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March trial set for suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 23, 2022 09:33 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man indicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective who was also an FBI task force officer faces a March trial in the slaying. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig McKee scheduled Shane Meehan's trial to begin March 28 at the federal...

Bus used in Milwaukee homeless outreach destroyed in arson

Jan. 22, 2022 12:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A bus used by a Milwaukee homeless outreach organization to distribute food, clothes and other resources has been destroyed in an arson. Vicky Cordani, vice president of the Street Angels board of directors, told the Journal Sentinel Friday the bus was stocked...

Man charged in blaze that destroyed Redmond businesses

Jan. 21, 2022 17:48 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Redmond Police say a 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a suspected arson at a strip mall in Redmond last week that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others. Tyndale Cubbo Santos Mariur was arrested Wednesday on unrelated...

Kansas fire officials say several rural fires were arson

Jan. 20, 2022 16:35 PM EST

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Several brush fires in rural Chase and Lyon counties this week were arson, fire officials said. Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker said four fires were set in rural areas of his county on Tuesday morning. He said the fires were put out...

State Police: Fire that shut Parkway for hours may be arson

Jan. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A rush-hour fire that shut down a busy section of the Garden State Parkway for hours Wednesday appears to have been deliberately set, possibly by a group of juveniles, state police said Thursday. The agency said it is seeking the public's help in what it termed...

Man charged with killing ex-wife denied bail again

Jan. 20, 2022 09:18 AM EST

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with beating his former wife to death and setting her home on fire has been denied bail for a second time. Wrentham District Court Judge Julieann Hernon denied the request from Brendon Owen’s attorney to allow Owen to be released...

Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana man Wednesday on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if he's convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer. Shane Meehan, 45, of Terre Haute, was...

Man who pled guilty to setting fatal fire dies at hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 68-year-old man died at an Omaha hospital Friday just over a week after he pled guilty to starting the fire that led to his wife's death. Douglas County jail officials said Carl Bohm of Omaha had been hospitalized since Jan. 6 — one day after he was found...

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Jan. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. The victims — two...

Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...