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Substitute teacher fired after student beating goes viral

Nov. 11, 2019 10:12 PM EST

KYLE, Texas (AP) — A substitute teacher has been fired and charged with aggravated assault following the beating of a 15-year-old female high school student in an incident captured on video. Tiffani Shadell Lankford is free on $10,000 bond after her arrest Friday afternoon. If convicted of the...

Homeless man stabbed trying to stop robbery in LA suburb

Nov. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EST

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a homeless man was stabbed when he tried to stop a robbery at a suburban Southern California doughnut shop. The La Habra Police Department says officers responding to a robbery call shortly before 4 a.m. Monday found a stabbing victim in his 40s. Police say the man had...

Slain security guard's family calling for justice

Nov. 11, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago security guard who was shot to death by a police officer is demanding justice a year after the shooting. Jemel Roberson was killed by Midlothian police Officer Ian Covey on Nov. 11, 2018. The 26-year-old Roberson, the security guard at a Robbins bar, was...

Georgia deputy charged with murder for off-duty shooting

Nov. 11, 2019 8:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder in connection with an off-duty domestic shooting. News outlets report Madison County Deputy Winford "Trey" Terrell Adams was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting Sunday evening in Athens. In a statement, Athens-Clarke...

Police: Man dead, woman injured after shooting at Mesa hotel

Nov. 11, 2019 7:43 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa say a man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting at a hotel. They say the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Monday. The woman was shot in her legs and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police say when officers arrived on the scene, she led them to the man who was...

Condemned Georgia man launches another appeal for DNA tests

Nov. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man sentenced to die Wednesday has launched another last-ditch appeal aimed at supporting his claims of innocence, asking a federal judge to stop his execution and order DNA testing on crime scene evidence. In court papers filed Friday in Valdosta, Cromartie's lawyers say such...

San Francisco police find dead infant at golf course

Nov. 11, 2019 7:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco are investigating the death of an infant whose body was found at a golf course. The San Francisco police department said Monday that officers were dispatched Saturday afternoon to the Lincoln Park Golf Course, where they found the infant. The baby was declared...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

Nov. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday. Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the...

Officer accused of killing Oklahoma police chief in Florida

Nov. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EST

A small-town Oklahoma policeman was charged with killing his chief after what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled brawl in a Florida Panhandle hotel room. The two men had been staying at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach over the weekend for a law enforcement conference, said Escambia County Sheriff's...

Georgia deputies shoot man at house as they find woman dead

Nov. 11, 2019 6:12 PM EST

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials are investigating after sheriff's deputies shot a man at a house where a woman was found dead. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Montgomery County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded John Fountain on Sunday at a house near Vidalia. Investigators say they...