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Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 9:57 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Tulsa police...
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July 07, 2017 - 9:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Actor and comedian Faizon Love has received a suspended sentence after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge for an alleged altercation with an Ohio airport valet. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( http://bit.ly/2tzS9gQ ) a municipal court judge in Franklin County...
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July 07, 2017 - 5:52 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says a man who strangled a woman in front of her 8-year-old great-granddaughter during a burglary has been sentenced to life in prison. Solicitor Dan Johnson said a Richland County jury found 44-year-old James Heyward guilty of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping...
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FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt. A judge in February set an Aug. 1, 2017, trial date for Herring. A court status conference is scheduled for Thursday, July 6. Herring has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the deaths of social worker Lara Sobel; Herring’s cousins Regina Herring and Rhonda Herring; and her aunt Julie Falzarano. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool, File)
July 06, 2017 - 3:50 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a social worker and three relatives she believed played a role in her losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter. Jody Herring, appearing in a court near the state office building where social worker Lara Sobel was shot and killed...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on an inmate's second escape from a prison in South Carolina (all times local): 11 a.m. A reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of an inmate who has escaped from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina for a second time. Department of...
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July 05, 2017 - 12:49 pm
A New York City police officer was killed in an ambush attack while sitting in a police RV early Wednesday. Police say Officer Miosotis Familia was killed by Alexander Bonds, an ex-convict who once ranted online about police getting away with killing people. Authorities say officers fatally shot...
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July 03, 2017 - 1:53 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 74-year-old Indiana man has been freed after serving 14 years for the death of a South Carolina cab driver in 1961. The State newspaper reports that Edward Freiburger, of Columbia City, Indiana, last month entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter, maintaining...
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July 03, 2017 - 10:55 am
MADRID (AP) — A prosecutor is asking Spain's Supreme Court to increase the sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of King Felipe by possibly eight years. Inaki Urdangarin was sentenced earlier this year to six years and three months in prison for fraud and tax evasion. The case centered on...
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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, shows the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire police say they've learned of a new game of sexual conquest at the elite prep school where a student was charged in 2014 over a game called the "Senior Salute." The Concord Monitor reported Friday, June 30, 2017, that boys in a St. Paul's School dorm apparently competed to have their names put on a crown. The school said Friday that it's investigating "improper behavior" by students, but it didn't elaborate. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
June 30, 2017 - 4:09 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elite New Hampshire prep school is facing new revelations about another competition of sexual conquest two years after a student was convicted of sexually assaulting a freshman as part of a tradition called "Senior Salute." Eight boys in a St. Paul's School dorm in Concord...
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June 30, 2017 - 4:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Serious wounds to a soldier and a Navy SEAL who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can be used at the sentencing phase of his upcoming trial, a judge ruled Friday, giving prosecutors significant leverage to pursue stiff punishment against the soldier. The judge, Col. Jeffery...
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