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Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old. The...

Arkansas officer kills 1 after knife attack, 2 others dead

Oct. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Two people in Arkansas were found fatally stabbed and a third person was shot and killed by an officer whose neck was slashed after he found a man beating one of the stabbing victims with a rock, authorities said Sunday. It happened around 6:20...

Freed murderer charged in Florida with slaying of single mom

Oct. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Police have charged a convicted murderer who was released from prison last year with the slaying of a South Florida woman whose body was found in a canal after being missing for three weeks. Eric Pierson, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree...

Day care manager fired as police investigate possible abuse

Oct. 17, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The person who ran an Overland Park day care was fired after police began investigating allegations of child abuse at the center. A spokesman for The Learning Express said Sunday that the franchise owner of the location in Overland Park was...

Missouri man given 16 life sentences for child sex abuse

Oct. 16, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 16 concurrent life sentences plus 107 years for committing sex crimes against children for more than a decade. Stephen Turner, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced Friday on 33 felony counts, including...

Grandmother arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old

Oct. 15, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque grandmother has been arrested in connection with the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter two weeks ago. The girl's father, Michael Garcia, was arrested shortly after the toddler's death on Oct. 1. Albuquerque police said Friday...

Nevada man accused of shooting at cars north of Reno

Oct. 15, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 44-year-old Nevada man accused of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment after they say he was shooting at cars near his home in the high desert about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Reno. David...

Democrats push for action on sexual assault lawsuit bills

Oct. 15, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Democrats are calling for action on legislation that would remove time limits restricting when sexual assault victims could file lawsuits against their perpetrator. The lawmakers are also urging that hearings be held on a bill that would lift caps on...

Kenya child killer beaten to death by mob after jail escape

Oct. 15, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say a man who had confessed to killing a dozen children and escaped from detention this week has been killed by a mob. Area Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed the killing of Masten Wanjala on Thursday. The...

Wichita woman charged with murder in baby daughter's death

Oct. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of her baby daughter. Neriah Dilley made her first court appearance Thursday and remains jailed on $250,000 bond, KAKE-TV reported. ...