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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Sep. 24, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the...

Police: DNA helps solve 1977 slaying of Oregon teens

Sep. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say DNA technology has allowed them to solve the 1977 slayings of two teens in Oregon. The culprit, the Lane County Sheriff's office said Thursday, was a man who killed himself in Arizona earlier this year. KOIN...

Airman charged with murder accused of trying to cover tracks

Sep. 24, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force airman on trial on charges of kidnapping a Mennonite woman in New Mexico, fatally shooting her and dumping her body in northern Arizona, had tried unsuccessfully to cover his tracks after the January 2020 killing, a prosecutor told jurors Friday in...

Waterloo man sentenced in beating death of maintenance man

Sep. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A judge sentenced a Waterloo man on Friday to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a 72-year-old maintenance man. Judge Brad Harris sentenced Martavis Tayshon Wise, 30, after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary...

Deaths of mother, child investigated as murder-suicide

Sep. 24, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The deaths of a child and mother in Rapid City are being investigated as a murder-suicide. Police said the probe is ongoing, but that based on the evidence recovered so far, authorities believe this is a case of child murder and adult suicide. ...

Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

No stalking order for rival in GOP candidate murder plot

Sep. 24, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a Florida Republican congressional candidate's petition for a permanent restraining order against a former rival she accused of stalking and plotting to have her murdered by a purported foreign hit squad. Pinellas...

Dover man charged in hit-and-run death of retired sergeant

Sep. 24, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dover man with a lengthy criminal record was charged Friday in the hit-and-run death of a retired police sergeant who was training for a cycling event to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Craig Sprowl, 45, of Dover, was arrested Friday...

Grand jury declines to charge Portland cop who killed man

Sep. 24, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge a police officer who shot and killed a man in in a southeast Portland park in April. The Multnomah County district attorney’s office made the announcement Friday after the grand jury found Portland Police...

Lawrence man arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old

Sep. 24, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy. Police said Friday that the 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated child endangerment and possession of a stolen...