Crime

June 23, 2020 - 1:21 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A makeshift noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California and officials said they were investigating the incident. Raceway President Steve Page said a “piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose” was found hanging from a tree Saturday behind a...
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Driver Bubba Wallace, right, is overcome with emotion as he and team owner Richard Petty walk to his car in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 22, 2020 - 8:20 pm
Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the...
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In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020 photo, D.J. Boldin throws a football outside of his home in Miramar, Fla. Boldin is the football coach at Pahokee High School, a predominantly black school located alongside Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Recent events have given Boldin an opportunity to use his position to prepare his players for the challenges they will face when they leave the bubble that is their small town. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 17, 2020 - 4:37 pm
PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — A wide spot in the road running alongside Lake Okeechobee, Pahokee is a low-income, predominantly black town with two traffic lights and no chain restaurants, 40 miles and a world away from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. As the first-year football coach at Pahokee High...
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Lake County Sheriff's squad cars are parked outside of Community Hospital in Munster, Ind., Tuesday, June 16, 2020, as a fatal shooting investigation is conducted. A psychiatric patient disarmed and fatally shot a retired police officer at the northwest Indiana hospital early Tuesday before another retired officer working security at the hospital fatally shot the patient, a sheriff said. (Lucas Gonzalez/The Times via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 10:08 pm
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A retired sheriff’s deputy and psychiatric patient at a northwest Indiana hospital who were involved in a struggle were both killed when another security guard opened fired on the patient, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities initially said the patient, identified by the Lake...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills strong safety Bacarri Rambo talks to reporters after the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Rambo, a former NFL player and University of Georgia standout, has been arrested and charged with raping a UGA student, authorities said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 16, 2020 - 7:33 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Georgia football standout has been arrested and charged with raping a UGA student, authorities said. Bacarri Jamon Rambo, 29, was charged Monday with rape, news outlets reported. He was being held at the Athens-Clarke County Jail without bond...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 19, 2018, former FIFA President Joseph Blatter in Moscow, Russia. According to documents Saturday June 13, 2020, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the target of a new investigation in Switzerland for suspected criminal mismanagement of soccer funds. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, FILE)
June 13, 2020 - 10:49 am
GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the target of a criminal investigation in Switzerland for suspected mismanagement of a $1 million payment from soccer funds. Blatter has been notified by Swiss federal prosecutors he is an “accused person” over a loan FIFA gave in 2010 to the...
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NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond of $110,000, surrender his passport, wear a monitor, get mental health evaluation and pass random drug tests. He also can't have guns. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 12, 2020 - 4:59 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. As part of a deal with Broward County prosecutors, Brown pleaded no contest to burglary with battery,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2006, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell (87) catches a pass for a 62-yard touchdown ahead of Tennessee Titans cornerback Reynaldo Hill in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Caldwell, the former University of Florida and NFL receiver, was fatally shot Saturday, June 6, 2020, in his hometown. Caldwell's mother, Deborah, did not return phone messages left by The Associated Press on Sunday, but confirmed her son's death to the Tampa Bay Times. (AP Photo/John Russell, File)
June 07, 2020 - 11:00 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida and NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown. Caldwell’s mother, Deborah, did not return phone messages left by The Associated Press on Sunday, but confirmed her son’s death to the Tampa Bay Times. She said police told her they...
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FILE - This is a Nov. 24, 2019, file photo showing Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores answering questions after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Dolphins coach Brian Flores is mourning the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend and former Indiana University football player who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
June 04, 2020 - 3:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' roiling emotions of late regarding social injustice were compounded with the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest. Beaty, 38, was a business owner in Indianapolis, a former...
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June 04, 2020 - 1:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge rescheduled a change of plea hearing for a man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from not guilty to...
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