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Hearing set for Wisconsin teen accused of killing girl

Jun. 24, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager accused of killing a 10-year-old girl will find out in September whether he will stand trial. Chippewa County Circuit Judge Benjamin Lane on Friday scheduled a Sept. 1 preliminary hearing for the 14-year-old boy, identified in court...

Beulah teen's death ruled as an accidental drowning

Jun. 24, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

BEULAH, N.D. (AP) — The death of a Beulah teen missing for more than a week last month has been determined to be an accidental drowning. The body of 18-year-old Tyler Schaeffer was recovered from the Knife River on May 11. A search was launched after Schaeffer was last seen May 1....

Lawsuit: 2 slain boys unlawfully placed with foster parents

Jun. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The biological mother of two small California boys who died while in the state foster care system has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her sons were unlawfully taken from her and placed with foster parents who are now charged with killing them. Four-year-old...

3 men dead after small boat overturns in storm on Texas lake

Jun. 20, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

ALLEN, Texas (AP) — Three men died after their small boat overturned on a North Texas lake during a strong storm over the weekend, authorities said. The boat overturned in Lake Lavon on Saturday night, the Collin County sheriff’s office said. There were four men aboard and one...

Lawyers for Harmony Montgomery's dad ask for bodycam footage

Jun. 20, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for the father of a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 have asked a judge to order the state attorney general's office to provide body camera footage from his interaction with police. Adam Montgomery has been in jail since January...

Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing

Jun. 19, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Sunday they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds. The rescued migrants — 63 men, 24 women and 21 children — have told authorities there four...

Police seeking answers 20 years after Georgia woman vanished

Jun. 19, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

RINCON, Ga. (AP) — Allyson Romedy tucked her daughter into bed at the apartment the single mother and her 10-year-old child shared in southeast Georgia. It was the last time her family saw her. That was Feb. 28, 2002, and police in Rincon are still seeking answers to the woman's...

One year later, searcher reflects on Summer Wells case

Jun. 18, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On June 15, 2021, around 6:30 p.m., 5-year-old Summer Wells was reported missing. More than 120 teams, including members of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Church Hill Rescue Squad, searched a wide area...

Brazil police: Remains found those of British journalist

Jun. 17, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal police said Friday that human remains found in Brazil’s remote Amazon have been identified as belonging to British journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing almost two weeks ago along with a Brazilian Indigenous expert in a case that drew world attention. ...

2 children found safe after alert, mom faces custody charges

Jun. 17, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Two children reported missing from their grandmother’s home in New Hampshire early Friday were found safe in Maine hours later after police issued an Amber Alert, and their mother was charged with interfering with custody. The mother and children were...