Homicide

Attorney Tom Kline, left, walks with the parents of Timothy Piazza, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, toward the courthouse before a preliminary hearing resumes for members of a fraternity facing criminal charges over the death of their son, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore, suffered severe head and abdominal injuries last February, after consuming a dangerous amount of alcohol and fell repeatedly. Help wasn't summoned until the next morning, and he later died at a hospital. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a preliminary hearing for Penn State fraternity members charged after a pledge died (all times local): 5 p.m. Members of a Penn State fraternity fighting charges they're to blame for a pledge's death are hoping a judge will decide they didn't act recklessly or...
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August 30, 2017 - 2:48 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The French Embassy said Wednesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was wrong when he said laws in France presume a person guilty until proven innocent. "We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty is at the...
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An injured woman is carried to an ambulance in Clovis, N.M., Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, as authorities respond to reports of a shooting inside a public library. A city official says police have taken a person into custody who they believe is responsible for a shooting at the library. (Tony Bullocks/The Eastern New Mexico News via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 6:57 pm
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the gunman accused of opening fire inside a New Mexico public library as a 16-year-old high school student who they say killed a youth librarian and a second employee while wounding four people, including a 10-year-old boy. Witnesses said the...
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August 29, 2017 - 1:08 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A local jury will hear the case of three teenagers accused of having caused the death of a Pennsylvania police officer during a chase two years ago. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune ( http://bit.ly/2gngPGR ) reports that a Lackawanna County judge denied a defense request to move...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, stands in the court room wearing handcuffs and covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. Niels Hoegel., accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. German authorities say Monday Aug. 28, 2017 they now believe that a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication killed at least 84 people. Niels Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a clinic in the northwestern town of Delmenhorst. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said Monday authorities have now unearthed evidence of 84 killings. (Ingo Wagner/dpa via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they expect to bring new charges against a male nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not more. Oldenburg state prosecutor Martin Koziolek said Tuesday he expected his office...
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August 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 22½ to 45 years in prison in the death of his girlfriend's five-month-old baby. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2wcQOzI ) reports that 31-year-old Kenneth Reeves of Mount Washington was sentenced Monday in Allegheny County Court...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel., accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. German authorities say Monday Aug. 28, 2017 they now believe that a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication killed at least 84 people. Niels Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a clinic in the northwestern town of Delmenhorst. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said Monday authorities have now unearthed evidence of 84 killings. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP,file)
August 28, 2017 - 7:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. Many of the deaths could have been prevented if...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel., accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. German authorities say Monday Aug. 28, 2017 they now believe that a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication killed at least 84 people. Niels Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a clinic in the northwestern town of Delmenhorst. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said Monday authorities have now unearthed evidence of 84 killings. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP,file)
August 28, 2017 - 5:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 84 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. Niels Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders...
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August 27, 2017 - 5:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Room 1026 of Johannesburg's Central Police Station looks like any mid-century office in need of a fresh coat of paint: Dusty vertical blinds hang in the window, opening onto an unremarkable view of a chip shop, a lunchtime favorite for police officers. But for the past several...
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Police secure the scene in downtown Brussels after a reported attack on Belgian Army soldiers on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Belgium's anti-terror crisis center says soldiers have "neutralized" a man in downtown Brussels, amid media reports that the man may have been shot after attacking troops with a knife. (AP Photo/Sylvain Plazy)
August 27, 2017 - 3:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Islamic State news agency Aamaq has claimed the Brussels attacker who assaulted three soldiers with a knife as an Islamic State group soldier. In a statement Sunday, it said he carried out the Friday evening attack in response to calls to target countries of the coalition that...
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