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Alabama sheriff pleads not guilty to indictment

Nov. 12, 2019 4:22 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says he is innocent of ethics violations and theft. News outlets report Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely pleaded not guilty during a hearing Tuesday. Blakely is free on bond and remains in office after being arrested in August on charges that include accusations...

Death penalty sought in slaying of 2 Mississippi officers

Nov. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor confirms he will seek the death penalty for a man indicted in the 2018 shooting deaths of two police officers. Marquis Flowers, 26, on Tuesday made his first appearance in state court since being indicted on capital murder charges, and he pleaded not...

Correction: Drug Overdose Death-Indictment story

Nov. 11, 2019 2:46 PM EST

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about an indictment in a drug overdose death, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matthew Doxey was arrested. Authorities arrested James Bradley. A corrected version of the story is below: North Carolina man indicted for drug overdose death in 2017 A...

Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

Nov. 8, 2019 5:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl's family following her suicide. Adrian Raul O'Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas. Prosecutors said O'Dell, now 19,...

St. Louis officer admits to beating undercover colleague

Nov. 8, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer has admitted attacking an undercover colleague who he believed was a protester. Randy Hays pleaded guilty Friday in federal court. A sentencing date has not been set. Hays is no longer with the department. Hays was one of four officers charged in the crime....

Michigan man charged in 2004 rape of Tennessee woman

Nov. 8, 2019 2:35 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Michigan man has been charged in the rape of a Tennessee woman 15 years ago. Shelby County prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Ferlin Scott is being held in jail after he was taken into custody last week. Scott is a former resident of Memphis, Tennessee. His...

Tennessee deputy suspended without pay after assault charge

Nov. 8, 2019 11:55 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy accused of slapping a handcuffed inmate has been suspended without pay. News outlets report Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Edwin "Eddie" Graybeal was suspended Thursday after he was indicted Wednesday on assault and official misconduct charges....

Analysis: Bloomberg's move a slam on Biden, 2020 Democrats

Nov. 8, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — All is not well in the Democratic Party's quest for a presidential nominee. Just ask Michael Bloomberg. The New York billionaire, whose career in business and politics has been guided by data and analysis above all, is stepping toward a Democratic run of his own less than 90 days...

3 charged with smuggling gun parts from US to Saudi Arabia

Nov. 7, 2019 9:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Saudi nationals were charged in Southern California with violating federal export laws by buying $100,000 worth of gun parts in the U.S. while on student visas and smuggling them to Saudi Arabia, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. An indictment returned this week charges Hatim...

Authorities: 2 indicted in deputy slaying in US illegally

Nov. 7, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals charged in the slaying of a Northern California sheriff's deputy are in the country illegally, authorities said Thursday. The two suspects had been tending an illegal marijuana garden during the shooting last month, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Scott...