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Boy accused of making bomb threat at South Florida school

Apr. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after making a bomb threat at his South Florida school, sheriff's officials said. The student was arrested Thursday after detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office identified him as the person who sent...

Man who claims he had bomb outside nuclear plant arrested

Apr. 08, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NORTH PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man who drove to a nuclear power plant outside Cleveland and claimed he had a bomb has been arrested. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Thursday that a 33-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan, drove to the...

Man pleads guilty to bomb threats at a city hall building

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to calling in computer-generated voice bomb threats to the City Hall in Somersworth, New Hampshire. According to court documents and statements, City Hall workers received two calls on Feb. 3 stating there...

Inert naval mine removed after washing up on Florida beach

Apr. 05, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A naval mine has been recovered after washing ashore on a South Florida beach, authorities said. A deputy patrolling the beach spotted the device early Sunday morning in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, just north of Fort Lauderdale, according...

Pipeline construction sparks debate on Minnesota reservation

Apr. 03, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

FOND du LAC INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. (AP) — About a month ago, Taysha Martineau walked out of the protest camp she built in a small patch of woods near her home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation and knelt in the middle of the road. Elders from her community...

Fort Lauderdale airport reopens as bomb scare proves false

Apr. 01, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fort Lauderdale's airport was evacuated for hours Thursday after officials feared a vehicle parked near two terminals might contain a bomb. None was found. The Broward Sheriff's Office said someone spotted “suspicious wires” in a...

California woman sentenced for Catholic school bomb threats

Mar. 26, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who threatened to bomb a Roman Catholic preparatory school for planning to publish same-sex wedding announcements was sentenced Friday to nearly 1 1/2 years in federal prison. Sonia Tabizada, 36, of San Jacinto, was...

White supremacists' fake bomb threats net 3 years in prison

Mar. 15, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University student who joined up with white supremacists in a swatting conspiracy that targeted a Black church, his own university and a Cabinet officer, among others, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Monday. ...

Report details troubles of Florida's unemployment system

Mar. 04, 2021 19:33 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida agency that oversees unemployment benefits was besieged with bomb threats, shooting threats and coronavirus outbreaks in its offices at it tried to handle claims on a system that wasn't built to meet demand caused by the pandemic, according to a draft...

Pipe bomb, 'zip gun' found near Sacramento school

Mar. 04, 2021 12:06 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pipe bomb and a hand-made gun were found Tuesday near a Sacramento elementary school and authorities were trying to determine who left them and why. An employee at Ethel Baker Elementary School found the devices sitting on the sidewalk in...