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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...

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...

Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

Sep. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary....

Legal briefs: Suspended judge pleads in underwear-theft case

Sep. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suspended New York judge has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary for trying to sneak into a neighbor's home to steal her underwear. Robert Cicale (sih-KAL'-ee) pleaded guilty Friday in Suffolk County court. Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Cicale had several pairs of worn...

Police: Georgia man faked racially motivated burglary

Sep. 13, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man trashed his pizza restaurant and ice cream shop near Atlanta to fake a racially motivated burglary so he could file an insurance claim, police said. Gwinnett County police officers responded just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after a 911 call reporting a man damaging the...

Burglar cooks breakfast, tells resident 'go back to sleep'

Sep. 5, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a burglar broke into a Florida home, cooked himself an early morning meal and told the resident there to "go back to sleep." The home's occupant told investigators he awoke to discover the man cooking and eating sometime after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Fox 13 in Tampa...

Couple arrested for burglary 3 years after $500K lottery win

Sep. 3, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who won $500,000 on a state lottery scratch-off ticket in 2016 has been charged in a string of burglaries. MLive.com reports that 29-year-old Mitchell Arnswald and 28-year-old Stephanie Harvell were arraigned Friday on home invasion and possession of burglary tools...

Kansas man convicted after alleged rape victim dies in crash

Aug. 29, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been convicted of murder after a woman died in a traffic crash while fleeing from what prosecutors alleged was a rape. A Wyandotte County jury on Wednesday found Orlando Taylor guilty of first-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 39-year-old...

Coke bottle helps lead to suspect in statewide burglaries

Aug. 29, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities believe they've found the man responsible for burglaries across Missouri, and a bottle of Coca-Cola helped break the case. KTVI-TV reports that 25-year-old Dakota Blackburn faces multiple charges for burglaries in St. Charles County, Jefferson City, Moberly and elsewhere....