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DC police seek man in child sex abuse at community center

Oct. 17, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in the nation's capital are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a girl at a community center. Citing a police report, WTOP-FM reports the girl was assaulted just after noon on Saturday at the Malcolm X Opportunity Center. A police statement released Wednesday says...

Campus police investigate Arizona university student's death

Oct. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old student believed to have fallen from a residence hall walkway. The Pima County Medical Examiner's Office says Max Reis' cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries. The manner of death remains...

APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

Oct. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside and...

Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city's insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome's interim City...

Police search of apartments fails to locate missing girl

Oct. 16, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An intense search of an apartment complex didn't turn up signs of a missing 3-year-old Alabama girl who was abducted from a birthday party days ago, police in Birmingham said Wednesday. Live video from news outlets showed police blocking off a street and the sound of a law...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Louisiana man arrested in 1989 deaths of 2 women

Oct. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An arrest may have cleared a missing persons' case that dates to 1989. A tip to the case's original investigator — Rapides Parish Sheriff's Major Mark Baden — led to Tuesday's arrest of Robert Brunson Blair, 71, who's being held on $2 million bond, news outlets...

Inspector general slams detectives' probe of officer's death

Oct. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police department detectives conducted an "incompetent and incomplete" investigation into the suspicious death of an officer. Sgt. Donald Markham was found fatally shot in his bedroom in September 2015. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's office reported...

Utah police investigating death of woman found in motel room

Oct. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead at a motel in Midvale. Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said a housekeeper discovered the body of 66-year-old Lynette Fay Pearse in a room at a Motel 6 Tuesday afternoon. Gray called the death "suspicious" and said...

Man killed in accident at soybean plant in St. Joseph

Oct. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man at a soybean processing plant in St. Joseph. The accident occurred Monday at AG Processing in St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News-Press reports the worker, Tony Wilson, died as the result of a fall. His hometown was...