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Girlfriend: Dallas shooting suspect feared Asian Americans

May. 17, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The girlfriend of a man arrested in Dallas Tuesday in a shooting that wounded three women in a Koreatown hair salon told police he had been admitted to health facilities because he was having delusions about Asian Americans, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. ...

Missouri man accused of holding, torturing woman for 2 days

May. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LATHROP, Mo. (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after authorities said he threatened to kill and severely beat a woman he met on a dating site, keeping her imprisoned for two days at his father’s home in northwestern Missouri. ...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing attack

May. 17, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a stabbing attack at a southern West Virginia home that left one man dead and three others injured. Eric Bent, 32, appeared before Circuit Court Judge William Sadler on Monday and also pleaded guilty to...

Man convicted of killing grandmother in Fond du Lac County

May. 17, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A man who blamed his grandmother's slaying on the “cartel” has been found guilty of killing her in Fond du Lac County. Thirty-three-year-old Gregory Spittel was convicted late Monday of second-degree reckless homicide, battery or threat to a law...

Workers stab each other in fight at NC fast-food restaurant

May. 17, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two workers at a North Carolina fast-food restaurant stabbed each after getting into a fight, police said. The Asheboro Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a reported stabbing at a Wendy’s restaurant, news outlets reported. ...

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

May. 17, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman motivated by political hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs inside before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him and possibly saved dozens of lives,...

Man convicted of murder in killing of Iowa state trooper

May. 16, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Monday convicted a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper last year. Michael Lang, 42, was also found guilty of attempted murder and assaulting a police officer for his actions on April 9, 2021, that...

K-9 helps arrest suspect who rammed California police car

May. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspected car thief who rammed a police cruiser before leading officers on a chase that hit speeds of 100 mph on central California highways, officials said. The man was captured with help from a K-9 after he abandoned the stolen...

Man accused of shooting Kentucky officer arrested in Indiana

May. 15, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a western Kentucky police officer and stealing his cruiser was arrested Sunday morning in southern Indiana, authorities said. The suspect was jailed on charges that included assault on a police officer, robbery, theft of a vehicle and...

Police: Man who stabbed officer shot and killed

May. 14, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police shot and killed a man they say stabbed an officer early Saturday morning, according to Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long. Long said officers were responding to a report of a person screaming in the city's Dorchester neighborhood at around 2:40 a.m. ...