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Gabby Petito’s Family Files Claim Alleging Police Failed Her

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabby Petito’s family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a …

Florida District to Pay $26 Million to Shooting Victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)–The Broward County, Florida, school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some of those injured in the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Board …

Mesa to Settle With Parents Whose Son Was Killed by Officer

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic …

Alabama City, Officer Convicted of Murder Seek Lawsuit Delay

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Huntsville is again siding with a police officer convicted of murder and asking a federal court to delay action on a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the victim. The city and …

Suspect in Japan Anime Studio Fire Charged With Murder

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors formally filed murder charges Wednesday against a suspect in a deadly fire at a Kyoto anime studio last year, after it was determined that he has recovered enough from his own severe burns and is …

Murder, Arson Charges Filed Against Man in Seattle Fire

SEATTLE — A deadly fire that sent people jumping from a fourth-floor window at an apartment building-turned motel in Seattle in July was apparently set in retribution over a stolen laptop, King County prosecutors said. Jesse Puff, 24, of Anchorage, …

Documentary Series Examines Cost of Small-Town Vigilantism

NEW YORK — It’s been 38 years since a man named Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death by an angry crowd in the dusty farming community of Skidmore, Missouri. And for 38 years, the case has remained unsolved. McElroy …

Acquitted Defendant in Beauty Queen’s Slaying Sues Arkansas Police Chief

A man who was found not guilty of murdering a beauty queen in Russellville filed a $10 million lawsuit Thursday against the city’s former chief and one of its officers, accusing them of ignoring evidence that pointed to his innocence. …

Man Sues West Virginia Bar Over Wife’s Slaying

The husband of a slain woman is suing a Morgantown, W. Va., bar, arguing employees shouldn’t have let his drunken unconscious wife leave with a stranger. The Dominion Post says Jeremy Terry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Novichenk’s Bar …

Former Missouri Pastor Admits He Killed Congregant

A former suburban Kansas City minister surprised prosecutors on Wednesday by admitting in court that he killed an insurance salesman who had been a member of his church and at whose funeral he gave the eulogy. David Love, 52, pleaded …