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Men face sentencing for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's death

Aug. 08, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Months after they were sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood faced a second round of criminal penalties Monday for federal hate crimes committed in the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black...

'We're triaging': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies. Portland’s homicide...

'We're triaging': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies....

Albuquerque police seek car in killings of 4 Muslim men

Aug. 07, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating whether the killings of four Muslim men are connected said Sunday that they need help finding a vehicle believed to be connected to the deaths in New Mexico's largest the city. Albuquerque police said they released photos of the...

4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection

Aug. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of...

Arrest after body found inside van at California gas station

Aug. 07, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a dead body was found last week inside a van parked at a Southern California gas station, authorities said. Donald Ratzlaff, 41, of Huntington Beach, was found shot to death inside a white...

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed at least 5 of 10 in fire

Aug. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say at least half of the 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County coroner's office said autopsies on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck began...

Man who threatened deputies with knife is shot and killed

Aug. 07, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

OSTEGO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who threatened them with a knife early Sunday in Ostego, which is about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The Wright County Sheriff's office said the man had threatened to harm his family and himself...

New trial ordered for NJ man in woman's 2011 stabbing death

Aug. 07, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for a New Jersey man sentenced to six decades in prison in the stabbing death of his girlfriend more than a decade ago. Anthony James was convicted of murder and weapons counts in the September 2011 slaying of 48-year-old Audrey...

Police: Suspect in slayings of 4 in Ohio arrested in Kansas

Aug. 07, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A suspect wanted in Ohio in the shooting deaths of four people, including a teenage girl, has been arrested in Kansas, authorities said. Police in Montgomery County’s Butler Township said late Saturday night that 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was taken into...