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Student robbed by gunman in high school parking lot

Jan. 28, 2020 6:51 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police are increasing their presence at a high school where a student was robbed of her cellphone by a young male with a handgun. The robbery was reported a little after 3:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at Kennedy High School. The 18-year-old student was nearing her...

Police ID armed robbery suspect fatally shot by police

Jan. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police identified an armed man Monday who they say was fatally shot by an officer after an attempted robbery at a restaurant in Ohio. The robbery suspect shot behind a Bob Evans restaurant in Columbus on Saturday was Joshua James Brown, 34, according to Columbus police. They said...

3rd person convicted in 2009 killing gets life sentence

Jan. 27, 2020 2:47 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A third person involved in the 2009 kidnapping, robbery and killing of a suspected drug dealer in Connecticut was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, federal prosecutors said. Terrell Hunter, 38, of Hartford, who according to authorities goes by the nickname...

Police: Man man asks gym mates to borrow guns for robbery

Jan. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a man with drug possession after he approached two people in a gym parking lot and asked to borrow their guns to commit a robbery, according to arrest documents. West Monroe Police charged Landon Wayne Duke, 19, after two men flagged down an officer and...

Man charged in sexual assaults near Michigan State campus

Jan. 27, 2020 12:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit man was charged in connection with the robbery and sexual assaults of three women in an apartment near Michigan State University. Lamont Rodgers, 24, faces first-degree criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery, home invasion, assault and gun charges, according to the...

Man arrested in Wasilla theft in which shot was fired

Jan. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 19-year-old Eagle River man is in state custody after a theft northwest of Wasilla in which a shot was fired, Alaska State Troopers said. Everett McCormick was held on suspicion of robbery, assault, criminal trespass, theft and probation violation, troopers said. Online court...

Suspect in custody in fast-food restaurant robbery, slaying

Jan. 26, 2020 9:49 PM EST

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) — A suspect is behind bars in the shooting death of an employee during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in northwestern Pennsylvania over the weekend, state police said. Officers were called to a Wendy's in Washington Township near Edinboro shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and...

Birmingham police officer injured in shooting

Jan. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a robbery, the department chief said. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told news outlets that Detective John Finke was shot twice in the abdomen. Two suspects are in custody, he said. “He has...

DA: 2 deaths believed justifiable homicides during robberies

Jan. 26, 2020 12:15 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says the first two homicides of the year in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, which happened within days of each other, are both believed to have been self-defense during attempted robberies. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin ruled Thursday that the...

Store clerk fires at fleeing robbers after being stabbed

Jan. 26, 2020 9:09 AM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A store clerk was stabbed during a convenience store robbery and fired at the assailants as they fled the store, police said. The robbers, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered the store wearing masks, jumped on the counter and attacked the clerk, stabbing him in the...