Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a New Mexico teenager on charges he fatally shot a mail carrier after the man tried to intervene in an argument between the teen and his...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police...
Woman gets jail, probation for role in man’s slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to conceal a man's slaying in Dawson County has been given jail time and probation.
Dawson County District Court records say 36-year-old...
Police say sixth suspect arrested in MS-13 killing
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a sixth suspect has been charged in the gang-related killing of a 16-year-old boy.
Prince Georges County police say 26-year-old Jose...
Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Dawson County death
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to conceal a man's slaying in Dawson County has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Man gets 40-45 years for Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County has been sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison.
Man takes plea deal in Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County has taken a plea deal.
Trial delayed until March for Dawson County slaying suspect
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County.
December trial set in Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A December trial has been scheduled for a man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County.
Dawson County District Court records say 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez, of Lexington, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the October 2016 slaying of 37-year-old Jose Hernandez. Prosecutors say Regalado-Mendez shot Hernandez and hid the body near a farmhouse north of Lexington. The remains were found Dec. 12, 2016.
Charges dropped for mother in hit-and-run case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Criminal charges have been dismissed for a mother accused of helping her son cover up his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash in St. Paul.
The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says charges against Abbey Hegner were dropped in order to secure a guilty plea from her son. Dustin Hegner Royce has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Jose Hernandez Solano. He was biking home from work when he was struck and killed Nov. 26.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a bicyclist and then fleeing from the crash.
Twenty-nine-year-old Dustin Hegner Royce told a Ramsey County judge Monday he was hurrying away from a road rage altercation last November, ran a red light and hit something. Royce says he panicked and didn't stop to investigate. He later learned he had struck 52-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano who was biking home from his job at Brasa Rotisseries in St. Paul.
3 men charged in Massachusetts-Rhode Island drug ring
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men accused of distributing large quantities of cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts have been arrested.
Rhode Island State Police raided five locations in Cranston and Providence on Monday, seizing about 200 grams of cocaine and about 55 grams of heroin and fentanyl.
Police charged 47-year-old Jose Hernandez, 40-year-old Steven Alix and 21-year-old Robert Arias with several counts of drug possession with intent to sell.
Man plans insanity defense in Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Court records say a 38-year-old man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County plans to rely on an insanity defense.
The records also say attorneys for Jose Regalado-Mendez have asked a judge to delay legal proceedings so Regalado-Mendez can have another sanity evaluation. Last month he was found competent for trial in the fatal shooting of Jose Hernandez.
A mother and son pair have been charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a St. Paul bicyclist last year.
Dustin J. Hegner Royce, 28, of St. Paul, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Authorities allege that he failed to stop at a red light and drove an SUV into Jose Hernandez Solano about 12:10 a.m. on Nov. 26.
Attorney General finds police shooting of suspect justified
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state investigators say a Buffalo police officer did not break the law when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last May.
The attorney general's office released a detailed report on its investigation Thursday. It calls the death of Jose Hernandez Rossy "the result of a calamitous confluence of events," but finds no fault on the part of the officer.
Minnesota sees increase in ghost bike memorials
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dorian Grilley slows down whenever he sees a white bike.
The bikes — known as "ghost bikes" to commemorate bicyclists who have died in traffic — are spreading across the metro area. Put along roadsides, they serve as grim reminders of the hazards of inattention.
Baby motivates Nampa mother to start new life after prison
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — If you had met Victoria Williams a few years ago, you would not recognize her as the woman she is today.
Addicted to meth, she was arrested on possession charges in March 2016. It was a few weeks into her stay in Elmore County Jail while waiting for her sentence when she found out the news that would change her life.
- The Santa Fe New MexicanSlain mail carrier gets final send-off in Santa FeApril 30, 2019
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- Idaho State JournalNampa father arrested in Arizona following threats to take children to Mexico, police sayJanuary 17, 2019
- Star TribuneCharges against mother dropped in exchange for son's plea in death of St. Paul bicyclistSeptember 25, 2018
- Star Tribune'You ripped out a piece of our hearts:' 4-year prison sentence for killing beloved cook biking in St. PaulAugust 16, 2018
A mother and son arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a St. Paul bicyclist have been released from jail because police have yet to collect enough evidence to pursue charges.
Meanwhile, police said Wednesday, they are still looking for the SUV that ran a red light and struck 52-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano on Nov. 26 shortly after midnight at the intersection of Grand Avenue and W. 7th Street. He died Dec. 7 at Regions Hospital.
