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Police: Man drives stolen truck into Flagstaff Mall entrance

Sep. 27, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested after driving a stolen delivery truck into the entrance of the Flagstaff Mall, police said Monday. Nobody was injured in the incident and Flagstaff police said the suspect was being held on suspicion of theft and burglary...

State senator acquitted on 15 charges in federal theft case

Sep. 27, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated has been acquitted on 15 of 20 charges, according to court records. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl Lipman filed the order...

South Fulton police recover 2 kids from stolen car

Sep. 26, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have safely recovered two kids who were in a car that was stolen from a gas station, South Fulton police said. In a Facebook posting the police said around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday police responded to a call at a BP Gas Station...

Catalytic converter thefts hit low-income car owners harder

Sep. 26, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a crackdown on catalytic converter theft, in which criminals saw the emission control devices from cars and sell the precious metals found inside to a booming worldwide black market. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, a Republican who...

Mesa police: Man who escaped from custody killed in crash

Sep. 25, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who escaped police custody while handcuffed on Sept. 11 died 10 days later in a crash while driving a stolen motorcycle, Mesa police said. Anthony Rosales had slipped through a gate of a booking area of a police detention facility...

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for armed robbery

Sep. 25, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man has been sentenced for an armed robbery of a business during which an employee was duct taped to a chair and pistol-whipped. A news release from Raleigh-based federal prosecutors Friday said that Dexter Jamal...

Prosecutors: Getaway car came from dealership test drive

Sep. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina bank robber was caught after they determined he had taken his getaway vehicle for a test drive from a car dealer. The Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 68-year-old Glenn Alin Martinoff...

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 4-2, keep pace in NL West race

Sep. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Gonsolin's second pitch of the game was smoked by Arizona's Josh Rojas before Los Angeles left fielder A.J. Pollock robbed a potential extra-base hit, leaping at the warning track to snag the line drive. Gonsolin raised his arms in the air, then...

Ex-deputy charged with stealing dead woman's credit cards

Sep. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Orange County sheriff's deputy stole credit cards from a dead woman's Southern California home and used them to make purchases from QVC and an automotive parts store, prosecutors said Friday. The charges come after ex-deputy Steve Hortz...

FBI seeks Albuquerque bank robber with white-framed glasses

Sep. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have joined Albuquerque police in the search for a man who robbed a bank on the southwest side of the city. The FBI says the white male 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a slender to medium build was wearing white-framed sunglasses when he...