Hundreds of people in Tacoma gathered at the LeMay - America’s Car Museum to demand that city leaders address break-ins, vandalism and homeless encampments.
The News Tribune reports the event was organized by Tacoma Safe, a community group formed last year in response to repeated complaints from business owners about crime and lack of police response.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Friday banned Repsol's Peru director and three other executives from leaving the country for 18 months while the government investigates an oil spill at a refinery run by the Spain-based company.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need to help New Mexico's largest city deal with its persistent crime problems by clearing the way for the most violent defendants to be kept behind bars pending trial.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters in an unusual public request is asking members of the State Bar to take on clients in need of public defense.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for taking part in a series of pawn shop robberies in 2016 that netted more than $200,000.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada said Kaili Tualau, 31, was sentenced Friday by U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of shooting a St. Paul man in the face this past fall has been sentenced to five years in custody.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid will not go to trial on a felony driving while intoxicated charge until at least September.
Reid was scheduled to go to trial April 18 but a Jackson County judge on Friday delayed the trial until Sept.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday urged state lawmakers to approve a bill that would make it a crime for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law officers, community leaders, and residents are meeting to discuss ways of curbing Jackson’s soaring crime rate.
The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office are teaming up to assist law enforcement to help combat crime, but they say the effort can’t be done alone, WAPT-TV reported.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Man’s best friend or foe? A New Hampshire House committee heard testimony Friday on legislation portraying dogs as crime victims or perpetrators, depending on the bill.
One proposal would make it a misdemeanor for dog owners to leave the scene of an attack after their dogs injure someone without providing their names to the injured parties.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to kill two people and wound a third during a 2020 street protest in Wisconsin.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state legislator has been charged with two traffic violations over his late November arrest on Interstate 70 in northeast Kansas but not with driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, the potential crime initially listed by the Highway Patrol.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southwestern Illinois police officer has been sentenced to five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to collecting about $60,000 in fraudulent pay by his falsifying time cards.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer was justified in the non-fatal shooting of a man who was stabbing another person in 2020, the state inspector general ruled Friday.
Officer Eliud Henry tried verbal commands and used his stun gun on the man, but they had no effect before Henry fired a single shot that struck the suspect on the right side of his torso, according to the report by Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that St. Louis police officers do not have qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested along with several other people during a protest in 2017.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former southeastern Missouri police chief has pleaded guilty to violating a woman’s civil rights by forcing her to give her children to their paternal grandmother without a court order to do so.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The former owner of a northwest Indiana ambulance service has avoided prison after pleading guilty in a health care fraud case that cost the government of millions of dollars.
A federal judge in Hammond sentenced Basil Ubanwa, 63, on Thursday to 12 months of probation and ordered him to pay a $50,000 fine.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who was found inside a car with gunshot wounds has died from his injuries, police said.
Officers were called around 11 p.m. Thursday to a residential area just north of Sorenson Parkway and found the victim, Omaha police said in a news release.
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina agents have arrested a Pickens County deputy who they say shocked someone 17 times with a Taser.
James William Trotter was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault and battery and two counts of misconduct in office, according to warrants from the State Law Enforcement Division.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was shot to death in the parking lot of an East Side gas station in Kansas City, police reported.
The Thursday night killing was the latest in what has been a violent week for the city, marking the fourth shooting death since Monday, according to the Kansas City Star.
O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis city council has ousted one of its own members over her rogue investigation into the city’s former police chief, which he cited in part for his resignation last year.
BERLIN (AP) — A German who allegedly took her young daughter to watch a woman being stoned while in Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been charged with membership in the extremist group and other offenses, federal prosecutors said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three random killings — a woman pushed in front of a train, another punched at a bus stop and a third stabbed to death while working alone in a store, all allegedly committed by homeless men — have reignited anger, fear and frustration with the intractable issue of homelessness in New York and Los Angeles.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The attack by Islamic State militants on a Syrian prison holding around 3,000 of its fighters and about 700 children is a predictable tragedy spotlighting the need for urgent international action to deal with those allegedly linked to the extremist group in prisons and camps in the country’s northeast, the U.N.