Around the state: 2 arrested in hit-and-run death of St. Paul bicyclist
2 arrested in hit-and-run death of St. Paul bicyclist
ST. PAUL — St. Paul police say a man and a woman have been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a restaurant worker who was biking home from work.
2 arrested in hit-and-run death of St. Paul bicyclist
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say a man and a woman have been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a restaurant worker who was biking home from work.
Authorities say a 28-year-old St. Paul man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. On Friday, a 47-year-old woman from South St. Paul was arrested on suspicion of aiding an offender. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports she is the registered owner of the vehicle believed to be have been used in the hit-and-run.
The temperature hovered in the mid-20s Sunday morning as more than 50 bicyclists gathered at Brasa Rotisserie in St. Paul for a short ride in memory of Jose Hernandez Solano, a beloved restaurant employee who was killed in a hit-and-run while biking home from work on Nov. 26.
Some knew Hernandez Solano, while others simply wanted to honor the man theyd learned of only in the past three weeks.
Cycling groups plan St. Paul ride in memory of restaurant worker killed in hit-and-run crash
Several bicycling groups in the Twin Cities are hosting a ride this weekend in memory of Jose Hernandez Solano, the Grand Avenue restaurant employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver late last month.
Participants will gather at 10:45 a.m. Sunday outside Brasa Rotisserie and push off soon after that, with their destination being Grand and W. 7th Street, where Hernandez Solano was struck on Nov. 26 shortly after midnight by an SUV. The hunt continues for the driver of the vehicle.
Family of Brasa employee killed in hit-and-run pleads for help in solving case
Family members and friends of a man killed in a hit and run last month asked for the publics help Friday in finding the suspect who has evaded police.
I plea for help, said Jose Adrian Hernandez, who traveled from his home in Mexico to St. Paul to speak about his fathers death. I believe in this countrys justice system.
Jose Hernandez Solano, 52, died early Thursday at Regions Hospital, where he had been hospitalized after being struck by a car on Nov. 26 while leaving his job at Brasa Rotisserie.
A St. Paul restaurant employee who was run over and injured on his bicycle late at night by a driver who fled the scene has died, authorities said.
Meanwhile, authorities remained on the lookout for the SUVs driver, who went through a red light in downtown at W. 7th Street and Grand Avenue about 12:10 a.m. on Nov. 26 and hit Jose Hernandez Solano.
Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said Thursday that Solano died at Regions Hospital, where his prospects for survival had been bleak from the start.
St. Paul police post images, description of SUV in hit-and-run that left cyclist ‘brain dead’
Police have released surveillance images showing an SUV and a bicyclist seconds before the vehicle ran a red light, hitting and gravely injuring the rider late at night in a well-traveled St. Paul intersection.
If you haven’t been to your library lately, you might have missed two new faces who are here to serve our patrons. Of course, I am talking about our new director, Jenny White, but I am also talking about Jose Hernandez, our new cataloger and library assistant. While Jenny is “out and about” the library throughout the day, you might not see Jose as often because he is busy in the workroom prepping books to be placed into circulation. It is a tedious and very important task. The sooner our new books are cataloged, the sooner they get into our patrons’ hands. Stop in and say hello.
A sophisticated dining room and bar in downtown's newest boutique hotel, serving a la carte breakfast and lunch then two different tasting menus for dinner: four courses for $55 and six for $75.
Murder trial delayed in Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A murder trial remains on hold while waiting for doctors to evaluate the competency of the primary suspect.
KHGI reports (http://bit.ly/2uRkQbV ) Jose Regalado-Mendez is waiting for an evaluation of his mental health at the Lincoln Regional Center.
Regalado-Mendez is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in connection with the death of Jose Hernandez.
HARLINGEN — To Freddy Elizondo, this is history.
For the first time since 1969, there is a new Alhambra organization in the Rio Grande Valley.
Worker injured in the job wins $750,000 jury award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jury has awarded $750,000 to a man who suffered severe leg injuries while working for a landscaping business that did not carry worker's compensation insurance.
A lawyer for 52-year-old Jose Hernandez tells The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/2t2msPz ) that her client was working for Lenox-based Rick's Complete Lawn and Landscaping Service in February 2015 when he fell from the roof of a building while clearing show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three right-handed pitchers have been suspended for violations of the minor league drug program.
The commissioner's office made the announcement Friday.
