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Former state worker charged with trying to steal $60,000

May. 27, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia state employee has been indicted on charges that she tried to steal $60,000 from two women. A Jackson County grand jury on Monday indicted Marquetta Curry on one count of exploitation of an older person, one count of forgery and one count of...

Ex-officer who shot woman, wounded cop, gets probation

May. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

A former Connecticut police officer who opened fire at an unarmed couple's car in 2019, wounding a woman and another officer in New Haven, was sentenced Friday to probation and community service. The sentence imposed on former Hamden Officer Devin Eaton did not sit well with...

Sergeant convicted in Paterson police corruption case

May. 27, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Paterson police sergeant accused of leading a group of city officers who illegally stopped and searched numerous people and vehicles and stole thousands of dollars from them has been convicted of falsifying a police report. Michael Cheff was also found...

Man accused of stealing timber faces federal charges

May. 27, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Bayfield County man on charges that he stole timber from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Wisconsin State Journal reported 40-year-old Jerod Hecimovich of Mason is charged in a three-count indictment with...

Ex-veterans hospital worker sentenced in theft of HIV meds

May. 27, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmacy technician involved in the theft of more than $8.2 million worth of prescription HIV medication from a Veterans Affairs hospital in northern New Jersey has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison. Lisa Hoffman, 50, of Orange, had...

13-year-old in custody, accused of shooting Louisiana deputy

May. 25, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

WALDHEIM, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy is accused of shooting a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was investigating a burglary early Wednesday, authorities said. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Doby went to Waldheim, north of Covington, after a suspected business burglary...

It's his bag: Bradfield blazes trail as premier base stealer

May. 25, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

Enrique Bradfield Jr. has always been fast. That doesn't mean base stealing came naturally to him. The Vanderbilt sophomore is widely regarded as the most exciting player in college baseball, his reputation burnished two weeks ago by his steal of home with his team down a run with...

$2.3 million stolen from Wisconsin Republicans is recovered

May. 24, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — All of the $2.3 million stolen from the Wisconsin Republican Party by hackers just before the 2020 presidential election has been recovered, including nearly $600,000 obtained by the FBI and given back to the party last month, the state party executive director said Tuesday....

Son, grandson charged in North Carolina diner owner's death

May. 24, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The son and grandson of a North Carolina diner owner have been charged in an assault which led to her death, a sheriff's office said. WLOS reported Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin said Austin Amos Kennedy Byrnside, 22, was charged with...

Vegas in casino manager slaying suspect balks at court date

May. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man arrested in Southern California as a fugitive in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager refused to appear in court Monday for a hearing on murder and other charges. A Las Vegas judge ordered court officials to bring Samuel Fredrick Schmid to...