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Police: Portland man beats woman with skateboard on bus

Oct. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Portland man riding a Tri-Met bus beat a woman with his skateboard and his fists after she asked him to stop swearing and yelling at the driver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Dustin Wood faces multiple charges in the attack that landed Robin Wilson in the hospital with...

Man sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting trooper

Oct. 18, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 39-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in the leg during a confrontation at a casino. Ronald Morris was sentenced Wednesday for shooting at Harrah's Casino in North Kansas City. He pleaded guilty to...

2nd victim dies after Austrian refugee shelter knife attack

Oct. 18, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a 32-year-old social worker has died days after suffering serious stab wounds during an attack at a refugee shelter. Upper Austria police said Friday that a 33-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker is now being investigated on suspicion of two counts of murder. The suspect, whose...

Man pleads insanity in police car crash that killed 2 girls

Oct. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged in a police cruiser crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. An attorney for Raymond Walters entered the plea Thursday to 22 charges including murder. The Dayton Daily News reports the attorney also requested a mental...

2 arrested, man accused of attacking officer in Watertown

Oct. 18, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police say a domestic assault call in Watertown led to two arrests for child abuse, drug charges and a racially-motivated attack on an officer. The 48-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested at their apartment Wednesday night after police say they found marijuana plants, a...

Former University of Colorado player charged with shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Former NFL and University of Colorado football player Justin Bannan has been charged with attempted murder and assault following a shooting in Boulder. The Daily Camera reports the 40-year-old was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of suspicion of attempted murder, assault with extreme...

Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

Oct. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing of...

Man convicted of killing in decapitation killing

Oct. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and decapitating her as their 3-year-old daughter watched has been convicted of murder in a stipulated trial. KOMO reports that a Skagit County Superior Court judge handed down the verdict Wednesday against 32-year-old Timothy...

Indiana woman gets probation in assault on Delta flight

Oct. 17, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana woman who had been drinking wine before she attacked a Delta Air Lines crew and federal agents on a Michigan-bound flight has been sentenced to six months of probation. Camille Krueger says she's "just so sorry" for the January 2018 incident aboard an international flight...

Criminal charges dropped against Benton County sheriff

Oct. 17, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Criminal charges have been dismissed against Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher after prosecutors said detectives need more time to investigate the case. The 56-year-old Hatcher was charged a week ago with felony witness tampering and fourth degree assault, a gross misdemeanor. The...