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Arrest made in shooting that killed man in Des Moines

Oct. 23, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Detectives have made an arrest in the death of a 21-year-old man who was shot in northeast Des Moines, police said Saturday. Darren Antwon Diggs, 27, was charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police said Digg and the victim knew each...

Neither police officer, suspect struck in gunfire exchange

Oct. 23, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha police officer exchanged gunfire Friday afternoon with a suspect in the theft of catalytic converters, but neither the officer nor the 17-year-old youth he was pursuing were struck by the bullets. The Omaha Police Department said in a news...

Woman arrested, accused of stealing from dozens of gyms

Oct. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Marysville woman accused of stealing and using credit cards from dozens of gyms in Western Washington has been arrested. The 23-year-old woman was booked into the Snohomish County Jail in Everett for investigation of over 55 felony counts, The...

Police: Burglar gets new keys before she's locked up

Oct. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A woman pretended she owned a Southern California home so a locksmith would make her new keys. Then police locked her up. Officers arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of burglary Thursday night in Coronado, a resort city across the bay from...

Court throws out one charge, 25 years for NW Indiana man

Oct. 22, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals vacated one of the murder convictions of a Northwest Indiana man Friday, cutting 25 years off his sentence, but he still faces 154 years in prison. The court said the vacated conviction of Connor Kerner violated the...

Ex-State Fair finance head gets jail, probation for theft

Oct. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska State Fair was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and 15 years' probation for stealing more than $150,000 from the fair. Patrick Kopke, 30, received the sentence Friday and was ordered to pay...

USPS worker admits to stealing parcels containing drugs

Oct. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postal worker who tracked, stole and opened mail that he suspected contained drugs and then kept any narcotics that he found pleaded guilty Friday. Shawn Herron, 44, of Whitman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute...

NC authorities search for inmate who escaped in dump truck

Oct. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are searching for an inmate they said escaped from a work detail in a dump truck. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said Richard Alexander Mundy, 53, was working in an off-prison assignment in...

Marine vet foils Arizona robbery by grabbing suspect's gun

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who disarmed a teenage robbery suspect in an Arizona gas station by grabbing his gun says he was “doing what needed to be done." James Kilcer said he was talking to the clerk on Wednesday when the gun-pointing suspect...

Third bank robbed in Myanmar's largest city in three months

Oct. 22, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Five men robbed a bank in Yangon on Friday, in at least the third major bank heist in Myanmar's largest city in just over three months, the military-installed government said, The government blamed the previous robberies on opposition groups opposed to...