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Bismarck man accused of kidnapping, terrorizing

Jan. 24, 2020 7:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment, holding another man at gunpoint and firing several shots. The Bismarck Tribune reports 39-year-old Christopher Williams is charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. Police say the incident early...

Cristen Giangarra speaks to reporters on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, about the night in June that she says she was raped by a Lyft driver in St. Louis. Attorney Michael Gallagher is at center. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Alleged rape victim names Lyft, St. Louis driver in lawsuit

Jan. 23, 2020 3:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a Lyft driver in St. Louis has filed a lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of prioritizing profits over passenger safety. Cristen Giangarra's lawsuit, filed Wednesday, is the latest of several filed by women across the country who have claimed they...

Fotis Dulos, center, and his attorneys Norm Pattis, left and Chris La Tronica appear for a probable cause hearing in Stamford Superior Court, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead, pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and kidnapping charges as a judge warned him to not violate his house arrest conditions again. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Husband in missing mom case pleads not guilty to murder

Jan. 23, 2020 1:23 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and kidnapping charges as a judge warned him to not violate his house arrest conditions again. Fotis Dulos appeared in a state court in Stamford, Connecticut, a...

Man who helped kidnap storage warehouse manager gets 5 years

Jan. 23, 2020 10:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of two men who kidnapped a Public Storage warehouse manager at gunpoint, mistakenly thinking the manager had stolen their nearly 500 pounds of marijuana, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the sentence for Trent...

Woman charged in tot's death seeks to have statements tossed

Jan. 22, 2020 9:22 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her toddler son and telling police he had been kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home is seeking to have prosecutors barred from using her statements to police in court. Twenty-five-year-old Nakira Griner of...

Suspect in child abduction sent for psychiatric evaluation

Jan. 22, 2020 2:21 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with abducting an 11-year-old girl was ordered by a judge Wednesday to undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation. Miguel Rodriguez, 24, of Springfield, appeared in Springfield District Court for a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society and...

Woman who stole an SUV with 3 kids inside is back in jail

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of commandeering a Jeep with three children inside it last fall is back in jail following her arrest for violating bail. Shannon Lee Dupree, 42, of Wilton, was indicted this month on three counts of kidnapping, and faces nine other charges, the Sun Journal...

Officer who tried to kidnap girl gets over 4 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2020 2:00 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An off-duty Cleveland police officer who pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for a school bus has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison. Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, apologized in court Tuesday before a Cuyahoga County judge sentenced him in a plea agreement that...

Murder, kidnapping suspect sentenced for possessing guns

Jan. 21, 2020 4:45 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man facing state murder and kidnapping charges has been sentenced to four years in prison on a federal gun count. Iosia Fiso, 25, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and was sentenced Friday to the four-year prison term followed by...

Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants

Jan. 21, 2020 12:30 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Tuesday that five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines. The five being held hostage were among eight Indonesians on a Malaysian fishing boat that was fishing in Malaysian waters before it was...