WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle man accused of planning to kill four women, a judge and others while incarcerated for cyberstalking has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute.
The announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say there has been an officer-involved shooting after a police car chase from Phoenix to Glendale.
The chase began near State Route 51 and Bethany Home Road in central Phoenix around 3 p.m. Tuesday and ended in front of a Glendale apartment ...
TOWNER, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of attacking a priest in North Dakota has changed his not guilty plea.
Forty-three-year-old Chad Legare, of Alexandria, Minnesota, entered an Alford plea to attempted murder on Tuesday. An Alford plea allows Legare to maintain his innocence while ...
Southern California prisoner dies; cellmate suspected
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Southern California prison inmate who may have been killed by his cellmate.
Robert Garten Jr. was found unconscious and badly injured in his cell Friday at the California State Prison in Lancaster, where he was serving a ...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer may pursue an insanity defense for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A retired California police captain with recent mental health problems was shot and killed by officers after he came at them with a 12-inch knife, authorities said.
A woman called 911 Monday saying she feared a man might try to kill himself at a home in Fresno, said ...
Wounded North Texas deputy out of hospital, shooter sought
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A North Texas sheriff’s deputy is recovering as the search continues for a trespasser who shot him in the foot and fled a deer hunting site illegally set up on private land.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was released from a hospital Tuesday, a ...
Girl spent hours in Milwaukee tow lot after mother’s arrest
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 4-year-old girl spent about eight hours in her family’s van in a Milwaukee city tow lot on a below-freezing night after her mother was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
A tow lot operator heard the girl crying about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The girl appeared OK but was ...
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coroner and the state’s crime lab are blaming each other for delays in completing an autopsy report in a year-old murder case.
The Daily Leader of Brookhaven ...
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled that a lawsuit filed by an Oregon man alleging he acted in self-defense when he fought with an Indiana police officer can proceed.
The court ruled last week that the level of threat Craig Strand, 49, posed to Merrillville Officer ...
Montreal man convicted of terrorism for US airport attack
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Montreal man who told investigators that his “mission was to kill and be killed” was convicted of terrorism and other crimes Tuesday in the stabbing of a Michigan airport officer.
It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors: Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi attack Lt. Jeff ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases.
Voters last week overwhelmingly approved amending the Missouri constitution to allow medical marijuana.
Peters said Tuesday voters spoke loudly on ...
Trial starts for man accused of killing Munchausen mom
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man fatally stabbed a Missouri mother who forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled, not to save the daughter, but to get the mother out of the way so he could romantically pursue the daughter.
FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday.
There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 ...
Exam ordered for man accused of attack in welfare office
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency examination for a 19-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting a girl in a child welfare office.
Michael Anthony Hamer is charged in Johnson County with rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Records show that a man arrested in a deadly Wichita shootout had been paroled just a few months earlier for a 2008 killing.
The Wichita Eagle reports that 28-year-old Aubrey Montez Oliver was ...
Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire
PULGA, Calif. (AP) — A day before a deadly blaze destroyed a California town, the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. got in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley, saying the company needed access to her property because its power ...
Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican’s most trusted sex crimes investigator as he seeks to improve the Holy See’s response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis.
Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles ...
Ex-head of Highway Districts association charged with theft
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Court records show the former executive director of the Idaho Association of Highway Districts has been charged with embezzling funds from the organization between 2013 and 2016.
The Idaho Statesman
Crime prompts Virginia city to spend $50K on police overtime
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A stabbing that wounded two people in Virginia last month has prompted city leaders to increase police presence in the area for the rest of the year.
The Roanoke Times
Warrant: ‘Shank’ used in inmate fight at Orleans jail
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An arrest warrant says one inmate at the New Orleans jail wounded another with a makeshift knife, known as a shank, earlier this month.
It’s the latest example of serious violence still plaguing the lockup that is under federal court oversight.
Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.
The Seattle Times
N Carolina man accused of impersonating US Marshal
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man in North Carolina is accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal with forged credentials and identification of “remarkable quality.”
A U.S. Marshals search warrant application says Michael Robert Kwasniewski later told authorities he bought the items on eBay. The ...
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Guilty plea set in straw purchase of gun in police shootout
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman charged with illegally buying a gun that was later used by her boyfriend in a fatal shootout with police has agreed to enter a guilty plea.
