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Helena man gets life in prison for double homicide
25 Jan 2020 at 2:52pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Helena man convicted in a 2018 double homicide has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Journey Ryder Wienke, 24, was sentenced Friday by District Judge Mike Menahan. Wienke was earlier found guilty of two counts of deliberate ...
NY man extradited to Maine pleads not guilty to murder
25 Jan 2020 at 2:46pm
MACHIAS, Maine (AP) - A New York man charged in the death of a woman whose body was found alongside a road in Cherryfield has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Carine Reeves, 39, appeared before a judge Friday after being brought to Maine from New York, where he'd been imprisoned ...
Ex-Missouri fire chief convicted of sex crimes gets prison
25 Jan 2020 at 2:40pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Larry McConnell, 70, was sentenced Friday following his November convictions on three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape, ...
Oklahoma prosecutor arrested, accused of domestic abuse
25 Jan 2020 at 2:40pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) - A prosecutor in Oklahoma has been arrested, accused of domestic abuse.
Robert McClatchie, an Oklahoma County assistant district attorney, was booked into Oklahoma County jail at about 4 a.m. Saturday on complaints of domestic abuse by strangulation and domestic abuse in the presence of a ...
18-year-old found shot to death in Kansas City, Kansas
25 Jan 2020 at 2:25pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - An 18-year-old man died in a shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, police there said.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Victory Hills neighborhood, the Kansas City Star reported. Arriving officers said they found the teen dead on the front porch ...
Colorado man gets 9 years for plot to kill district attorney
25 Jan 2020 at 2:19pm
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado resident and suspected prison gang member accused of plotting to kill a district attorney has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Billie Allen, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of attempt to influence a ...
Maryland state police investigate death of inmate
25 Jan 2020 at 1:57pm
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland state police are investigating the death of an inmate at a correctional center near Hagerstown, authorities said in a news release.
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reported that authorities said correctional officers found 36-year-old Christopher Dorsey unresponsive in his cell at Maryland Correctional Training Center. ...
Huey Lewis 'unable to sing or perform' due to debilitating inner ear conditio...
by Andrew Blake
25 Jan 2020 at 1:43pm
Huey Lewis and the News are unlikely to record or perform live again as a result of the group's frontman experiencing debilitating hearing problems, CBS News reported Friday.
Lewis, born Hugh Cregg, said during a television interview airing this weekend that his battle with Meniere's Disease has left him unable ...
Teen charged with killing mother, brothers appears in court
25 Jan 2020 at 1:41pm
MUNFORD (AP) - A 16-year-old accused of stabbing to death his mother and twin brothers made his first appearance in court on Friday.
News outlets report that Landon Durham appeared before a judge in Talladega County to hear the capital murder charge read. He is being held without bond. ...
Hawaii considers ways to combat traffic-related deaths
25 Jan 2020 at 1:40pm
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers have proposed initiatives to help reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities after transportation officials confirmed more than 100 deaths in the last year.
Those initiatives include installing traffic cameras to capture drivers running red lights and enforcing zero-tolerance policies for drinking and driving, Hawaii ...
Florida man arrested for pointing lasers as planes landed
25 Jan 2020 at 1:32pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A man was arrested for pointing lasers at planes trying to land at a Florida airport and injuring a pilot in the process, authorities said.
Charlie Chapman Jr. aimed his laser pointer toward a plane four times and toward a sheriff's helicopter once as they tried ...
Police: 2 men hospitalized after shooting, stabbing in Maine
25 Jan 2020 at 1:04pm
GARDINER, Maine (AP) - One man was shot and another stabbed in an altercation that's being investigated by state police, officials said Saturday.
State police used a tracking dog to find a suspected assailant hiding in the foundation of an abandoned building, and that man is being questioned, said Stephen ...
Death sentence tossed, new trial ordered in 2 1990 slayings
25 Jan 2020 at 12:58pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A judge has thrown out the death sentence imposed on a Philadelphia man in one of two 1990 killings and ordered a new trial in the second slaying.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker granted a defense petition to remove 49-year-old Derrick Ragan ...
Suspect in summer slaying heading to court
25 Jan 2020 at 12:53pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A man charged with shooting a woman as she sat in a parked car on a Pittsfield, Massachusetts street last summer is heading to court for his arraignment.
Tyler Sumner, 25, of Adams, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Berkshire Superior Court on a murder ...
Trump's lawyers make Adam Schiff's credibility part of defense strategy
by S.A. Miller, Alex Swoyer and Alex Swoyer, S.A. Miller
25 Jan 2020 at 12:50pm
President Trump's defense team hit lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff over his contacts with the alleged whistleblower Saturday, suggesting Mr. Schiff's conduct at the start of the impeachment inquiry in the House will be a sticking point in the defense's strategy.
Patrick Philbin, deputy counsel to the president, referenced a ...
Armed robbery suspect fatally shot by officer in Columbus
25 Jan 2020 at 12:47pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An armed man wearing a hockey-type mask barged into the back of a Bob Evans restaurant in Columbus on Saturday morning, demanded that a manager open a safe and was fatally wounded by an officer during a confrontation behind the restaurant, Columbus police said.
Police have ...
Slaying of South Georgia radio DJ unsolved after 8 years
25 Jan 2020 at 12:39pm
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - The slaying of a South Georgia disc jockey remains unsolved eight years after he was gunned down outside the radio station where he worked.
Stephon Edgerton was known on the air as Juan Gotti to listeners of WGOV radio in Valdosta. He stepped outside the ...
Flights of historic planes grounded pending investigation
25 Jan 2020 at 12:38pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A nonprofit foundation that operates short flights on World War II era aircraft for history buffs and aircraft enthusiasts has agreed to offer only ground tours while the Federal Aviation Administration continues an investigation into a deadly crash of one of its vintage planes.
The Collings ...
Judge declines early prison release request by ex-sheriff
25 Jan 2020 at 12:37pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will not result in an early prison release for former Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella, a judge said.
U.S. District Judge James Browning declined an early release request by Rodella based on a change in a federal firearms law ...
Pompeo defends himself against NPR reporter's claim he yelled at her
by Guy Taylor
25 Jan 2020 at 12:23pm
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended himself Saturday against accusations from a National Public Radio (NPR) anchor who claims he shouted at her in an obscenity-laced tirade after a contentious interview she conducted with him at department headquarters on Friday.
In a statement circulated Saturday morning, Mr. Pompeo asserted that ...