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Florida deputy dies in traffic crash

Jul. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he responded to a domestic violence call. Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the crash happened early Sunday in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Deerfield Beach....

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers with records

Jul. 20, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law, the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica reported Saturday. The news organizations said they found more than 34 officers who should have...

Police: Body in car was dead before Alabama officer fired

Jul. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in west Alabama say a person whose body was found after a police shooting was dead before the officers fired. Aliceville Police Chief Tonnie Jones tells the Tuscaloosa News that the driver had a dead body in a stolen car. He tells WTVM-TV that an officer fired at the car...

Baltimore deputy commissioner and wife robbed at gunpoint

Jul. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say one of Baltimore's newest deputy police commissioners and his wife were robbed at gunpoint. The Baltimore Sun reports that Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached by four men in an SUV at about 9 p.m. Friday near Patterson Park. Police say the men...

FBI searches property of former King County official

Jul. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — The FBI and Enumclaw police have searched the farmhouse of a former King County official who is the target of a corruption investigation. KING-TV reports that the agents searched Allan "Benny" Thomas' property on Friday but did not make any arrests. Thomas was the longtime...

6 Tennessee corrections officers resign after investigation

Jul. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says six corrections officer have resigned after an internal investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct. The Commercial Appeal reports that the identities of the deputies were not provided. A social media post from the sheriff's office...

Police: Man who wouldn't drop gun shot and wounded

Jul. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man who ran from police and refused orders to drop a gun has been shot and wounded by officers in the southwest Ohio city of Dayton. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl at a news conference Friday identified the man as Re'al Streety, who is in critical but...

Sheriff hopes court date texts, online pay cut warrants

Jul. 20, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office says it will start notifying folks about upcoming court dates via text messages by the end of July. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the new notification system this week. The message will also give the recipient the option to pay fines...

New attorney seeks to delay next trial of Katherine Kealoha

Jul. 20, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A newly appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney representing a former Honolulu prosecutor wants to delay her trial on bank fraud and identity theft charges. Lawyer Gary Singh was appointed to represent Katherine Kealoha after her former taxpayer-funded attorney Cynthia Kagiwada asked to...