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AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Dec. 02, 2021 00:40 AM EST

The Marine Corps demolition specialist was worried — about America, and about the civil war he feared would follow the presidential election. And so, block by block, he stole 13 pounds (6 kilograms) of C4 plastic explosives from the training ranges of Camp Lejeune. ...

Prosecute shoplifters under existing laws, governor says

Dec. 01, 2021 21:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws, as he called out local officials whom he said have been reluctant to do so. He was responding to a recent run...

Slithering 'snake burglar' steals thousands from CA salon

Dec. 01, 2021 20:39 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police were looking for a man dubbed the “snake burglar" who wriggled his way through a Southern California business and fled with several thousands dollars. Surveillance video showed the man slithering on his belly at the Rustic Roots salon...

NC inmate safety, juvenile justice changes begin Wednesday

Dec. 01, 2021 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina laws that took effect on Wednesday are designed to protect expectant mothers behind bars, keep more elementary school-age children accused of misdeeds out of court and force police officers to speak up about excessive force. The...

County executive accused of stealing campaign funds

Dec. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York county executive was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he stole $3,500 in campaign funds to pay off his personal debts, Attorney General Letitia James said. Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, 58, faces a maximum sentence of...

Los Angeles robbers target mother with baby in stroller

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow-home robbers targeted a mother with a baby in a stroller after she opened the gates to her home in Los Angeles, police said. Surveillance video recorded the scene Sunday evening as the woman returned home from a walk and...

Florida man charged with killing 21-year-old woman in 1983

Dec. 01, 2021 11:15 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who had long been considered a person of interest in the killing of a 21-year-old South Florida woman has been arrested after 38 years, officials said. Ralph Williams, 59, was arrested Monday in Jacksonville and charged with the death of...

St. Louis Police: Man shot to death during attempted robbery

Dec. 01, 2021 08:55 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis said a man was shot to death during an attempted robbery outside an apartment complex on the city’s south side. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Fountains at Carondelet apartment complex, police said....

Police: Bank robber arrested after prison term for new heist

Nov. 30, 2021 22:39 PM EST

BELLEAIR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A serial Florida bank robber once dubbed the “I-4 bandit” was arrested Tuesday for a new holdup just months after his release from prison, police said. David Marc Ratcliff, 55, was caught after a brief chase in the Gulf Coast town of...

Arizona officer fired after shooting of shoplifting suspect

Nov. 30, 2021 20:43 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson police officer has been fired after he was accused of shooting a shoplifting suspect in a wheelchair nine times, killing him, after the man brandished a knife, authorities said Tuesday. Police announced at a news conference that Officer...