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Florida police chief piloting plane killed in crash

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police chief died Sunday morning when the plane he was piloting crashed into an open field, authorities said. Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn confirmed the death of Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, news outlets reported. Marion County Fire Rescue said the plane crashed around 11:30...

Highway patrol officers shoot, kill man they say had a knife

Oct. 25, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers shot and killed a western Missouri man who reportedly threatened a trooper with a knife, the patrol said. The shooting occurred late Saturday in Garden City, about 48 miles (77.25 kilometers) south of Kansas City, after the Cass County...

Some Michigan sheriffs won't enforce open carry ban at polls

Oct. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Some sheriffs have said they won’t enforce Michigan's top election official’s ban on openly carrying guns near polling places on Election Day. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel called Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s guidance “illegal,” according...

Officer suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from NYPD vehicle

Oct. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident remains under...

The Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new police chief

Oct. 25, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — The police department in the Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new chief. James Pontbriand, a detective with the Barre police department, is expected to start work in Berlin next month. Pontbriand will be replacing Bill Wolfe, who retired last month after 12 years leading the Berlin...

In this photo provided by Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet gives an interview Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 in Chauvin, La. Soignet, a south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs — two of whom also were state senators — to the portraits displayed in his office’s waiting room.   (James Loiselle/Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Louisiana sheriff adding portraits of 19th C Black sheriffs

Oct. 25, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs — two of whom went on to be state senators — to the portraits displayed in his office’s waiting room. “Terrebonne Parish’s African-American sheriffs played...

Law enforcement fatally shoots Arkansas man in Kansas

Oct. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Arkansas man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a police pursuit. Wesley Jordan, 32, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died in the shooting Friday in Independence, the KBI said. The incident began when a...

Police: Indiana man was naked with knife when officer shot

Oct. 25, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) — A southeastern Indiana man was naked and holding a knife when he confronted a police officer who fatally shot him in the hallway of an apartment building where a woman was found killed, police said. The man killed in the early Saturday shooting was identified as Brandon Evans, 33,...

This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster of al-Qaida propagandist Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known by the nom de guerre Abu Muhsin al-Masri. Afghanistan claimed Sunday, Oct, 25, 2020, it killed the top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America's longest-running war amid continued bloodshed.  Al-Qaida did not immediately acknowledge al-Rauf's reported death. The FBI, the U.S. military and NATO did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (FBI via AP)

Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

Oct. 25, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America's longest-running war amid continued bloodshed....

Prosecutor clears Georgia officer who killed man in May

Oct. 25, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer has been cleared of criminal liability after shooting and killing a man who prosecutors say pointed his gun at police. Meriwether County District Attorney Herb Cranford said in a Friday news release that a review of body camera footage was consistent with...