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Man accused of killing 5 in New Mexico in 2017 set for trial

Jul. 25, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of fatally shooting five people in 2017, including three family members, is set to go on trial this week for four of the killings. The Albuquerque Journal reports that jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in 1st...

New trial ordered for man accused of murder, faked ATV crash

Jul. 25, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man accused of killing his wife and then faking an all-terrain vehicle accident to cover up the slaying almost a decade ago. The state's highest court ruled 5-2 Friday that 48-year-old Joseph...

Virginia doctor faces child porn-related charges

Jul. 25, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A doctor at the University of Virginia has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography, according to Charlottesville police and local news outlets. A cyber-tip led to the arrest of David Lapides of Charlottesville, the city's...

Several politicians oppose new mask mandates in St. Louis

Jul. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new mask mandate in the city and county of St. Louis that takes effect this week is being criticized by several state and local elected officials. Starting Monday, masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for...

New Hampshire bishop denies allegations of past sexual abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire “categorically denies” recent allegations that he committed sexual abuse while serving as a priest in New York in the 1980s, according to a statement issued by his lawyer on Saturday. A...

Trial moved involving US marshals charged in vaccine dispute

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal contempt of court trial involving three members of the U.S. Marshals Service has been moved from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls, according to court documents. Three supervisory marshals, including the agency’s Chief of Staff John Kilgallon,...

Spartanburg County ends roads fee after high court ruling

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Spartanburg County Council has voted to ends its $25 a year road fee in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision tossing a similar fee out in neighboring Greenville County. There have been other attempts in recent years to repeal the fee...

Prison for Louisiana tax preparer in fraud case

Jul. 25, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former tax preparer from north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said Friday. Angelena Adams, 52, of the Princeton community in...

Woman pleads guilty to burning girlfriend's baby to death

Jul. 25, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 28—year-old woman has pleaded guilty to burning her girlfriend’s infant son to death, and has agreed to testify against the other woman. Felecia Marie-Nicole Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday in Natchitoches Parish to manslaughter,...

Mississippi man wants new trial after year wait for hearing

Jul. 25, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man serving a life sentence for being a habitual offender is appealing his punishment, saying the seven months he spent in jail without an indictment and year it took to arraign him violated his right to a speedy trial. Brian Berryman's...