Assault and battery

February 17, 2018 - 10:30 am
SOMESET, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a western Pennsylvania prison assaulted two guards, seriously injuring one and prompting a lockdown at the facility. Public information officer Christie Schenck says the 22-year-old inmate attacked a corrections officer assigned to a housing unit at...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:00 pm
SPRING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor during a burglary in her home. The announcement came Friday as 59-year-old Raymond Heck Sr. was arraigned on murder and other counts. Heck is charged in the death of 24-year-old...
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February 16, 2018 - 7:00 am
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials have closed a western Pennsylvania school district that is no stranger to violence after learning of a potential threat. The Franklin Regional School District says it took the step to cancel classes Friday for its more than 3,600 students out of an abundance of...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:27 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has pleaded guilty in a case in which prosecutors say three children were so starved for food they peeled paint off the walls to survive. Joshua and Brandi Weyant pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, false imprisonment,...
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A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, left, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at the school killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
February 15, 2018 - 11:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday...
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Former Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch reads a statement during a news conference with his mom Marlene Lynch, left, and attorney Ryan Pacyga, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Minneapolis. Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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February 13, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed reliever Jose Torres on the restricted list and say he won't report for spring training with the team in Arizona because of a pending court case stemming from his arrest in Phoenix in December. The Padres said in a statement Tuesday that the team is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, joined by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, Vice President Mike Pence, second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, speaks to the media as he arrives at the Pentagon. When Jennifer Willoughby first stepped forward to tell the story how she was physically, emotionally and psychologically abused by her ex-husband, who had since become a top aide to President Donald Trump, the White House sent a clear message: We don't believe you. Instead, officials offered effusive support for her accuser. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump had nothing but good things to say about the man...
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February 11, 2018 - 11:59 am
CHURCHILL, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman is accused of shooting a man in the face during an argument while they were driving through a Pittsburgh-area borough. Allegheny County police say officers in Churchill and paramedics were called to an intersection shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday. They...
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