Latest Extortion and threats News

In this Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, booking photo provided by the Tomball, Texas, Police Department is Mark Davis. Davis, a history and geography teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball who authorities say brought a handgun to school and made threatening comments about colleagues was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Tomball police say Davis is charged with possessing a weapon in a prohibited place and threatening to exhibit or use a firearm at a school. (Tomball Texas Police Department

Texas teacher accused of bringing handgun to school

Jan. 23, 2020 5:53 PM EST

TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — A Texas teacher who authorities say brought a handgun to school and made threatening comments about colleagues has been arrested. Mark Davis, a history and geography teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, located northwest of Houston, was arrested Wednesday. Tomball...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantewell was to be arraigned Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Concord, N.H., on federal charges of threatening to harm the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute in June 2019. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Leading white nationalist pleads not guilty to making threat

Jan. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that he threatened to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Oklahoma City man sentenced for hoax mass shooting threat

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting to making a hoax threat of a mass shooting at a community college. Court records show David Aaron Jacobs was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to conveying false or misleading...

Norway ex-minister's former partner charged in threats case

Jan. 23, 2020 10:55 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The ex-companion of Norway’s former justice minister whose home was targeted with vandalism and small fires in 2018 and 2019, was Thursday charged in the case. The prosecutor’s office says Laila Bertheussen is suspected of sending a threatening letter to...

Kansas Supreme Court dismisses judges' lawsuit over funding

Jan. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' high court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state's court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Republican-controlled Legislature. The state Supreme Court said in a short order signed by Chief Justice Marla Luckert that it's...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike. An attorney for Avenatti says his client cannot properly prepare for his extortion trial while he is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, that the onetime lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels needs to be transferred from solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City to the general population in the federal lockup. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

Judge: No keeping Stormy and Trump out of NY Avenatti trial

Jan. 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no keeping porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump out of California attorney Michael Avenatti's extortion case, a judge said Wednesday as he ordered the trial to commence Monday and refused the government's insistence that he ban mention of Daniels and Trump. The...

Authorities: Deputy injured after Arkansas standoff

Jan. 22, 2020 3:39 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy sustained minor injuries while exchanging gunfire with a man in northeast Arkansas after responding to a call about terroristic threats, authorities said. Craighead County Deputy Sheriff Logan Dotson was struck in his head twice with shotgun pellets on Monday,...

8 ethnic Albanians convicted in Kosovo of terrorism charges

Jan. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Wednesday convicted eight ethnic Albanian men of preparing terrorist acts and trying to destabilize the country's constitutional order. The court in the capital city of Pristina handed out prison terms ranging from two to 12 years to eight members of the so-called...

Baton Rouge student accused of making terrorizing threat

Jan. 21, 2020 7:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana high school student was arrested Tuesday after making a threat against a school, authorities said. The 14-year-old from Lee High School in Baton Rouge was charged with terrorizing, news outlets reported. The decision to charge him came after a meeting attended by the...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti has been rearrested for alleged bail violations, prosecutors in New York told a judge late Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Warden: Michael Avenatti kept in his own cell for his safety

Jan. 21, 2020 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the jet-setting lawyer who once represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, is being housed in isolation at a federal lockup facility for his own safety, the jail warden said Tuesday. Avenatti is currently being held in the most secure...