Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs

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Video shows football player before he was shot by police

Security footage taken before a college football player was fatally shot by a police officer in Arlington, Texas, shows the teen breaking into a car at a dealership and later crashing his own vehicle into the glass showroom.

Arlington police say officers arriving to a burglary call found Christian Taylor, 19, roaming inside the dealership's showroom early Friday. Police have said he refused to surrender and then tried to escape.

The car dealership, which released the footage Monday to The Associated Press, said it had no footage of the showroom.

The footage from the lot showed Taylor parking outside a gate and walking onto the lot. After breaking out the windshield of a vehicle on the lot, he returns to his own vehicle, driving it through the gate and then into the glass showroom.

Suspect in social worker's death was 'calm and laughing' * The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her daughter, 9, was "calm and laughing" as police arrived on the scene minutes after the shooting, according to court records released Monday.

Jody Herring, 40, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court on Monday and was ordered held without bail. She was arrested Friday following the death of Lara Sobel, 48, who police say was shot twice in the head including once when she was already on the ground as she exited the office building in Barre, Vt., that houses the regional office of the state Department for Children and Families that afternoon.

Police also believe that before shooting Sobel, Herring shot and killed her own two cousins and an aunt in the neighboring town of Berlin. Charges have not been filed in connection with the deaths of Regina Herring, 43, and Rhonda Herring, 48, the suspect's cousins; and Julianne Falzarano, 73, an aunt.

Michigan lawmaker in scandal won't resign * A Michigan lawmaker apologized Monday but said he would not resign after orchestrating a campaign suggesting he had sex with a male prostitute to distract attention from his relationship with another legislator. …

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