At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the U.N. envoy to Congo said Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was “deeply shocked” at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he said in a statement.
Cosby retrial to start April 2: A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O’Neill on Friday ordered the retrial to begin April 2. He says jury selection can get underway before then.
Gunman who fired into crowd gets 30 years: A gunman who admitted firing several shots into a crowd on a street last year, killing an innocent bystander and injuring a 5-year-old girl, is headed to state prison. Burlington County prosecutors say Samuel James received a 30-year term and will not be eligible for parole under the sentence imposed Friday. The 27-year-old Burlington City man pleaded guilty in June to murder charges stemming from the August 2016 death of 24-year-old Byron Turner, who was struck in the head and died a short time later. James has said Turner was not the intended target of the shooting.
14 charged in kid-porn sweep: Authorities say a college professor and a former federal government contractor are among 14 men charged over the past two months as part of a child pornography sweep. Monmouth County prosecutors say most of the people arrested in “Operation Schools Out” possessed or shared images and videos of children being sexually abused, ranging in age from infants to teenagers. Most of the suspects face child endangerment charges.
Phila. train derails; none hurt: Police say no injuries have been reported from what they are calling a “minor” derailment of a commuter train in Philadelphia. Officials said about 30 people were aboard the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train when it derailed on the Market-Frankford elevated line just before 11 a.m. Saturday. SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said the train was approaching the Spring Garden station near the Delaware River at what he called “very low” speed when there was some kind of equipment problem.
— Associated Press