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Driver, attendant lose jobs after leaving child on bus

Apr. 10, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A school bus driver and an onboard attendant have lost their jobs after leaving a 5-year-old Madison student on the bus alone at the end of their day. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Badger Bus contracts with the...

Missouri man charged, accused of baseball bat beating death

Apr. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder and other counts in the beating death of another man missing since 2019 and whose decomposing body was found wrapped in carpet this week. The body of Samuel Israelsen, 41, was found...

Police offer $100K in Bay Area child missing 5 years

Apr. 08, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years after a toddler vanished and her mother was found slain, San Francisco police Thursday offered a $100,000 reward in hopes of finding the child, who would now be grade-school age. Police also released a forensic artist's sketch of what...

Teen's body recovered after Indianapolis canoeing accident

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy who went missing last week when a canoe he had been riding in went over a dam in Indianapolis has been recovered from the White River, authorities said. Indiana Conservation officers pulled Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez'...

Missing driver, 88, found safe hundreds of miles away

Apr. 08, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — An older Ohio man who went missing after he told family members he was taking his antique pickup truck in for service was found safe several hundred miles away in Pennsylvania. Police stopped the truck, a 1946 Hudson, in Kingston just before 9 p.m....

Lyft driver's body found under home; Georgia man arrested

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Ga. (AP) — The body of a missing ride-hailing driver has been found under the house of a Georgia man who has been taken into custody, authorities said. Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said deputies got a tip about the possible location of Kim Mason, a woman...

Soldier gets 12 years for sex with girl, staged kidnapping

Apr. 07, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A soldier who was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for taking a 12-year-old across state lines for sex after staging her kidnapping. WRAL reports that Pvt. James Murdock Peele, 22,...

Murder conviction affirmed in case of pregnant Maui woman

Apr. 07, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii court ruling rejected the appeal of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. A jury convicted Steven Capobianco in 2016 and he appealed, claiming prosecutorial misconduct. In his appeal, he argued that...

Remains found in SC field determined to be missing man

Apr. 07, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, S.C. (AP) — The remains found in South Carolina's Fairfield County last year are those of a man reported missing in 2019, authorities confirmed Tuesday. A hunter discovered human remains in the woods near Peay Ridge in October, the Fairfield County...

Remains in Missouri identified as missing Chinese woman

Apr. 07, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Decomposed remains found in a Missouri park have been positively identified as those of a Chinese woman who had been missing from Columbia, Missouri, since 2019, authorities said Tuesday. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said forensic experts used dental...