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Man pleads insanity in police car crash that killed 2 girls

Oct. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged in a police cruiser crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. An attorney for Raymond Walters entered the plea Thursday to 22 charges including murder. The Dayton Daily News reports the attorney also requested a mental...

Second teenager pleads guilty in killing of retired officer

Oct. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager had pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 16-year-old Justin Mathews pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder, robbery and other crimes. Last month, 17-year-old Jalynn Garner pleaded...

Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to stealing from Missouri church

Oct. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Rogersville has admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the church. Shauna Haile pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing. She was arrested in December 2018 after thefts were discovered at Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene in Rogersville....

St. Louis County police car crashes into SUV

Oct. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 62-year-old man is hospitalized with moderate injuries after his SUV was struck by a St. Louis County police car. The accident happened Thursday when the SUV driver pulled out of a car dealership lot in south St. Louis County. The SUV was struck by a St. Louis County police cruiser...

Former IRS employee accused of stealing $5K from taxpayers

Oct. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former IRS employee who is accused of stealing more than $5,000 from taxpayers has been arrested. The Kansas City Star reports that the grand jury indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrest of 39-year-old Tamara Miller, who was employed as a data transcriber at the IRS in...

New Orleans man, 62, free after 42 years and plea agreement

Oct. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Free for the first time in 42 years, a New Orleans man who always maintained his innocence over a 1977 slaying walked past a guard tower Wednesday to greet the younger brother who is providing an apartment and job for him. Elvis Brooks, 62, has always said he was not involved in a fatal...

Georgia set to execute man convicted of killing store clerk

Oct. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man convicted of shooting two Georgia convenience store clerks — killing one and seriously injuring the other — in separate robberies is scheduled to be executed later this month. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, is scheduled to be put to death Oct. 30 at the state prison in...

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

Oct. 16, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments. The release of the new rules was accompanied by...

Man admits to killing man at ex-girlfriend's apartment

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and fatally shooting a man. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Brandon Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary in the...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...