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Former officer pleads not guilty in child sex assault case

Apr. 26, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A former Fremont police officer accused of sexually assaulting a child has pleaded not guilty. Dodge County District Court records say 33-year-old Austin Williams entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of sexual assault of a child and to related charges. A trial date wasn't set. His...

Trial date set for man accused of killing mother, uncle

Apr. 26, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A June 24 trial start has been scheduled for a man who a judge says has been restored to competency for trial. Polk County District Court records say 30-year-old Joshua Adams has submitted written pleas of not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. Police say Adams killed...

Florida man gets life sentence for fatal robbery

Apr. 26, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing another man after arranging online to buy an iPhone. The Ledger reports that 28-year-old Victor Manns Jr. was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of first-degree murder. Police say 21-year-old Jeffery Morrow Jr. and a...

Tennessee attorney gets prison for stealing $1M from clients

Apr. 26, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney has been sentenced to 92 months in prison for stealing more than $1.36 million from clients. The majority was from the daughter of a state trooper killed in the line of duty. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nashville says Jackie Garton served as the trustee for...

Preschool accused of overlooking abuse puts leader on leave

Apr. 26, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C., preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children has put one of its leaders on leave. News outlets report Washington Hebrew Congregation early childhood education Director Deborah "DJ" Schneider Jensen was put on paid administrative...

New Zealander pleads guilty to sharing mosque shooting video

Apr. 26, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Christchurch businessman has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman last month as he began killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques. Philip Arps pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the mosque video and will remain in jail...

Ex-deputy charged over inmate sex acts avoids prison time

Apr. 26, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio jail officer accused of having two female inmates perform oral sex on him will avoid prison but spend three years on probation and have to register as a sex offender. Former Clark County deputy Marcus Johnson IV was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a...

Company where worker died pleads guilty to concealing info

Apr. 26, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio aluminum manufacturing company accused of misleading investigators and its parent company after a fatal workplace accident has pleaded guilty to a related federal charge about concealing information on a crime. Extrudex Aluminum in North Jackson this week pleaded guilty...

Important Harvey Weinstein hearing could be held in secret

Apr. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday's hearing, which will deal with trial strategy and...

Namesake of school funding suit hopes Kansas follows through

Apr. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It was a quiet Sunday morning in 2011 when Jeff Gannon got a warning he'd never forget. A year earlier, he and his family agreed to put their name to one of the most divisive lawsuits in Kansas history. They had gotten a fair share of negative feedback, but nothing like the man who...