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Prayer vigil held as search for missing girl continues

Oct. 19, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Community members held a prayer vigil Saturday as the search continues for a missing 3-year-old who disappeared from a birthday party last week. News outlets report family members and supporters gathered at St. James AME Church, a church a few blocks from the housing development...

Third arrest made in case of model encased in concrete

Oct. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have arrested who they believe to be a third suspect in the killing of a woman who was found encased in concrete in the desert. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 39-year-old Casandra Bascones who was in Milwaukee when police first interviewed her about the missing...

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

Oct. 18, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound. In his order, Chief U.S. District...

2 persons of interest in child abduction deny involvement

Oct. 18, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two people arrested after a girl was abducted from a birthday party in Alabama deny any involvement in her disappearance, their lawyers said Friday as police released new surveillance video of a potential suspect. Attorneys for Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown,...

The Latest: Woman denies link to Alabama child abduction

Oct. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction of a young girl in Alabama (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A woman described as a person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl is denying any involvement. Attorneys for 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown of Birmingham released a statement...

3 men, 1 boy indicted in slayings of 2 Albuquerque teenagers

Oct. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three men and a 15-year-old boy have been indicted in the slayings of two Albuquerque teenagers near Rio Rancho last year. Bernalillo County prosecutors announced Thursday that 43-year-old Stephen Goldman Sr., his 20-year-old son Stephen Goldman Jr., 23-year-old...

Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges. Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday. His bond was set at $500,000 on...

Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

Oct. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed two women and three children of the same family while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli, less than a week after an airstrike slammed into a house killing at least three civilians, a health official said Thursday. The city has been the scene of fighting...

Slain girl's dad says killer's helper shouldn't get parole

Oct. 17, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who helped kidnap a 9-year-old girl in Wichita and assisted her killer is up for parole for the fifth time. The Wichita Eagle reports that Bo Shoemaker told members of the Prisoner Review Board on Wednesday that 56-year-old Donald Wacker should remain behind bars for failing to...

NC woman charged in kidnapping now accused in another case

Oct. 17, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl is now accused of kidnapping another toddler. News outlets report 22-year-old N'denezsia Lancaster, of Greensboro, is now charged with second-degree kidnapping in addition to first-degree kidnapping. She's accused of...