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Police seek mom accused of crashing car into son's barber

Dec. 5, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area barber is recovering Thursday after he says a customer rammed into him with her car, smashing him into a glass storefront and breaking his leg because of a small nick on her son's neck during a haircut. Brian Martin, 63, was at a hospital following surgery...

Company executive charged for cannon shot that hurt referee

Dec. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The chairman of construction company Cianbro Corp. is facing criminal charges over the firing of a small cannon that injured a referee at a Maine Maritime Academy football game in Castine. The Bangor Daily News reports that Peter Vigue was indicted Thursday in Hancock County on charges...

Father charged with manslaughter in death of 6-week-old baby

Dec. 5, 2019 5:51 PM EST

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man is charged with manslaughter in the death of his 6-week-old son, who died after possibly ingesting methamphetamine, police said Thursday. Anthony Ojeda, 38, also faces an assault charge after he told police he squeezed the infant, named Eli Ojeda-Harmon, and...

Driver in double fatal crash charged with vehicular homicide

Dec. 5, 2019 4:56 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old woman was charged Wednesday in connection with a fatal crash in which prosecutors say while high on methamphetamine she lost control of her speeding car in Seattle and hit a family. The Seattle Times reports Radalyn King faces charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault,...

Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

Dec. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style tactical team to help quell the disturbance. Some inmates used pieces of shirts or bedsheets to hide their faces. What happened at the jail on that Friday afternoon in May...

Vermont to investigate women's prison after newspaper report

Dec. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers. Speaking at a Thursday news conference in Montpelier, Scott said Human...

Reno driver, 77, accused of intentionally hitting pedestrian

Dec. 5, 2019 1:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a 77-year-old driver accused of running into a pedestrian on purpose and fleeing the scene. Police said Thursday James Preston has been charged with battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident at an intersection in northwest Reno in August. ...

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery...

WV pol claims legislative immunity in racist sign outburst

Dec. 5, 2019 1:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia politician claimed Thursday that an obscure state law shields him from criminal charges after his violent outburst over a racist display at the Capitol. Del. Mike Caputo's pretrial court hearing took an unexpected turn when his attorney asked that the misdemeanor...

Teen accused of stabbing 70-yer-old woman during robbery

Dec. 5, 2019 1:11 PM EST

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a teenage boy who is suspected of stabbing a 70-year-old woman in an apartment parking lot. KOMO-TV reports the stabbing occurred just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Desert Villa East Apartments. Kennewick police say the suspect, identified as a 16-year-old boy...