Violent crime

Bill Cosby, left, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers want jurors to hear deposition testimony from an uncooperative witness they say sheds light on Andrea Constand's motive for accusing the comedian of drugging and molesting her...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, police work the scene where a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot and wounded her pregnant mother in a car parked outside a northwestern Indiana thrift store. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Merrillville, Ind., as the girl, a 1-year-old boy and her mother waited in the car while the woman's boyfriend was inside the store. Police say the man is the girl's father and apparently left the loaded gun in the car. (Rob Earnshaw/The Times via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 6:19 pm
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man is facing charges after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman's car, police said Thursday. Menzo Brazier, 21, of Michigan City was charged Thursday with two counts each of criminal recklessness and...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Illinois Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Westchester, speaks to lawmakers at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Legislation before the Illinois House would replace school-based police officers with social workers. Rep. Welch is sponsoring the plan to address what proponents say is needless arrests of blacks and other minority students. A group called Voices of Youth in Chicago Education says police officers aren't equipped to handle behavioral health issues and commonly arrest students for non-violent behavior. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists, an approach to safety that's far different than a national push to add police or arm teachers following a mass shooting at a...
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This undated family photo made available by Joyce Vance, shows U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance, who was killed by a mail bomb sent to his home in Mountain Brook, Ala., in 1989. Walter Leroy Moore Jr. was convicted of capital murder in the blast and is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on April 19, 2018. Moody has asked a court to block his scheduled execution this week, arguing that Alabama has no right to carry out the death penalty while he is also serving a federal sentence. (Joyce Vance via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate convicted in the mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was scheduled to be executed Thursday as the oldest prisoner put to death in the United States in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, is scheduled to receive a...
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2018 - 4:33 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, an expert testified Thursday as the prosecution rested in the comedian's sexual assault retrial. The identity of the pills that Cosby gave Andrea Constand...
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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Genene Jones appears in court at a hearing for a speedy trial in San Antonio, Texas. A Texas prosecutor said the imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care. Bexar County prosecutor Jason Goss revealed the confessions during Wednesday's hearing. (Bob Owen/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care. Bexar (bayr) County prosecutor Jason Goss revealed the confessions Wednesday during a...
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FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Ma'lik Richmond, center, of Steubenville, Ohio, and his attorney Susan Stone, left, walk out of U.S. District Court in Youngstown, Ohio. An Ohio judge has scheduled a Thursday, April 19, 2018, hearing about whether Richmond, a high school and college football player convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party, should be removed from the state's sex offender listings. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
April 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has heard arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry. Judge Thomas Lipps held the hearing Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former...
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FILE-- In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, with Gov C.L. "Butch" Otter listening, speaks at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients despite such laws likely being unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, file)
April 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Students at high schools across the country are expected to walk out of classes Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, in their latest push for gun control. But they won’t be protesting at the Colorado school where the violence took place. (AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting...
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This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Anthony Wrobel. Wrobel is accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man on Sunday, April 15, in what investigators called workplace violence. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.)
April 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer on the run for days after authorities say he opened fire on a picnic for a group of fellow employees, killing one, was arrested Thursday in Texas. Anthony J. Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies near Vega, a small town in...
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