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Man gets more than 18 years in prison for firebombing police

Dec. 10, 2019 5:56 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of throwing incendiary devices at police officers during a standoff was sentenced Tuesday to more than 18 years in state prison. Jeffrey Folkner, 28, of Easton, was convicted of four counts of aggravated assault in the wake of a July 2018 standoff that began when police...

No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness cited

Dec. 9, 2019 9:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer said Monday that their client has a history of mental illness, as a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond. Arturo Solis, dressed in yellow jail clothing, said nothing during a short court hearing before state...

Police: Customer accused in Golden Corral worker's stabbing

Dec. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A customer is accused in the fatal stabbing of a restaurant employee outside the business after the two had argued earlier, police in Ohio said Monday. Perkins Township officers were called to a Golden Corral Sunday night on reports of a stabbing, police Chief Robb Parthemore said in...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police...

Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Dec. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal in eastern Pennsylvania last week. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left 22-year-old Dylan Beinert dead and two men...

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 8, 2019 8:28 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack...

Egyptian officials say policeman, militant killed in Sinai

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. The officials say that the militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, wounding another two conscripts who were taken to a...

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Dec. 7, 2019 1:27 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police are seeking what they call an “extremely dangerous" 20-year-old man in the shooting that killed a man and wounded a female bystander in a Pennsylvania movie theater. The West Manchester Township police chief told reporters Friday that Anu-Malik Lee Johnson, who turns 21 next...

Man gets reduced term in slaying of woman, wounding of man

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man convicted in the shooting death of an ex-girlfriend and the wounding of another man has been sentenced to a reduced term. A Somerset County judge on Friday imposed a term of 21 years and four months to 45 years in state prison on 42-year-old Paul McVicker....