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2 men charged with stealing truck they were test driving

Jun. 26, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two men held an employee at a Missouri car dealership at gunpoint and stole a truck they were test driving. Police say the theft ended when the suspects crashed the pickup truck. Twenty-year-old Garrett Eagle and 43-year-old David Edens are charged with first-degree...

Wrongfully convicted man is killed 13 years after release

Jun. 25, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who spent nearly 12 years imprisoned for a wrongful conviction has been fatally shot, 13 years after his release. Jackson police said 44-year-old Cedric Willis was killed Monday on a city street. No arrest was immediately made, and no motive was known. The shooting...

Deputy shot in off-duty attack remembered at LA funeral

Jun. 24, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in an off-duty attack was remembered Monday as an inspiration to his family and colleagues for his positive attitude and devotion to public service. Mourners including hundreds of law enforcement members packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the...

Gas station clerk: Man took $62, trapped her in beer cooler

Jun. 24, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of holding up a Memphis gas station, throwing hot coffee on the clerk and trapping her in a beer cooler. News outlets report 53-year-old Christopher Brown was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery and kidnapping. An affidavit says Brown initially bought...

81-year-old deemed mentally fit for trial on robbery charge

Jun. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 81-year-old man who has spent decades behind bars for stealing from banks is mentally fit to stand trial in a credit union robbery in Arizona, despite his claim that he has had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a judge ruled. The decision against Robert Krebs came after a psychologist...

6 members of Gangster Disciples plead guilty in Tennessee

Jun. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have pleaded guilty in Tennessee to conspiring to participate in racketeering activity. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release Friday that 35-year-old Demarcus "Trip" Crawford, 40-year-old Shamar "Lionheart"...

Police: Tennessee man sought, believed to have raped 7 women

Jun. 21, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are seeking a man who's accused of raping seven woman and is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Tennessean reports 20-year-old Willie Williams Jr. is sought on charges including aggravated rape and robbery. Metro Nashville police say Williams is suspected in...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

Jun. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of...

In Bosnia, refugees stuck in a country its own people leave

Jun. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A covered-up landfill in a mine-infested part of a dysfunctional Balkan state whose own people are emigrating in droves might not seem ideal for a refugee camp. But local authorities in Bihac, a Bosnian city of 50,000, had little choice. Still deeply scarred by a brutal...

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

Jun. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register. Malden police on Facebook say they responded to the store Sunday afternoon on reports of a theft. Officers were told two white men...