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Family: Zydeco musician Chris Ardoin shot while performing

Jul. 31, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his...

6 people indicted in kidnapping, death of Missouri man

Jul. 31, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six people have been indicted in the kidnapping and death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area southwest of Joplin last year. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a federal grand jury indicted Freddie L. Tilton, 48, of Joplin, in...

Police: Abandoned baby's mom charged with attempted murder

Jul. 31, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman accused of abandoning her newborn daughter in a wooded area in Glen Burnie was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder and other offenses, Anne Arundel County police said. Early on July 14, officers responding to a...

Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape

Jul. 31, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships. Wu, 30, earlier...

NYPD lieutenant shot in ankle while struggling with suspect

Jul. 31, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police lieutenant was shot in the ankle while scuffling with an armed man around midnight Friday in the Bronx, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. The incident happened at Lyman Place and East 169th Street as the lieutenant and three...

Body found in towed vehicle; evidence of foul play found

Jul. 31, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation after a dead body was found Friday inside a vehicle that was towed from an alley in a residential area a week earlier. Police said there's evidence of possible foul play but that no information was...

Murder charge filed in shooting outside Elks Club

Jul. 31, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside the Elks Club in June. Deandre D. Turner, 38, was charged Thursday in Hennepin County District Court with one count of second-degree murder with intent in the June 30 killing of Andrew T....

Body of missing Arkansas woman found in Oklahoma pond

Jul. 31, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

ROCK ISLAND, Okla. (AP) — The body of a woman reported missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been found in a pond in eastern Oklahoma and three men were arrested in connection with her death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The body of Tara...

Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

Jul. 31, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the...

Muscatine man sentenced to life in girlfriend's death

Jul. 31, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his girlfriend. During sentencing on Friday, David J.S. Hatfield, 24, was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the estate of 18-year-old...