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2 sentenced to prison in fatal shooting of N. Carolina man

Mar. 26, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina men have been sentenced to up to seven years in prison for fatally shooting a man at an Asheville apartment complex in 2016. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 28-year-old Travoscia Herbrell Brown and 25-year-old Frederick Nathaniel Simpson pleaded guilty...

Washington state judge reverses Halloween shooter conviction

Mar. 26, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has overturned the conviction of a man who shot an acquaintance at his doorstep on Halloween. The Kitsap Sun reported Sunday that 69-year-old Raymond Thomas Short was convicted of attempted first-degree murder for shooting 73-year-old Robert Roland Sears in...

Today in History

Mar. 26, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 26, the 85th day of 2019. There are 280 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 26, 1979, a peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by President Jimmy...

Colorado police reopen case of teenager's 1975 homicide

Mar. 25, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in a western Colorado city have reopened an investigation into an unsolved 1975 homicide. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Grand Junction Police Department is "actively investigating" the 1975 murder of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson. Police say Tomlinson's body was...

New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

Mar. 25, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording...

Hundreds mourn girl whose body was dumped on hiking trail

Mar. 25, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Most had never met her, didn't even know her name until they saw it on the news. But moved by the tragic death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed into a duffel bag and discarded on a hillside trail — like so much trash, as one mourner put it —...

Judge upholds 2 death sentences for Joseph Edward Duncan III

Mar. 25, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has upheld two of three death penalties for a man convicted in a gruesome child kidnapping and murder case, and put a third death sentence on hold for now. Joseph Edward Duncan III was sentenced to death after an incredibly violent crime spree in which he broke into a...

DNA test solves 45-year-old double-murder mystery in Montana

Mar. 25, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A genealogy database used to match a family's DNA with evidence found at a 1973 crime scene has led investigators to identify the long-dead suspect in the strangulation killing of a young married couple, a Montana sheriff said Monday. Linda and Clifford Bernhardt, both 24, were...

Colorado man sentenced for abuse death of infant daughter

Mar. 25, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison for causing the death of his infant daughter. The Greeley Tribune reports that 33-year-old Edward Berdan was sentenced to 22 years Monday resulting from his conviction in January on one count of felony child abuse...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

Mar. 25, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself...