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Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl's murder conviction

Aug. 14, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a teenager was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in the fatal shooting of her pimp during a robbery. The court's 6-1 decision came in the case of a 2013 slaying of the...

Browns rookie WR Callaway cited for marijuana possession

Aug. 7, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Callaway didn't take long to run into trouble with the Browns. The fourth-round draft pick and wide receiver from Florida, who arrived in Cleveland with a history of issues while in college, was cited early Sunday morning for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended...

Officials: No incentive for false seat belt tickets

Aug. 3, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Kansas and Missouri have no reason to issue bogus traffic tickets for not wearing a seat belt instead of citing motorists for more serious traffic infractions, according to transportation officials in both states. Overland Park Police Chief Frank...

Police: Colorado driver hit officer after getting ticket

Jul. 28, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man spat on an officer in Colorado and struck him with his car after he was ticketed for leaving two dogs in a hot car while inside a restaurant, police said. Clint Martinez II, 21, has been charged with two counts of felony assault on an officer and misdemeanor counts of assault,...

Driver hits 142 mph ... right after being cited for speeding

Jul. 25, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa woman who was ticketed for speeding in Nebraska perhaps didn't take the citation seriously — deputies clocked her driving at 142 mph as she accelerated away from the traffic stop. The Lincoln County sheriff's office says the 31-year-old woman from Council Bluffs was...

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

Jul. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The state law that police cited in porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club should not be enforced, an Ohio city attorney said.  Future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted, Columbus city attorney Zach Klein wrote on Wednesday in a memo to the city's police...

Feds: Troopers 'tarnished' badge with bogus overtime shifts

Jun. 27, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three recently suspended or retired Massachusetts State Police troopers were arrested Wednesday and charged with taking thousands of dollars of overtime pay for hours they didn't work by submitting bogus traffic citations to conceal that they had actually been off the clock. U.S. Attorney...

Teen charged with dumping gator in Florida convenience store

Jun. 26, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they've charged a teen with dumping a live alligator in a convenience store earlier this month. The Bradenton Herald reports that the 17-year-old boy was issued a misdemeanor citation Friday charging him with illegally possessing or harvesting an American...

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Jun. 19, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed...

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force...