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In this May 9, 2020, photo provided by Catherine Brewer, Knox Brewer stands next to a safe he pulled out of Whitney Lake in South Carolina. The 6-year-old was using a magnet attached to a string to fish for metal in the water when he reeled in a lockbox that police said was stolen from a woman who lived nearby eight years ago. (Catherine Brewer via AP)

Boy, 6, cracks open robbery case by reeling in sunken safe

May. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy helped crack open a nearly decade-old robbery case when he reeled in a locked safe from the bottom of a South Carolina lake. Knox Brewer of Johns Island took up “magnet fishing” and began hunting for metal objects underwater as a way to pass time...

This booking photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows DeAndre Baker. The New York Giants cornerback surrendered to police Saturday, May 16, 2020, after being charged with robbing people of money and valuables at a cookout he was attending with another NFL football player.
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond

May. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker posted a $200,000 bond after a Zoom hearing with Broward Circuit Judge Michael Davis....

This booking photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows DeAndre Baker. The New York Giants cornerback surrendered to police Saturday, May 16, 2020, after being charged with robbing people of money and valuables at a cookout he was attending with another NFL football player.
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Giants' DeAndre Baker surrenders in armed robbery case

May. 16, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker surrendered to police Saturday after being charged with robbing people of money and valuables at a cookout he was attending with another NFL player. Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of...

Serbian soldiers patrol around the center for refugees in Sid, about 100 km west from Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Serbia has sent its army to a town near the border with Croatia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded in hopes of reaching the European Union. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia deploys army near border to protect against migrants

May. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has sent its army to a town near the border with Croatia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded in hopes of reaching the European Union. The Defense Ministry said on Saturday that President Aleksandar Vucic ordered the troop deployment to “secure” three...

This March 26, 2020 image from surveillance video shows a man, believed to be William Rosario Lopez wearing a surgical mask, with a gun in a Connecticut convenience store.  Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt that the numbers are climbing. Reports are starting to pop up across the country, as well as in other parts of the world of crimes that were pulled off in no small part because so many of us are wearing masks. (U.S. District Court of Connecticut via AP)

Coronavirus masks a boon for crooks who hide their faces

May. 16, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The way the FBI tells it, William Rosario Lopez put on a surgical mask and walked into the Connecticut convenience store looking to the world like a typical pandemic-era shopper as he picked up plastic wrap, fruit snacks and a few other items. Then, when the only other customer left, he went...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, then Washington Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar (23) reacts after intercepting a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party. Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Attorney says he has affidavits clearing Seahawks' Dunbar

May. 15, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The attorney for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar says he has five signed affidavits from witnesses that exonerate his client in an armed robbery. Attorney Michael Grieco told The Associated Press on Friday that the five witnesses attested that Dunbar was not involved in the robbery...

Georgia man jailed for 43 years freed after plea deal

May. 15, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of murdering a woman in 1976 reached a plea deal and was released from jail Friday after recent DNA testing cast doubt on his guilt. Johnny Lee Gates, 63, was convicted in 1977 of murder, rape and robbery in the slaying of Katharina Wright, 19, in an apartment...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker poses with his new jersey after the New York Giants selected him in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. Police in South Florida are trying to find Giants cornerback Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party. Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party

May. 14, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday. Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar (23) reacts after intercepting a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Dunbar got his wish when he asked out of Washington and got traded to Seattle during the offseason. Now he has a chance to learn the Seahawks system and potentially land himself a big pay day next year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Dunbar's time in Seattle seems tenuous after robbery charges

May. 14, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Quinton Dunbar spent Thursday morning on a video conference talking about what he could add to the Seattle Seahawks defense after arriving via a trade in March. His status in Seattle may have changed drastically just hours later when an arrest warrant was issued for Dunbar in South...

Cyclists wear protective masks as they pass Madison Square Park, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cuomo: Wear a mask to respect nurses who died to save us

May. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called face masks a sign of respect for others on a day the state reported 195 new deaths. Other data released Tuesday shows that nine out of 10 people arrested for coronavirus-related offenses in New York City have been black or Hispanic. Here are the latest...