DENVER (AP) — Two teens charged with killing five recent immigrants from Senegal by setting fire to their house in Denver will continue to be tried as adults after a judge ruled this week that the trauma caused by the crime both locally and abroad required the possibility of a tough punishment.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school will pursue an insanity defense, his lawyers said in a notice filed Thursday as he, his parents and school officials faced a new lawsuit over the attack at Oxford High School.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in Colorado on suspicion of killing a teenage girl in San Francisco more than four decades ago has been charged with murder in her death, prosecutors said.
Mark Stanley Personette, 76, was arrested in suburban Denver in December following a joint operation by San Francisco police, the FBI and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Paola man has pleaded no contest in the stabbing death of his girlfriend's ex-husband in Shawnee.
Vincenzo Anecio Lucasta, 52, pleaded Wednesday to second-degree intentional murder in the death of 57-year-old David J.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man and teen were ordered held without bond Thursday in the shooting death of an 8-year-old Chicago girl, who was walking and holding her mother's hand when she was shot in the head by a gunman authorities say was targeting someone else.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10, a judge said Thursday.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's office has turned off public comments on its social media posts because authorities said too many people are reporting crimes there rather than calling 911 or submitting tips through the agency's website.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff who last year reopened an investigation into the 2013 death of a teenager found inside a rolled-up gym mat at school concluded there was no evidence of foul play after reviewing voluminous evidence collected by federal investigators.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two people have died after being found in a burning New London house where a shooting also was reported, city police said Thursday.
Responding to the reported shooting on Granite Street around 8 p.m.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of another man behind a St. Charles bar.
A jury on Wednesday found Marcell Foster, 27, of Bel Ridge, guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death last year of 32-year-old LaRico Martin, of St.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida police chief has resigned, a week after being arrested on a domestic voiolence charge.
Michael Deal's resignation was announced Wednesday during the Winter Park commission meeting.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Twenty-one members of a drug-trafficking organization have been charged with transporting and distributing fentanyl and heroin in northern Minnesota, according to officials.
Duluth police said that between June and December of 2021, traffickers brought large amounts of drugs from Illinois to midlevel dealers and consumers in Carlton and St.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A member of Ukraine's National Guard on Thursday opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said. The serviceman was detained by police but his motives remain unclear.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Five teenagers serving sentences for felonies assaulted staff members at Echo Glen Children’s Center near Snoqualmie Wednesday and escaped the state-run juvenile rehabilitation facility in a car, The King County Sheriff’s Office said.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida police chief resigned on Wednesday, a week after being arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Michael Deal's resignation as the Winter Park police chief was announced Wednesday by city manager Randy Knight at a regular commission meeting, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday released the public safety portion of his supplemental budget featuring hundreds of millions of dollars for law enforcement agencies and community groups to reduce crime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bond was set at $25,000 Wednesday for a Las Vegas man accused of attacking an Asian American business owner.
Authorities said 36-year-old Anthony Dishari was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman accused of throwing two of her children into a lake has been indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white Kansas City police detective who was convicted in the shooting death of a Black man is no longer with the police department, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Eric DeValkenaere's last day with the department was Monday, police Capt.
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with a federal gun crime after authorities say he sold a gun to a man who held four hostages inside a Texas synagogue earlier this month before being fatally shot by the FBI, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jail inmate who assaulted a detention officer in 2021 will serve at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty charges stemming from the attack, according to a local district attorney's office.
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The southeast Missouri man died after he was shot by a Missouri State Highway patrol trooper during an altercation, the patrol said.
The shooting happened Tuesday evening when troopers responded to a call of a sexual assault in progress at Amidon Conservation area in rural Madison County.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit New York City next week to discuss combating gun crime with Mayor Eric Adams, a meeting that will follow the recent fatal shooting of two city police officers.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who repeatedly raped and abused a child in Oregon and Washington state and placed a hidden camera to capture video of another child using a bathroom has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former employee in the office of a Florida tax collector whose arrest triggered an investigation into U.S.