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Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protests

Jul. 4, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said. Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the...

Police in Bismarck searching for stabbing suspect

Jul. 4, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police in Bismarck are searching for a stabbing suspect. Investigators believe 27-year-old Benjamin Bermudes stabbed a person on Friday morning near a liquor store. The victim was taken to Sanford Hosptial for treatment. Police described Bermudes as 5-foot-6 and 136 pounds with...

Police: 1 in custody after reported shot fired at university

Jul. 4, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one person is in custody following reported discharge of a firearm at an Ohio university campus that prompted evacuations of nearby events, but there were no reports of any injuries. The Advocate in Newark reports that the shot was reported Saturday morning on the campus...

1 teen arrested, 3 sought in slaying of woman in Scranton

Jul. 4, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — One teenager has been arrested three more are being sought in the slaying of a woman in Scranton last month, authorities said. Detectives charged a 15-year-old in the June 11 homicide of Rosemarie Mistler on the city's west side. Arrest warrants were issued for three other teenagers...

Man charged with multiple attacks on girlfriend

Jul. 4, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a La Crosse man with repeatedly beating his girlfriend over the last three months. The La Crosse Tribune reports that 20-year-old Christian Bouquet was charged Thursday with 17 counts, including sexual assault, strangulation, battery and reckless...

Police investigate the scene after a police officer was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Officer shot and killed, suspect found dead in Ohio

Jul. 4, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An officer who was responding to a disturbance call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later...

Pandemic delays case of man held in Alabama sheriff slaying

Jul. 4, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is delaying the case of a man charged in the shooting death of an Alabama sheriff last year. Court proceedings are on hold in Lowndes County, which has the state’s highest virus infection rate, so grand jurors have yet to take up the case of William...

New weather vane installed at school to honor slain teacher

Jul. 4, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A new weather vane to honor a Vermont teacher killed in a 2006 school shooting in Essex has been installed after the original one was stolen earlier this year. Family and friends of Alicia Shanks gathered Thursday to put the turtle weather vane on top of the gazebo at the Essex Elementary...

Detroit Police say 2 women killed in separate shootings

Jul. 4, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two women were killed in separate shootings in Detroit overnight, police said Saturday. Police said a 19-year-old woman riding inside a car was killed when a shooter in a passing SUV opened fire around 7:20 p.m. Friday. No other injuries were reported. In the second shooting, police said a...

Man charged with murder of Southern Illinois toddler

Jul. 4, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 23-month-old girl who died after her head was apparently slammed against a wall of her mother's Southern Illinois home. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register r eports that 27-year-old Allan R. Castleberry Jr....