By Therese Apel HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Reuters) - A vigil to honor two police officers shot to death in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, drew law enforcement officers from across the state on Monday, while four suspects appeared in court. Marvin Banks, 29, was charged with two counts of capital murder after the two police officers were gunned down on Saturday during a routine traffic stop, officials said. His brother, Curtis Banks, 26, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder and a fourth person, Cornelius Clark, was charged with obstruction of justice. The shooting, which was the first killing of a Hattiesburg police officer in more than 30 years, shook the southern Mississippi city of 48,000 people.
(Reuters) - Detroit's public sale of $275 million of bonds that financed the city's exit from bankruptcy has been delayed but should take place no later than early August, a city official said on Monday. Detroit is taking advantage of a new law that should give the bonds investment-grade ratings that could save the city between $20 million and $30 million over the life of the issue, according to the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. The law took effect in April and places a specific statutory lien on Detroit income tax revenue pledged to pay off the debt. Detroit privately placed $275 million of variable-rate bonds with Barclays Capital to finance its Dec. 10 exit from the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a Nebraska man charged with killing his mother, throwing his 5-year-old half brother in a river and leaving his 11-month-old half brother in a dumpster.
A former CIA officer was sentenced Monday to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his ...
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said. Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the Monday incident, his latest brush with law enforcement since his 2013 trial, according to police. No charges were immediately filed in the shooting, which took place on a roadway in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The other man involved was Matthew Apperson, police said.
By Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman convicted of murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter until she collapsed and died was spared the death penalty on Monday when a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a court official said. Joyce Garrard, 50, was convicted in March in the 2012 death of Savannah Hardin with the jury recommending that she spend the rest of her life in prison. Garrard made Hardin run for almost three hours while carrying wood as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates. Savannah, who lived in Etowah County in northeastern Alabama, died days later in hospital from dehydration and low sodium.