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Ex-California sheriff’s deputy gets prison for stolen gun

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy to 14 months in prison for fraud after she lied about her department-issued firearm being stolen. The San Francisco Examiner reported Thursday that 55-year-old April Myres was sentenced Tuesday after a trial last...

Police say man who left ID behind during break-in charged

Nov. 21, 2019 3:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man broke into an apartment, but left behind his wallet that authorities later used to find and arrest him. Authorities say police were called to a Portland apartment early Wednesday when residents awoke to find a stranger in their living room. Police say...

Nashville Police: Burglary suspect falls through ceiling

Nov. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a burglar spotted on a homeowner’s camera system fell through the attic of a home while trying to hide from police. Metro Nashville police say Justin Mangrum fell through the ceiling of the home he was attempting to burglarize Wednesday, landing...

Sheriff’s Office: Burglary suspect fell to death in business

Nov. 20, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CARSON, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say a burglary suspect fell to his death through a Carson City hair salon’s ceiling after cutting through the roof of the business. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office identified the man found dead Sunday as 56-year-old Ronald Edward Kidd of Travis,...

Man charged in burglary of southwest Alaska post office

Nov. 19, 2019 11:55 AM EST

KIPNUK, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of burglarizing a southwest Alaska post office has been arrested. Alaska State Troopers say 19-year-old Byron Dock was found inside the post office in Kipnuk (KIP-nuk). He’s charged with burglary, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools...

Man who shot police officer sentenced to 10 years’ probation

Nov. 19, 2019 11:20 AM EST

WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who shot a police officer who responded to a call at his home has been sentenced to probation. William Sturtevant, of Whitehall Township, was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation in the shooting of Officer Jason Mertz. Police say Sturtevant armed himself with...

Teen chased by police breaks legs with airport terminal leap

Nov. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a teenager broke both his legs after leaping from an Oklahoma City airport terminal roof while being chased by officers. An Oklahoma City police statement says the 16-year-old male was exiting a Houston-to-Oklahoma City flight at Will Rogers World Airport when police...

The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Nov. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming...

Arrest made in attempted assault of 11-year-old

Nov. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say they’ve arrested a man who entered a family’s home and attempted to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday the 26-year-old Sioux Falls man is being held on possible charges of burglary, attempted rape and...

Police: Homeowner with gun confronts suspect with ax

Nov. 18, 2019 8:44 AM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A homeowner with a shotgun has fended off a man who police say tried to break into the home using an ax. A news release from Burlington police says the suspect identified as 29-year-old William Lawrence Cowan tried to enter the house through a back door on Sunday morning, with an ax...