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Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A jury found a Vermont man guilty of murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers Wednesday caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury returned the verdict in the case of Steven Bourgoin on its second day of deliberations following a two-week trial in...

Exeter alumni demand more from school over sex abuse claims

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent New Hampshire prep school has failed to deliver promised reforms after a slew of complaints accusing staff members of sexual misconduct that dated back decades, an alumni group alleged. The Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and Healing told The Associated Press this week...

Serial cyberstalker's plea deal fits lenient pattern

May. 22, 2019 1:42 PM 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...

The Latest: Vermont man guilty in fatal crash that killed 5

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way driving case (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A jury has found a Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of five teenagers caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash .

Texas man accused of abducting girl, 8, faces federal charge

May. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man accused of abducting an 8-year-old Texas girl as she was taking a walk with her mother has been charged in federal court with kidnapping. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Michael Webb appeared in federal court in Fort Worth on Tuesday for an initial hearing and that he'll remain...

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...

Convicted killer of 2 Virginia college students has cancer

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew Jr., who abducted and killed two Virginia college students five years apart, was transferred to a new prison this week so he can receive medical treatment for cancer. Matthew, 37, is serving multiple life sentences for the 2009 murder of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student...