ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state comptroller says the average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew 2 percent last year to nearly $173,000.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta police chief who faces possible indictment for shooting his wife in bed on New Year's Day, partially paralyzing her, resigned on Wednesday. "In light of the recent tragedy in my personal family, I need to continue to focus my time and efforts there," Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom said in a statement. McCollom went to sleep around 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve after drinking alcohol and taking sleep medication, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said last week. McCollom told a police dispatcher that the gun discharged, striking his wife, Margaret, after he tried to move the weapon to the side of the bed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive has returned to Ohio to face the investors he's accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A Texas man charged in a multi-state crime spree that included the deaths of a North Carolina couple has died after hanging himself in his jail cell, a prisons spokesman said. Edward Campbell, who was awaiting trial following his January arrest on murder charges, tried to hang himself in his cell at a Raleigh prison, said Keith Acree, spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Campbell and his son, Eric, of Indian Acres, Texas, were accused of killing Jerome and Dora Faulkner in Granville County, North Carolina, setting the couple's home on fire and stealing their truck.
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Komdown "Dow" Boyer of Bonne Terre, Missouri, appeared headed for deportation to Thailand after she was convicted of stealing from the pizza restaurant where she worked, even though prosecutors and her employers fought on her behalf.
The president of the University of Texas in Austin released a statement confirming that the school is investigating their branch of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Bensalem police have arrested a Philadelphia man for leaving his 7-year-old son alone in a vehicle outside Parx Casino.
An ex-con who had just finished a 15-year robbery sentence has admitted he robbed the same New Jersey shoe store -- as the same clerk was behind the counter.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Alex Douglass ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon last year. Now he's learning to get around on an artificial hip.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas poultry officials say a strain of avian flu has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in the northern part of the state and that the sick birds are being destroyed.
Police have made an arrest in the accident that killed a Pennsylvania Turnpike employee last year.
RANKIN, Texas (AP) — An oil field rig has exploded in West Texas, killing three workers.
HULL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities hope to auction a BMW convertible that a Georgia man bought during a spending spree after $31,000 suddenly showed up in his checking account.
(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have asked a judge to limit telephone access for an Ohio man, who is accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol and claims sympathy with Islamic State militants, after he was interviewed from jail by a Cincinnati television station. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if FBI agents had not arrested him in January, he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head and planted pipe bombs on the Capitol and at the Israeli Embassy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The meat industry is seeing red.
By Steve Bittebender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Four young black men who spent more than two months in jail on armed robbery charges that were ultimately dropped have reached a $1.5 million wrongful arrest settlement with the city of Louisville, attorneys said on Wednesday. Lawyers for the four, dubbed the "Misidentified Four," claimed Louisville police officers used racial profiling and flawed methods to identify their clients. On March 22, 2014, Jerron Bush, Craig Dean, Tyrone Booker, Jr. and Shaquazz Allen, all cousins, were arrested after police received a complaint from a woman who said she was robbed at gunpoint by four black men.
Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects wanted in a shooting that was captured on video in Ogontz.
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year contract with free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond III and re-signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man convicted of espionage in the 1980s for leaking spy satellite photos to a British magazine and later pardoned is scheduled to plead guilty to stealing government records related to his grandfather, a famous Naval historian.