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State Bureau of Investigation looking into Bibb County shooting

WEST BLOCTON, Ala. (WIAT) — State Bureau of Investigation officials are looking into a shooting at the request of West Blocton Police Chief Jay Cromer, according to a release from the organization. 29 more words

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Person dies after shooting in Bessemer gas station parking lot

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A person has died after being shot at a Bessemer business, according to Sergeant Cortice Miles with Bessemer Police.

The shooting occurred near a Shell gas station on Bessemer Super Highway near 9th Avenue. 28 more words

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Bessemer Police arrest 3 after shooting leaves victim hospitalized

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Bessemer Police have taken three people into custody after a reported shooting in that city, according to a release from Sergeant Cortice Miles with the department. 75 more words

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Ex-Plover doctor sentenced for sexually assaulting patients

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin doctor convicted of sexually assaulting multiple patients at a clinic in Plover has been sentenced to more than six years in… 103 more words


Top judge: Mandatory minimum sentences backed by Trump's AG are 'bad policy'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island’s chief federal judge is speaking out against laws that require mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes, amid a renewed push for them by the Trump administration. 520 more words


In RI, federal criminal sentences usually fall below recommendations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The majority of defendants sentenced in federal court in Rhode Island receive sentences below federal recommendations, and such sentences are granted more frequently here than in other districts across the country, according to a Target 12 review of U.S. 1,121 more words


UN secretary-general condemns Barcelona attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district (all times local):

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, and extending his condolences to the families of those killed. 3,409 more words