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California News Digest 1:30 pm

Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200,, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708,

2 women killed inside Fresno apartment complex

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two women were fatally shot inside an apartment complex and police say they may know the identity of the assailant. The identities and ages of the women killed Friday night and a description of the potential suspect were not released due to the...

Prosecutors: Man killed wife, was found dead; child unhurt

Apr. 10, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man stabbed his wife to death before he was found dead himself in a home in which a young child was found unharmed, authorities said. Prosecutors in Bergen County said Friday a neighbor called North Arlington police shortly...

'Never forget': Town installs markers for lynching victims

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An angry mob of about 50 white, masked men stormed the Shelbyville jail in the early morning of Jan. 15, 1911. They broke the locks to the cells and dragged out three Black inmates. Law enforcement failed to intervene despite persistent rumors...

California man convicted of racial assault on Black man

Apr. 09, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was convicted Friday of attacking a Black man with a knife in a racially-motivated crime last July, federal authorities said. Ole Hougen, 44, of Santa Cruz, was found guilty of trying to injure someone with a dangerous...

Man facing hate crime charges in Brooklyn anti-Asian attacks

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested on hate crime charges in connection to multiple incidents in recent weeks where police said Asian people were shoved or grabbed while on Brooklyn streets. The New York Police Department said Joseph Russo, of Brooklyn, was arrested on...

Las Vegas officer now home after being shot at 2020 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who authorities say was shot in 2020 by a man trying to scare Black Live Matter protesters has returned home after a long stay at a rehab center. Shay Mikalonis, 30, was critically wounded on June 1 at the end of a Black...

Security guards for anti-abortion group charged with battery

Apr. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two security guards hired by an anti-abortion group are facing misdemeanor charges after using pepper spray on counter-protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a San Francisco suburb, authorities said Friday. Ishatpal Momi, 27, of...

Motive unclear in deadly shooting at Texas cabinet business

Apr. 09, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas were still seeking a motive Friday for what led an employee at a cabinet-making company to open fire on his co-workers, leaving one man dead and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper during a search for the suspect. ...

Arrest made following apparent assault on mail carrier

Apr. 09, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — One person has been arrested after a mail carrier apparently was assaulted on a street outside a Flint apartment complex. Cellphone video posted to social media appears to show two women punching the postal worker and pulling her hair as she...