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NYPD: $140K in jewelry, bags stolen from mall magnate's home

Nov. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a group of burglars stole $140,000 worth of luggage and jewelry from a shopping mall magnate's New York City mansion. The Bronx home belongs to Don Ghermezian, the CEO of the company that runs Mall of America in Minnesota and the new American Dream complex in New Jersey. The New...

Death penalty sought in slaying of 2 Mississippi officers

Nov. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor confirms he will seek the death penalty for a man indicted in the 2018 shooting deaths of two police officers. Marquis Flowers, 26, on Tuesday made his first appearance in state court since being indicted on capital murder charges, and he pleaded not...

Trailer with thousands of meals for homeless vets stolen

Nov. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Lenexa police are investigating the theft of thousands of meals intended for homeless veterans. KMBC reports a trailer containing meals packed by bank employees last week was stolen last week. The meals were intended for Friends In Service of Heroes, a veteran service organization. The...

Judge refuses to dismiss indictment against Alabama sheriff

Nov. 12, 2019 10:45 AM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss an indictment against a longtime Alabama sheriff accused of ethics violations and theft. The ruling by Circuit Judge Pride Tompkins comes ahead of an arraignment hearing scheduled for Tuesday for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely. Blakely's lawyer has...

Kentucky police: Man burglarized 17 homes, sold scrap metal

Nov. 12, 2019 9:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've arrested a prolific thief, a man who they say broke into 17 homes within a few miles (kilometers) of each other. They say he wasn't going for high-end appliances, cash or jewelry: He was in it for the metal. News outlets report 48-year-old David Lee...

Tennessee police: Child stolen in running car found safe

Nov. 12, 2019 6:03 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a suspect accused of stealing a running car with a child inside dropped the child off at a fire station unharmed. Memphis police said on Twitter they responded to an abduction call on Monday morning. The child's mother told investigators her car was stolen from...

'It's our dog now': Man in DC robbed of pup at gunpoint

Nov. 12, 2019 4:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man was walking his 4-month-old pit bull in Washington, D.C., when he was robbed of the puppy at gunpoint. News outlets report the dog named "L.A." was stolen Saturday. A D.C police statement says the man and L.A were walking that afternoon when a vehicle slowed next to...

Homeless man stabbed trying to stop robbery in LA suburb

Nov. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EST

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a homeless man was stabbed when he tried to stop a robbery at a suburban Southern California doughnut shop. The La Habra Police Department says officers responding to a robbery call shortly before 4 a.m. Monday found a stabbing victim in his 40s. Police say the man had...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

Couple accused of stealing from his mom plead guilty

Nov. 11, 2019 8:18 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man and his wife accused of stealing more than $200,000 from his disabled mother have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The Telegraph Herald reports that Howard Derby and Patti Derby recently entered the pleas to charges of wire fraud. The state charges were dropped after...