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Maryland court orders new trial in bartender slaying case

Aug. 9, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s second-highest court has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a Baltimore bartender in 2017. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Court of Special Appeals decision last week reverses the conviction of Marquese Winston. The decision stems from questions his...

Las Vegas police investigate stabbing of man who later died

Aug. 9, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas said they are investigating a homicide after a man was found stabbed. Metro Police investigators said a passerby noticed a man lying on the ground early Sunday and called 911. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the man had stab wounds. He was...

Bail set at $1M for Elgin man charged with killing bicyclist

Aug. 9, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a suburban Chicago man who authorities say was fleeing the scene of an accident when his car struck two bicyclists, killing one person and injuring another. Kane County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Lance C. Neal of Elgin last month with...

Today in History

Aug. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old Black man, was shot to death by a police officer following an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri; Brown’s...

2 surrender to face charges in boy's death; 3rd in custody

Aug. 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two men have turned themselves in to face charges in a shooting that claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy struck by a bullet on the porch of a west Philadelphia home a week ago. Police said 30-year-old Michael Banks surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and 27-year-old...

Gambling debt is fatal shooting motive, prosecutors say

Aug. 8, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 79-year-old used car dealer fatally shot a 40-year acquaintance during an argument over a gambling debt, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reports that James Kelley, 72, was killed by a gunshot wound to the back about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday at Dunmore's Auto Sales in...

In this undated photo provided by Mississippi Highway Patrol is Lieutenant Troy Morris. Three people are in custody for their alleged roles in the shooting death of the off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Morris' body was found inside a postal service delivery truck about 4:30 a.m. Friday, in Jefferson County. The 27-year veteran trooper worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. (Mississippi Highway Patrol via AP)

Suspects arrested in death of off-duty Mississippi trooper

Aug. 8, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Three people are in custody on murder charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, in a news release, said Treyon Washington, 24, was arrested in Jefferson County in the death of Lt. Troy L....

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Virus exposure at NH church; Vermont announces relief funds

Aug. 8, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial...

Baltimore holds 3rd annual Ceasefire Weekend

Aug. 8, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Organizers of ‘Ceasefire Weekend’ are marking the third anniversary of their message to stop gun violence in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the weekend comes as Baltimore just passed 200 homicides so far this year. Baltimore has had more than 300 murders in each...

Priest, a seminary rector, slain in El Salvador

Aug. 8, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been shot to death along a road in El Salvador and church authorities on Saturday called for investigation of the slaying. The church celebrated a Mass on Saturday for the Rev. Ricardo Antonio Cortez, who was rector at the seminary named for...