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Wichita police investigate fatal shooting in man's home

Feb. 16, 2020 4:12 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man was found at his home with multiple gunshot wounds before he died at a hospital. Police say a 45-year-old woman called officers after she found her friend unresponsive at his home shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. Paramedics took 35-year-old James Winston to a...

Investigators: Salt Lake officers justified in shooting

Feb. 16, 2020 3:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake County District Attorney has found 15 law enforcement officers were justified in firing nearly 200 shots at a man following a pursuit that was prompted by several robberies and random gunfire. Harold Vincent Robinson, 37, died in April 2019 in a shooting that happened...

Milwaukee officials investigating homicides of 3 people

Feb. 16, 2020 3:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the apparent homicides of a mother and two daughters whose bodies were discovered Sunday in a garage. The victims were identified as Amarah Banks, 26; Zaniya Ivery, 5; and Camaria Banks, 4. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the case and...

Sheriff: Probe found no abuse at Iowa lawmaker's hog farm

Feb. 16, 2020 3:26 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An investigation found no animal abuse at an Iowa state senator's hog farm despite video posted by an animal rights group that appeared to show pigs suffering, authorities said. Two people with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based group, entered a hog farm last...

Police seek driver in Vermont hit and run

Feb. 16, 2020 3:23 PM EST

HUBBARDTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police were searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in the town of Hubbardton. The crash happened on Friday around 11 p.m. on Route 30, Mynbc5 reported. A dark colored Jeep Wrangler crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a car. The driver of the other...

Software glitches force Dominican Republic to suspend vote

Feb. 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Problems with electronic voting systems forced the Dominican Republic to suspend municipal elections across the country on Sunday. The president of the Central Electoral Board, Julio Cesar Castaños Guzmán, said the voting was halted after about three hours...

Police seek suspect who robbed 3 Portland banks in 1 hour

Feb. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man robbed three Portland banks in less than one hour last week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The robberies occurred Friday, The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported. The man wore glasses, a black beanie and flannel shirt. He robbed the Bank of the West on Northwest Broadway...

Ride-hailing service customer reports kidnapping attempt

Feb. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A woman told police in Maryland she may have escaped an attempted kidnapping by someone she thought was a driver for a ride-hailing service. The Capital Gazette reports that Annapolis police are investigating what they called “suspicious ride-share activity” based on...

Skier suffocates to death after getting caught in chairlift

Feb. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — A skier appears to have suffocated to death at a Colorado resort after he fell through an opening in a chairlift seat and became caught with his coat wrapped around his head and neck, officials said. Jason Varnish of Short Hills, New Jersey, died of positional asphyxia Thursday at Vail...

This photo provided by the Hammond (La.) Police Department shows Kameron McCoy. Four Texas men are accused of smashing display cases with a sledgehammer and stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry from a Louisiana store, and Texas police are reportedly investigating similar heists. Ellis Gholson, 43, Kameron McCoy, 21, and Travion Walker, 29, all of Houston, and Frederick Gibson Jr., 22, of suburban Fresno, Texas, were still in custody in Baton Rouge on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Each faces an armed robbery charge in Hammond, and Houston police are among those investigating similar robberies, she said.  (Hammond (La.) Police Department via AP)

Louisiana smash-and-grab jewelry heist; 4 Texas men accused

Feb. 15, 2020 5:58 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Four Texas men are accused of smashing display cases with a sledgehammer and stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry from a Louisiana store, and Texas police are reportedly investigating similar heists. “We've had several agencies from Texas contact us, saying they've had a...