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Police: Van carrying Gray made previously unknown stop...Marine faces court-martial over hazing...Trial set for Suge Knight

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray has revealed a previously unknown stop by the police van transporting him. Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis says the second of four stops the van made after Gray's arrest was captured by a privately owned camera. Police haven't said whether anything happened during that stop or why it was made. They say at the first stop, Gray was put in leg cuffs because he had become irate. At some point Gray suffered a serious spinal injury and died a week later.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is appealing for peace in her native Baltimore. She also says Freddie Gray's death in police custody demands an answer and that "something different" is needed from police and the justice system. She says the responses might include body cameras for police, better training and a summer jobs program. The California congresswoman was born in Baltimore, where her father and brother served as mayor.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A decorated Marine is accused of humiliating and physically abusing fellow Marines in hazing incidents. Staff Sgt. Dustin A. Barker faces a court-martial in Virginia starting Monday. He is accused of hazing Marines in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in one case ordering a Marine to punch another hard enough to make him urinate blood. Court records say he also forced Marines at Quantico, Virginia to run excessive distances while wearing heavy equipment. If convicted, Barker could face years in prison.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has scheduled "Suge" Knight's murder trial for July 7. The former rap music mogul has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges for striking two men with his pickup outside a Compton burger stand in January. Today's court appearance was Knight's first since the judge ruled he should stand trial. His next appearance is May 29, when Knight's lawyer will argue that the case should be dismissed.

DETROIT (AP) — Classes have been canceled in 18 Detroit schools after teachers failed to appear on the same day a major announcement is being made about the district's future. Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled to announce his plan for the struggling district, which has big debts and poor student achievement in many of its approximately 100 schools. The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers says Snyder's plan could lead to strikes and "rebellion" in Detroit.

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