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Another charged in 2010 death of 80-year-old Tennessee woman

Aug. 21, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested in the 2010 death of an 80-year-old woman. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 35-year-old Michael Scott Mowdy of Savannah is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and especially...

2 arrested in attack on woman who withdrew $75,000 from bank

Aug. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack on a woman who withdrew $75,000 from a Texas bank. Surveillance video shows the woman park at a gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress on Friday after making the withdrawal. A man runs up to the woman and tries to grab her purse,...

2 in custody for questioning in Tennessee shooting deaths

Aug. 20, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have taken two people into custody for questioning in connection with two slayings outside a bar last week and a fatal shooting earlier. Nashville police said one person was located Monday at a residence, and the second came to a police station. Police have also...

Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery

Aug. 20, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank last year has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Richard Armenta, of Overland Park, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Capital Federal Savings Bank...

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...

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...

Memphis man charged in 2007 killing during robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Friday that 48-year-old Ricky Munn also has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the death of...

Robber's victim helped convict him; now he gets new sentence

Aug. 16, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Justice is supposed to be blind. But it can sometimes be oblivious. The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing trial for a man serving time for robbery because one of his previous victims unknowingly was on the jury that convicted him. In 2006, Johnnie Ray Douglas...

Woman, 74, grabs man by his 'weak spot' to fend off attack

Aug. 16, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center was rescued by passersby who pulled the attacker out of her car and held him until authorities arrived, police said. Brenda Stinson says she thought her life was about to end, but fought back against her...