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Prosecutors say St. Louis man innocent, but still in prison

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

A St. Louis man imprisoned for a murder that the local prosecutor said he did not commit expressed dismay this week at why he remains behind bars. "I just don't understand why I can't go home," Lamar Johnson said in a telephone interview from the Jefferson City Correctional Center. In the three weeks since the...

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

Aug. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company...

Oklahoma teen serving life term pleads guilty to more counts

Aug. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An 18-year-old serving life without parole for a 2017 crime spree that included the killing of an Oklahoma teacher and rape of an 81-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to four unrelated crimes committed the same year. The Tulsa World reports that Deonte James Green entered the guilty...

Man sentenced to prison for fatal 2017 Wichita shooting

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to prison for a 2017 shooting that killed another man and injured two other people. A judge on Friday sentenced 23-year-old Jeremiah Mork to more than 26 years for the December 2017 shooting that killed 45-year-old Randy Gibson, of Wichita, and wounded...

Man convicted of placing pipe bomb under ex's car

Aug. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been convicted of planting a pipe bomb beneath his wife's vehicle six years ago in an attempt to kill her and the couple's two children. The San Bernardino Sun reports a jury found 33-year-old Steven James Sunny guilty of attempted murder after...

Judge disqualifies Norton from seeking election to Senate

Aug. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has disqualified state Rep. Barbara Norton from seeking election to the state Senate. News outlets report District Judge Craig Marcotte ruled Friday that there was "clear and convincing evidence" Norton does not live in the house she claims as her residence. The...

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation. The Friday ruling overturned a lower court's decision and clarified when the criminal investigation...

Man whose murder conviction was tossed headed back to Jordan

Aug. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 49-year-old man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row is headed back to his Middle East homeland. A Hamilton County judge, J. Patrick Foley III, on Friday accepted a plea agreement for defendant Ahmad Fawzi Issa (AH'-mahd FOW'-zee EE'-sah). Issa pleaded guilty to involuntary...

Kentucky cabinet denies Planned Parenthood abortion license

Aug. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin's administration on Friday denied a license for an abortion clinic at Planned Parenthood's downtown Louisville location. The Courier Journal reports a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Planned Parenthood illegally performed 23 abortions...

Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges in fatal March crash

Aug. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

IDA GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A man Iowa authorities say was intoxicated when his vehicle crashed into another, killing three men, has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. The Sioux City Journal reports that 21-year-old Ryan Childers, of Odebolt, entered the written plea Friday in Ida County District Court...