Yankory Pimentel of the Boston system was banned 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. The 23-year-old reliever was 1-0 at Double-A Portland.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are "significant questions" over whether a man pulled over for a traffic stop shot a policeman before being killed by the officer's partner, a prosecutor said Wednesday as state authorities took over the investigation into the deadly encounter.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Surgeons have reattached a Buffalo police officer's ear after it was nearly shot off by a man who pulled out a gun during a traffic stop. The man was then fatally shot by another officer.
Buffalo police officials say Officer Joseph Acquino is in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center, where his ear was surgically reattached Sunday night.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island have announced the arrests of three alleged MS-13 gang members on attempted murder charges.
Nassau County police said Wednesday the three immigrants from El Salvador were arrested in connection with two separate machete attacks on 19-year-old men in Westbury.
LEXINGTON — The trial for a woman charged with felony accessory to murder has been moved to August.
Melissa Callahan of Elm Creek, previously of Lexington, appeared Monday in Dawson County District Court.
Her attorney, Charles Brewster of Kearney, filed a motion to continue, saying more time was needed to obtain information and seek depositions.
LEXINGTON — The trial for a woman charged with felony accessory to murder has been moved to August.
Melissa Callahan of Elm Creek, previously of Lexington, appeared Monday in Dawson County District Court. Her attorney, Charles Brewster of Kearney, filed a motion to continue, saying more time was needed to obtain information and seek depositions.
Nebraska woman’s murder accessory trial moved to Aug. 8
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Trial for a Nebraska woman charged with felony accessory to murder has been moved to August.
The North Platte Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2qc0J2N ) that 34-year-old Melissa Callahan, of Elm Creek, appeared Monday in Dawson County District Court, where a judge granted her attorney's motion for more time to gather information and seek depositions.
McAllen police conducted a sting that resulted in the arrest of 19 people suspected of prostitution.
Police said on Feb. 27, they detained two females and one male, on Feb. 28 and March 1, another 16 men were detained and arrested.
June trial set for man charged with murder in Dawson County
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Trial for a man charged with murder has been scheduled for June in Lexington.
Court records say a plea of not guilty was entered Monday for 40-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez. The records say the remains of 37-year-old Jose Hernandez were found Dec. 12 near a farmhouse north of Lexington. Investigators say in a court document that Regalado-Mendez shot Hernandez in early October.
A June 13 trial date has been set for a Lexington man charged with murder.
Jose Regalado-Mendez appeared in Dawson County District Court on Monday and will stand trial at 9 a.m. June 13, a spokesperson in the District Court office said. Regalado-Mendez’s pretrial conference is scheduled May 19 at 1:15 p.m.
May trial set for woman charged as accessory in slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A May trial has been scheduled for a 34-year-old woman accused of trying to conceal a man's slaying in Dawson County.
Online court records say Melissa Callahan, of Lexington, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony accessory to murder. Her trial is set to begin May 9 in Lexington.
LEXINGTON—An Elm Creek woman pleaded not guilty to felony accessory to murder charges on Friday in Dawson County District Court and a request for reduction in bond was denied.
Melissa Callahan is charged with interfering with an investigation, concealing or destroying evidence and or tampering with a witness in a case where Jose Regalado Mendez is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
LEXINGTON — The case of a 37-year-old man charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony has been bound over to Dawson County District Court.
Jose Regalado-Mendez has been charged in connection with the death of Jose Hernandez, 37, of Lexington, who was also known as Chepe.
An owner of several Texas-based energy companies and the part-owner of a Florida-based energy company each pleaded guilty Tuesday to foreign bribery charges for their roles in obtaining contracts from Venezuela's state-owned oil company, federal authorities said. The guilty pleas were entered in federal court in Houston.
The Latest: Man in fatal California creek crash identified
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on winter storms in California and Nevada (all times local):
Authorities have identified a man who died after his car crashed into a creek in Marin County.
Lexington resident charged with murder in man’s slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A Lexington resident has been accused of killing a man whose remains were found last month near a farmhouse north of the Dawson County community.
Online court records say 40-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez is charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. He's being held without bail.
LEXINGTON — A Lexington man has been accused of first-degree murder in connection with a body found on his property last month.
Jose Regalado-Mendez, 37, was arrested Wednesday. He remained in Dawson County Jail on Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and felony use of a weapon to commit a felony, according to the Dawson County Jail roster.
Lexington man faces first-degree murder, felony use of a weapon charges
LEXINGTON — A Lexington man was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday and was booked in Dawson County Jail.
Jose Regalado-Mendez, 37, was in Dawson County Jail on felony first-degree murder and felony use of a weapon to commit a felony charges, according to the Dawson County Jail roster.