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Alaska police seek suspect in shooting deaths of 2 women

Jul. 21, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting deaths of two women in Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News reports that police have not identified the victims of the attack early Sunday morning at a home in Kenai. Police say they are searching for a suspect considered "armed and...

Police: Man fatally shot in head, dies

Jul. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been found shot in Cleveland and has died. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says officers found the man around noon Sunday. Spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (chahch) said the man had been shot in the head. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The...

Woman fatally shot in West Valley City; Suspect in custody

Jul. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say a suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting in West Valley City that left one woman dead and a teenage boy injured. West Valley Police say 38-year-old Jayson Rue Chase has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of murder, aggravated...

Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque man

Jul. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a transgender woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man. Albuquerque police say 25-year-old Tyrone Benito — who also is known as Beverly or Bev — was booked into jail Saturday night on suspicion of murder and tampering with...

St. Cloud police investigate shooting death of 24-year-old

Jul. 21, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police are investigating the shooting death of a man in an alley following a fight at a party. Police say officers responded to a report of a person with a gun around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, then got a call that a person had been shot in a vehicle in the alley. Officers found...

Woman dead, husband hurt in possible murder-suicide attempt

Jul. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities are investigating a possible murder-suicide attempt after an 83-year-old woman was stabbed to death and her 89-year-old husband was hospitalized with critical stab wounds. Sheriff's officials say the woman died Saturday at her home in Whittier. The...

Howard County police say intruder shot to death

Jul. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say a Woodbine resident has shot and killed a man who was trying to get inside his home in the middle of the night. It happened Sunday just after 1 a.m. Police say the intruder, who wasn't wearing a shirt or shoes, banged on the resident's door while he and his...

Sentencing for California man who killed when he was 16

Jul. 21, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was 16 when he participated in a botched robbery-turned homicide has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in state prison. Zachery Goodwin, now 20, was one of four people convicted in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Michael Der Vartanian of Clovis in 2016. The...

Man facing murder charges for Colorado burglary slaying

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will file first-degree murder charges against a Colorado man they say killed a man during a burglary. Twenty-nine-year-old Isaiah Ismael Rios made his first appearance in Boulder County District Court Friday. District Judge Andrew Hartman told Rios at the hearing...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...