Police: 4-year-old girl shot by neighbor cleaning gun
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police have a charged a man they say accidentally shot his 4-year-old neighbor while cleaning his shotgun.
Fumes asphyxiate 5 men in sewer lines near New Delhi
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Five sanitation workers were asphyxiated by fumes while connecting sewer lines with an underground drainage system on the outskirts of the Indian capital, an official said on...
Sri Lanka officials accused of blast negligence granted bail
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday granted bail to the country's police chief and former top defense bureaucrat a week after they were arrested for alleged criminal negligence...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A woman whose 2-year-old son died in a suspected arson fire outside Salem has been arrested on manslaughter and child neglect charges.
Colorado woman sentenced for neglecting 87-year-old father
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of leaving her 87-year-old father on his bathroom floor for 36 hours has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Isabella Parker was convicted in July of theft, criminal exploitation and criminal negligence resulting in serious bodily injury — charges all involving an at-risk adult.
MONTREAL (AP) — The bankrupt railway at the center of a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in the Canadian province of Quebec will not have to stand trial for criminal negligence, provincial officials said Tuesday.
There was little chance of convicting the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway of negligence after three of its former employees facing the same charge were acquitted in January, said a spokesman for prosecutors, Robert Benoit.
Man Accused of Starting 7 Grass Fires Along Longmont Greenway Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail
The man accused of setting grass fires along the St. Vrain Greenway in Longmont last year was sentenced to 180 days in jail after entering into a plea deal.
Joshua Bolt, 39, was originally scheduled for trial this week on seven misdemeanors but instead pleaded guilty on Feb. 8 to one misdemeanor count of firing woods or prairie, Boulder District Attorney spokeswoman Catherine Olguin said.
Not guilty verdict reached in Quebec train disaster trial
SHERBROOKE, Quebec (AP) — Three men charged in a criminal negligence trial stemming from a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people in the Canadian province of Quebec have all been found not guilty.
The jury of eight men and four women reached the verdict Friday after nine days of deliberations.
A runaway train carrying crude oil from North Dakota derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec and exploded on July 6, 2013, levelling much of the downtown.
Judge urges verdicts in Quebec oil train disaster case
SHERBROOKE, Quebec (AP) — A judge is urging jurors in a criminal negligence trial stemming from a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec to try once more to reach unanimous verdicts after they told him they had come to an impasse.
Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas told the eight men and four women Tuesday that failing to reach verdicts for the three defendants will not reflect badly on them, provided they "made an honest effort."
Jurors begin deliberations in Quebec oil train disaster
SHERBROOKE, Quebec (AP) — Jury deliberations began Thursday in the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death for a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec.
Train engineer Tom Harding, traffic controller Richard Labrie and train operations manager Jean Demaitre are charged in connection with the accident in which a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded. They pleaded not guilty.
The Latest: Lawyer for victim’s family: ‘No accountability’
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for the engineer in a deadly Amtrak derailment (all times local):
An attorney representing the family of one of the victims of a deadly Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment says he's disappointed, surprised and shocked that a judge dismissed criminal charges against the engineer.
Former Thai PM says she’s innocent, asks for ‘kindness’
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court Tuesday during her final statement in a criminal negligence trial that could land her in prison for 10 years if she is convicted.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former school swim coach in Texas has been charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl who drowned during practice, prosecutors said.
Tracey Anne Boyd is scheduled to appear in court next week on a felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child by criminal negligence.
Boyd, 49, was indicted June 29 in the death of Elise Cerami, who competed for a Carroll school district swim club near Fort Worth.
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A 47-year-old man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old Houston-area girl who investigators say told a doctor she was his wife and they were having sex.
Fort Bend County jail records Steven Carty was being held Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, with bond at $100,000. The girl's 39-year-old mother was charged with endangering a child by criminal negligence, with bond at $10,000.
Online records don't list attorneys to speak for either adult.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that seeks to better protect vulnerable adults against financial exploitation and neglect.
The measure, signed Wednesday, creates a new crime of theft involving a vulnerable adult — any person 18 years or older who is clearly mentally or physically unable to care for himself or herself or suffers from a cognitive impairment.
No charges to be filed in firefighter’s crash death
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against the driver of a firefighting vehicle that overturned last year, killing Ventura County fire engineer Ryan Osler.
The 38-year-old was a passenger in the water tender that crashed in September while on its way to a blaze near Vandenberg Air Force Base. Osler died at the scene. The driver, firefighter Adam Price, was treated at a hospital and released the same day.
Man guilty of firing bullet that killed woman at barbecue
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a 34-year-old man guilty to firing a stray bullet that killed a woman at a Father's Day barbecue near Bellingham.
The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/kwWAlg ) Nickolas Zylstra was found guilty Monday of second-degree manslaughter for causing a death with criminal negligence. He was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter.
Farm acknowledges criminal negligence in fatal hayride crash
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A farm where a teenager died in a hayride crash acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that criminal negligence played a role in the tragedy.
A lawyer for the girl's family accused Harvest Hill Farm of putting "profit ahead of safety" by neglecting maintenance before the hayride went out of control, killing 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and sending more than 20 others to the hospital on Oct. 11, 2014.
Jury finds python owner not guilty in deaths of boys
CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A jury has found a Canadian man not guilty of criminal negligence causing death after his African rock python escaped its enclosure and killed two young New Brunswick boys three years ago.
Four-year-old Noah Barthe and Connor Barthe, 6, died during a sleepover in Jean-Claude Savoie's apartment in August 2013.
Removal process for embattled Ward County sheriff to proceed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A special commissioner has rejected an attorney's request to push Gov. Jack Dalrymple to reconsider the suspension of a county sheriff who is charged with criminal negligence in the death of a jail inmate.
Police arrest Quebec waiter for serving allergic patron
MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian waiter could face charges for alleged criminal negligence after a restaurant patron suffered a severe allergic reaction to salmon.
Simon-Pierre Canuel went to Le Tapageur, a restaurant in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in May. Police Constable Martin Carrier said Friday that Canuel repeatedly told his server about his seafood and salmon allergy and ordered beef tartare.
Carrier said Canuel asked the waiter to go into the kitchen and make sure the...
Trial begins for Baltimore officer charged in arrestee death
BALTIMORE (AP) — As the highest-ranking officer involved in the arrest of a man whose broken neck in police custody sparked riots and upheaval in Baltimore, Lt. Brian Rice was well aware of his duties, prosecutors said Thursday.
"His conduct was a gross departure of what a reasonable officer would do," Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow said, accusing Rice of criminal negligence.
A defense lawyer countered that Rice acted as any reasonable officer...