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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...

Florida officer accused of pulling gun on his Lyft driver

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff deputy was arrested on suspicion he pointed a gun at a Lyft driver who had taken him home. The Orlando Sentinel reports Orange County Sheriff Deputy Troy Heyer was suspended without pay as he faces a charge of aggravated assault with firearm. The...

Victims relive trauma as Wisconsin Clergy sexual abuse grows

Nov. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When she was 7, Patty Gallagher was chosen to bring the priest who served her parish and school in Monona, Wisconsin, his daily milk. The Rev. Lawrence Trainor was practically a member of the family. He came over for dinner and visited the family cottage. Trainor, a priest at...

Molested, taken: Jody Plauche tells his story to aid others

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In 1984, fame found Jody Plauche in the worst way. Local headlines had reported his sexual molestation and kidnapping by his karate coach. When his father shot his accused abuser in front of TV cameras, he became national news. Plauche is now using those haunting memories to help...

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EST

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency...

Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

Nov. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A husband and wife and three of their young children died Saturday morning at the family’s San Diego home in what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a bitter divorce. Police Lt. Matt Dobbs told reporters that officers arrived at the home shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday...

Arizona man extradited to Nevada in 1979 killing of woman

Nov. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona man was extradited to Nevada on Friday after a cold-case investigation led to his arrest in the 1979 killing of a woman last seen in California. The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said 73-year-old Charles Gary Sullivan was...

Search continues for suspect in toddler’s shooting death

Nov. 16, 2019 6:16 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities have identified the victims of a shooting in Shreveport that left a man injured and his toddler daughter dead. Police Cpl. Marcus Hines tells news outlets that they’re looking for a suspect, 19-year-old Ta’Darious Upshaw, who will face a charge of...

Mississippi murder suspect, bystander killed in Texas

Nov. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EST

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say a Mississippi murder suspect apparently killed himself and a man whose apartment he had broken into. Montgomery County, Texas, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said in a news release on Facebook that 52-year-old Roderick Bowers of Gulfport, Mississippi, was...

The Latest: Police say deaths were result of family dispute

Nov. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in San Diego (all times local): 2:35 p.m. San Diego police believe the deaths of three young boys and their parents were the result of a domestic dispute involving a husband and wife who were apparently going through a divorce. Police Chief David Nisleit told a...