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September hearing set in kidnapping, killing of Fernley teen

Jul. 05, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada judge said Tuesday she won't decide until September whether to proceed toward a trial in Lyon County on all the charges facing a man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March. Public defenders for Troy Driver filed a motion...

Manhunt after kidnapped woman, 75, found bound in closet

Jul. 05, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama were searching on Tuesday for a 47-year-old man after a missing 75-year-old woman was found in a house associated with him, in a closet and bound with tape. There's a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Tony Lamar White,...

Missing Canadian girl is found in Oregon; suspect arrested

Jul. 04, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who went missing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for more than a week has been found in Oregon and the man accused of kidnapping is detained in jail, authorities said Monday. FBI agents on Saturday helped arrest Noah Madrano, 41, on...

DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall. Authorities said an inmate had been...

Defense seeks to toss murder charge in Nevada kidnap-killing

Jul. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager are seeking to dismiss the murder charge by arguing he can’t be tried in Lyon County because she was killed in a neighboring county. Troy Driver's public defenders filed the motion to...

2nd trial set for Aug. 9 for 2 men charged in Whitmer plot

Jun. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A jury in April acquitted two other men but couldn't reach a unanimous verdict for Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. They were described as...

Four Chinese nationals abducted in deadly Nigeria attack

Jun. 30, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked a local mining site in northcentral Nigeria, killing “many security personnel” and abducting some workers including four Chinese nationals, authorities said on Thursday. The attackers on Wednesday evening “invaded” the mining site in...

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

Jun. 29, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years...

Third person pleads not guilty to kidnap, carjacking in SD

Jun. 28, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A third person accused of kidnapping an FBI employee and taking his car in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Lourdes Bonilla, 23, made her initial appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann last Friday when she entered...

Deputies fatally shoot Florida man who held 2 women hostage

Jun. 26, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GRANT, Fla. (AP) — A suspect believed to be holding two women hostage was fatally shot by deputies along Florida's Space Coast following a chase that spanned three counties. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a woman on Saturday night was shot and...