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Texas sheriff's sergeant dies after found with head injuries

Jun. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff's sergeant who died shortly after being found in his car with head injuries apparently suffered a medical emergency and wasn't shot, as deputies initially suspected, authorities said Saturday. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office determined that Sgt. Keith...

The Latest: Texas sheriff's sergeant suffered medical crisis

Jun. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Texas sheriff's sergeant (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say a Texas sheriff's sergeant who died after being found in his car suffered a medical emergency that caused him to fall and apparently strike his head. The Tarrant County medical...

Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

Jun. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer among three people injured during a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale, killing one person, discharged his firearm inside the store, authorities said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who...

Family of slain ex-Arkansas lawmaker "sickened" by arrest

Jun. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says they are "sickened and upset" by the thought that one of her friends could have been involved in her killing. Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, of Pocahontas, in connection...

US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation...

The Latest: Off-duty officer discharged gun in shooting

Jun. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store (all times local): 12 p.m. Southern California police say the off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was injured during a shooting inside a Costco warehouse store discharged his firearm inside the store. Police from...

Missouri mother accused in knife attack found not competent

Jun. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman accused of attacking her 5-year-old son with a knife has been found not mentally competent to stand trial. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge this week signed an order finding 35-year-old Syeda Sirajuddin, of Ballwin, mentally unfit for trial. She...

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Jun. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with...

Police: Woman shot, killed in Kansas City suburb of Raytown

Jun. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot and killed in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raytown. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Sarah Colman-Livengood Park in Raytown. Police found the woman around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the park. Police say two...

Teen to be tried as adult in retired officer's killing

Jun. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager charged in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant will be tried as an adult. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 17-year-old Jalynn Garner, of St. Louis, was charged Friday in adult court with first-degree murder, robbery and two weapons counts....