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Former Cochise County jail chaplain loses bid to move trial
20 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - A former Cochise County jail chaplain has lost his bid to have his upcoming trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting female inmates conducted outside the county.
Herald/Review Media reported that Superior Court Judge Laura Cardinal denied the motion but said she would consider sealing ...
Man shot, killed by Pueblo police identified
19 Jul 2019 at 10:47pm
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police during a domestic disturbance call in Pueblo.
Police say 53-year-old Patrick Martinez was shot when he tried to attack officers with a knife after they arrived at the scene Thursday evening. ...
Authorities: Arizona man fatally stabbed father
19 Jul 2019 at 9:08pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year-old Arizona man fatally stabbed his father after an argument at the family's home.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Greg Romero, of Congress, was being held on second-degree murder and other charges.
Authorities say the suspect began attacking his father ...
Florida woman accused of assault over pizza slice
19 Jul 2019 at 9:06pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a woman in Florida who they say tried to attack another woman with a knife when she was denied a slice of pizza.
The St. Augustine Record reports 22-year-old De'Erica Cooks is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent ...
Modesto home damaged in hash oil explosion; 1 arrested
by The Associated Press
19 Jul 2019 at 8:13pm
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - One person has been arrested after a drug lab exploded, damaging a Modesto home.
Authorities say a butane hash oil lab exploded Thursday in the backyard shed of the house. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and there were no injuries. Police say they found ...
The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling
19 Jul 2019 at 7:38pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local):
Facebook says it's deciding how to respond to a California Supreme Court ruling that says defense lawyers in a gang-related murder trial can obtain ...
The Latest: US citizen charged with training IS detained
19 Jul 2019 at 7:36pm
NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who's been charged with terrorism crimes (all times local):
A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group has been detained without bail.
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov appeared Friday ...
Ames man indicted of federal child pornography charges
19 Jul 2019 at 7:20pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa State University graduate student accused of sex crimes during his time at the school has been indicted on federal child pornography charges.
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jona Shitaleni Paulus, of Ames, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with one count of receiving ...
Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders
by The Associated Press
19 Jul 2019 at 7:19pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in ...
Man charged in beating death in northwestern Montana
19 Jul 2019 at 7:02pm
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Flathead county prosecutors say a man beat another man to death with a cement brick in a Kalispell home.
Leigh Garrett Medina, whose age is either 43 or 44, was charged with deliberate homicide Friday in the July 15 death of 67-year-old Paul David Kellenberger.
Mother convicted of deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm
19 Jul 2019 at 6:41pm
DENVER (AP) - A jury in southwest Colorado has convicted a mother of two girls who died after they were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure.
Nashika Bramble was found guilty Wednesday ...
Suspect in fatal Alaska village shooting charged with murder
19 Jul 2019 at 6:36pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 34-year-old Togiak man has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting in the village last week.
Richard Sears, who was shot and wounded by an Alaska State Trooper, was charged Friday in the death of 61-year-old Samuel Brito.
Sears is jailed in Anchorage, ...
Jeffrey Rosen, deputy attorney general, says House should reverse course on c...
by Alex Swoyer
19 Jul 2019 at 6:16pm
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said Friday Congress reached "a new low" when it voted to hold the attorney general in contempt earlier this week, suggesting the lawmakers should reconsider and apologize.
Mr. Rosen told reporters the documents the House Democrats sought from Attorney General William Barr had been deemed ...
Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge
19 Jul 2019 at 6:06pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge.
A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Desmond Harrison turned himself in to ...
McSally fined $23,000 for 2014 campaign finance violations
19 Jul 2019 at 6:04pm
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has agreed to pay a fine of more than $23,000 to settle campaign finance violations from the 2014 election.
The Federal Election Commission publicly disclosed the settlement this week.
FEC auditors found that McSally's 2014 House campaign took $319,000 in excessive contributions ...
Federal judge upholds Trump's off-ramp from Obamacare
by Tom Howell Jr.
19 Jul 2019 at 6:02pm
A federal judge on Friday upheld President Trump's push to expand the use of "short-term" health plans that don't have to comply with Obamacare's coverage requirements.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon said the administration acted within its authority when it said consumers could go around the Affordable Care ...
Iowa parents of malnourished baby sentenced to probation
19 Jul 2019 at 5:41pm
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The parents of an underweight baby girl who tested positive for cocaine have been sentenced to probation.
The Des Moines Register reports that 20-year-old Stazia Kirk and 21-year-old Zak Herman, both of Pella, were sentenced Thursday. The pleaded guilty in May to felony neglect of a ...
2nd student pleads to lesser charges in high school assault
19 Jul 2019 at 5:33pm
SPOKANE, Mo. (AP) - A second southwest Missouri high school graduate charged in an alleged sexual assault of a classmate and the kidnapping another has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Twenty-year-old Chandler Brown, of Highlandville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to peace disturbance, a misdemeanor. He was given six months of ...
Fremont woman charged in May crash death of Lincoln man
19 Jul 2019 at 5:18pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Fremont woman has been charged with vehicular homicide for a May crash that killed a Lincoln man.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 73-year-old Lois Vachal pleaded not guilty at her first court appearance last week.
Prosecutors say Vachal ran a red light at the ...
2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme
by LINDSAY WHITEHURST
19 Jul 2019 at 5:17pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday.
Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the ...