By BETHANY BRUNER, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 07/13 — As Toby Keith and Willie Nelson’s “Beer for My Horses” blared from loudspeakers, 13 horses — six of them from the Columbus police mounted unit — lined up in a parking lot outside the former city police academy on the West Side.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) 07/11 — It took nearly four years to bring a man to trial and less than 15 minutes for a jury to convict him in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana State Trooper.Read more »
TULSA, Okla. (AP) 07/11 — An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for fatally shooting a teacher, plus 290 years for raping an 81-year-old woman and other crimes.Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 07/10 — Las Vegas police learned from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history to secure high-rise buildings overseeing open-air crowds and train more officers with rifles to stop a shooter in an elevated position,
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) 07/09 — Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) 07/11 — Authorities say a Tampa pastor held an intruder at his church at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him.
Seminole Heights Baptist Church Pastor Brant Adams tells Fox 13 that the suspect broke a glass to get inside the church early Thursday morning.Read more »
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 07/10 — Arizona authorities say a driver narrowly escaped serious injury when his car’s windshield was pierced by the trunk of a saguaro cactus.Read more »
By SARA BURNETT and CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 07/12 — R. Kelly was arrested on federal charges that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and paying them to cover up his crimes,
The Associated Press, LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/11 — Police say they’ll release body camera footage from an officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old girl on a Southern California freeway.
CHICAGO (AP) 07/10 — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks.Read more »
By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 07/10 — Police and customs officials have carried out the most widespread anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever in a joint global operation that’s led to the seizure of tens of thousands of endangered animals and the arrest of nearly 600 suspects.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) 07/10 — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him.Read more »
By JANIE HAR, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) 07/09 — The founder of an artists’ collective in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire two years ago,
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 07/08 — Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants,
By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/08 — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a once-secret plea deal,
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 07/06 — A Phoenix police officer yelled obscenities and forced an unarmed black man suspected of shoplifting up against a patrol car.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) 06/06 — Starbucks apologized after an employee reportedly asked six police officers to leave or change their location in one of the company’s shops in a Phoenix suburb because another customer reported feeling unsafe.Read more »
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) 07/06 — Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”
Daniel James Burda,
DALLAS (AP) 07/06 — Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department’s code of conduct,Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 07/05 — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled,