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Teen held in officer's death says he wanted to kill himself

Oct. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A teenager with a lengthy arrest record said he was trying to kill himself to avoid returning to jail when he fatally shot a 28-year-old Hollywood Police officer, his arrest warrant said. Hollywood police officers confronted Jason Banegas, 18, on...

Man suspected in 2 murders kills himself near Cloquet

Oct. 16, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man suspected of murdering two other men shot himself to death off a rural road west of Cloquet, after a state trooper stopped him for questioning. Authorities said the man confessed to the murders to a 911 dispatcher while he was being pursued by...

Police: Driver was going 100 mph before crash that killed 5

Oct. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

QUOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A driver who caused a crash that killed himself and four others on Long Island in July was driving in excess of 100 mph in the seconds before impact, police said. Justin Mendez of Shirley was driving a red Nissan Maxima that collided head-on with a...

Man charged in shooting that was first reported as suicide

Oct. 10, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence man has been charged in connection with a shooting that was initially reported as a suicide. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday that 36-year-old Myles Blesz has been charged with second-degree murder and several...

Police: Tennessee grocery store shooter used 3 legal guns

Oct. 07, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who fatally shot one person and wounded 14 others before killing himself at a Tennessee grocery store last month used three guns purchased legally over the past year-and-a-half, investigators said Thursday. UK Thang used two pistols and...

Report details Trump's all-out bid to undo election results

Oct. 07, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn his 2020 election defeat brought the Justice Department to the brink of chaos, and prompted top officials there and at the White House to threaten to resign, a Senate Judiciary Committee report found. ...

Man gets almost 5 years in pandemic relief loan fraud case

Oct. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

A man who faked suicide and went on the run to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus pandemic relief loans intended for struggling small businesses was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison. David Staveley,...

Family of slain Florida woman questions investigation

Oct. 07, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family of a slain college student says a sheriff's deputy dismissed evidence that allowed the man suspected of killing her to drive away two days before he was found dead of an apparent suicide. Orange County Sheriff John Mina defended his...

Police: Slain Instagram star's husband kills self in Florida

Oct. 06, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The husband of a slain social media star killed himself in a Florida home when authorities arrived to arrest him on charges in connection with the death of his wife last year in Texas, U.S. Marshals and police say. A Houston Police Department...

California prison guard died after reporting corruption

Oct. 06, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard killed himself after reporting corruption and harassment to authorities and cooperating with attorneys suing the state, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Sgt. Kevin Steele, 56, wrote memos to top prison officials early...