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Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago

Sep. 22, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change. Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that Payne escaped the prison in Clinton in 2003 while serving time for burglary. He...

Abuse scandal hits diocese of cardinal set to meet with pope

Sep. 12, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges. The two people told The...

Sheriff's office says woman wearing restraints is safe

Aug. 29, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say they've found a woman who was captured on video ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night, her wrists shackled in what appeared to be broken restraints. Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the 32-year-old woman is safe with...