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Los Angeles police nab scooter-riding Bay-area thieves

Apr. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday that they've broken up a band of scooter-riding robbers from the San Francisco Bay Area who busted into 40 cars over the weekend in Los Angeles. The thieves traveled to Hollywood and used ride-sharing scooters to hit dozens of cars near the tourist-heavy Hollywood...

Thieves steal tools at home being built for slain officer

Apr. 18, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A construction company donating time to build a house for the family of an Alaska police officer killed in the line of duty was targeted by thieves. Tools valued at $5,000 that were stored at a home under construction for the family of Fairbanks Sgt. Allen Brandt were stolen...

Deputies look for naked burglar who stole from Little League

Apr. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the naked burglar struck the stand at Fischer Field in...

Lowe, Choi, Diaz homer to help Rays beat Orioles 8-1

Apr. 17, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays got some strong offensive support to back their pitching and keep up their strong play. Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz homered in the first three innings and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-1 Wednesday night. Choi reached based four straight...

Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

Apr. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former left-wing revolutionary Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead. "You were wrong. Your behavior was...

Man accused in Tennessee kidnapping apprehended in Texas

Apr. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities apprehended near Dallas a car salesman accused of kidnapping a paralyzed man in Tennessee and forcing him to hand over nearly $200,000 or risk his life and the lives of his family, police said Wednesday. The federal task force took 42-year-old Daniel Clayton Bryant into...

2nd inmate who escaped from Maui jail found, arrested

Apr. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Two inmates escaped from a Hawaii jail and over a razor wire-topped fence, prompting a manhunt across the island of Maui before one of them turned himself in and the other was arrested. Troy Diego and Barret Paman escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center early Sunday,...

The Latest: 2nd escaped Maui jail inmate found, arrested

Apr. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on two inmates who escaped from a Maui jail (all times local): 3 p.m. An inmate who escaped from a Hawaii jail has been found. Police arrested Troy Diego Monday after an island-wide manhunt. The search began when he and another inmate escaped from Maui Community...

Man convicted of 5 murders in Kansas City cul-de-sac in 2014

Apr. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man with a violent past has been convicted of killing five people in 2014 in a quiet cul-de-sac in south Kansas City. Brandon Howell, 39, was found guilty Monday on five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies in the killings. Prosecutors have said they intend to...

Woman pleads guilty to GoFundMe scam involving homeless man

Apr. 15, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty Monday to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway in order to scam 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions. Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to...