ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to a plea deal that includes a promise to stop chasing after stolen vehicles.
Officials said that 54-year-old Floyd Hall pleaded guilty to...
Woman charged in 2018 traffic crash that killed daughter
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon driver has been charged with manslaughter for a 2018 traffic crash in Salem that killed her 2-year-old daughter.
Substitute teacher arrested after gun fires in class
BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police arrested a substitute teacher in Alabama on Friday after his gun went off in a first-grade classroom.
No one at Blountsville Elementary School was injured in...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend's home on fire with him inside after he got a protective order against her.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to pushing her 16-year-old friend from a bridge at a popular swimming area near Vancouver.
Man involved in police shooting pleads not guilty
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A man who was injured in an exchange of gunfire with police officers in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty.
The New Haven Register reports that 22-year-old Marcus...
Prosecutor: Man with explosives was planning campus attack
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who pleaded no contest to possessing homemade explosives in his Madison apartment appeared to be planning an attack on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, a...
Oregon woman sentenced to 12 years for death of cyclist
BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for hitting and killing a cyclist while driving under the influence.
Jury finds couple not guilty of abusing child family member
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple who had been charged with repeatedly tying up a child family member with an extension cord has been acquitted.
The Metrowest Daily News reports the Middlesex Superior Court jury found 76-year-old Joanne Tierney and 75-year-old Thomas Tierney not guilty of assault and reckless endangerment charges Thursday.
Police: Tennessee man threw cigarette trash can at firetruck
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man threw a container for disposing of cigarette butts at a firetruck, disabling the vehicle while it was responding to an emergency call.
Knoxville police say they arrested 42-year-old Jeremy Wynn on Sunday on charges of vandalism, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Latest: Suspect ID’d in shooting at Baltimore hospital
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at the University of Maryland Medical Center (all times local):
Authorities have identified the suspect in a shooting that critically wounded a hospital employee in an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Cardi B makes court appearance for strip club melee
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has made a brief appearance in a New York City courtroom in a case stemming from a strip club melee last fall.
The Grammy-nominated rapper's check-in lasted all of a minute Thursday. She's due back April 4 on misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges.
She posed for photographers lining the frigid courthouse steps.
9 protesters arrested at Rockefeller Center skating rink
NEW YORK (AP) — Nine environmentalist protesters have been arrested after a "die-in" at the New York City's Rockefeller Center skating rink.
One protester climbed the rink's famous statue of Prometheus and unfurled a black banner that said "Climate Change = Mass Murder" and "Rebel for Life" during the protest Saturday. The others lay down in a circle on the ice.
Police arrest suspect in street shooting near officers
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of firing a gun and fleeing as officers approached him.
Patrick Tillmon was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with three counts of felony assault and misdemeanor weapons and reckless endangerment charges.
Police on Jan. 15 received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Gambell Street.
Charges voided against man who brought gun to park protest
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has dismissed charges against a former high school teacher accused of brandishing a handgun at an immigration rally.
Shane Ryan Sealy had been accused of reckless endangerment and menacing at a "Keep Families Together" rally June 30 in Huntsville's Big Spring Park. Prosecutors said Sealy marched around the park holding a sign referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They said he pulled a gun after a confrontation with a protester.
Man charged over fatal punch in dog walker dispute
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have charged a 24-year-old man with throwing a punch to the head that led to the death of another dog walker.
Matthew Oropeza surrendered to police Thursday. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and reckless endangerment of another person.
Police say 38-year-old Drew Justice and his fiancee were walking their Shih Tzu at Gold Star Park around 9 p.m. Saturday when Justice asked Oropeza not to let his unleashed dog run free.
2 men connected to death of dirt biker sentenced to 19 days
STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Two men convicted of covering up the death of a teenage dirt biker in Connecticut more than two years ago will spend less than a month behind bars.
Twenty-year-old Dustin Warren and 21-year-old David Howard each pleaded guilty to interfering with police and first-degree reckless endangerment and were sentenced to two years in prison — suspended after 19 days.
Authorities: Woman starved 3 children left in her care
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman starved three children who had been left in her care.
Allegheny County police say 35-year-old Jennifer Stout, of Wilkinsburg, is charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment and reckless endangerment. It wasn't known Monday if she's retained an attorney.
