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No charges yet for men in deadly Halloween shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday that they won’t immediately file criminal charges against five men arrested on suspicion of shooting up a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party, killing five people. The Contra Costa County district attorney’s office couldn’t meet the...

Pharmacists’ hearings set over drugs for patients who died

Nov. 19, 2019 1:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings are planned for an Ohio hospital system and three pharmacists facing possible discipline over excessive painkillers ordered by a doctor now charged with murder in 25 patient deaths. Only the doctor, William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), is being criminally...

New Mexico’s largest city adds detectives amid homicide jump

Nov. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city is adding more homicide detectives as it nears a record number of killings seen in a year. KOB-TV reports the Albuquerque Police Department is preparing to hire more homicide detectives after Mayor Tim Keller doubled the number when he took office...

Rancher gets life in prison in beating death of his fiancee

Nov. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado rancher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday shortly after a jury convicted him of beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat and setting the woman’s remains on fire to hide the evidence. Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree...

Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Nov. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men with semiautomatic handguns targeted a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno, spraying bullets that killed four men and wounded six other people before the assailants disappeared into the darkness, police said Monday. Authorities did not identify any suspects or...

Man charged with killing 4 in NYC: I don’t remember assault

Nov. 18, 2019 9:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man charged in the beating deaths of four men as they slept on New York City streets says he has no memory of the assault. “I was looking for bottles for cash,” Randy Santos told The New York Times in a jail interview published Monday. “I needed the money...

Las Vegas man convicted of killing girlfriend, her daughter

Nov. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has been convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend and her teenage daughter in 2013 and critically wounding the woman’s 4-year-old daughter. Manuel Mata III was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in the slaying of Maria Flores and first-degree murder in...

Tucson man sentenced in crash that killed O’Connor’s sister

Nov. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man convicted of negligent homicide in a 2016 car crash that killed the younger sister of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Pima County prosecutors say Jarrad Barnes was credited with 719 days of time...

Police chief: 3 people killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 8:04 PM EST

DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead, authorities said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third died in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. outside the store in Duncan,...

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Nov. 18, 2019 8:02 PM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a Nebraska stock trailer appear to be from one of two Wisconsin brothers who were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer, authorities said Monday. The Lincoln County sheriff’s office in North Platte, Nebraska, announced that a local rancher found the...