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Suspect fleeing police jumps in pond, never resurfaces

May. 21, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A burglary suspect in Florida trying to escape police officers jumped into a pond and never resurfaced, authorities said Saturday. Police officers had responded to reports of vehicle burglaries at an apartment complex in Bradenton, Florida early Saturday and...

Parole canceled for man who killed 3 in Washington state bar

May. 20, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has overturned a decision to grant parole to man who killed three tavern workers during a robbery in 1980. Timothy Pauley was 21 when he and associate Scott Carl Smith robbed the Barn Door Tavern near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport...

2 dead after assault, police shooting in San Francisco

May. 20, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco authorities were investigating the deaths of two men after an incident in which police responded to a report of an assault in progress and officers fired shots. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Police did not say whether the...

Jury finds man not guilty of murder in teacher's death

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man accused of killing a popular high school teacher who vanished from her rural Georgia hometown in 2005 not guilty of murder. Ryan Duke had told investigators he killed Tara Grinstead and helped burn her body. But when he took the...

Deadly Fresno police shooting under investigation

May. 20, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno police killed an armed man they said charged at them Thursday and authorities opened fire in a second Fresno shooting involving a fleeing robbery suspect who rammed patrol cars, authorities said. A third officer-involved shooting was reported Thursday...

US intel shows Russians fear Mariupol abuse will backfire

May. 18, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has gathered intelligence that shows some Russian officials have become concerned that Russian forces in the ravaged port city of Mariupol are carrying out grievous abuses, a U.S official familiar with the findings said Wednesday. The Russian officials...

Pair accused in $400,000 theft at store where they worked

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Two people are accused of stealing more than $400,000 in items from a suburban Minneapolis department store where they worked. Authorities say the suspects stole high-end purses, shoes, jackets and other expensive items from Nordstrom at Ridgedale Center in...

Lamont OKs greater state oversight of West Haven finances

May. 17, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to increase state oversight of West Haven's troubled finances. Lamont said there's been an “obvious lack of fiscal controls” in the city, which has been under the microscope after a former state...

Native American man sues police alleging bogus detention

May. 17, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges a Salem, Oregon, police officer accused a Native American man of stealing a car he was working on, grabbed him, shoved him onto the hood of his police car and handcuffed him with no justification for arrest. The lawsuit says the officer then...

Albuquerque Asian-owned businesses getting boost in security

May. 16, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's Asian American community is testing a new way to bolster security for Asian-owned businesses in the wake of two deadly shootings. KOAT-TV reported Sunday that an Albuquerque start-up is trying out an online service that connects armed security...