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Man to be sentenced for murdering a woman who was mistakenly driven up his rural New York driveway

Mar. 01, 2024 01:09 AM EST

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman in an SUV that was mistakenly driven up his rural driveway in upstate New York is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Kevin Monahan, 66, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death last April of Kaylin Gillis....

Mourners to gather for the funeral of a slain Georgia nursing student who loved caring for others

Mar. 01, 2024 00:39 AM EST

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Family, friends and classmates planned to gather Friday at a church outside Atlanta to say farewell to Laken Riley, the nursing student found slain after she went out for a morning jog on the University of Georgia campus. A funeral service for 22-year-old...

Assistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting of cinematographer

Feb. 29, 2024 23:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courtroom testimony in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin provided new details Thursday that conflict with other, earlier accounts about a final safety check on a revolver and exactly who handed it to the actor during rehearsal for the Western movie...

Georgia sets execution date for man who killed ex-girlfriend 30 years ago

Feb. 29, 2024 21:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who killed his former girlfriend three decades ago is set to be put to death in March in what would be Georgia's first execution in more than four years. A judge on Thursday signed the order for the execution of Willie James Pye, who was convicted of murder and...

Third person dies from Milwaukee shooting that injured 4

Feb. 29, 2024 21:01 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A third person died Thursday from injuries sustained in a shooting earlier this week that claimed four victims, police said. A 39-year-old person died in a hospital from the shooting Sunday in which several people opened fire on each other, police said. The...

Slain pregnant Amish woman had cuts to her head and neck, Pennsylvania police say

Feb. 29, 2024 20:34 PM EST

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Search warrant filings for the Pennsylvania home where a pregnant Amish woman was killed this week said she appeared to have suffered cutting wounds to her neck and head. Two search warrants were issued at the request of state police regarding Monday's...

Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Feb. 29, 2024 20:31 PM EST

Three former Arizona Department of Education employees were indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud more than $600,000 from an education voucher program that has drawn criticism for its skyrocketing costs and lax regulation by the state. ...

Virginia man sentenced to 43 years after pleading guilty to killing teen who had just graduated

Feb. 29, 2024 20:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A young man accused in last year's fatal shooting of a teenager who had received his Virginia high school diploma minutes earlier at a public event pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder and a firearm-related charge and was sentenced to 43 years in prison. ...

Utah Legislature expands ability of clergy members to report child abuse

Feb. 29, 2024 20:11 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah faith leaders who learn about ongoing child abuse from a perpetrator during a religious confession will be able to alert police without fear of legal ramifications under a bill that received final legislative approval Thursday in the state Senate. The...

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents' home

Feb. 29, 2024 18:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for the 2014 death of an Arizona teenager was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier. Pima County Superior Court jurors also found Christopher Clements, 42, guilty of...