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Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

2nd suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective. Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman. Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout...

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

Missouri woman gets prison in fatal abuse of infant son

Feb. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Megan Hendricks, of Wentzville, was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded guilty in...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge. Judge James Hudson made his decision after hearing emotional testimony...

Son charged with killing parents, housekeeper in California

Feb. 15, 2019 7:11 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man was charged Friday with killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community. Camden Nicholson, 27, of Newport Beach, was charged with three counts of murder and an enhancement alleging multiple murders. Nicholson was arrested Wednesday night...

Teen planned to shoot ex-girlfriend at school, documents say

Feb. 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, when he fired a gunshot inside his high school, according to documents filed by authorities in court. No one was injured in the shooting that happened...

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash

Feb. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EST

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident by a judge who appeared at times reluctant to follow the guidelines set by an appeals court that had ruled her initial sentence and a second sentence were too lenient. Amy Locane...

Man to stand trial in boy's fatal Detroit freeway shooting

Feb. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 24-year-old Detroit man will stand trial for murder in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy on a Detroit freeway during a case of road rage. Judge Ronald Giles bound over Derrick Durham on Friday during after a preliminary hearing. Durham is charged in the death of 3-year-old Christian...