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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,...

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy. Brigham Yahir Mendez was charged as an adult in the 2018 shooting of Jacob Michael Clymer, 32, and pleaded guilty in October to...

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Jan. 17, 2020 7:01 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier's unmarked van at a Southern California gas station after the driver collected the proceeds from several dispensaries, authorities said Friday. Because the U.S. government still outlaws marijuana, even in legal states...

DOJ: Suspect fatally shot by police in Wausau fired 1st

Jan. 17, 2020 6:53 PM EST

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a suspect who was fatally shot by police in Wausau was trying to steal vehicles and fired at officers first. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff's Office were called to the city's west side...

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...

Helena man convicted of taking $390k stolen from armored car

Jan. 17, 2020 2:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man has been convicted of taking $390,000 that was stolen from an armored truck and spending it on gambling, day trading, and travel. A federal jury found John Gregory Alexander Herrin, 30, guilty Thursday of interstate transportation of stolen property and eight counts of...

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,...

Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary

Jan. 17, 2020 12:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a SWAT team was forced to smoke out suspects in an Albuquerque marijuana dispensary burglary that sparked a standoff. Police said Kyle Minard, 35, was arrested Tuesday after the SWAT team dispatched tear gas into the R. Greenleaf business. Around four hours later,...