Nebraska high court rejects Omaha killer’s latest appeal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal by a man convicted of killing a University of Nebraska at Omaha student whose body has never been found.
The high court Friday upheld a lower court’s denial of Christopher Edwards’ second motion for ...
Las Vegas prostitution investment produces indictment
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A racketeering indictment stemming from a Las Vegas police investigation accuses five people of running businesses fronting as illegal houses of prostitution.
The state Attorney General’s Office’s announced Thursday says the Clark County grand jury’s indictment alleged a ...
St. Louis woman robbed while clearing snow from her car
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are looking for a suspect after a woman was robbed at gunpoint while clearing snow from her car.
Spain targets drug-smuggling hub with anti-crime measures
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is seeking to improve security in a notorious drug-running hotspot on its southern coast, around Gibraltar.
Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Friday that the government will spend an extra 28.5 million euros ($32.3 million) this year and ...
2 sex trafficking suspects in Mitchell area plead not guilty
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two men accused of sex trafficking in the Mitchell area have pleaded not guilty in federal court.
The Argus Leader ...
Man ruled not competent for murder trial in southeast Iowa
WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of stabbing to death his roommate in southeast Iowa has been ruled incompetent for trial.
Washington County District Court records say 64-year-old Clarence Pedersen is charged with first-degree murder. The judge issued the ruling last week after ...
New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police have made the country’s largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama.
New Zealand police and customs officials said Friday that the cocaine was contained in five ...
NYPD shakes up sex crime unit after Weinstein, staffing woes
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault ...
Prosecutor: Ohio suspects talked revenge vs. investigators
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two women who are the mothers of two suspects in the massacre of a family, and the grandmothers of the other two, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misleading investigators of the crime, which went without any arrests for more than two years.
During the court hearing, a ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky.
A federal grand jury in Louisville returned three hate crime charges against 51-year-old Gregory Bush on Thursday ...
Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements, arguing no one was actually hurt in ...
Jury finds Tacoma man guilty of killing 77-year-old mother
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors have found a Tacoma man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his 77-year-old mother, who was attacked in the face with a broken whiskey bottle and strangled in the apartment they shared.
The News Tribune
Man on trial for killing girlfriend’s abusive Missouri mom
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she’d met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom, believing it was the only way she could be free of her.
Ex-massage therapist guilty of secretly recording woman
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City massage therapist faces sentencing Jan. 3 after admitting that he secretly recorded video of a woman while she undressed.
The Kansas City Star reports that ...
Thousands demand resignation of Czech PM over fraud scandal
PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over a fraud scandal.
Babis faces charges that he has misused EU subsidies for a farm he transferred to his family members, including his son, Andrej Babis, Jr. Babis denies ...
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Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, ...
Brazilian gets life in prison for Spanish family slayings
MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain on Thursday handed down three life sentences to a Brazilian man convicted of the gruesome slayings of his aunt, uncle and two young cousins.
A jury in Guadalajara, near Madrid, had found Patrick Nogueira guilty of premeditated murder of the four earlier this ...
Woman charged with harassing Sens. Durbin, Duckworth
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman is accused of making hundreds of nasty and sometimes obscene phone calls to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
MADRID (AP) — The lawyer for a former bodyguard of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is arguing his client should not be extradited from Spain to face money-laundering charges because his home country doesn’t respect human rights.
Lawyer Ismael Oliver Romero also told a hearing at Spain’s ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after a shooting outside a southeast Portland strip club.
KOIN reports that police officers responded to the Dream On Saloon ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will propose legislation aimed at preventing hate crimes and white-supremacist violence.
Herring’s announcement on Thursday comes in response to an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, notably a ...
DENVER (AP) — The Adams County District Attorney has found an Aurora police officer justified in shooting an auto theft suspect who investigators say rammed into two patrol vehicles following a pursuit.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N.-backed tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials.
Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, ...
Ex-Bellingham cop found guilty of domestic violence abuse
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a former longtime Bellingham Police officer guilty of physically abusing a woman from September 2016 until his arrest in February.
