SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former TV pitchman in Utah accused of kicking a barn owl in flight while riding a motorized paraglider pleaded guilty to the charges Friday, one day after a proposed plea deal fell through when he refused to admit to the crime.
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts officials on Friday released video footage showing the near-fatal shooting of a Boston police officer last month by a man who was subsequently shot dead by other officers. "It is in everyone’s best interest to share (this) information as soon as possible in order to tamp down speculation and rumors meant to inflame and not inform," Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said at a news conference.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The FBI offered a $310,000 reward on Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the 1995 derailment of an Amtrak train in the remote Arizona desert that killed one person and wounded about 100 others. The 12-car Sunset Limited train was traveling to Los Angeles from Miami with 258 passengers aboard early on Oct. 9, 1995, when it jumped the tracks crossing a bridge over a dry creek about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix. Mark Cwynar, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Phoenix, said investigators hope the offer of money will yield vital details about who caused the deadly accident and why.
When a South Carolina policeman was acquitted of manslaughter after beating a suspect to death in 1987 in a station house, his lawyer was Andy Savage, who has built his reputation on taking cases many others would avoid at all costs. Savage's latest client is another South Carolina officer, the patrolman charged with murder after being caught on a bystander's cell phone video firing eight rounds at the back of an apparently unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in North Charleston last Saturday. No stranger to cameras or controversy, the 67-year-old silver-haired Savage surprised few familiar with his career when he agreed to represent officer Michael Slager in a shooting that added fuel to the national outcry over police conduct in encounters with black men.