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Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town

Aug. 18, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima attacked Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants, authorities said. Pacaraima, in the northern jungle state of Roraima, is a major border...

Manhunt underway after fatal Tennessee robberies

Aug. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are looking for two men who they believe could be responsible for a string of recent robberies and shootings in the Nashville area. News outlets report that a surveillance image released Friday shows a man standing outside a small, dark Chevrolet. Authorities...

Donation jar for slain girl's family stolen; woman arrested

Aug. 18, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a woman caught on video surveillance camera stealing a jar full of donations intended to help the family of a 7-year-old Florida girl slain in gun crossfire. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the jar containing about $600 was taken from a...

Vermont police investigating theft of legal pot plants

Aug. 18, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

EAST CHARLESTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of four legal marijuana plants that were stolen from behind a fence where they were being grown in the town of East Charleston. Owner Joshua Newcity is offering to give the plants to anyone who provides the tip that enables police...

Police: Man steals patrol car, school bus in California

Aug. 17, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a California Highway Patrol car, drove it onto a college campus and used it to commandeer a school bus was arrested Friday after students on the bus jumped him, authorities and witnesses said. The 35-year-old Vallejo man was taken into custody by...

FBI seeks help to find stolen art depicting Old West

Aug. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public's help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars' worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. The missing art may be linked to a former police detective whose 1985 killing...

6th trooper charged in overtime probe, will plead guilty

Aug. 17, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper has agreed to plead guilty to receiving more than $11,000 in overtime pay for hours he didn't work. Court documents released Friday show 40-year-old Kevin Sweeney has agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds...

Georgia company sues R. Kelly over damage to rental homes

Aug. 17, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. It says one home...

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for robbing young girl

Aug. 17, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with robbing an 11-year-old girl who was tending the cash register at a fish market has pleaded guilty. The Standard-Times reported Thursday that 31-year-old Brandon Tetrault entered his plea last week to charges of armed robbery and assault with a...

Man sentenced to prison for fatal robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a robbery that left an accomplice dead. The Telegram & Gazette reports 36-year-old Jeffrey Johnson was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to multiple charges including armed robbery and...