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Police ID man killed in drive-by shootings in metro Phoenix

Jun. 23, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed last week during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix last week. Peoria police on Tuesday said 67-year-old David Liebler was shot in the neck and found dead...

Man gets 63-month sentence for firing rifle at child's party

Jun. 22, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for firing an automatic rifle while attending a child’s birthday party in 2020, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Marco B. Orr, 32, of East St. Louis was...

Man accused of shooting at park rangers dies in fed custody

Jun. 22, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The death of a man in federal custody who was accused of shooting at Everglades National Park rangers and police officers is the focus of an investigation. Drew C. Sikes, 37, was arrested in March on charges of assaulting federal officers with a deadly...

5 charged in Oklahoma inmate's death during hostage incident

Jun. 22, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Five inmates have been charged with murder in the death of another inmate during a hostage-taking incident at an Oklahoma jail. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed charges Monday and says more are expected after further...

North Carolina man charged in road rage shooting incident

Jun. 22, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a road rage incident in which a woman was shot in the face, a sheriff's office said. In a news release, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said deputies dispatched to a location on U.S....

Probation ordered for woman accused of stabbing ex-husband

Jun. 22, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman accused of stabbing her ex-husband and leaving her young children at home while she stalked him has been sentenced to two years of probation. Melanie Nimley, 44, was originally charged with attempted murder in an attack on her...

Hong Kong police arrest man for sedition over protest flag

Jun. 22, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of using seditious words after a flag with a banned protest slogan was seen hanging outside his apartment. Police received a report on Monday from a passerby who spotted the flag bearing the...

Massachusetts man convicted in 2015 killing of girlfriend

Jun. 22, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday. Van Dorsey Jr., 33, of Springfield, faces a mandatory term of life in prison without the possibility of...

Lawsuit: LA deputies struck man dozens of times in face

Jun. 21, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit against seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused them of beating a man dozens of times in the face, leaving him with broken bones and loss of sight in one eye, his attorneys announced Monday. Christopher Bailey has filed a...

Two women, teen charged in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old

Jun. 21, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

HERMANVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A 14-year-old Mississippi girl is accused of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old boy, and two of her adult relatives are accused of failing to stop her. D’Tavious Dorsey was killed in Hermanville on May 25, apparently after a dispute over a...