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West Virginia woman is accused of locking child in basement

Jul. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been accused of beating her children and locking them in a basement. The Journal reports 35-year-old Amy Elizabeth Foley was charged Thursday with child abuse stemming from an incident in 2018. Court documents say Foley is accused of punching, choking and...

Trial begins for man charged in Wyoming hospital shooting

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The trial has started for a man accused of opening fire in a Wyoming hospital. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that the defense attorney for 20-year-old Mitchell Taylor is preparing to argue that the two counts of aggravated assault don't match his client's actions. Taylor...

DA: 8-year-old girl inadvertently shot by father, uncle

Jul. 16, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Boston say two brothers shooting at a man at a city park during July Fourth celebrations also inadvertently struck one of the suspects' 8-year-old daughter. Nathas Jacquecine and Ian King pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including armed assault with intent to murder. Both...

2 charged, 4 sought in beating of motorist caught on video

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City police have arrested two women and are seeking four more people in connection with the beating of a motorist following a fender-bender that was caught on video. Bria Exum and Shirley Burrows both face aggravated assault counts, while Exum is also charged with burglary...

State police trooper facing domestic assault charges

Jul. 16, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper charged with assaulting his wife has been ordered by a judge to surrender all his weapons. The Hartford Courant reports that 42-year-old Gregory Smith was freed on $50,000 bond after appearing in court Monday on charges including felony...

S. Carolina man trafficking fentanyl gets 15-year sentence

Jul. 16, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 15 years for trafficking fentanyl and other crimes. News outlets report 38-year-old Troy Carlisle Watt pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking fentanyl, burglary, failure to stop for blue light, assault and battery. A news release from...

Mayor accused of assault, threatening officer's job

Jul. 16, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Broken Bow is accused of threatening the job of a police officer investigating a fight outside a bar for which the mayor has been charged. Custer County Court records say Jon Berghorst is charged with two misdemeanors: assault and oppression under the color of office....

Man charged with intentionally driving car toward 2 boys

Jul. 16, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — A 30-year-old Missouri man is charged after police say he intentionally drove his car toward two boys of Indian descent and shouted an ethnic slur at them. Samuel Lay, of Creve Coeur, was charged Monday with assault and armed criminal action. He is being held on $30,000 bond. The...

Ex-Tennessee jail official charged with assault of inmate

Jul. 16, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee jailer has been indicted on charges of assaulting an inmate. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says former Claiborne County jailer Mark Steven Ellis was indicted on charges of assault and official oppression. Ellis was booked Monday into the jail he previously...

Baltimore man guilty of killing ex-girlfriend outside school

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, who was found bound, beaten, stabbed, strangled and dumped outside an area high school. The Baltimore Sun reports 23-year-old Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2018 death of 20-year-old...