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Body in Alabama River believed to be fugitive from 1989

Sep. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities believe that human remains found near where a sunken vehicle was located in the Alabama River were those of a man who went missing more than 30 years ago while he was a suspect in a sexual abuse case, news outlets reported. The...

Fugitive kills self, woman fatally shot by Arizona officers

Sep. 15, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A fugitive killed himself and a woman was fatally shot after pointing a gun at law enforcement officers Wednesday afternoon, police said. They said a man wanted for a felony was spotted outside a Phoenix hotel and he fatally shot himself in the head while...

Australian fugitive surrenders after 3-decade beach stay

Sep. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because...

Venezuela names US fugitive to team negotiating with foes

Sep. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to add to a new member to his team negotiating in Mexico with his political opponents — an ally jailed in Cape Verde awaiting extradition to the U.S. on money laundering charges. Alex Saab will be...

Inmate on release for Mississippi funeral is found in Ohio

Sep. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was granted temporary release from a life prison sentence in Mississippi to attend a funeral in that state, but who overpowered his guards and escaped, was found hundreds of miles to the north Tuesday at a home in Ohio, authorities said. ...

Fugitive charged with killing boyfriend arrested in Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend one week after she was accused of disabling her electronic monitoring device and fleeing. The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County Sheriff’s Office...

Israel arrests 4 Palestinian fugitives who escaped prison

Sep. 11, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week — including a famed militant leader whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure in Israel. Late on...

Missouri man sought in 4 slayings found dead in South Dakota

Sep. 09, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in Missouri, including a mother and her 11-year-old daughter, has been found dead in South Dakota, according to sheriff's officials. J.T. McLean, 45, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound early...

Man who fled to Poland in '95 convicted in Illinois crash

Sep. 07, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A man who fled to Poland in 1995 after being accused of a fatal drunken driving crash in Illinois has been convicted of reckless homicide. Marek Josko, 67, was sent back to the U.S. in 2020. He was convicted last week in Lake County after a...

Former Beaver police chief charged with harboring fugitive

Aug. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police chief in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Beaver has been charged with harboring a fugitive, according to state court documents. Justin Lee Earls, 52, is suspected of helping a suspect avoid arrest on a felony warrant while Earls was...