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Hartford police investigate a rash of shootings, 2 fatal

Feb. 20, 2019 11:38 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police are investigating a rash of shootings in a little over 24 hours that left two people dead and two others injured. The latest shooting occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Lt. Paul Cicero says the victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he...

Davenport police say teen boy died after accidental shooting

Feb. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EST
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy died after the "unintentional discharge of a weapon" at a house in Davenport. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday. The boy's name and other details about the incident have not been released. Police said Tuesday that an autopsy was performed.

Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

Feb. 20, 2019 11:33 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. Fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja's trial begins with jury selection...

Attorneys for man accused of kidnapping seek new evaluation

Feb. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado man accused of holding three strangers at gunpoint are seeking a second evaluation after the state found him competent to stand trial. The Aspen Daily News reports a lawyer for 32-year-old Brolin McConnell told the Pitkin County District Court on Tuesday that...

The Latest: Spain diocese establishes clergy sex abuse panel

Feb. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A Roman Catholic diocese in northwest Spain has become the country's first to establish a panel to protect and support local victims of clergy sex abuse. Bishop of Astorga Juan Antonio...

North Pole man sentenced to 15 years in child porn case

Feb. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old North Pole man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution and receipt of child pornography. Eric Whitebread also faces 35 years of supervised release. Federal prosecutors say Whitebread in 2015 distributed files of child pornography through an online...

Vancouver police shoot, injure knife-wielding suspect

Feb. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police officers exchanged gunfire with two suspects and one of the suspects was injured. KOMO-TV reports police were responding to a disturbance call around 11 p.m. Tuesday involving a man and a woman at an apartment complex when the shooting happened. Witnesses say while...

Mississippi man released from jail after 2 mistrials

Feb. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a man during an armed robbery in Mississippi six years ago has been released from jail after a second mistrial. News outlets reported that Joshua Archie was released from the Madison County jail Tuesday afternoon after his family posted bond....

Elgin business damaged by suspicious fire to build new site

Feb. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EST

ELGIN, N.D. (AP) — Gooseneck Implement has announced plans to build a new facility in Elgin, after a suspicious New Year's Eve 2017 fire destroyed most of the John Deere dealership. The Bismarck Tribune reports the new facility will house the business's parts, sales and service departments in one location....

Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

Feb. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of Tyson...