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'Urban explorer' finds 89 sets of ashes in abandoned church

Jan. 14, 2022 10:54 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio investigators have found the cremated remains of 89 people stored in boxes and bags at an abandoned church in Akron, authorities said. The remains were seized at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday by investigators from the Ohio Bureau of...

Charges filed against 4 in slaying of off-duty LA cop

Jan. 14, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged four people in connection with the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and allege the suspects are tied to a street gang, authorities said Thursday. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about...

Lawyer convicted in money-laundering conspiracy case

Dec. 29, 2021 18:35 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal jury convicted a prominent Maryland lawyer Tuesday in a money-laundering conspiracy case, but acquitted his co-defendants. Kenneth Ravenell, 61, of Monkton, was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, but acquitted of racketeering-conspiracy...

Regulators to investigate claims against CMP parent in suit

Dec. 14, 2021 09:58 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine utility regulators will investigate allegations raised in a lawsuit against the parent company of Central Maine Power. The investigation by the Maine Public Utilities Commission will focus on whether Avangrid's expenditures are being passed on to CMP...

Gov. Mills: Lawsuit against CMP parent company 'alarming'

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills described allegations contained in a federal lawsuit against the parent company of Central Maine Power as “alarming and deeply troubling.” In the lawsuit, Paulo Silva, a cybersecurity expert and CEO of Pennsylvania-based...

EXPLAINER: Why was Michigan suspect charged with terrorism?

Dec. 01, 2021 19:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors on Wednesday charged a teen with terrorism in a deadly mass shooting at his high school, a novel approach made possible by a law enacted after the 9/11 attacks nearly 20 years ago. The state's 2002 anti-terrorism law defines a...

Customers would get refunds under settlement of utility case

Nov. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed $10 million settlement of a class-action racketeering lawsuit against a water and wastewater utility in Pinal County would provide refunds to customers. A Nov. 19 motion filed on behalf of Johnson Utilities and various co-defendants...

Firm hired by Iowa for prison review didn't disclose lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2021 17:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A company Iowa hired to review state prison security problems didn't disclose that a subsidiary settled a Mississippi lawsuit alleging a questionable relationship with a consultant and a corrections official imprisoned over corruption allegations. ...

Jury convicts Chicago gang's reputed leader of racketeering

Nov. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Chicago street gang's reputed leader on charges alleging that he directed the gang in committing four killings and other violent crimes over the course of two decades. Jurors convicted Labar Spann, 44, on Monday of...

Man called kingpin of middle Georgia cocaine ring convicted

Nov. 01, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia man was found guilty of three racketeering charges on Monday, identified by authorities in court as the head of a regional drug-dealing operation. Dexter Lee Williams, 53, was arrested in March 2020 after a probe by the Houston County...