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Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

The Latest: Couple speak about Phoenix police incident

Jun. 18, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A father says he and his family are lucky to be alive after Phoenix police aimed guns and yelled obscenities at them in a videotaped encounter. Dravon Ames said during a...

Wayne Newton tells Vegas jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Jun. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a Nevada jury on Tuesday that he fired a gunshot to scare away two burglars that he and his wife and their teenage daughter encountered during a second burglary in 10 days at their home a year ago. "My wife was in hysterics and crying,"...

The Latest: Newton tells jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Jun. 18, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a 22-year-old Nevada prison inmate accused of burglarizing the home of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton and his family in June 2018 (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a jury he fired a gunshot to scare away two...

Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

Jun. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

HAUGHTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a burglar effectively caught himself red-handed, unwittingly livestreaming his theft of a neighbor's new surveillance camera. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says the neighbor watched the crime unfold in real time, and recognized the culprit as 43-year-old...

Teddy Allen dismissed from Wichita State basketball team

Jun. 18, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State has dismissed Teddy Allen after he was arrested last week following a disturbance at a woman's home. Athletic director Darron Boatright said Tuesday he and Coach Gregg Marshall wished Allen well but decided his dismissal was best for the basketball program. Allen was...

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

Jun. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register. Malden police on Facebook say they responded to the store Sunday afternoon on reports of a theft. Officers were told two white men...

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

Jun. 18, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren't safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery since late last year, stealing ornaments and sometimes items from corpses as the country sinks to new depths of...

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

Jun. 17, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who are both black, said at a news conference that they don't...