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2 people accused of arson in Christmas basement fire

Oct. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people are accused of setting a fire on Christmas Day 2017 in the basement of an Omaha home as part of an insurance scam. Douglas County Court records say 39-year-old Lindsay Anderson and 39-year-old Joseph Caillier are charged with arson, burglary and burning to defraud an insurer....

McDonald's drive-through customer carjacked in Florida

Oct. 17, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are looking for a man they say shot another man at a McDonald's parking lot, then stole the car of a drive-through customer who tried to help the shooting victim. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that deputies were searching on Thursday for...

Michigan jury convicts Ohio man in 2018 stabbing death

Oct. 17, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

RIGA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the fatal stabbing of an Ohio man whose body was found along a southern Michigan highway. The Monroe County, Michigan, jury found 40-year-old Raymond Blanchong of Maumee, Ohio, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful...

Ex-Weyerhaeuser finance manager charged with fraud, theft

Oct. 17, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against an ex-finance manager from Weyerhaeuser who is accused of stealing at least $4.5 million from the timber business. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 60-year-old Susan Tranberg is charged with mail fraud and aggravated identity...

Former IRS employee accused of stealing $5K from taxpayers

Oct. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former IRS employee who is accused of stealing more than $5,000 from taxpayers has been arrested. The Kansas City Star reports that the grand jury indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrest of 39-year-old Tamara Miller, who was employed as a data transcriber at the IRS in...

Sentencing delayed for charity lead who embezzled over $550K

Oct. 17, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a Louisiana hospital foundation's former fundraising chief, who was convicted this summer of stealing more than $550,000 in donations. News outlets report 49-year-old John Paul Funes' Thursday sentencing has been pushed to Oct. 24 because of a...

Thief steals $17K in instruments, power tools from SC school

Oct. 17, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

PELION, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a thief made off with more than $17,000 in property from a high school, including an $8,000 all-terrain vehicle, a $3,000 cello and several power tools. News outlets report Pelion High School's resource officer responded to a call Monday that someone...

Police: Ex-newspaper carrier stole newspapers, money

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A former newspaper carrier in western New Mexico is facing charges after authorities say he pocketed payments and traded newspapers for personal gain. The Gallup Independent reports Randell Brown Jr. was arrested last week following an investigation by New Mexico State Police into...

LA police shoot, kill murder suspect

Oct. 16, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a man suspected of a murder and robbery in the San Fernando Valley. The LAPD says the man was shot Wednesday morning in Sherman Oaks when detectives who'd been watching him tried to arrest him. The man died at the scene. His name and details of the...

Guilty plea in Nevada theft of trailer, hundreds of guns

Oct. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old ex-felon has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 200 firearms and ammunition from a truck and trailer parked at a Las Vegas-area casino in July 2018. Federal prosecutors say Samual Lane Donesing of Las Vegas reversed his earlier not guilty plea and pleaded guilty Tuesday to...