Summer Webster was scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday for a plea hearing. She was charged earlier ...
Authorities still assessing why California shooter snapped
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are still trying to piece together what led a former Marine to open fire at a Southern California country music bar last week, killing 12 people before fatally shooting himself.
Authorities have not publicly shared what motive they think might ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say an officer shot and wounded a 42-year-old man on the city’s northwest side.
Officers were called about noon Monday about a man with a gun. When officers arrived they approached the man and an encounter ensued, leading to the officer firing ...
Diocese withdraws offer to house priest at retirement home
PIEDMONT, S.D. (AP) — The Diocese of Rapid City has withdrawn an offer to house a priest accused of child sexual abuse at a priest retirement home.
Some parents in Piedmont objected to the possible release of 38-year-old John Praveen to the diocese’s supervision at Casa Maria, a property ...
DETROIT (AP) — A criminal case against a former state lawmaker who shot his ex-wife’s car in Detroit is starting over after a summer stop at the Michigan Supreme Court.
A judge on Monday granted the prosecutor’s request to withdraw from a 2016 plea deal with Virgil Smith.
Anchorage police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run of a female pedestrian in east Anchorage.
Ruti Malietufa was held Sunday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with failure to render aid, a felony, Anchorage police announced.
Undersheriff charged in beanbag shooting death untrained
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a Kansas undersheriff who shot and killed a man with a beanbag round hadn’t been trained on how to properly use the weapon.
The Wichita Eagle reports that a police expert ...
Yakima police spokesman on leave after alleged road rage
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The spokesman for the Yakima Police Department was placed on administrative leave last month as the agency investigates his role in an alleged road rage incident.
Citing public records, the Herald-Republic
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A retired Montana priest is charged with receiving child pornography.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 80-year-old Lothar Konrad Krauth made an initial appearance in federal court Friday. He was ordered held pending a detention hearing Wednesday. His attorney, ...
Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaulted
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other at gunpoint after they violated curfew and were locked out of their southwest Missouri campus.
Robert Hyslop, 49, of Branson, ...
NW Indiana man charged with murder in death of father, 80
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man is accused of killing his 80-year-old father, who was found mortally wounded in his bathtub.
Fifty-year-old Michael Yakubec of Hobart was charged with murder Sunday, three days after paramedics found John Yakubec sprawled in his bathtub, fully ...
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan police officer who shot a man has been cleared of wrongdoing.
The Bismarck Tribune reports the ...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial.
The SunSentinel reports Nikolas ...
Man accused of killing wife after Marine Corps ball
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine is accused of killing his wife following a military ball in Virginia.
The Free Lance-Star
MARION, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper has been found guilty of falsifying records for drug case evidence that he had destroyed without permission.
The Roanoke Times
SYDNEY (AP) — A former strawberry farm supervisor was accused in court Monday of retaliating over a workplace grievance by putting needles into the fruit, sparking recalls that devastated the Australian industry.
Magistrate Christine Roney said while prosecutors were alleging My Ut Trinh ...
Trial set for Minnesota man charged in apartment stabbings
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is set to face trial in May for allegedly fatally stabbing two of his neighbors at a Salvation Army apartment building.
The Post Bulletin
Jackson police seek driver who hit and killed cyclist
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Jackson are looking for a driver who hit a cyclist and left the scene.
Jackson police spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in an emailed statement Sunday that 58-year-old Erroll Todd Mann was hit while biking shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Holmes says ...
2 shot after homecoming event at South Carolina college
DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — One man died and another was injured after they were shot after a homecoming party on a South Carolina college campus.
Voorhees College in Denmark celebrated its homecoming Friday. The State newspaper
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia city economic development official has been charged with embezzlement over allegations he improperly used $4,000 to send packages to his girlfriend.
Iran arrests ex-minister of welfare over financial fraud
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency says authorities have arrested the former minister of welfare and social security for financial fraud.
The Sunday report says Parviz Kazemi was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison two days ago.
Kazemi resigned from his post in 2006 after ...
Stabbing suspect was released from prison 4 months ago
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing and seriously injuring a man he didn’t know in Southeast Boise was released from prison just four months ago.
The Idaho Statesman reports 36-year-old Reuben ...
Oklahoma governor to weigh clemency for non-violent inmates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Clemency requests are on their way to Gov. Mary Fallin for 22 Oklahoma prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state ...