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Police: Florida high school on lockdown, suspicious incident

Nov. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida high school has been placed under a lockdown after reports of a possible suspicious incident. Authorities didn’t elaborate on details of the reported incident Friday but say police officers are investigating. The lockdown comes amid lingering U.S....

Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster

Nov. 15, 2019 1:35 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Sean Kratz was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. The 22-year-old...

Man charged with stabbing ex at Missouri nursing home

Nov. 15, 2019 1:29 PM EST

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis area man has been charged with repeatedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the nursing home where she works, leaving her with serious injuries. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 38-year-old Christopher Wagner was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed...

Charges filed in 2017 deaths of 2 teens crossing street

Nov. 15, 2019 1:24 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, more than two years after two teens were struck by a car and killed in Flint. Prosecutor David Leyton says the case “kind of fell between the cracks” after a Flint officer handling the investigation resigned....

Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children. The Intelligencer reports Ohio County Schools settled with Christopher Birch on Thursday. The April lawsuit said Bridge Street Middle...

Teen who stabbed ex-girlfriend to be tried in juvenile court

Nov. 15, 2019 1:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge says the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing his former girlfriend and then himself at an Omaha, Nebraska, high school will be moved to juvenile court. Judge Duane Dougherty said in his ruling Wednesday that he relied heavily on the mental health experts who examined the boy...

19-year-old arrested in double homicide in Topeka

Nov. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in a double homicide in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Larry Huggins III, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is...

2 workers shot to death inside South Carolina store

Nov. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two employees at a convenience store in South Carolina have been shot and killed in a robbery. Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan said the workers were killed around 10:40 p.m. Thursday at the Po Boy store on U.S. Highway 78 in Denmark. Duncan told WRDW-TV that the...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 1:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved police at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a tweet that at least one officer was involved in the shooting...

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked to figure out why a boy known as a “regular kid” opened fire outside a Southern California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two students and wounding more before turning the gun on himself. Investigators so far offered no motive for...