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Alec Baldwin trial on hold as judge considers defense request to dismiss case over disputed ammo

Jul. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin ’s involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico came to a sudden and surprising halt on Friday while the judge considers a defense motion to dismiss the case over disputed ammunition evidence in the killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. ...

Gang used drugs, violence to commit robberies that led to four deaths, prosecutors say

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

A group of gang members who trafficked drugs and guns and used dating websites to connect with people interested in hiring prostitutes were responsible for a series of robberies that led to four deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. Dubbed the “fentanyl robbery gang,” the...

Former Georgia insurance commissioner sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine to serve three-and-a-half years in prison after Oxendine pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones had one question for the...

Mother and son charged in grandmother's death at Virginia senior living facility

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Indiana woman held down her 81-year-old mother while her son used the strap of his bag to strangle his grandmother at a Virginia senior living facility, investigators allege in court documents. The documents state that Cleo Loizides was found unresponsive in...

Ex-NYPD officer is convicted of assault for punching a man 6 times

Jul. 12, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

A former New York City police officer has been convicted of assault for punching a man in the face several times and breaking his nose while on patrol in 2021. Former officer Juan Perez was found guilty Thursday following a two-day bench trial of assaulting Borim Husenaj in the...

Things to know about the Karen Read murder case, which could go to a retrial

Jul. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say they plan to retry Karen Read for the death of her Boston police officer boyfriend. She’s accused of striking him with her SUV and leaving him to die in a snowstorm. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they couldn't agree. ...

First victim of 1921 Tulsa massacre of Black community is identified since graves found, mayor says

Jul. 12, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A World War I veteran is the first person identified from graves filled with more than a hundred victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre of the city’s Black community, the mayor said Friday. Using DNA from descendants of his brothers, the remains of C.L. Daniel...

Jury begins deliberating in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial

Jul. 12, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury deliberations have begun in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, who is accused of taking bribes and being a foreign agent for the Egyptian government. Over a 9-week trial, federal prosecutors in New York have sought to convince the jury that the...

Police chief resigns after theft of his vehicle, shootout in Maine town

Jul. 12, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A police chief in a Maine town has resigned after spending several weeks on administrative leave following an incident in which 11 officers fired at a man accused of stealing two police vehicles. Paris Police Chief Michael Dailey was taking Gary Porter, the...

Prosecutors in Karen Read case argue against dismissing any charges

Jul. 12, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the Karen Read murder case filed a motion Friday, arguing against dropping any charges after her mistrial. Read was accused of ramming into her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowstorm in January 2022. Her...