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Police: Albuquerque woman doused with gasoline: Set on fire

Sep. 26, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police. Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of...

Driver stabbed, killed on school bus with students aboard

Sep. 25, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A school bus driver was stabbed after he had picked up students from a Washington state elementary school and died of his injuries at a hospital, police said. Students from Longfellow Elementary in the city of Pasco were already on the bus Friday...

Brandon man sentenced to 10 years in prison in

Sep. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Brandon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman. The Argus Leader reports Jeffrey Eitreim was sentenced on Friday, after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicle battery...

Man accused of killing transgender teen dies in jail suicide

Sep. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Woodburn man accused of kidnapping and killing a transgender teenager and shooting at police has died by suicide in his jail cell, authorities said. The Marion County sheriff’s office said Kenneth William Peden III was found unconscious early...

Former UFC champ Jon Jones jailed in Vegas battery incident

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones was jailed in Las Vegas early Friday after an incident at Caesars Palace that police said led to his arrest on charges of domestic battery and damaging a vehicle. Details of the incident that led to Jones' 5:45 a.m. arrest...

Waterloo man sentenced in beating death of maintenance man

Sep. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A judge sentenced a Waterloo man on Friday to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a 72-year-old maintenance man. Judge Brad Harris sentenced Martavis Tayshon Wise, 30, after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary...

Youth football coach accused of pushing 11-year-old

Sep. 24, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. (AP) — An assistant coach for a youth football team in Kansas is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly pushing a player to the ground. Adam Dirks is charged with battery for an incident that happened Sept. 9 in Council Grove. Police say an...

Police: Officer accused of pointing gun at woman, suspended

Sep. 24, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer accused of pointing his duty weapon at another driver while off duty in Annapolis has been charged with assault and suspended without pay, county police announced Thursday. Cpl. James Thornley was traveling...

Hells Angels leader rejects plea deal, will head to trial

Sep. 24, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man authorities say leads the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has turned down a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for five years, and will now take his chances at trial. Joseph Lancia, 30, of Smithfield,...

Courtroom shooting leaves 3 dead in Indian capital

Sep. 24, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was...