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Police: Would-be robber killed in scuffle with Florida man

Oct. 15, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a would-be robber was killed with his own gun in a scuffle with an intended victim. News outlets report 30-year-old Caidret Javon Leonard was killed in the Saturday fight in West Palm Beach. City police say two men were sitting in a parked car that night...

Council president expected to be named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and salt water taffy. But that came to an end earlier this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire...

Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

Oct. 14, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand. "Burning Giraffe," a 1960s hand-colored, limited-edition surrealist work, was stolen in seconds Sunday afternoon from Dennis Rae Fine...

Police: Woman steals from liquor store with kids in tow

Oct. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are looking for a woman they say stole money from a liquor store with two young children in tow. Investigators say the woman , who has not been identified, entered the store near the CommonGround Golf Course in southeast Denver on Wednesday afternoon and took "a large sum of...

Former contractor gets 20 years in prison for stealing $150K

Oct. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A former contractor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing about $150,000 from more than a dozen clients in northern Colorado. Jamie Bock, who was convicted in August of nine counts of theft, was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say the 46-year-old collected money from...

Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Georgia authorities have found a man suspected in an Iowa slaying. Fort Dodge police say in a news release that 19-year-old Damion Chavez was spotted by a sheriff's deputy in Lowndes County, Georgia, on Saturday in a vehicle on Interstate 75. The vehicle was pulled over and Chavez...

Suspect in Islamic Center theft scheduled for plea hearing

Oct. 14, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a man charged with breaking into the Islamic Center of Lawrence and stealing donations boxes was in possession of almost $1,200 in cash when he was arrested in a Kansas City suburb several days later. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the affidavit in the case...

Former Colorado soldier sentenced to life for fatal shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former soldier who was stationed at Colorado's Fort Carson has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting in a nearby community. The Gazette reported a jury convicted 21-year-old Wayne Sellers IV of first-degree murder in the October 2018 slaying of 20-year-old...

NJ man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in carjacking slaying

Oct. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man slain during a carjacking three years ago in Pennsylvania. The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion reports that 19-year-old Adiel Sanchez Frometa was also convicted Thursday of robbery of a motor vehicle...

Police probe for motive in killings at illegal gambling spot

Oct. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were investigating Sunday whether a gambling dispute, robbery or something else led to the shooting deaths of four people at an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn that was just blocks from a police precinct. The New York Police Department identified the dead as Terence Bishop, 36;...