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Federal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shooting
Federal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shootingFederal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio grand jury found officers’ actions were justified in last month’s fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said the grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III. But the U.S. Department of Justice says federal …

Drill sergeant found guilty of sex assaults
Drill sergeant found guilty of sex assaultsDrill sergeant found guilty of sex assaults

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri drill sergeant is guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing several female soldiers, a military judge ruled Wednesday. Army Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez would serve a 20-year prison sentence under the judge’s recommendation. The sentence must be approved by the post commander. Sanchez, 30, was found guilty of four counts of sexual assault and six …

NYPD probes treatment of pregnant woman
NYPD probes treatment of pregnant womanNYPD probes treatment of pregnant woman

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday. The video shows an officer struggling with a woman who police say tried to intervene in the arrest of her 17-year-old son early Saturday morning in Brooklyn. The woman is taken to the ground on her stomach by an officer. …

Man charged with abducting US student apprehended
Man charged with abducting US student apprehendedMan charged with abducting US student apprehended

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Even with a suspect charged in the disappearance of a British-born student, police are stressing that the search for the 18-year-old University of Virginia student remains in full force. Authorities late Tuesday obtained a felony arrest warrant from a magistrate charging 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. with abduction with intent to defile. Police said Matthew was …

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest
Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protestWindows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Five people were arrested and two law enforcement officers were hurt in Ferguson after protests over the death of Michael Brown again intensified, authorities said Wednesday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said it wasn’t clear if a fire at a makeshift memorial for Brown led to the unrest Tuesday night in the St. Louis suburb. Reports of smashed windows and …

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student
Suspect captured in case of missing UVa studentSuspect captured in case of missing UVa student

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured on a Texas beach Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him. Police believe Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the last person seen with Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore who went missing on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Authorities obtained a …

Arrest Warrant For Missing Student Suspect
Arrest Warrant For Missing Student SuspectArrest Warrant For Missing Student Suspect

An arrest warrant has been issued for the chief suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. The move marks a step up in the hunt for “person of interest” Jesse Matthew, who officers say was the last person to see UK-born Hannah Graham. The 18-year-old, whose parents are British, went missing in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early hours of September 13 after a night …

2 wounded in mall shooting; 2 dead in car crash
2 wounded in mall shooting; 2 dead in car crash2 wounded in mall shooting; 2 dead in car crash

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Police say two people were injured in a shooting at central Florida mall and two men believed to be suspects were killed when their car crashed as they fled. Orlando television stations reported that the victims were not involved in a fight before the shooting Tuesday evening at Osceola Square Mall in Kissimmee. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. …

Australia terror suspect had passport canceled
Australia terror suspect had passport canceledAustralia terror suspect had passport canceled

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism police officers had his passport canceled on national security grounds and had recently displayed what appeared to be a flag of the Islamic State group, top police officials said Wednesday. Some experts suspect Tuesday’s attack was inspired by the Islamic State group’s call to supporters to …

No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart police shooting
No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart police shootingNo indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio grand jury found officers’ actions were justified in last month’s fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said the Greene County grand jury in Xenia opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III. A 911 caller reported Crawford was …

Police ambush suspect manhunt upends daily life
Police ambush suspect manhunt upends daily lifePolice ambush suspect manhunt upends daily life

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Tara Knichel went out to pick up a pizza and didn’t get home until 24 hours later. Lukasz Drozdzewski lost a day’s pay because he couldn’t leave his home to go to work. In their small northeastern Pennsylvania town, the massive police manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein has resulted in unannounced and indefinite roadblocks. A “shelter in place” directive …

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues
Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleaguesPolice: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man fired a day earlier from UPS killed two co-workers and then himself Tuesday after he donned a work uniform and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear of the building, according to police and the company. The two former UPS co-workers were shot dead within minutes Tuesday, and the shooter, identified by police as Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead …