LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina man was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said he killed his five children at their home, loaded their bodies in his vehicle, and drove to Alabama and dumped them in plastic trash bags in the woods. Authorities in Lexington County, South Carolina, took Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, into custody after he was transported back from Mississippi, where he had been held since Saturday on unrelated charges. A coroner ruled the deaths of the children, aged 1 to 8, as homicides based on preliminary autopsy results, but said authorities were still trying to determine how they died. Arrest warrants allege that Jones "willfully and maliciously killed his five children by violent means at his Lexington home," Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in suburban Minneapolis was arrested Thursday after a month on the run, when police found him on foot peering at a drive-thru menu in another suburb, police said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.