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Wreck kills St. Louis woman year after her daughter's death

Oct. 31, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A year after a 12-year-old St. Louis girl was struck by a police SUV and later died, her family is dealing with another tragedy — the death of her mother. Akeelah Jackson died in November 2019, about a month after a St. Louis County police SUV struck her as the officer tried to...

18-year-old charged in shooting death of 15-year-old

Oct. 31, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 15-year-old in St. Louis. Ezell Johnson III was fatally shot Oct. 22 in the city's Greater Ville neighborhood. Authorities said Saturday that 18-year-old Tevin Collins is charged in his death. Police say...

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Teen told police where to find gun used in Kenosha shootings

Oct. 31, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

ANTIOCH, Illinois (AP) — A visibly upset 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two demonstrators in Wisconsin told officers at his local police station in Illinois where to find an assault-style rifle he said he had used just two hours earlier to shoot several people, according to police records. Kyle...

Man gets life in prison in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

Oct. 31, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man who admitted to fatally stabbing a his estranged wife in Delaware was sentenced to life in prison. Carlos Ferrer-Vasquez was sentenced Friday in the 2019 killing of Dimary Vasquez-Rolon at an apartment complex south of Wilmington, the News Journal of Wilmington reported....

Baltimore's aerial surveillance pilot program ends Saturday

Oct. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An aerial surveillance system being tested in Baltimore amid opposition from a civil liberties organization will end Saturday. The Baltimore Police Department told the Baltimore Sun that “all flight operations” for the pilot program will stop, but its effectiveness will...

Sentencing set for nursing assistant in VA hospital killings

Oct. 31, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who has pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven people with fatal doses of insulin at a West Virginia veterans hospital is scheduled to be sentenced in February. News outlets report that a judge has scheduled Reta Mays' sentencing for Feb. 18 and...

Man wrongly arrested in fatal Texas shooting sues officials

Oct. 31, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who was arrested and charged with murder a year ago in a fatal shooting near Greenville, Texas, before being cleared is suing the county sheriff's office, sheriff and law enforcement officials for more than $3 million. The lawsuit by Brandon Gonzales, 24, filed Tuesday and...

Chattanooga officer shoots, kills man who fired at police

Oct. 31, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, fatally shot a man who fired a gun at the officer during a foot chase, authorities said. The Chattanooga Police Department said officers went to the scene of a vehicle crash on Friday afternoon and a man involved in the crash began...

Officer's wife searches for answers 10 years after his death

Oct. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Victor Decker walked down Oceana Boulevard on a rainy night in 2010 — a young, well-liked Norfolk police officer who’d earned headlines the year before for singlehandedly stopping two robbers who’d just killed their victim. Minutes later he’d be dead himself....

People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...