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Spokane police shoot suspect in cell phone store robberies

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A suspect in a string of recent robberies is expected to survive his injuries after being shot late Friday by two Spokane police officers, a police news release said. The Spokesman-Review said the injured suspect was not identified. Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday a...

Suspect dies in shootout with St. Charles County police

Aug. 8, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles County police said officers shot and killed a man after a chase that ended in a field. Police said officers responded to a burglary call Friday afternoon after the homeowner confronted a man and shots were fired. The suspect fled and St. Charles County police pursued him....

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson takes the oath of office at Cohen College Prep High School in New Orleans, La. Johnson, the  chief justice of Louisiana's Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)

State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court, who said the sentence was the result of laws rooted in racism. Justice Bernette Johnson, the only Black...

Scottsdale police arrest 6 more in mall break-in, looting

Aug. 7, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have made more arrests in the May looting of the city's signature mall that also involved YouTuber Jake Paul. Sgt. Ben Hoster announced Friday the arrests of six people on charges ranging from burglary to trafficking stolen property. The total number of suspects...

Lawyer: State representative maintains innocence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer representing a state legislator facing theft charges said he maintains his innocence and has no plans to resign from the Alabama Legislature. Republican Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the flooring company where he once...

22 vehicles stolen on eve of car lot debut in Grand Rapids

Aug. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nearly two dozen vehicles were stolen in Grand Rapids, spoiling a weekend grand opening for a used car business, police and the owner said. “I feel violated. This sets us way back,” said Don Miller, owner of Autowest in Grand Rapids. Thieves threw rocks through a...

This photo provided by KBAK-TV shows former Kern County sheriff's deputies Derrick Penney, left, and Logan August in court in Bakersfield, Calif., on Sept. 11, 2018. The pair have entered pleas and will serve jail time for conspiring to sell marijuana that had been seized by law enforcement, prosecutors said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (KBAK-TV via AP)

Ex-deputies plead no contest to stealing seized pot

Aug. 7, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two former California sheriff’s deputies have entered pleas and will serve jail time for conspiring to sell marijuana that had been seized by law enforcement, prosecutors said. Derrick Penney and Logan August had previously pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy...

Giants' Baker charged in robbery; Dunbar won't be prosecuted

Aug. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May, a prosecutor said Friday. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who also was arrested, won't be prosecuted because of...

Seattle brothers sentenced to 40 years in homeless shooting

Aug. 7, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two brothers were sentenced to 40 years in prison each after they were found guilty of fatally shooting two people and injuring three others during a 2016 robbery at a former homeless encampment, a judge said. King County Superior Court Judge Sean O’Donnell sentenced 22-year-old James...

2 admit fencing more than $1 million in military gear

Aug. 6, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A soldier and an ex-federal employee have pleaded guilty to stealing and selling more than $1 million in military gear taken from a Texas National Guard camp. Prosecutors said in a statement that National Guard soldier Cristal Avila, 27, of Fort Worth, pleaded guilty Thursday in...