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Police officers stand near the body of a victim killed in a shooting at Sacramento City College, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The shooting occurred in a parking lot near the baseball field on the college campus. (Renée C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP)  MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40); MANDATORY CREDIT

1 jailed, gunman still sought in Sacramento college shooting

Friday, September 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police are still seeking the gunman in a shooting on at Sacramento City College, but they’ve arrested one of the injured victims on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Sacramento police said in a statement that they arrested 25-year-old Rico Ridgeway on Friday. Ridgeway is one of three people shot, but suffered only a graze wound. …

All NYC inmates ages 18 to 21 to be housed in single jail

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — More than 1,000 hard-to-manage inmates ages 18 to 21 will be moved to a single Rikers Island facility by the end of the year and will be required to take hours of classes, receive counseling and be exempt from solitary confinement. The plan, to be detailed publicly before the jail oversight board Tuesday, comes as officials continue to be frustrated …

Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat

Friday, September 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it’s time for the committee to disband. Jake Sullivan, a former policy director and …

Guatemala ex-president goes to court after night behind bars

Friday, September 4, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY — Otto Perez Molina was headed back to court on Friday after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody. Perez Molina’s jailing followed a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala’s Congress …

Accident on North King Street in Northampton seriously injures motorcyclist

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident on North King Street Friday afternoon and was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where police said she was in critical condition. Police said when they arrived …

Part-time police officer accused of lying about shooting on cruiser faces charges

Friday, September 4, 2015

MILLIS (AP) — A part-time police officer accused of concocting a story about a shootout with a gunman before his cruiser crashed into a tree and caught on fire will faces charges, authorities confirmed Friday. Bryan Johnson will …

Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri

Friday, September 4, 2015

ST. LOUIS (ap) — St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion, but some neighbors take issue with that account. Officers responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a shooting at a north St. Louis County home, Police Sgt. …

3 gay couples get marriage licenses in Kentucky county

Friday, September 4, 2015

MOREHEAD, Ky. — At least three gay couples received marriage licenses Friday in Rowan County, embracing and celebrating as the defiant clerk sat remained jailed because she refuses to issue the licenses or allow her deputies to hand …

Area police news

Friday, September 4, 2015

Amherst ∎ Bryan Santiago, 21, of Holyoke, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. Friday on South Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and operating a motor vehicle without headlights. Northampton ∎ The …

‘Truck-eating bridge’ claims another victim in Northampton after officer tries unsuccessfully to stop vehicle

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Police Officer Benjamin Beaver tried to stop a tractor-trailer heading toward the downtown railroad bridge early Friday morning, only to watch as the too-tall truck struck the underside of the bridge. The impact of the crash, …

Easthampton, Southampton men indicted on charges including distribution of child pornography

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court grand jury this week indicted men from Southampton and Easthampton on charges that include distribution of child pornography. James J. Smith, 61, of 53 Holyoke St., Easthampton, was indicted Tuesday on three counts of possession of child pornography and one count each …

Millis officer fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

Friday, September 4, 2015

MILLIS — An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday. Millis police Sgt. William Dwyer said the only ballistics evidence recovered at the scene of the crash Wednesday afternoon was …

Worker sues over firing for legal marijuana use

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOSTON — A Massachusetts woman who says she was fired from work for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn’s Disease has sued her former employer. Cristina Barbuto said in court papers that she told the Irvine, California-based Advantage Sales and Marketing before she was hired that she …