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Omaha police still looking for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Jul. 7, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha continue to search for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed an Omaha man who was found alongside a south-central Omaha street. The crash happened sometime before 6 a.m. Sunday, when a passerby found 26-year-old Justin Johnson unresponsive and injured on the...

Man pleads guilty in 1990 slaying after another man cleared

Jul. 7, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who was charged in a 1990 slaying in which another man was cleared has pleaded guilty in the killing. Jeff Beasley, 54, pleaded guilty to murder in Ozark on Monday and received a 30-year sentence from Dale County Circuit Judge William H. Filmore, news outlets reported....

Police: Florida boy dies days after being shot in the head

Jul. 7, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy who was shot at his Fort Lauderdale home last week. Brayson Plummer was shot Thursday morning and died over the July 4th holiday weekend, Fort Lauderdale police told news outlets. Two other children, ages 11 and 5, were in...

Ex-boyfriend charged in killing of Alabama police officer

Jul. 7, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The former boyfriend of an Alabama police officer is charged with capital murder in her shooting death just weeks after a court ordered him to stay away from the woman, authorities and court records said. Brandon Deshawn Webster, 24, is accused of killing detective Tanisha Pughsley...

Johnny Depp, right, wearing a protective mask arrives at the Royal Court of Justice, in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Johnny Depp is suing a tabloid newspaper for libel over an article that branded him a

Depp takes stand in libel trial, claims Amber Heard hit him

Jul. 7, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp gave evidence in a London court on Tuesday, denying claims that he hit ex-wife Amber Heard and accusing her of assaulting him and depicting him as a “monster.” Depp sat in the witness box in a wood-paneled High Court courtroom on the first day of his libel case...

Police fatally shoot gunman at VA hospital in Milwaukee

Jul. 7, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police as he tried to enter a Milwaukee veterans hospital, according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials. The man was stopped by VA police outside an entrance to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center about 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police ordered him to...

Tom Meighan, ex-Kasabian singer, arrives at Leicester Magistrates' Court, Leicester, England, Tuesday July 7, 2020, where he is appearing on a domestic assault charge. Kasabian said in a statement on Monday July 6 that Meighan “is stepping down from the band by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.” (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault

Jul. 7, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his former fiancée. The case came a day after Meighan quit the band, releasing a statement saying he was dealing with...

Police: 5 hospitalized for shooting in Virginia apartment

Jul. 7, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized for gunshot wounds after a dispute inside an apartment building in Virginia led to a shooting Tuesday morning, police said. Four teens and one adult male were struck by gunfire inside the apartment in Alexandria, Fairfax County Police said on Twitter....

Disabled veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

Jul. 7, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years. A federal judge in West Palm Beach ordered Larry Ray Bon's commitment on Monday, according to court records....

Police: Man strikes two BLM protesters with car

Jul. 7, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was arrested and accused of hitting two people with his car at a Black Lives Matter march, authorities said. Suffolk County Police said 36-year-old Anthony Cambareri, from Coram, was charged Monday with third-degree assault. Police said Cambareri was driving...