Trial set for engineer charged in Amtrak crash that killed 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and injured about 200 people is set to go on trial late next year.
A city judge Thursday set a Sept. 23 trial date for Brandon Bostian, although the defense says it's still trying to get evidence related to the 2015 crash from federal investigators.
Mississippi man pleads guilty in downtown Memphis shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to shooting into a crowded parking lot in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
The Shelby County district attorney's office says no one was injured when Corey Woods fired a handgun from a car into a parking lot near the Beale Street tourist area shortly before midnight on April 16, 2017.
Judge sets driver’s bail at $1 million in fatal crash
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set bail for a woman accused of causing a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two high school students at $1 million.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old will not be remanded to prison, and she will instead be on house arrest with electronic monitoring pending her next court appearance.
Authorities say the Mount Joy woman was driving between 73 and 77 mph when she plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township in October.
Police charge truck driver who struck firefighter with DUI
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a water-tank truck driver had a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he struck an off-duty firefighter who was changing a tire along a Pennsylvania highway.
State Police charged the driver Monday with vehicular homicide, DUI and reckless endangerment among other offenses.
Authorities say 57-year-old Robert Marshal was hit along Interstate 81 in Carlisle in April.
Police: Man burns down own home
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man burned down his own home in Pennsylvania.
Fire officials responded to the blaze in Eldred Township around 3:15 p.m. Friday.
The home was destroyed, and the 32-year-old homeowner acknowledged lighting a couch on fire with a cigarette lighter.
Judge: Cardi B must not contact strip club melee victims
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B must not contact, in person or through social media, the victims of a melee she was involved in at a New York strip club, a judge ordered Friday.
The platinum rapper appeared in court in New York City after a summons was issued Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault.
Cardi B appears at court for strip club brawl
Woman charged with homicide for crash that killed students
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Police have filed homicide charges against a woman who they say caused a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two students and injured several other people.
Authorities say the 63-year-old Mount Joy woman was driving between 73 and 77 mph when she plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township in October.
Two Warwick High School students, 17-year-old Meghan Keeney and 16-year-old Jack Nicholson, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Delay in trial of woman accused of shoving friend off bridge
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The trial of a woman accused of injuring a friend when she pushed her off a bridge in southwestern Washington has been postponed until February.
A 10-second video clip of the Aug. 7 incident, captured by a cellphone, went viral online, drawing national attention to the case.
Man accused of attempted murder, shots fired at driver
WATERFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting at someone twice on a state road.
Police said a man told troopers that he was driving north on Route 18 in Waterford on Sunday afternoon when he was shot at.
Police said he identified the suspect as 57-year-old Ricky Powers. Police responded to Powers' home. In addition to two counts of attempted murder, the Waterford man also was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Police: Man douses himself with gasoline, threatens family
LOWER WINDSOR, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a couple's dispute over feeding their infant daughter ended with the man dousing himself with gasoline and threatening to kill himself, his girlfriend and their child.
Lower Windsor police say 26-year-old Timothy Gile was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation following the confrontation at his township home Thursday. He's facing numerous counts including aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.
Wyoming elementary school teacher charged with
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A second-grade teacher in Wyoming faces four misdemeanor charges, including child endangerment, but none of the charges involve students.
Kellan Holbrook, of Casper, also is charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of reckless endangerment.
He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday during a court appearance. His bond was set at $1,000.
Prosecutors say the four charges against the 33-year-old Holbrook stem from two separate incidents, including one at a restaurant.
Suit: Bank fires worker over comment because she’s white
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh bank employee who said on social media that a man who drove through a crowd of protesters should have used a bus instead of a car is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she was fired because she's white.
Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl he met on social media.
The Connecticut Post reports that 21-year-old Hasan Khalid, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty Monday to fourth-degree sexual assault and reckless endangerment. He faces up to 18 months in prison at sentencing scheduled for Jan. 15.
Vermont man wounded by police faces charges
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded by a Vermont state trooper when he refused orders to drop a shotgun has been released from an Albany, New York, hospital and is facing charges in Vermont.
Bernard Rougeau of Pownal was expected to be arraigned Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and reckless endangerment.
Alabama man gets jail after pulling gun at immigration rally
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of pulling a gun at an immigration rally in Alabama has been convicted of menacing and reckless endangerment.
