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Prosecutor drops murder charges against alleged car thieves

Sep. 19, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Lake County prosecutors have dropped murder charges against five teenagers whose friend was fatally shot by a homeowner as they allegedly tried to steal his car. In a statement, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim says after analyzing evidence collected after the Aug. 13...

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...

Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire

Sep. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County. Sac County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack pleaded not guilty Monday to arson, burglary and other crimes. The trial start is set for Nov. 5....

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...

Police: Scorned girlfriend scorches ex-boyfriend's home

Sep. 17, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a woman admitted to setting her ex-boyfriend's house on fire the day after he broke up with her. News outlets report 33-year-old Ashlee Mack was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree arson and third-degree burglary. Pleasant Grove police Lt....

NC man accused of stealing items from breast cancer charity

Sep. 17, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man who they say broke in to several churches and stole thousands of dollars' worth of items from a breast cancer charity. The Asheville Police Department says in a news release that 25-year-old Conner Lee Fewell was arrested on Sunday and...

MCSO: 1 suspect killed, another arrested after burglary try

Sep. 16, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say one suspect is in custody and another is dead after a burglary attempt at a Laveen fire station. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials released the information Monday. They say one of the suspects fired shots at Phoenix firefighters during last week's incident. Sheriff's...

Man gets 40-year prison term in fatal shooting in Phoenix

Sep. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of wounding his ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting her mother in Phoenix in 2017 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 46-year-old Jorge Acosta previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, burglary and aggravated assault. They say...

Men charged in courthouse break-in suspected in other case

Sep. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect that two cybersecurity workers charged with breaking into an Iowa courthouse were also responsible for a late-night entry into the courthouse in Des Moines. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday that based on surveillance footage, investigators believe...