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Authorities say they foiled escape attempt at Kentucky jail

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say they stopped a planned jail escape in eastern Kentucky. The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center said in a statement to news outlets that correction officers at the jail in Paintsville found a hole chiseled in a shower room wall during a routine security check on...

Man who escaped from police in '94 arrested again

Oct. 11, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a convicted sex offender whose escape from New York State Police in the mid-1990s launched a 13-day manhunt has been arrested for violating parole. The Post-Star in Glens Falls reports 57-year-old Joel O'Keefe was arrested Wednesday after police received complaints...

Tennessee sheriff says 2 escaped inmates found

Oct. 11, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a Tennessee jail after assaulting a deputy have been found. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said on Twitter that both inmates were taken into custody Thursday shortly before noon. No other details were immediately released. He...

Alerts offered for when inmates escape halfway houses

Oct. 11, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Corrections says an automated system that alerts the public when inmates escape from prison is being expanded to include alerts when inmates escape halfway houses. Department of Corrections Commissioner Jim Erwin announced the move Wednesday in a statement....

Sheriff: 2 inmates escape Tennessee jail, deputy injured

Oct. 10, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a Tennessee jail after the sheriff's office said they assaulted a deputy. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said in a news release that the deputy was treated for minor injuries Wednesday and released from a...

Official: Protocol 'breakdown' led to Kentucky jail escape

Oct. 9, 2018 4:13 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official at a Kentucky jail says a breakdown in security protocol allowed two inmates working in the jail's kitchen to escape by hiding in trash cans. Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton tells news outlets it seems protocol requiring the checking of trash cans wasn't...

Authorities capture 2nd inmate who fled by hiding in trash

Oct. 8, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky have captured a second inmate who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in a trash can. The Courier Journal reports Louisville Metro Corrections says in a statement that Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt escaped Saturday night. It says the minimum security inmates...

Strong aftershock rattles north Haiti day after deadly quake

Oct. 7, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day's temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was...

Man accused of stopping train in Nebraska sentenced

Oct. 5, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Missouri man who pulled an emergency brake and prompted panic aboard an Amtrak train in southern Nebraska was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison. Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced in a Lincoln federal court, the Lincoln Journal Star...

A Maldives opposition leader returns from exile

Oct. 4, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives opposition leader returned home Thursday after being exiled in Germany for months to escape a prison sentence on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Qasim Ibrahim was welcomed at the airport by President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Ibrahim, a businessman who...