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Supreme Court prohibits courthouse security test break-ins

Oct. 10, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court issued an immediate order Thursday that prohibits physical break-ins of courthouses or entry outside of regular business hours by cybersecurity testers after two workers hired by state court administrators were arrested for breaking into the Dallas County...

Impostor shows up at comedian Lampanelli's home

Oct. 8, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lisa Lampanelli can be forgiven if she didn't laugh when she found out an impostor showed up at her home. Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, say they responded to the comedian's home last week after her sister said she got a phone call from a woman claiming to be Lampanelli. The...

Texas wife calls lawyer before spouse reports suspect death

Sep. 29, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The wife of a Dallas man charged in the fatal shooting of someone they thought was a burglar contacted a lawyer before the husband called 911 to report a home invasion, according to police documents. James Michael Meyer was charged with murder in Thursday's shooting, with bond set at...

Police: Dallas man went back to bed after killing burglar

Sep. 28, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old Dallas man fatally shot a suspected burglar behind his home and then went back to bed before finally calling police nearly two hours later. The Dallas Morning News reports that James Michael Meyer has been charged with murder in the Thursday killing and was...

Man guilty of 1988 Texas attack, subsequent death of doctor

Sep. 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man will serve a life sentence after a Dallas jury found him guilty of capital murder in the death of a doctor who died last year after she was left incapacitated in 1988 following an attack in which she was raped and strangled. George Guo, 58, was convicted Monday following a jury trial....

Ex-Army medic pleads guilty in Hawaii love triangle murder

Sep. 23, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of his wife, about a week before a trial was about to begin in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle. Michael Walker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and said he arranged for the woman with...

Man who stole school bus in Alabama gets 8 years in prison

Sep. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to stealing a school bus in Alabama has been sentenced to eight years in prison. AL.com reports 26-year-old Brandon Peckinpaugh of Bowling Green also pleaded guilty to a string of break-ins before the school bus theft in Blount County in August 2017....

Thieves take 2 million euros in jewels from French chateau

Sep. 19, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France's most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least 2 million euros' ($2.2 million) worth of jewels and cash. Prosecutor Béatrice Angelelli-Lamotte told The Associated Press that police are...

Courthouse break-ins appear part of Iowa security contract

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

The state of Iowa released documents Wednesday that appear to support the claims of two men who said they were just doing their job testing security when they were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a courthouse this month. The men were working for Colorado-based cybersecurity company Coalfire when they were...

Voting system components stolen from Atlanta election site

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two machines used to check voters into their voting location as part of Georgia's election system have been stolen from an Atlanta precinct. The theft occurred overnight, just hours before local elections began Tuesday. Secretary of State spokeswoman Tess Hammock says Fulton County and...