Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday. Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city’s parks not far from his home, police said in […]

Authorities identify victims in Wisconsin triple homicide

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Authorities have identified the victims of a triple homicide in far western Wisconsin. The bodies of 24-year-old Peng Lor, 24-year-old Nemo Yang and 23-year-old Trevor Maloney were discovered shortly before 5 a.m. by two workers of the Milestone Quarry, the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office said. The quarry is located near […]

Boy, 15, accidently shoots, kills 13-year-old friend in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A 13-year-old Utah boy is dead after he was accidently shot by a 15-year-old friend, police said. The teens sneaked away from their homes and met up at a church parking lot in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, said police Lt. Richard Bell. One of the boys had […]

Boys, 8 and 9, charged in shooting death of S. Carolina man

WESTMINSTER, S.C. — An 8-year-old and a 9-year-old boy have been charged with killing a man who was shot with a rifle while cutting down brush in a South Carolina field, authorities said. Both boys shot at Danny Andrew Smith with a rifle as he rode his tractor in the field near Westminster on June […]

Police arrest man on murder charge in Austin mass shooting

AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities in Texas have arrested a 19-year-old man on a murder warrant for the killing of a tourist during a mass shooting in downtown Austin that also wounded more than a dozen people, prosecutors in the city said Thursday. Officers with a fugitive task force took De’ondre White into custody Thursday afternoon […]

Alaska man pleads guilty in death, abuse of 10-year-old girl

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska man linked to the 2018 death of a 10-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and sexual abuse of a minor, authorities said. Peter Vance Wilson entered his plea Monday in the death of Ashley Johnson Barr in the remote Inupiat town of Kotzebue, which is 26 miles (42 […]

Mother of teen in girl's slaying faces tampering charge

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The mother of a 14-year-old Florida boy accused in a teenage girl’s slaying is facing a charge of evidence tampering, authorities say. State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in a news release that Crystal Lane Smith, 35, was arrested Saturday morning in St. John’s County. She was later released on $25,000 bail. […]

Georgia man on way to prison escapes at convenience store

ATLANTA — Authorities were searching Friday morning for an inmate who escaped from custody while being taken to a state prison and residents in neighborhoods south of Atlanta’s airport were being asked to lock their doors. Devonte Detuan Ross slipped away from a private transport company at a QuikTrip where they had stopped to get […]

Danes charge priest suspected of killing wife, body missing

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish Lutheran priest on Monday was charged with murdering his wife, even though her body has never been found. The charges against Thomas Gotthard, 44, were filed after an assessment found that the evidence was “sufficiently weighty to be able to prosecute,” Prosecutor Anne-Mette Seerup said, according to Danish media. Although […]

Court rejects appeal of killer of 3 in home invasion

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky. He appealed on […]