• Ex-hockey player charged in wife’s slaying is free on bail

    CATON, N.Y. (AP) — A former professional hockey player has been released from an upstate New York jail a week after being charged in his wife’s slaying.

  • Dr. Christine Seals speaks during a news conference at Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened on a limited basis for faculty and students for the first time since armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others on Thursday before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    In writings, Ore. gunman ranted about having no girlfriend

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have guns and acknowledged in online posts that he struggled with autism, but she didn’t seem to know he was potentially violent.

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, looks over at his defense attorney James Sultan during his court hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  Lawyers for Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two Boston men in 2012.   (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

    Hernandez lawyers to argue for dismissal of murder charges

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Tuesday to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two men in 2012.

  • 2 URI football players arrested for alleged assault

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Two University of Rhode Island football players have been arrested for an alleged assault on several campus fraternity members.

  • Man who shot at Clovis officers gets 40-year prison sentence

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting at police officers responding to a 2013 disturbance at a home.

  • Prosecutor: Ex-hockey pro had wife killed in murder for hire

    CATON, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says an upstate New York woman was slain in a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by her husband, a former professional hockey player.

  • Lacey Scroggins, left, is comforted by her mother Lisa Scroggins during a church service at the New Beginnings Church of God, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Lacey Scroggins is a survivor of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Pastor’s sermon: ‘Violence will not have the last word’

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — People in this southern Oregon timber town sought solace in church services following last week’s deadly shooting rampage — including one congregation where the pastor’s daughter survived because the gunman mistakenly believed she was dead.

  • Randy Scroggins, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, cries in his church Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Scroggins had just spoke on the phone with the mother of a man who was shot and killed by Chris Harper Mercer while he was near his daughter Lacey Scroggins at Umpqua Community College Thursday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    The Latest: Pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):

  • FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota points to a photograph of the aftermath of a deadly automobile accident on New York’s Long Island, during a news conference in Happague, N.Y. In the prosecution of the man charged with the accident, the District Attorney’s Office is employing a forensic technique that estimates a person’s blood alcohol content at the time of an offense, based on its level at the time it was read. Some experts question the accuracy of the technique known as “retrograde extrapolation:” labeling it junk science. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

    How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a fiery wreck that killed a father and his two children.

  • A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy walks past Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore.  Armed with multiple guns, suspect Chris Harper-Mercer walked into a class at Snyder Hall on Thursday, killing nine and wounding several others before taking his own life. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.