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Thai police: Woman cut rope holding painters 26 floors high

Oct. 27, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday. The woman...

School safety officer charged with murder in fatal shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former school safety officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman near a Southern California high school last month, prosecutors said Wednesday. Eddie Gonzalez, 51, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday...

Man accused of rape convicted of trying to hire hit man

Oct. 27, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife while he was in jail awaiting trial on sexual assault charges involving her two young daughters. A federal jury in Monroe found Steven Marcus Kelley, 48, of West...

Man charged with murder in death of Illinois police officer

Oct. 27, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer at a gas station. Scott Hyden, 31, of Highland was arrested at the gas station following the shooting Tuesday of...

Mother sentenced in toddler son's 2019 death near Shiprock

Oct. 27, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for the 2019 death of her toddler son, whom she left behind after driving while intoxicated in rural northwestern New Mexico. Tonya Mae Dale was sentenced Monday in federal court in Albuquerque...

Sheriff: Kids lived in dire conditions as body decomposed

Oct. 27, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The three abandoned brothers were thin, malnourished and hungry, living alone for months with no blankets to keep them warm inside an unfurnished Houston area apartment with soiled carpet, flies and roaches. The trio were barely surviving, abandoned and set adrift alongside...

Trooper charged with murder in pursuit that killed girl, 11

Oct. 27, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of an 11-year-old girl by ramming his patrol vehicle into her family's vehicle in December, the state's attorney general announced. Trooper Christopher Baldner was indicted on...

Federal grand jury indicts 16 for motorcycle club crimes

Oct. 27, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 16 men mostly from Northwest Indiana on charges they committed murder, robbery and drug dealing for Gary’s Sin City Deciples motorcycle club. The 57-page indictment announced Wednesday alleges Sin City members and...

Colorado officials ID 1989 homicide case victim from Israel

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials identified the victim of an unsolved 33-year-old homicide by using DNA analysis that traced the victim to relatives in Israel. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Akram Bada'an, who was killed in August 1988. His body was found in...

$4.9M payout to family of man shot 9 times by California cop

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who was shot nine times by a police officer in a wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has received a $4.9 million settlement from the town and county where the officer worked, nearly three years after the 2018 fatal shooting, the...