Violent crime

November 23, 2017 - 6:04 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jail inmate in Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after authorities say he attacked a corrections officer, critically injuring him. The Jackson County prosecutor's office says court documents show 20-year-old Johnny...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy...
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This undated photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Craig Richard Coley. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, pardoned Coley, a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son nearly four decades ago after modern DNA tests suggested he was probably innocent. Coley, 70, has consistently maintained his innocence since he was arrested the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov. 11, 1978. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities — in large part because hundreds of police officers from nearby Los Angeles lived there. The city, however, was shaken when residents awoke...
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November 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Three people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent overdose are headed to prison. Authorities say 20-year-old Preston Layfield and 23-year-old Tyler Mirabelli were sentenced Wednesday to...
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November 23, 2017 - 1:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las...
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November 23, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a child abuse investigation in South Carolina has led deputies to charge a man in the killing of the child's sister this summer. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said he initially ruled 22-month-old Gwynee Hess died from accidentally choking on a gummy snack...
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November 23, 2017 - 10:44 am
UNION, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a man who was shot by a police officer led other officers on a high-speed chase through two counties in South Carolina. Union County Sheriff David Taylor said 29-year-old James Kershaw eventually pulled over, but deputies had to break his window to take him into...
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November 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old fired a shot at a police officer who was chasing him after seeing him try to break into a North Carolina home. Winston-Salem Police said the boy was arrested earlier this week and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law officer and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 23, 2017 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...
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November 23, 2017 - 12:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor and 9 of 11 at the free throw line and Southern beat Tennessee Martin 69-66 Wednesday night for the Jaguars' first win of the season. With a 65-64 lead, Mubashar Ali buried a jumper and 1 of 2 free throws and...
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