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Ex-Muncie cop admits attacking arrestees, falsifying reports

Dec. 06, 2022 11:15 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Muncie police officer has pleaded guilty to assaulting several people by kicking or punching them during arrests and then writing false reports to cover up his misdeeds, prosecutors said. Chase Winkle, 35, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in...

Former Kentucky congressman Carroll Hubbard dead at 85

Nov. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Carroll Hubbard of Kentucky, who served nine terms in the House and gained a reputation for quiet gestures of kindness before his career imploded in a banking scandal, has died. He was 85. Hubbard died Saturday at a nursing facility in Paducah,...

Trump ally Tom Barrack acquitted of foreign agent charges

Nov. 04, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, was acquitted of all counts Friday at a federal trial in which he was accused of using his personal access to the former president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates. The jury in...

Warrants issued in death of teen during high school game

Nov. 04, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana have issued arrest warrants for three men in connection with the fatal Oct. 14 shooting of a 15-year-old boy outside a high school football stadium. The victim in the shooting at the stadium in Bogalusa was Jerry Smith of Covington....

Ex-state police union head, lobbyist, guilty of racketeering

Nov. 04, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police troopers' union and a lobbyist have been convicted by a federal jury of using union funds to benefit themselves. Dana Pullman, 60, the former president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, and Anne...

Jury begins deliberating in federal case against Trump ally

Nov. 02, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury started deliberating Wednesday at the federal trial of a Donald Trump loyalist accused of using his access to the Republican former president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates. The jurors ended their first day of deliberations...

Trump pal called a liar; defense says he had nothing to hide

Nov. 01, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime associate of Donald Trump purposely tried to mislead a jury about how he used his access to the former Republican president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates, a prosecutor said Tuesday at a foreign influence trial. Tom Barrack...

Ex-Capitol cop who messaged 1/6 rioter guilty of obstruction

Oct. 28, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Capitol Police officer was convicted Friday of obstruction of justice for deleting Facebook messages he exchanged with a man who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on a second count of obstruction...

Boy found dead in April identified, mother 1 of 2 suspects

Oct. 26, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

A boy found dead inside a suitcase last spring in rural southern Indiana has been identified as a 5-year-old from Georgia, and police said Wednesday that the child's mother and another woman are suspects in his death. The boy was identified as Cairo Ammar Jordan of Atlanta, Georgia,...

Another man arrested after slaying of 1 cop, wounding of 2nd

Oct. 07, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of one police officer and the wounding of a second at a northern Illinois hotel in late December, Illinois State Police said Friday. Illinois police Division of Criminal Investigation officials...