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Texas teen posts images of slain family, then kills self

Sep. 16, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found him at his home, authorities said Thursday. The Aransas Pass police and San Patricio County...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Sep. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony...

Shooting in fitness center parking lot leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

Sep. 16, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A shooting in the parking lot of a fitness center in Kalispell Thursday morning left one man dead and two others injured, the Kalispell Police Department said. Officers received a report that two men were shooting at each other outside Fuel...

Murdaugh surrenders to face charges in $10M insurance fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. The shooter only grazed him. A...

Court: Oklahoma has no concurrent authority on tribal lands

Sep. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday again ruled that Oklahoma has no concurrent jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against American Indians. The court rejected the state’s appeal of the...

Police: Slain teen identified 45 years after body found

Sep. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — After almost 45 years to the day that police found her body dumped near a cemetery, Baltimore County Police said Wednesday detectives identified a girl known as “Woodlawn Jane Doe” thanks to new DNA testing. The young woman — who turned out to...

Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

Sep. 16, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant, police said. The violence at Pat’s King of Steaks may involve spectators who earlier attended a...

Man who fled to Mexico convicted of 2015 rape in Topeka

Sep. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been convicted of seven felonies, four years after he fled to Mexico while awaiting trial for rape. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said a jury on Thursday found Daniel Arreola guilty of a 2015 sexual assault in Topeka....

Court rejects truck driver's appeal in crash that killed 7

Sep. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who's been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield,...

Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

Sep. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

A Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a wanted man who opened fire on officers and was also killed, authorities said. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was hospitalized...