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Police: NYC deli worker fatally stabbed over price of item

Oct. 20, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City deli worker was stabbed to death by a customer who became enraged over the price of an item, police said. The altercation started inside an East Harlem deli at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a customer got angry because he was 50 cents...

Wichita man charged in shooting of 11-year-old girl

Oct. 20, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl inside a home. Byron Purcell, 25, was charged Tuesday in a shooting on Oct. 12. Police said someone shot at a house and one of the bullets struck a girl lying in...

Fort Madison man dies after being found with stab wound

Oct. 20, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Madison man died Tuesday after being found with a stab wound in his apartment complex. Fort Madison police were called to the apartment complex and found the man lying in an upstairs hallway, KHQA-TV reported. The man was rushed to a...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

2 inmates injured; 5 correctional officers accused

Oct. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Five corrections officers at a state prison in Georgia are accused in two incidents in which inmates were injured last month. Warrants show four officers at Rutledge State Prison in Columbus are accused of beating a handcuffed inmate or standing by...

Ohio legislation would make assaulting referees a crime

Oct. 20, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Assaulting an Ohio referee would become a crime punishable by a fine and community service hours, under pending legislation in the General Assembly. The bill would make an assault on referees before, during or after a sporting event, or in...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Police: Rapid City stabbing victim, suspect were associated

Oct. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rapid City had an “association” with the victim, according to investigators. Officers were called to the crime scene about 4 a.m. Tuesday and found the 24-year-old victim on the ground with several stab...

Police: Deputy shoots man who stabbed 2 people, killing 1

Oct. 19, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

VICKERY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's deputy shot a man Tuesday who stabbed two people, killing one of them and severely injuring the other, at a turnpike plaza, authorities said. Police responded in the evening to the Erie Islands Service Plaza on the Ohio Turnpike...

Jury acquits woman accused in attack on Wisconsin lawmaker

Oct. 19, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a woman accused of sparking an attack on a Wisconsin state senator who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Capitol last year. Kerida O’Reilly, 34, of Madison, was found not guilty of felony substantial...