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Human remains found in search for missing mid-Missouri woman

Sep. 19, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Human remains have been found at a landfill in Columbia as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a woman that happened 13 years ago. Columbia police said Wednesday that the exploratory dig was part of the investigation into the 2006 disappearance of Megan Shultz. Police...

Thousands of standardized tests in Utah are missing scores

Sep. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say thousands of standardized tests completed by Utah students this spring are missing scores. The Salt Lake Tribune reports a review released Wednesday shows at least 3,546 exams were not scored following rollout problems with the new standardized testing system with...

South Carolina ex-school principal charged in wife's death

Sep. 18, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina charged a former high school principal with murder on Wednesday, a day after the man reported his wife missing. James Yarborough, 64, also was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstruction of justice, Summerville police Lt....

Remains of missing woman found in storage unit, ex charged

Sep. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police acting on a tip entered a Philadelphia self-storage facility and found the dismembered remains of a woman missing for 16 years, and her ex-boyfriend has been arrested. The Philadelphia district attorney's office says 49-year-old Jade Gillette Babcock was arraigned Wednesday on...

Girl found dead in 2016 in Texas may be from Arizona

Sep. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says a girl whose remains were found three years ago in a suitcase along a Texas pasture was likely from Southeast Arizona or Mexico. The group on Wednesday cited pollen analysis in efforts to identify remains discovered...

Man arrested on weapons charges after house fire

Sep. 18, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

OCEAN, N.J. (AP) — The live-in boyfriend of a New Jersey woman missing since their home burned down is facing charges after he was found driving her SUV with her shotguns and jewelry inside. The Ocean Township home that 49-year-old Ronald Teschner shared with Jacquelin Terrulli was gutted in the Sept. 12...

Woman in missing mom case appears in court for new charge

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A woman charged in connection with the disappearance of her boyfriend's estranged wife in Connecticut has made a brief court appearance to face a new evidence tampering allegation. Michelle Troconis did not enter a plea Wednesday during the hearing in Norwalk. She and her lawyer...

Colorado hiker found safe after he went missing for 2 days

Sep. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 66-year-old Denver man has been found safe after he went missing for two days in the western Colorado mountains. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says Neil James Brosseau was found in good spirits shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say Brosseau was climbing Pyramid Peak with...

Man sentenced for stealing thousands from missing mom

Sep. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 10 years after a Klamath County woman went missing, her son has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing thousands in Social Security benefits meant for her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 64-year-old Theodore Kirk will spend 15 months in prison for stealing more than...

Authorities: Child who vanished from park was kidnapped

Sep. 18, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe a 5-year-old girl who disappeared this week while playing with a sibling at a New Jersey playground was taken against her will. State police issued an Amber Alert late Tuesday night for Dulce Maria Alavez, who was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday at Bridgeton city...