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Massachusetts man pleads not guilty in woman’s murder

Nov. 20, 2019 11:14 AM EST

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a woman whose body was found near a wastewater treatment plant. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Keith Hamel pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the death of 26-year-old Kelsey Clifford, whose body was found in Athol...

State trooper asks court to vacate plea in assault case

Nov. 20, 2019 10:35 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island State Police trooper who pleaded no contest to punching a man in a holding cell has asked a court to vacate his plea on the grounds it was coerced by the former chief of the department. The Providence Journal reports James Donnelly-Taylor filed a motion Monday seeking to...

1 officer injured in disturbance at Springfield prison

Nov. 20, 2019 9:55 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Corrections says an inmate assaulted a correctional officer while two other inmates attacked a third inmate during an attempted unit takeover the Springfield prison. The department says the officers’ response on Tuesday morning was swift and...

Man accused of shooting at Fargo police facing 5 charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:19 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed five felony charges against a Fargo man accused of shooting at police in a hotel lobby. Fifty-four-year-old Henry Aiken is jailed in Cass County on $500,000 bond. KFGO reports Aiken has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, terrorizing, reckless...

20-year-old man in Brookline park dies

Nov. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a young man stabbed at a popular suburban Boston park has died of his injuries. A spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney’s office says 20-year-old Nicolas Kern was stabbed multiple times at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Amory Park in Brookline and died at...

Officer charged with attacking injured man, lying about it

Nov. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EST

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Delaware police officer accused of attacking an injured man and lying about it. Dewey Beach police Officer Gregory Lynch Jr. surrendered to authorities Tuesday on charges including second-degree assault and perjury. He was released on his own...

Police: Man fatally stabbed at Maryland community center

Nov. 20, 2019 4:54 AM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at a community center. The Prince George’s County Police Department on Tuesday identified the victim as 19-year-old Erick Ruiz Reyes of Oxon Hill. Authorities say detectives have not yet...

Inmate gets 2nd death sentence for killing fellow inmate

Nov. 20, 2019 4:46 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prison inmate already on death row for killing a fellow inmate has received another death sentence for killing a different inmate. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 41-year-old Rocky Ali Beamon received his new sentence last week. He pleaded guilty in August to...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...