Al. com reports that former high school teacher Shane Ryan Sealy was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Lonzo Robison to 160 days in jail and two years of probation.
Defense Attorney Joshua Graff said Sealy will appeal.
Parents face charges after death of young son in hot car
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Charges have been filed against the parents of a 4-year-old boy in Connecticut who died in July after being found locked in hot car.
Police in West Haven say Dusan Jenkins and Latoya Walters, both 34, are charged with reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. Jenkins was also charged with criminally negligent homicide and Walters with making a false statement.
Man admits causing gas explosion in his western NY home
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 72-year-old man admits he intentionally caused a gas explosion inside his western New York home.
Santo Cok pleaded guilty to arson and reckless endangerment Monday in Erie County Court. He faces up to 15 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Cok disconnected a gas line at his home in April and lit a candle in an attempt to destroy his house. Police at the time said it was a suicide attempt. Cok was unhurt.
Man accused in downtown Burlington shooting denies charges
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Burlington man accused in a shooting that wounded an innocent bystander has denied the charges filed against him.
Arrest warrant issued for man shot and wounded by police
POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Pownal man who was shot and wounded by a trooper after he refused to drop a shotgun.
Police said Thursday that Bernard Rougeau, who is hospitalized, is wanted on suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and reckless endangerment.
Troopers were called to a residence Thursday night for a report that Rougeau was intoxicated and had intentionally cut himself.
Woman pleads to texting while driving in fatal crash
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman has acknowledged texting while driving before her vehicle struck and killed a woman crossing an eastern Pennsylvania street almost two years ago.
Seneca Harley, who turns 23 Wednesday, was scheduled for trial in Lehigh County Court but entered guilty pleas Monday to vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and prohibited text-based communication.
Police charge driver for leaving 5-year-old on school bus
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver who authorities say left a 5-year-old boy alone on the bus for several hours has been charged.
The Salem News reports that 71-year-old David Boutros was charged Wednesday with reckless endangerment of a child and issued a summons to appear in court Nov. 7.
No trial for Amtrak engineer in deadly crash until 2019
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won't go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators.
Girlfriend of accused bomber now charged over blasts
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man accused in a series of mysterious explosions in suburban Philadelphia now faces charges over the blasts.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 31-year-old Tina Smith has been charged with conspiracy to possess or manufacture a weapon of mass destruction, reckless endangerment and related offenses.
Man gets up to 32 months for DUI crash that killed friend
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was intoxicated when he caused a crash in Vermont that killed his friend has been sentenced to up to 32 months in prison.
DA: Missing woman died instantly in jump from mom’s car
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young mother whose disappearance last month on the way home from a wedding in rural Oregon prompted a days-long search did not wander off but died instantly when she exited her mother's moving car, hit her head on a guard rail and slid down an embankment, a prosecutor said Thursday.
DA: Man burned while operating drug lab
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man burned himself while operating a methamphetamine and butane hash oil lab in an apartment he shared with his wife and 6-year-old daughter.
Elderly driver pleads guilty in crash that killed teen
NEW YORK (AP) — An 88-year-old woman has been given conditional discharge after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment in a crash that killed a 17-year-old honors student in Queens.
As part of the plead deal announced Thursday, Sheila Kahn-Prager, of Queens, promised to surrender her license and help the victim's family push for mandatory retesting of seniors by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Police: Woman runs from officers, leaves baby in car
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi police say a woman led officers on a car chase that ended in Tennessee when she fled on foot and left behind her 1-year-old baby.
News outlets report 22-year-old Jovitha Montgomery has been arrested on charges including reckless endangerment and child abuse. Southhaven police say they attempted to pull over a Jeep for reckless driving Friday night, but it refused to stop.
Prosecutors switch suspects in Minot robbery-shooting case
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed attempted murder and robbery charges against a Minot man accused of robbing a store and burglarizing an apartment, where he allegedly pistol-whipped a woman and shot and paralyzed a man.
Authorities charged Javontez Barnes in January but later concluded they erred in their theory about which of two suspects was responsible for the gun crimes.
Teen accused of shoving friend off bridge appears in court
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge has made her first court appearance.
The Aug. 7 shove at Moulton Falls, northeast of Vancouver, Washington, was captured on video that went viral.