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Freed after NY bail reform, robbery suspect arrested by feds

Jan. 17, 2020 9:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in New York said Friday that the case of a suspected serial bank robber accused of committing a heist in Brooklyn hours after being released from custody shows that the state's newly enacted bail reform is making New Yorkers less safe. Prosecutors say Gerod Woodberry,...

Man convicted of role in 2009 killing gets life sentence

Jan. 17, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — One of the four men charged in connection with the kidnapping, robbery and killing of a suspected drug dealer in Connecticut a decade ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said. Harold Cook, 42, of Bloomfield was sentenced in federal court in...

Phoenix police use rubber bullet on teen mistaken for robber

Jan. 17, 2020 2:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man says he is still traumatized after being hit with a rubber bullet and tackled by police in a case of mistaken identity. “It scares me to go back through my head when I close my eyes or even daydream to replay the same morning that got me to the hospital,” Dion...

Man sentenced to 5 years for Missouri post office heist

Jan. 17, 2020 10:28 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a suburban St. Louis post office. Sixty-year-old Dywane Upchurch was sentenced Thursday for being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault while committing a robbery. He pleaded guilty in October. Authorities say Upchurch...

Teenage boy charged in murders of his foster mother, man

Jan. 17, 2020 8:37 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with the slayings of his foster mother and a man who authorities say were both “brutally tortured and murdered." The 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the stabbing death of Renee Gilyard, 64, and in the death of Jimmy Mao, 20,...

Robbery suspect shot by Missoula police officers has died

Jan. 16, 2020 4:19 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A robbery suspect shot by Missoula police officers has died of his injuries, police spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said Thursday. Officers responded to a reported robbery and assault in a trailer court on Wednesday morning and encountered a man with a gun, Welsh said in a statement....

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Missouri bank heist

Jan. 16, 2020 8:45 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for robbing a St. Louis County bank. Mitchell Finley, 57, was sentenced Wednesday for the heist and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. attorney's office says in a news release. Court documents say he approached...

2 men sentenced for stealing U.S. Postal Service truck

Jan. 16, 2020 7:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more men accused of stealing a U.S. Postal Service truck in Grand Island while kidnapping its driver have been sent to prison. Sidney Britt, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery and using a firearm for a violent...

Pakistan arrests 71-year-old man in 2005 killing of UK woman

Jan. 16, 2020 2:16 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani man has been arrested in the 2005 killing of a British woman police officer who was gunned down as she responded to a robbery in the city of Bradford in 2005, police in the U.K. said. The 71-year-old suspect, Piran Ditta Khan, who was taken in custody earlier this week,...

Oakland man who robbed 19 banks sentenced to federal prison

Jan. 16, 2020 12:40 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Oakland man who robbed or tried to rob 19 banks before he was arrested at a hospital where his wife was giving birth was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison. Fifty-year-old Duane Makela was sentenced for a series of 10 armed robberies, seven unarmed...