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'Devious licks' videos of damage, thefts bedevil US schools

Sep. 17, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kids across the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalizing school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet trend. The “devious...

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Mississippi city's police identify body of suspected burglar

Sep. 17, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The body of a man who Natchez Police investigators say died trying to break in through the roof of Cathedral School’s Field House has been identified. Jessie Davis, 64, of Natchez, reportedly died from a head injury obtained after falling through...

Alabama student arrested as part of TikTok crime challenge

Sep. 17, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama high school student is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing a fire extinguisher from the school as part of a TikTok challenge that’s been widely spread on the social media platform. TikTok videos encourage...

2 charged in robbery of Blues prospect at Gateway Arch

Sep. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against two people accused of robbing a St. Louis Blues hockey prospect on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Christopher Franklin and 18-year-old Kaniya Sloan are...

Feds charge 55 in 'takedown' of California prison-based gang

Sep. 16, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifty-five people were charged with conspiracy and racketeering-related crimes as part of a sweeping “takedown” of a California prison-based gang that federal authorities said was responsible for brutal street violence in northern and central parts of the state....

Man shot and killed by homeowner during apparent burglary

Sep. 16, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A homeowner fatally shot a man who apparently was trying to break into his home early Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office said. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies who were called to a home near Festus about 1:40 a.m. Thursday found...

Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

Sep. 16, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

A Missouri officer who graduated from the police academy two months ago was shot and killed by a man being sought on burglary and theft charges, authorities said. The suspect also died in a shootout with officers. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was...

Two people arrested in robbery of Blues hockey prospect

Sep. 16, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in the robbery of a St. Louis Blues prospect and a woman on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, police said Thursday. The suspects, who are 19 and 18, were booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery robbery and two counts...

Today in History

Sep. 16, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2021. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for...