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Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Totenberg Stradivarius reborn 4 decades after theft

Nov. 16, 2019 11:19 PM EST

A Stradivarius violin stolen four decades ago from the virtuoso Roman Totenberg and returned to his family by a federal prosecutor came alive again — at the crime scene. Nineteen-year-old star violinist Nathan Meltzer revived the prized instrument of the late Polish-born musician on Friday evening at a...

4th suspect arrested in Chinese teacher’s fatal shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 4:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fourth suspect has been arrested in North Carolina and charged in the 2016 fatal shooting of a teacher from China. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a news release that investigators arrested 39-year-old Ambrosia Montez Neely on Friday. Police said he was taken to a hospital to...

Man on trial told police he shot Montana veteran in a panic

Nov. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Montana disabled veteran and stealing his military benefits told police he killed him in a panic. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Brandon Lee Craft’s 2016 interview with detectives was played Friday during his trial in Great Falls. After...

Man convicted in shooting death of dog

Nov. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been convicted of breaking into his employer’s home and killing the man’s dog. The Bangor Daily News reports a judge on Thursday found 24-year-old Justin Chipman guilty in the August 2018 shooting death of Franky, a pug. Chipman was convicted on...

Looking back 30 years: The Grissom family triple-homicides

Nov. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Editor's Note: This story was composed primarily using archived reports of The Shreveport Times. Information and images from sister papers and wire services were also used. It contains content that may be disturbing to readers. William, Julie and Sean Grissom were the first three...

Convicted felon arrested in fatal shooting in Petersburg

Nov. 15, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a Petersburg felon convicted last year of robbery has been arrested in a fatal shooting. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Petersburg police said in a news release that a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force apprehended 20-year-old Marvin Wilkins Jr. on...

Warrant: Officer accepted bribe, stole $95 for his birthday

Nov. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EST

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a police officer was arrested for accepting a bribe to fix a court summons issue and for stealing money from a confidential informant fund for his birthday. News outlets report 42-year-old Michael Shane Fabre was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count...

Deputies catch man after 2 shootouts, carjacking, robbery

Nov. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are in custody following an armed robbery, a carjacking and two shootouts with police in the Tucson area. Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier says the incident began with a robbery call at a dollar store Friday. Responding officers arrested one man while another fled. Four minutes...

19-year-old arrested in double homicide in Topeka

Nov. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in a double homicide in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Larry Huggins III, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is...