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Man breaks into Pennsylvania town hall, destroys computers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man broke into a Pennsylvania city hall, damaged computers and the phone system, and caused the temporary closure of the building. Kevin Waller, 24, of Philadelphia was arrested on Wednesday evening when police officers responded to a call that someone had used a fire extinguisher to...

Sentencing delayed for midshipman in sexual assault case

Jul. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has postponed sentencing for a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman found guilty of sexual assault charges because the defendant was showing signs of a COVID-19 infection. The Capital Gazette reported that Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago’s sentencing hearing is scheduled to...

Naval Academy midshipman guilty of sexual assault

Jul. 23, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A naval academy midshipman was found guilty of sexually violating three female classmates in 2018 and 2019. Midshipman Third Class Nixon Keago was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, burglary and obstruction of justice, The Capital Gazette...

Police: $425,000 worth of jewelry taken in burglary

Jul. 21, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say $425,000 worth of jewelry was taken in the burglary of a northeast Philadelphia apartment. The burglary was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkwood section of the city near the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, police said. No further information about the...

FBI charges 20-year-old in forklift-aided bank vault heist

Jul. 17, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has charged a 20-year-old Philadelphia man with helping guide a bank vault containing $104,000 in cash onto a stolen forklift in the mayhem that followed protests over racial injustice on May 31. Officials say a city officer identified the suspect seen on video based on...

FILE - This image released by Republic Records shows rapper Pop Smoke. Authorities believe the rising rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting. Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of the rapper. Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Monday, July 13, 2020, that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with a murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary. The two male teens were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court. (Tracy Awino/Republic Records via AP)

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

Jul. 13, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Corey...

This aerial drone photo shows the Call Federal Credit Union building, front, Tuesday June 16, 2020, in Midlothian, Va. Police were able to obtain geofence search warrants, a tool being increasingly used by law enforcement. The warrant sought location histories kept by Google of cellphones and other devices used within 150 meters (500 feet) of the bank. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

Jul. 3, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller's family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and escaped with $195,000. Surveillance video gave authorities a lead, showing a man holding a cellphone...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Jefferson City, Mo., native and WNBA star Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react in Jefferson City after Cole County Judge Dan Green overturned Irons' convictions in a 1997 burglary and assault case. Moore, a family friend, had supported Irons, sharing his story on a national basis. Irons was freed from prison Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. (Jeff Haldiman/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA's Moore

Jul. 1, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons,...

Joseph James DeAngelo, center, charged with being the Golden State Killer, is helped up by his attorney, Diane Howard, as Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman enters the courtroom in Sacramento, Calif., Monday June 29, 2020. DeAngelo pleaded guilty to multiple counts of murder and other charges 40 years after a sadistic series of assaults and slayings in California. Due to the large numbers of people attending, the hearing was held at a ballroom at California State University, Sacramento to allow for social distancing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Golden State Killer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders

Jun. 29, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost...

These undated photos provided by Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney's Office shows Gabriel Minnick, left, and Semaj Howard. Officials announced on Friday. June 26, 2020 that Minnick and Howard, both of Philadelphia, were arrested for a series of overnight burglaries of churches in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties earlier this year. (Montgomery County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Two accused of 10 night church burglaries in and near Philly

Jun. 26, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two men were charged with burglary and other crimes for allegedly breaking into 10 churches in Philadelphia and nearby suburbs, stealing safes, precious metals and electronics, prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege that Gabriel E. Minnick, 21, and Samaj Howard, 20, both of...