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Police: Officer shot, killed man after 4 wounded

Sep. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

HILLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A local police officer in western Pennsylvania shot and killed a man who had stabbed or slashed four people, including another local officer, authorities said. State police in Lawrence County say troopers were called shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday...

Chicago police officer fatally shoots 28-year-old man

Sep. 19, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 28-year-old man died Sunday after a Chicago police officer responding to a reported domestic disturbance shot him, Chicago police said. Officers responded to a residence on the city’s South Side just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Officers encountered a man...

Georgia sheriff raising money to aid needy kids at Halloween

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff’s department is raising money to help needy children have a happy Halloween. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in southwest Georgia will use the cash donations to buy Halloween costumes for kids whose families otherwise...

Owners of a dog shot by police in Maryland want answers

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dayri Amaya was in her bedroom one night in early June when she heard a knock on her door and voices on the other side announcing themselves as the Prince George’s County police. Amaya, 24, panicked. She asked the officers why they were...

Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

Sep. 19, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47...

Police release footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

Sep. 18, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Police Department has made public video footage Saturday from a police shooting at a home last week that left a man dead.. Officers were called out at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 6 to a home across the street from Hiram Johnson High School,...

Alabama sheriff recovering from COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff is recovering at home from COVID-19 after two days in a hospital being treated for the virus. Autauga Sheriff Joe Sedinger was admitted Monday to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and released two days later, The Montgomery...

West Virginia woman admits she was paid for trafficking teen

Sep. 18, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to a child sex trafficking conspiracy in which she was charged with providing a 17-year-old relative to a former police chief for sex in exchange for money. In a news release,...

Mayor wants money to hire retired cops as shootings continue

Sep. 18, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is calling for more money to rehire officers who have recently retired to address a staffing shortage as homicides have reached the highest level in more than 20 years. Wheeler also called for a citywide expansion of...

Alabama sheriff to serve sentence in nearby county

Sep. 18, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and using his office for personal gain will serve time in a nearby county, a judge ruled. The Decatur Daily reported that a judge ruled former Limestone County Sheriff Mike...