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Man suspected of Georgia killing arrested in Florida

Oct. 26, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Florida police have arrested a man suspected of killing a southeast Georgia woman after breaking into her house. Deputies arrested 44-year-old Lee Allen Mayhew on Friday in Lake City, hours after authorities say he shot and killed Bonnie Rushing at her home near Statesboro. Bulloch...

Burglary convict walks away from western Indiana prison

Oct. 23, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — An inmate walked away Friday from a prison in western Indiana, the Indiana Department of Correction said. Christopher L. Davis was last seen at the Putnamville Correctional Facility near Greencastle around 1 p.m. and was wearing a yellow prison jumpsuit, IDOC said. The 34-year-old...

7 plead guilty ito pharmacy break-ins in Tennessee, Ohio

Oct. 23, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Seven people have pleaded guilty in a string of dozens of pharmacy burglaries in Tennessee and Ohio, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. attorney's office said six of the seven defendants will serve between three years and six months to 15 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to...

2 accused in home invasion killings plead to reduced charges

Oct. 20, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two men accused in the killings of two people during a violent home invasion robbery in Lincoln last year have entered pleas to reduced charges in the case, prosecutors said. Jesse Foster, 23, pleaded no contest Monday to conspiracy to commit robbery, and Sylvester LeBlanc Jr., 26,...

Man accused of setting fire to ex’s home while mother inside

Oct. 19, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of lighting his ex’s Frederickson-area home ablaze while a woman was inside is being held on a $500,000 bail. The 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday in Pierce County Superior Court to assault, arson, burglary, residential burglary and two counts of...

Seized, then stolen back: Hartford battles with dirt bikers

Oct. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Hartford are having to take extra measures to keep illegal dirt bikes off the city’s streets. The Hartford Courant reports police are moving a number of the vehicles from an impound lot because owners of the bikes and ATVs found where they were being stored and...

What drove protesters in May unrest over George Floyd?

Oct. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at the age of 16. Her biological mother had died of brain cancer when she...

This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police, courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

Oct. 16, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found, police said Thursday. The 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors on Wednesday. Investigators found evidence of a forced entry to the lemur enclosure. ...

Black man serving life for stealing hedge clippers paroled

Oct. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Black man whose life sentence for making off with hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary drew scathing criticism from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court was granted parole Thursday. The 3-0 vote during an online meeting of the Committee on Parole means freedom, with...

This Dec. 17, 2018, photo provided by the San Francisco Police courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur, named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

Lemur missing after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

Oct. 14, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone broke into the San Francisco Zoo overnight and stole a ring-tailed lemur, police said Wednesday. The 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors. Investigators found evidence of a forced entry to the lemur enclosure and...