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Family of bystander killed in Florida shootout wants answers

Dec. 13, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said Friday that they've hired an attorney and asked the public for any video or photos to help them understand what had happened. The family of Richard...

Bentonville police ID officer who shot, killed teen suspect

Dec. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville police released the name of an officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old robbery suspect. Officer Joseph Brown shot Dominick Matt on Dec. 6 and has been placed on administrative leave until the state police have completed an investigation, KHBS-TV reported. According to...

Police: Man pulls knife on store employee in mall robbery

Dec. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EST

A man was arrested on charges of pulling a knife on a store employee at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester and fleeing with $2,000 worth of merchandise, police said Friday. Police said a man went into the Best Buy store at the mall at about 4 p.m. Thursday, grabbed some items and began running for the exit....

Man accused of robbing two Vermont banks pleads not guilty

Dec. 13, 2019 11:11 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of robbing two banks in one week has pleaded not guilty. Police arrested Jason Cromie, 28, on suspicion of robbing a bank in downtown Burlington on Tuesday and another one Wednesday in South Burlington. The Burlington resident was charged with assault...

Seattle brothers guilty in homeless encampment shooting

Dec. 13, 2019 10:32 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle brothers were found guilty Thursday of shooting to death two people and wounding three others during a 2016 robbery at a former homeless encampment known as the Jungle — a case that had previously resulted in two mistrials. The Seattle Times reports a jury deliberated for...

California man gets life for killing over pot, baseball hats

Dec. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man convicted of a brutal killing during a robbery of a small amount of marijuana was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Damone Kiki Mayberry Jr. was found guilty in October of first degree murder for what prosecutors called the...

Kentucky man charged with robbing 2 banks using toy gun

Dec. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of robbing nearly $8,000 from two banks in one day while brandishing a toy gun, police said. Cheikh Gueye, 35, was charged with robbery and resisting arrest Wednesday for targeting two banks, the Paris Police Department said in a statement posted to Facebook....

Man who committed crime to return to prison gets his wish

Dec. 12, 2019 9:57 PM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A 59-year-old Michigan man who told his lawyer that he wanted to rob an Upper Peninsula business so he could return to prison could be locked up for the rest of his life. Mark Wilson, of Portage, was sentenced Monday to at least 25 years in prison, a sentence that was enhanced...

Teen sentenced to juvenile detention in ex-officer's death

Dec. 12, 2019 2:55 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis teenager has been ordered to enter a juvenile detention program for his role in the death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant. Sixteen-year-old Justin Mathews also on Thursday was given a suspended 20-year prison term for taking part in the 2018 robbery and shooting of Sgt....

Teen found competent to stand trial in a Tucson murder case

Dec. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a Tucson high school student the day after graduation this year has been found mentally fit to stand trial. Tucson TV station KOLD reported 14-year-old Rene Manuel Yanez was in court Tuesday for a mental competency hearing. According to prosecutors, Yanez...