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Man pleads to 2016 stabbing death in MS of longtime educator

Sep. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — After a longtime Mississippi educator was stabbed 50 times, his killer is headed to prison The Sun Herald reports 26-year-old Lee Andrew Gipson, of Moss Point, pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder for the 2016 robbery and stabbing death of 64-year-old Willie Clarence Williams,...

Iowa to re-examine band member claims of abuse by rival fans

Sep. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other verbal...

Former police commissioner sentenced for shooting incident

Sep. 21, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A former Portsmouth police commissioner has been sentenced to four months in jail for a shooting incident near her home. Brenna Cavanaugh was charged with attempted assault and criminal mischief after a teenager walked into her home in August 2018, mistakenly thinking it was the...

Tennessee man charged with setting wife on fire

Sep. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted after authorities say he lit his wife on fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Todd Darrell Briggs of Gray was indicted earlier this month on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated arson. The...

Prosecutor pursuing UF student whose release sparked outrage

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors says they are moving ahead with attempted sexual battery and other charges against a University of Florida resident assistant whose release with no bail sparked outrage. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the State Attorney's Office in Gainesville said Friday they would...

Judge: 2 accused of attacking trooper will remain jailed

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two people accused of attacking and seriously injuring a New Jersey state police trooper during a motor vehicle stop will remain jailed until their trial on aggravated assault charges. A judge issued the ruling Friday during a hearing for Alecia Jones, of Hillside, and Tyson...

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2 Sioux City deaths

Sep. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Sioux City has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Tran Walker, who will turn 20 Sunday, was sentenced Friday in the January 2018 deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr....

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

Sep. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE') Chandra (CHAHN'-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow protesters preparing...

DNA cracks 32 year old cold case; killer now dead too

Sep. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say DNA has helped them determine the man who killed a neighbor in South Carolina 32 years ago is now dead himself. Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright says 44-year-old James Larry Smith was attacked and beaten with a hammer in his home in December 1987 and remained in a...

Columnist says town board member attacked him, threw phone

Sep. 21, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A columnist who covers local tax issues in New York says a town board member threw a water bottle at his head, grabbed his cellphone and threw it, breaking the screen. Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson filed a complaint with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department after he said...