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Sheriff: 3 dead at Wisconsin quarry were shot over $600 debt

Jul. 29, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Three men who were found dead last week at the entrance of a Wisconsin quarry were forced to kneel on the ground before they were shot multiple times over a $600 debt, officials said Thursday. Khamthaneth Rattanasack, 44, and Nya Thao, 33, have...

Idaho man sues Boy Scouts over alleged childhood sex abuse

Jul. 29, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man is suing the Boy Scouts of America for failing to warn children that took part in the youth program that they could be exposed to sex abusers. The man, who uses the name Mark Doe 14 in the federal lawsuit because he was a victim of...

Child porn plea for NZ man accused of kidnapping attempt

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Zealand man accused of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old Virginia girl he met online pleaded guilty Thursday to production of child pornography, federal prosecutors announced in a news release. Troy George Skinner, 28, of Auckland, New Zealand,...

Man accused of killing detective ordered held without bail

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Clark County sheriff’s detective in Vancouver, Washington, has been ordered held without bail. Guillermo Raya Leon, 26, made his first appearance in county court Thursday on suspicion of aggravated murder in...

Man sentenced after for death of woman he injected with meth

Jul. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — An Oskaloosa man who injected a woman with methamphetamine before she died was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Cody James Vancenbrock, 28, was sentenced Thursday in the death of Ashley Shafer, 24, who died from...

Metal testing sought on mummified spiritual leader's body

Jul. 29, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A coroner in southern Colorado has not yet been able to determine what caused the death of a spiritual leader whose mummified body was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine. Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin...

Navy charges sailor with setting worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory

Jul. 29, 2021 17:17 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy charges sailor with setting worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory.

Ex-NYC Council member gets 3 months in prison for tax crime

Jul. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City Council member was sentenced Thursday to three months in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he evaded $82,000 in taxes. Chaim Deutsch, 52, a Brooklyn Democrat, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott in...

Former deputy in Georgia arrested, faces multiple charges

Jul. 29, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) — A former deputy in Georgia accused of interfering in a child molestation case is now facing charges of his own. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Chris Harnage, 46, of Leesburg, faces three counts each of sodomy, violation of oath of office and...

Officer shown pistol whipping man during arrest resigns

Jul. 29, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado police officer shown on body camera footage pistol whipping and choking a man being arrested resigned Thursday, police said. Aurora Officer John Haubert was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree...