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Convicted felon arrested in fatal shooting in Petersburg

Nov. 15, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a Petersburg felon convicted last year of robbery has been arrested in a fatal shooting. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Petersburg police said in a news release that a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force apprehended 20-year-old Marvin Wilkins Jr. on...

Warrant: Officer accepted bribe, stole $95 for his birthday

Nov. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EST

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a police officer was arrested for accepting a bribe to fix a court summons issue and for stealing money from a confidential informant fund for his birthday. News outlets report 42-year-old Michael Shane Fabre was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count...

Deputies catch man after 2 shootouts, carjacking, robbery

Nov. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are in custody following an armed robbery, a carjacking and two shootouts with police in the Tucson area. Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier says the incident began with a robbery call at a dollar store Friday. Responding officers arrested one man while another fled. Four minutes...

19-year-old arrested in double homicide in Topeka

Nov. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in a double homicide in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Larry Huggins III, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is...

Man sentenced to 20 years in deadly Kansas City robbery

Nov. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who fatally shot an argumentative robbery victim has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Danzel Reese was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery in the 2010 fatal shooting of Lance Rutter. One witness told...

Mobster sentenced for staging robbery, drug distribution

Nov. 15, 2019 8:56 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who authorities say is a member of a southern New Jersey/Philadelphia crime family has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for possessing drugs and staging a robbery at a pawnshop. Salvatore “Sam” Piccolo must also pay $174,025 in restitution as part of the...

2 indicted on murder charges in firefighter's death

Nov. 15, 2019 4:54 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the death of a Florida firefighter. Court records say a Broward County grand jury formally charged 19-year-old Torrey Holston and 20-year-old Jose Garcia Romero on Thursday. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether...

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

Southeast Texas police fatally shoot a burglary suspect

Nov. 14, 2019 6:19 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Southeast Texas fatally shot a burglary suspect who tried to attack the officer with a screwdriver. Beaumont police say the incident happened at a restaurant on Interstate 10 shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday. A police statement says arriving officers...

Police: Man stole donation bins for murdered woman’s family

Nov. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with stealing donation bins meant for a murdered woman’s family in Maine. WGME-TV reports 31-year-old Christopher Hodges was charged with theft on Saturday for stealing two donation bins that were intended to benefit the family of Melissa...