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31 min ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right... By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A law enforcement official says Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads.

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Related Topix: North York, PA

31 min ago | ABC News

Theater Shooting Victim's Parents Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack. The lawsuit was announced Tuesday by attorneys for the parents of Jessica Ghawi and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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1 hr ago | WHAS11

Police: Indiana man mutilated girlfriend's body

A southeastern Indiana man admitted to police officers that he fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then mutilated her body, including cooking and eating some of her organs, according to police documents released Monday. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, of Jeffersonville appeared in court Monday, where he was formally charged with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton, 46. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering.

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3 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

Judge drops murder case against `Baby Kate's' dad

A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a northern Lower Peninsula man, accused of killing his missing 4 A1 2-month-old daughter. Mason County District Judge Peter Wadel in Ludington threw out the open murder charge Monday against 24-year-old Sean Phillips.

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Related Topix: Mason County, MI, Ludington, MI, Autos

7 hrs ago | KMIZ

Grand jury gets more time in Ferguson case

A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington has extended the grand jury's deadline until Jan. 7, said Paul Fox, the county's director of judicial administration.

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11 hrs ago | SFGate

3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting

A 63-year-old man was arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas, according to police. Sammuel Everett Toomey is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Ex-roommate accused in man's 2009 murder

New Hanover County authorities say the former roommate of a man whose body was found on a local road in 2009 has been indicted in connection with his death. Local media outlets report 52-year-old Larry Karl Gonzales has been indicted for first-degree murder in the death of Alton Corey Vann.

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Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC

The Lebanon Daily News

Murder charges in 4 Tampa Bay area slayings

Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office charged 28-year-old Adam Matos on Monday.

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WJLA-TV Arlington

Loudoun County drops gun charges against Charles Severance, who is charged with 3 Alexandria murders

The dropped charge clears the way for authorities to transfer 53-year-old Charles Severance from Loudoun County to Alexandria, where he's charged in three separate killings dating back to 2003. Severance's lawyers had argued the gun charge was a sham to hold him while Alexandria police tried to build their murder case.

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KMBC-TV

Man shot from behind by police, family says

To hear his family tell it, police shot the 22-year-old several times while he was running away. An independent autopsy proves he was shot from behind, his family's attorney said.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

ABC News 4 Charleston

New trial in 2002 killing of Myrtle Beach officer

A new trial is scheduled to start Monday for a man charged with killing a Myrtle Beach police officer during a struggle a decade ago. Luzenski Allen Cottrell will be tried before a new jury in the 2002 shooting death of 28-year-old officer Joe McGarry.

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WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Officers Shoot and Kill Man with a Gun

Officers were called around 7 p.m. to the 300 block of Rosemont Ave. where a neighbor said a man across the street was firing shots. When officers arrived, Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said that the man pointed a gun at them.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

Student arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death

A North Las Vegas high school student has been arrested in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman. Police say the 16-year-old student at Mojave High School was arrested at school Thursday and booked into a juvenile detention facility.

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Victorville Daily Press

Hesperia man gets 50 years to life in fatal shooting Updated at

A 31-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 50 years to life plus seven years in prison after he was convicted of the murder of a Mentone man, court records show. Alex Vincent Quezada was found guilty by a jury in July of murder and being a felon or addict in possession of a firearm in connection with the March shooting death of 34-year-old Ronnie Mena.

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Related Topix: Hesperia, CA, Mentone, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

WAVE-TV Louisville

Man accused of killing KY mother, son facing charges

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said around 10 a.m. on Friday friends of Kimberly Thomas Jackson went to check on her at her home in Mayfield after she did not show up to work. Kentucky State Police say Terry Froman is the suspect in Graves County homicide and abduction and is in custody.

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Related Topix: Graves County, KY, Mayfield, KY, Paducah, KY

The Virginian-Pilot

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.

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Related Topix: Southfield, MI

WTOC-TV Savannah

Protesters call for arrest in Michael Brown shooting death

Protesters aren't backing down from calls to arrest the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO

WLNE-TV Providence

State police: Trooper shot dead outside barracks

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

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Related Topix: Trooper, PA, Education Etc., US Military, US Navy

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NewsOne

Re: Road Rage Victim: Zimmerman Said He Was Going To Shoot Me Dead! | News One

Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida called 911 Tuesday morning to report that he had been menaced on the road by Zimmerman, who had approached the side of his vehicle in a pickup truck to ask why he had pointed at him. Apperson, who had recognized Zimmerman, told police it was at that point his harasser asked, "Do you know who I am?" then reportedly threatened to kill him.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

Post and Courier

Kershaw County woman charged with murder in domestic shooting

South Carolina authorities say a woman faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office says they're holding 61-year-old Gregg Pickrell of Rembert after she was charged and arrested on a murder warrant late Friday.

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Related Topix: Kershaw County, SC, Rembert, SC

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