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Seaside man gets 20 years for encouraging child sex abuse

Jan. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for encouraging child sex abuse. Joshua Allen Pickering, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the second degree. He was originally charged with 18 counts of possession of child pornography, The...

Store clerk fires at fleeing robbers after being stabbed

Jan. 26, 2020 9:09 AM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A store clerk was stabbed during a convenience store robbery and fired at the assailants as they fled the store, police said. The robbers, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered the store wearing masks, jumped on the counter and attacked the clerk, stabbing him in the...

Police arrest 21-year-old man in shooting, stabbing in Maine

Jan. 26, 2020 8:58 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A 21-year-old man is charged with stabbing one man and shooting another in an altercation, police said. Dylan Ketcham, of Gardiner, was arrested Saturday afternoon at the police department, where he had been questioned about the attacks, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the...

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wyoming man with murder

Jan. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November. A preliminary hearing was held Friday for Joseph Underwood, 45, in the Nov. 1 death of Angela Elizondo, 40, also of Cheyenne, the...

Police: Man fleeing scene hits law enforcement officers

Jan. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers in Georgia are being treated for injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot early Saturday. The Gwinnett County Police Department said one of its officers and an investigator from the District Attorney's Office were trying to stop a man about 2:30...

Police: 2 men hospitalized after shooting, stabbing in Maine

Jan. 25, 2020 1:05 PM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — One man was shot and another stabbed in an altercation that's being investigated by state police, officials said Saturday. State police used a tracking dog to find a suspected assailant hiding in the foundation of an abandoned building, and that man is being questioned, said Stephen...

Salem lawyer charged with strangling, assaulting woman

Jan. 25, 2020 12:06 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem attorney is facing strangling, assault and other charges as well as an Oregon State bar investigation after being accused of strangling, assaulting and harassing a woman in Clackamas County. Christopher Best was arrested in November and indicted this month on three counts of...

Police: 1 man dead, another arrested in Omaha stabbing death

Jan. 25, 2020 11:22 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One man has died and another man has been arrested in a late-night stabbing in Omaha, police said Saturday in a news release. Officers were called to an area in northeast Omaha just after 10:30 p.m. Friday and found LaZell Hampton, 22, of Omaha, suffering from a stab wound, police said....

Crete man guilty of 2018 shooting of brothers that killed 1

Jan. 25, 2020 11:02 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Crete man of second-degree murder, assault and weapons counts in the July 2018 shooting of two brothers in south Omaha that left one of the victims dead. The jury found Anthony Sanchez, 21, guilty Friday for the shooting that killed 23-year-old Franco...

Man sentenced to life in prison for transgender wife's death

Jan. 24, 2020 10:48 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his transgender wife and was sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said. Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, of North Adams, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to second-degree murder, The Boston Globe reported. ...