The Bellingham Herald reports ...
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CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says a Sudanese opposition activist who had been living in Egypt was abducted and returned to Sudan in an operation coordinated by the security services of both countries.
Human Rights Watch says Sudanese authorities have confirmed they are ...
Convicted rapist denied parole in decades-old Alabama murder
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A convicted rapist and murderer has been denied parole in a decades-old kidnapping case.
WSFA-TV reports the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole to Jerry Lee ...
Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.
Cosme Lopez, spokesman for the U.S. ...
No charges over mock rape complaints at haunted house
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say they won’t file criminal charges in connection with a haunted house attraction where visitors complained that actors simulated raping them.
Springfield Township police said in a statement Wednesday that Akron Fright Fest actors had “used poor ...
Woman charged with harassing Sens. Durbin, Duckworth
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been charged with making more than 200 harassing phone calls to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth over a five-month period.
US attorney says more staff, resources on Chicago violence
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago-based U.S. attorney, echoing his predecessor who made similar pledges, said on Wednesday that prosecuting cases tied to gun and street-gang violence is a top priority, adding that his office now has new resources to pursue them.
John Lausch, who was appointed by ...
The Latest: Native women’s safety measure clears committee
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on call to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women and girls (all times local):
A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill aimed at addressing the high number of missing and murdered Native ...
3 men arrested in Idaho after shots fired at deputy vehicle
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Police say three men wanted after someone fired shots at a county deputy’s vehicle in Montana have been arrested in Idaho.
The Independent Record
Man accused in Missoula deadly shooting pleads not guilty
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man accused in the deadly shooting of a man and woman at a Missoula motel has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
KGVO-AM reports 18-year-old Preston ...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the University of Maryland’s campus have asked a judge to throw out a hate crime charge against their client.
Sean Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May ...
Child at center of Ohio mass killing is safe, family says
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A child at the center of a custody dispute that may have set off a gruesome Ohio massacre is safe in state custody, her great-grandfather said Wednesday, before one of the four suspects in the killings appeared in court.
Leonard Manley, whose daughter and ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States paid detained immigrants at a New Mexico prison as little as $1 per day as part of “volunteer” work programs, and refused to pay them minimum wages even though they were not convicted of any ...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A trial has been set for a Montana man who authorities say admitted to stabbing his father to death.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Family of woman killed by neo-Nazi settles lawsuit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a woman slain in Kansas by a man who wanted to kill Jews has settled a lawsuit with Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the shooting.
Terri LaManno was killed in 2014 outside the Village Shalom care center in Overland Park, Kansas.
Man gets prison time for conspiracy to commit identity theft
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man who fraudulently leased multiple properties and failed to pay the rent has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The Denver Post reports William Schwab, of Adams ...
Former basketball player killed in Kansas murder-suicide
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a former college basketball player in Kentucky as the victim of a murder-suicide in suburban Kansas City.
Police in Shawnee, Kansas, found the bodies of 27-year-old Courtney Bivins, of Kansas City, Missouri, and 34-year-old Joshua Mobley, of ...
French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife’s claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up.
Colorado sees increase in bias-motivated crimes against Jews
DENVER (AP) — Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017.
FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado ...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The head of a Virginia city’s Human Rights Commission has been charged in two domestic violence-related incidents.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that ...
Missouri, Illinois bank robbery suspect reaches plea deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to robbing five Illinois banks as part of a plea deal in which he won’t be charged for a sixth robbery in Missouri.
Sex offender gets life in prison for raping 7-year-old
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl in a stranger’s apartment six weeks after he was freed from prison for another rape.
The Wichita Eagle reports ...
17-year-old charged in deadly suburban St. Louis shooting
DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged with fatally shooting another man as he was walking along a suburban St. Louis road.
Florida charter school operator gets 20 years for fraud
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The founder of a company that operated charter schools in several Florida counties has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge sentencing a man in a drunken driving crash took the man’s military service into account, as well as the fact he was being sentenced two days after Veterans Day.
Thirty-two-year-old Conan Morrison, of Bridger, pleaded guilty last month to ...