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November 11, 2015 - 10:55am
1 week 6 days ago

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Illinois are contacting attorneys whose clients pleaded guilty or were convicted in cases involving a police officer who authorities say killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program.

The (Waukegan) News Sun reports that the Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim says there are 13 prosecutions since 2008 involving the late Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. The notification...

November 11, 2015 - 10:49am
1 week 6 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Court of Appeals says it doesn't have jurisdiction to determine whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing to allow it into a highway cleanup program.

In an order issued Tuesday, the Court of Appeals transferred the case to the state Supreme Court.

The order says that court has jurisdiction in cases involving the construction of the state or federal constitutions in which the...

November 11, 2015 - 10:48am
1 week 6 days ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study suggests there may be a way to help prevent the heart damage that many breast cancer patients suffer as a result of their treatment.

Radiation and some cancer medicines beat the disease but can harm women's hearts. Patients now are sent to cardiologists for treatment after the damage has already occurred.

In a study in Norway, researchers tried to prevent the damage, by giving a drug already widely used to treat heart...

November 11, 2015 - 10:46am
1 week 6 days ago

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman faces charges after authorities say they found her hiding in an empty doghouse after a dangerous pursuit.

Frankfort police tell local media that 28-year-old Myranda Skinner and 36-year-old Bryan Wells led officers on a chase Monday morning after an officer noticed a license plate that had been reported stolen.

Authorities say Skinner, the driver, tried to run over an officer when the suspects' vehicle was...

November 11, 2015 - 10:31am
1 week 6 days ago

HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Police say a suburban Philadelphia man broke into an apartment and raped a 6-year-old girl in her top bunk bed while her older brother slept below.

Twenty-eight-year-old Oscar Herrera has been charged with rape of a child, burglary and related offenses.

Investigators say the Hatfield man broke into the apartment early Monday and entered the girl's room. Court documents indicate the girl's cries alerted her 11-year-old brother,...

November 11, 2015 - 10:26am
1 week 6 days ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas mother has been charged with child endangerment after giving her 10-month-old son bourbon in a bottle.

KATV-TV reports ( ) that 28-year-old Lori Sheppard told police she was trying to relieve her teething infant's pain.

Sheppard said she's already given him infant Tylenol and Motrin when her mother suggested she rub alcohol on his gums. Police say she later told investigators...

November 11, 2015 - 10:22am
1 week 6 days ago

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local):

9:15 a.m.

University of Missouri police have identified the man arrested for allegedly making online threats against black students and faculty as 19-year-old Hunter M. Park.

University police arrested Park early Wednesday morning in Rolla and transferred him to a jail in Columbia, about 75...

November 11, 2015 - 10:12am
1 week 6 days ago

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The latest on a house explosion in northern New Jersey (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

One person initially unaccounted for after a house explosion in northern New Jersey that killed one and injured 14 has been located.

A spokeswoman for Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage says the person wasn't home when the blast occurred Wednesday morning.

Officials initially believed that 16 people were in...

November 11, 2015 - 10:11am
1 week 6 days ago

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky police officer who was gunned down last week while investigating a robbery is being remembered for his kindness and his dedication to the community.

Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock says 33-year-old Daniel Ellis was an ideal officer who treated everyone with compassion, dignity and respect. He says Ellis helped stranded motorists and gave an elderly woman rides home from work because she was afraid to walk.


November 11, 2015 - 10:09am
1 week 6 days ago

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tim Valentine of North Carolina has died at age 89.

Sherry Peace with Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount said Valentine, of Nashville, died Tuesday.

The Democrat served in the House from 1983 to 1995, representing what was then the 2nd Congressional District. It included parts of the Raleigh-Durham area.

Valentine also was in the North Carolina House from 1955 to 1960....

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