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This undated booking photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in Colorado, shows Cynthia Abcug. Abcug, accused of working with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care, can be put on trial, a judge ruled Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge: Mom accused in QAnon kidnapping plot can stand trial

Aug. 14, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of working with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care can be put on trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Lawrence Bowling admitted his decision was a “close call” because the prosecution did not definitively lay out...

FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, then-Suffolk County District Attorney Democratic candidate Rachael Rollins speaks during a forum in Boston. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, District Attorney Rollins criticized The Massachusetts Bail Fund for paying for the release of a convicted rapist, who has since been charged with a new rape. A statement from the bail fund said Wednesday that it bails out people based on financial need

Bail fund answers criticism over freeing convicted rapist

Aug. 12, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bail fund in Massachusetts that's among many nationwide flooded with donations amid the country's reckoning with racism is defending itself after freeing people facing serious crimes, including a convicted rapist who has since been charged with a new rape. The Massachusetts Bail Fund said...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018, file photo, defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj enter district court in Taos, N.M. A judge has ordered the hospitalization for mental health treatment of a second member of an extended family confronting firearms, kidnapping and terrorism-related charges. The case stems from a 2018 raid on a remote compound in New Mexico where a child's decomposed body was discovered. Court records on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, show 42-year-old Lucas Morton was found incompetent to stand trial by a federal judge and should be committed to a medical center for treatment. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

2nd suspect hospitalized in case where child's remains found

Aug. 11, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second member of an extended family facing firearms, kidnapping and terrorism-related charges in connection with an 2018 raid on a remote compound where a child's decomposed body was found has been ordered hospitalized for mental health treatment. The case, which revolves around the...

Speeding SUV driver sought after 2 carjackings, kidnapping

Aug. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a speeding sport utility vehicle in Ohio led police on a long chase and then carjacked two vehicles — one with two children inside who were later released and the other from a teenage driver that was later found abandoned, authorities said. The Ohio State Highway...

1 injured and 1 dead in shooting in Casper

Aug. 8, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A shooting in Casper, Wyoming, has left one dead and one person injured. The Oil City News reports Casper Police Department spokesperson Rebekah Ladd said at about 7:00 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a reported kidnapping on South Jefferson. Reports said a person was being held...

Thousands gather for prayer ride for missing Amish woman

Aug. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered for a prayer ride for an Amish woman who remains missing following the arrest of a man accused last month of having kidnapped her. About 3,000 people came to Ephrata Community Church for Saturday afternoon’s ride for 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos,...

Florence prison sergeant arrested in sexual assault case

Aug. 7, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A corrections sergeant assigned to a state prison in Florence has been arrested and accused of crimes that include sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry said Friday. Jason McClelland, 47, was arrested Thursday...

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office, shows Robert Incorvaia, 51, who is accused of luring homeless women with the promise of food and shelter only to sexually assault them. Phoenix police said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, more victims have been identified and Incorvaia, 51, is facing more charges. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

Aug. 7, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More victims of a man accused of luring homeless women with the promise of food and shelter only to sexually assault them have been identified, Phoenix police said Friday. Authorities said 51-year-old Robert Incorvaia is facing more charges a week after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies...

Sheriff: Kidnapping suspect killed in shootout with deputies

Aug. 7, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suspected in kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint was killed in a Thursday night shootout with sheriff's deputies, officials said. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told reporters at the scene that deputies were searching for Nicholas Kocolis, 51, following a...

Police arrest 2 suspects in fatal shooting near Sioux Falls

Aug. 6, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two suspect in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a ditch west of Sioux Falls. The suspects — ages 27 and 38 — are both from Sioux Falls and faces charges of first-degree premeditated murder, second-degree murder and...