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Suspect arrested in shooting deaths of Maryland women

Jan. 24, 2021 4:57 PM EST

WALDORF, Md. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man is facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of two Maryland women, authorities said. Charles County officials said 49-year-old Deon Watkins was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition to Maryland. Watkins is a suspect in the killings of 24-year-old...

Florida man charged with killing mother, attacking neighbor

Jan. 24, 2021 4:20 PM EST

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man from Florida's Space Coast was charged Sunday with killing his mother and then going inside a nearby house and attacking a neighbor, authorities said. Scott Main, 33, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge, as well as attempted second-degree murder and burglary with...

Woman found dead in pickup truck in western Arkansas

Jan. 24, 2021 4:12 PM EST

WALDRON, Ark. (AP) — A woman has been found dead inside a pickup truck in western Arkansas and is believed to be a victim of homicide, according to Arkansas State Police. A man who was reportedly seen driving the truck is being questioned about the case, according to a state police news release. The body...

Missouri man charged with murder in fatal Jan. 12 shooting

Jan. 24, 2021 2:54 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 60-year-old woman earlier this month. The Jackson County Prosecutor's office said Travon Williams of Kansas City has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and...

Deputies say missing man killed by man from dating app date

Jan. 24, 2021 2:34 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who had gone missing was killed by a man he met on a dating app, authorities said Sunday. Michael Harris, 20, was arrested Saturday for the death of 63-year-old Bobby Scott, whose husband reported him missing after he didn’t come home last week, according to the...

Las Vegas police: Woman arrested in death of young stepson

Jan. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 4-year-old stepson, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. They sayid29-year-old Patricia Atalig was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and child abuse resulting in death. It was unclear Sunday if Atalig has a lawyer...

Police: 2 dead after shootings in northeast Albuquerque

Jan. 24, 2021 11:38 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people are dead after a shooting in northeast Albuquerque, according to police. They said the shooting occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday. Responding officers reported finding a man dead on the scene near an Interstate 40 overpass and another person wounded. The wounded person was...

Woman arrested in killing of 58-year-old man in Omaha

Jan. 23, 2021 4:30 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been arrested in the killing of a 58-year-old man in Omaha. Police said Saturday that 37-year-old Autum Acacia-Cortes has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, use of a weapon and tampering with evidence in the death of Jose Martinez, KETV...

Shooting victim identified, 5 teens arrested

Jan. 23, 2021 4:02 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy shot to death in Connecticut was one of several teens who tried to rob another youth, who opened fire at his attackers, police said Saturday. Waterbury police identified the teen who was killed early Friday morning as Taevan Moshier and also announced five other...

Connecticut inmate is fifth to die this month of COVID-19

Jan. 23, 2021 3:28 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut inmate has become the fifth state prisoner this month to die of COVID-19 complications, according to the Department of Correction. The inmate, who was not identified because of medical privacy laws, died Friday afternoon at a hospital where he was transferred about...