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Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

May. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving. A statement released Wednesday by the Auburn Police Division says Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia. That's an improvement...

Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.

May. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the victim's family says a private autopsy shows a police officer shot a Houston-area woman in the stomach, chest and face. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report Wednesday. Pamela Turner's family has been pressing to hold Baytown police accountable for the killing that...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

May. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ALICE, Texas (AP) — An Alabama inmate serving a life sentence for robbery has been indicted in the 1974 fatal shooting of a Texas police officer. Prosecutors joined police in Alice, Texas, on Tuesday to announce the May 10 indictment of Roberto Lopez on a capital murder count. Officer Matthew Murphy was...

Store employee shot, critically wounded in robbery by 3 men

May. 22, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an employee of a northeast Philadelphia store was shot and critically wounded during a robbery. Police say three masked men entered the Brito Mini-Mart in Juniata Park shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and announced a robbery. Police say a male employee in his 30s was...

2 bullets strike bus after students taken to Chicago museum

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say stray gunfire struck a suburban school bus after it dropped students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chicago police and Northbrook School District 28 officials said only the driver was aboard the bus Tuesday morning when two bullets struck the vehicle....

Police: Man with machete shot, wounded by US marshals

May. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say federal marshals shot and wounded a man armed with a machete in northeast Philadelphia. A police spokesman says the U.S. marshals were trying to stop a man they had been watching in the Wissinoming section just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when he got out of his vehicle with a...

Man who threatened mass shooting is serial online harasser

May. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Teen charged in school threat to Santa with classmate's name

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen has been charged with threatening a school shooting in a postcard to Santa and signing a classmate's name last fall. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with making written threats to kill or do...

Pittsburgh DA fends off primary challenge, 1st in 20 years

May. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's longtime top prosecutor has fended off a challenge in the Democratic primary, his first in 20 years. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday defeated a former public defender who criticized his handling of the case of a white police officer charged in...