Correction: Sexual Assault Allegation-Kentucky story

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a Dec. 14 story about former Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting wrote that Maranda Richmond went to police two years ago about being sexually assaulted in 2012 and that it found no evidence that Johnson was in New York on […]

Illinois woman sentenced to natural life in child murders

WHEATON, Ill. – A suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2012 fatal stabbings of her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was caring for. A judge sentenced Elzbieta Plackowska (elz-BEE’-tah plah-KOW’-skuh) Friday. She was convicted in September of the killings and for […]

Hunter who shot woman indicted on manslaughter charge

OXFORD, Maine – A Maine hunter charged with killing a woman he mistook for a deer has been formally charged with manslaughter. An Oxford County grand jury returned the indictment against 38-year-old Robert Trundy, of Hebron. The Bangor Daily News reports that he’ll be arraigned March 9. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a […]

Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate. Mattis told Pentagon reporters Friday that the U.S. and Russia are still using a phone line to coordinate flight movements over crowded […]