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Sheriff: Man sought in Florida crimes arrested in Atlanta

Oct. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing one woman and sexually battering and abducting another in Florida earlier this month has been arrested in Atlanta. News outlets quote authorities as saying 30-year-old Taiwan Blandin of Frostproof, Florida, was captured Saturday after fleeing from Atlanta...

Jayme Closs: 1 year after abduction, I'm feeling stronger

Oct. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot before she was kidnapped and held captive for 88 days before escaping from her abductor said she's feeling stronger every day and is thankful for the kindness and concern expressed to her from people all over the country in the year...

The Latest: Jayme Closs: Feeling stronger every day

Oct. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the one-year anniversary of the abduction of Jayme Closs and slaying of her parents (all times local): 10:53 a.m. The Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot before she was kidnapped and held captive for 88 days says she's thankful for the kindness and concern from...

Alabama police question man in 3-year-old girl's kidnapping

Oct. 14, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama have taken a person of interest into custody in the kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl , who remains missing. An Amber Alert issued Saturday said Kamille McKinney, whose family calls her "Cupcake," was in "extreme danger." The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said...

Police: Girl, 3, kidnapped from Alabama birthday party

Oct. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has been kidnapped from a birthday party in Alabama. Police issued an Amber Alert late Saturday after someone in a dark SUV grabbed Kamille McKinney while she was outside with friends about 8:30 p.m. and drove away. The alert says Kamille, whose...

German police free Polish woman kidnapped in Netherlands

Oct. 13, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have liberated a 22-year-old Polish woman who was kidnapped by three Polish men in the Netherlands. Cologne police said in a statement Sunday they freed the woman from a car in the western German county of Viersen late Saturday. They said at least one man was armed when...

Fugitive returned to Detroit to face kidnapping, rape charge

Oct. 10, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who had been on a federal "most wanted" list for nearly a decade has been returned to Michigan after his arrest in Mexico for the 2007 kidnapping and rape of a 10-year-old Detroit girl. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 41-year-old Corey Gaston was arraigned Thursday in...

Parole denied again for inmate in 1976 school bus hijacking

Oct. 8, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials again rejected parole Tuesday for the last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of children for $5 million ransom more than four decades ago. State parole officials decided that Frederick Woods, 67, can try again in five years. It's the 17th...

Defense lawyer files for further records in kidnapping case

Oct. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The defense lawyer for a Rhode Island man charged in connection with the death of a woman whose body was later found in the trunk of his car is requesting additional records. Louis D. Coleman III, of Providence, has been charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in the death of...

Gunmen abduct British, wife from southern Philippine resort

Oct. 4, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least four gunmen abducted an elderly British man and his Filipino wife on Friday from their southern Philippine beach resort within sight of several people, police and military officials said. Police Cpl. Jairus delos Reyes said the suspects, who were armed with pistols, took...