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  • Boy pleads guilty to killing brother after dispute over girl

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty to shooting his 18-year-old brother to death with a shotgun in a dispute that authorities said was over a girl. PennLive.com (http://bit.ly/2ohmPRh ) reports that Dakota Thornton, of Williamstown, ...

  • Illinois man dies after fall under stage at Illinois concert

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois man has died after falling 25 feet under the stage at a concert. Sangamon County coroner's office tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/2mPZZmr ) that 51-year-old John Kremitzki of Petersburg died Monday ...

  • Houston-area mayor apologizes for calling councilman 'boy'

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Houston-area city under court order to better protect Latino voting rights has apologized to a Hispanic councilman for calling him "boy" during a meeting. Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell, who's white, apologized Tuesday ...

  • Attorney: Home owners got another letter from 'The Watcher'

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home by creepy letters they received from "The Watcher" says another letter was delivered. Lee Levitt, an attorney for Derek and Maria Broaddus, wrote ...

  • Judge: Suit about Blackbeard shipwreck videos can go ahead

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge says a videographer can go ahead with his lawsuit charging that North Carolina officials illegally copied his videos of the pirate of Blackbeard's sunken flagship and legislators later passed a law to legalize ...

  • Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state's highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested. Stacey Eugene Johnson asked ...

  • 10K sign petition opposing parole for Brinks getaway driver

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three ...

  • Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection. In a unanimous opinion, the state's highest court said that using the drug pentobarbital to execute condemned prisoners is constitutional. The drug is often ...

  • Woman, man arrested after marijuana found in pink backpack

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MONROE, La. (AP) — Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana. The News Star (http://tnsne.ws/2oyt1Ul ) reports a Louisiana State Police statement ...

  • Virginia woman found guilty in beating death of goddaughter

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been found guilty after pleading no contest in the beating death of her 3-year-old goddaughter. Local media outlets report that 25-year-old Danielle Turner pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder in the ...

  • Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is asking all paid party employees to resign as he tries to rebuild the embattled organization. Perez spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirms that the chairman is overhauling the DNC's internal structure ...

  • Judge moves trial of Iowa man charged with killing officers

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has moved the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of two police officers to another part of the state. Judge Karen Romano granted a change of venue to Scott ...

  • 2 dead in officer-involved shooting, police investigating

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Ky. (AP) — Police are continuing to investigate how two people were killed in a shooting that involved two officers in a wealthy Louisville suburb. Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said two people were killed in a ...

  • Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plant

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds. Peabody Fire Lt. Chris Dowling tells The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2nzQdnw ) it appears the March 13 blaze was ...

  • Fake plague placed at University of North Carolina

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Activists in North Carolina who want to see a building named after a famed African-American writer have struck again. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/2nyg8vT) a sign was placed on Carolina Hall at ...

  • Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NAHUNTA, Ga. (AP) — Fire crews are battling a wildfire in southeast Georgia that has burned 250 acres, or less than half a square mile of woodlands, and destroyed one home. Georgia Forestry Commission spokeswoman Wendy Burnett said firefighters in ...

  • Officers perform CPR on man in lobby at police headquarters

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Several New Hampshire officers are being credited with saving a man's life by performing CPR on him in the police department's front lobby. The Manchester officers noticed the 51-year-old man sitting in the front lobby seemed ...

  • Security guard shoots man at Ferguson apartment complex

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are investigating after a private security guard shot an armed man at the same apartment complex where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in August 2014. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

  • US marshals arrest fugitive on Army's 'most wanted' list

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A fugitive who's on a list of the "most wanted" by the U.S. Army has been captured in Iowa. The U.S. Marshals Service says Daryl Leandra Grigsby was arrested Tuesday in Dyersville, a town where the ...

  • Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity. Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on ...

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