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Lawyer will seek to move trial of Alabama jail escapee

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city. Mark McDaniel, a lawyer representing Casey White, said he will seek a change...

Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coach

May. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday. Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons. Ragland will be introduced Wednesday. He spent last...

Recaptured Alabama escapee ordered to provide DNA sample

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder suspect who authorities say went on the lam for 10 days with the help of an Alabama jail official was ordered to provide a DNA sample to prosecutors. Lauderdale County District Judge Carole C. Medley did not cite a reason why the sample was...

Former pastor in 2 states pleads guilty to child sex charges

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former pastor in Tennessee and Indiana faces up to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal child sex abuse charges, prosecutors said. Joshua Henley, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to producing, possessing and sending sex abuse material involving...

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout

May. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A murder suspect and the jailer who helped him escape from an Alabama lockup were carrying $29,000 in cash, four handguns and an AR-15 rifle and were prepared for a shootout when they were captured, an Indiana sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities caught up...

Inside the manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and jailer

May. 11, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was about three hours after sheriff’s officials in Alabama realized a capital murder suspect and a senior jail official who had taken him for a mental health evaluation had disappeared when Sheriff Rick Singleton called in the U.S. marshals. At first, law...

Fugitive inmate captured after manhunt, ex-jail officer dead

May. 10, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of searching, officials said. The man she fled with surrendered. The death of Vicky White,...

Official: Alabama jail official who helped inmate escape is dead after shooting herself

May. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Official: Alabama jail official who helped inmate escape is dead after shooting herself.

3 Oklahoma meteorology students killed after chasing storm

Apr. 30, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report. The students were travelling back from chasing a powerful tornado in Kansas,...

List of Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams

Apr. 14, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

These are the results of The Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams released on Thursday as selected by a statewide panel of sports writers, broadcasters and coaches. FIRST TEAM Braden Smith, 6-0, Westfield, Sr. Fletcher Loyer, 6-4,...