighter has pleaded not guilty to murder, arson and other charges. Worcester (WUH'-stur) firefighter Christopher Roy was a single father who is survived by his 9-year-old daughter. He died Dec. 9 after...

Death penalty sought for Salvadoran in Nevada killings

Mar. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who has been charged with killing four people in Nevada, including an elderly couple. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman is being prosecuted in Reno after authorities...

Lebanese immigrant seeks pardon for teenage crimes

Mar. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire auto shop owner facing deportation to Lebanon is seeking a pardon for crimes he committed as a teenager 14 years ago. Alain Ata came to the U.S. at age 10, and spent several years in prison for burglary, conspiracy and receiving stolen property incidents when he was 18....

Police: Puppy stabbed during break-in 'getting lots of love'

Mar. 8, 2019 3:42 PM EST

MIDDLETON, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a 4-month-old puppy who was stabbed during a break-in at a home has had surgery and is recovering. WMUR-TV reports police said no one was home during the burglary on Thursday in Middleton. When the residents came home, they found the black Lab named Jax...

100 guinea pigs found in Mississippi home near dog skeletons

Mar. 8, 2019 10:19 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police investigating a burglary in Mississippi followed their noses to a trailer where they found 100 guinea pigs and the skeletal remains of more than one dog. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports Gulfport police have charged the owner with animal cruelty. Police say she wasn't selling...

West Texas officer responding to home alarm fatally shot

Mar. 5, 2019 6:13 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A West Texas police officer responding to a home security alarm was shot and killed early Tuesday by the owner of the home who believed he was being burglarized City officials in Midland say that Officer Nathan Heidelberg died after being struck by gunfire just above his protective...

Hospital replacing 3-year-old boy's stolen prosthetic leg

Mar. 5, 2019 12:15 PM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A children's hospital in St. Louis is replacing a 3-year-old southern Illinois boy's prosthetic leg that was stolen in a car break-in. Officials with Shriners Hospitals for Children tell the Belleville News-Democrat that Josiah Rainey was fitted for a new prosthetic Monday and he...

Defense alleges misconduct at trials in girl's 1990 slaying

Mar. 4, 2019 4:49 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At three trials over three decades, a convicted thief has testified that he saw Stanley Liggins with 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis shortly before she was kidnapped, raped, strangled and left dead in Davenport, Iowa. Antonio Holmes insisted at each trial that prosecutors did not give him...

Former Clemson safety pleads guilty in apartment break-in

Feb. 26, 2019 12:17 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson safety Jadar Johnson, who played on the Tigers' 2016 national championship team, has received three years' probation after pleading guilty for his role in an apartment break-in last March. Johnson, late Clemson running back C.J. Fuller and ex-Duke player Quaven Ferguson...

NFL player's passport, team-issued tablet stolen from car

Feb. 25, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player's team-issued tablet and passport were stolen from his Jeep. Atlanta police spokesman Jarius Daugherty tells news outlets that NFL running back Peyton Barber's SUV was broken into early Saturday in Buckhead. In addition to the passport and...