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Judge backs aggravating factors in Chauvin trial, clears way for longer prison term MINNEAPOLIS — The judge in the Derek Chauvin murder trial has found there are "beyond a reasonable doubt" aggravating factors in the killing of George Floyd last year that clear the way to sentence the fired Minneapolis police officer to a term above state guidelines. In a ruling filed Wednesday morning that ...

May 12—JEFFERSON CITY — On Monday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Missouri law won't allow her to move to free a Kansas City man she said is innocent. On Wednesday, legislators were on the brink of passing a bill to give her that power. Attached to legislation that lifts the Kansas City Police Department's residency requirement and enacts a bipartisan package of criminal ...

May 12—The University of Maine System dismissed a student who was accused of sexual misconduct but agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a federal lawsuit he filed in 2019. Several women accused the male student of sexual misconduct, and he was suspended while the university investigated an allegation against him. He filed his complaint in the U.S. District Court in Bangor, saying he was also the ...