uWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after throwing a knife at a 9-year-old boy when they got into an argument while playing video games at a Wichita home.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the 9-year-old and his 13-year-old brother were in the home of the 12-year-old when the argument erupted Saturday night. Police say the younger boy was taken to a hospital with a minor cut to his back. Neither of the older boys was hurt.
Police say the 12-year-old was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
uUS MEASLES COUNT RISES TO 764, DRIVEN BY NEW YORK OUTBREAKS: NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years.
Officials on Monday said 764 cases have been reported as of last Thursday. It’s the most in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 were reported.
New York has had the most illnesses this year, by far. Last week’s cases included 41 in New York City and 11 in nearby Rockland County. Most were unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.
In all, 23 states have reported cases this year. The latest to join the list is Pennsylvania.
Measles was once common but gradually became rare after a vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s.
uMINNESOTA BOY LEFT IN CAR FOR HOURS, DIES; FATHER CHARGED: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Minnesota boy died after his father left him in a hot SUV for hours while he worked.
The father, 26-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley, is charged with second-degree manslaughter.
The boy died Saturday in St. Paul. Authorities say Taylor left the child in the vehicle for hours while he worked the Grillfest event at CHS Field. Taylor returned to the SUV at about 5:15 p.m. to find the boy was stiff.
The temperature reached 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and the criminal complaint says the boy was in the sun.
According to the complaint, Taylor told police he left the window open a crack and gave the boy a hand-held video game.
uPOLICE: OFFICER DRIVING HOME HITS, KILLS WOMAN LYING IN ROAD: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer driving home after work ran over and killed a woman who was lying on a Florida expressway.
The Florida Times-Union reports that a Jacksonville officer was driving a marked patrol vehicle when the crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 295.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the officer was headed home after a shift. A witness who was with the woman confirmed to investigators that she was lying in the road when she was hit.
JURY CONVICTS MAN IN FATAL SHOOTING DURING ARGUMENT OVER DOG: DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man accused of killing his neighbor during an argument over how the victim disciplined his dog has been convicted of first-degree murder.
The Denver Post reports 33-year-old Michael Sadeghi was found guilty Monday in the March 27, 2018, death of 42-year-old Dustin Schmidt. Sadeghi is scheduled to be sentenced June 24.
Prosecutors say a German shepherd mix belonging to Schmidt’s girlfriend jumped a back fence into Sadeghi’s yard. The dog, Bruno, was hanging by his leash when Schmidt pulled the animal back over the fence into his yard.
An argument ensued, and Sadeghi shot Schmidt four times.