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Southern California police seize $1.25M of meth, arrest 2
19 May 2019 at 6:40pm
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California police have arrested two men in connection with the seizure of 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of methamphetamine valued at $1.25 million.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Saturday that the operation also led to the confiscation of $38,000 in cash, five rifles, six handguns, ...
Police: hit-and-run driver left passenger at crash scene
19 May 2019 at 6:17pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver they say struck a bicyclist and then left a passenger at the scene of the crash in Southern California.
The California Highway Patrol says the cyclist was struck by a light colored sedan Saturday in Irvine.
The CHP says ...
Dispute over marijuana price led to fatal shooting
19 May 2019 at 6:12pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 51-year-old man was fatally shot and his wife wounded in a dispute over a $5 difference in the price of marijuana.
The shooting happened early Friday in northeast Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports Jackson County prosecutors say 51-year-old Charles ...
4 teens charged in attack on Virginia middle school student
19 May 2019 at 6:02pm
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) - Four teenagers have been charged in an attack on a Virginia middle school student as she walked home from school.
The Washington Post reports the 14-year-old victim is a student at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle.
The girl was walking on May 10 when she ...
14 arrests on 2nd night of Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas
19 May 2019 at 5:40pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police arrested 14 people on the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Metro Police say the arrests occurred between 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday during the electronic dance music festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ten were felony or ...
Coroner IDs man, woman found dead in California mobile home
19 May 2019 at 5:32pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Homicide detectives are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead inside a Northern California mobile home.
The Sacramento Bee reports the bodies were found May 14 after police responded to a 911 hang up at the residence in Southgate Mobile Estates park.
Ruling complicates prosecution in Colorado arson cases
19 May 2019 at 4:59pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A ruling has complicated prosecutors' efforts in two Colorado arson cases.
Prosecutors accuse Allison Marcus and Richard Miller of knowingly or recklessly starting a wildfire that burned almost 20 square miles (50 square kilometers) and destroyed three homes outside Basalt in 2018.
The two had been ...
2 Portland police officers, driver, injured in crash
19 May 2019 at 4:54pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two Portland police officers were treated for injuries after a vehicle crashed into their patrol car and pushed it into them.
The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports the crash occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The officers were responding to an assault.
They were outside their patrol car ...
Indianapolis police investigate death of baby left in SUV
19 May 2019 at 4:48pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis police are investigating the death of a baby who was left in a vehicle on a hot day.
Police say officers and medics who were called to an auto parts store Saturday on the city's east side found the child unresponsive inside a sport-utility vehicle.
Man fatally shot at west Buckeye home over struggle for gun
19 May 2019 at 4:09pm
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting at a home in west Buckeye.
They say witnesses reported 40-year-old Jose Vera argued with another man at the private gathering around 8 p.m. Saturday.
The confrontation grew more heated and witnesses say Vera pointed a pistol ...
Police arrest man wanted in connection to shooting
19 May 2019 at 3:50pm
BOSTON (AP) - Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
Boston police announced Sunday that members of the department's Youth Violence Strike Force had located and arrested 27-year-old Julio Soto, of Brockton, in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.
Police say there ...
2 Kentucky men sentenced for stealing money from relatives
19 May 2019 at 3:44pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two Kentucky men have been sentenced to prison in separate cases involving stealing money from older relatives and spending it on themselves.
U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan says in a news release that Paul Anthony Long II was sentenced in federal court in Lexington to three years ...
Police: Pickup crashed into home, struck sleeping woman
19 May 2019 at 3:43pm
SPRING GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in northern Illinois say a pickup truck struck an SUV, utility pole and fence before crashing into a home and pinning a woman who was asleep.
Lake County Sheriff's officials say 28-year-old Talon C. Franz of Fox Lake was driving the truck and ...
Western Michigan woman fatally shot after domestic dispute
19 May 2019 at 3:38pm
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Western Michigan police say a woman was fatally shot hours after she and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute.
Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas tells MLive.com that officers are searching for the woman's husband, and that he's considered the prime suspect in ...
Raleigh police officer shoots armed man after medical call
19 May 2019 at 3:08pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A Raleigh police officer has shot and wounded an armed man after the Fire Department responded to a medical call.
Police said fire personnel who arrived at a home Sunday morning encountered a man who made "verbally threatening" statements.
According to police, as the first officer ...
Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims to be burned
19 May 2019 at 2:59pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing.
The "Temple of Time" public art installation will be set on fire in a Sunday ...
Man gets 30 years in slaying of man buried beneath concrete
19 May 2019 at 2:50pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a slaying where the victim's body was found buried beneath concrete.
Forty-nine-year-old Jason Hancock of Brownsburg was sentenced Friday on charges stemming from the February 2018 killing of 41-year-old Michael Marks.
Hancock initially faced ...
Amy Klobuchar dismisses William Barr-John Durham Russia probe origins investi...
by Alex Swoyer
19 May 2019 at 2:39pm
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Sunday she objects to Attorney General William Barr investigating the investigators and attempting to uncover whether the probe into Donald Trump's campaign was legitimate.
During an interview earlier this week, Mr. Barr said he understood why President Trump called Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ...
Lombard woman gets 26 years in mother's strangulation death
19 May 2019 at 2:24pm
LOMBARD, Ill. (AP) - Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for her mother's strangulation death last year.
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says 29-year-old Stephanie DeFalco of Lombard appeared in court Friday, when a judge handed down the sentence. DeFalco pleaded ...
Law enforcement opposition thwarts moves to legalize pot
19 May 2019 at 2:09pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Strong opposition from law enforcement groups has contributed to Kansas lawmakers' hesitation to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana even as surrounding states have done so.
The Kansas News Service reports that three of Kansas' neighbors - Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri - have legalized some form ...