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Man who robbed five banks gets more than 9 years in prison

Apr. 10, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who pleaded guilty to robbing five Massachusetts banks within a week in September 2018 has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Dong Lee, 50, and an accomplice robbed banks in Andover, Boston,...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Eugene police arrest 30th person in May 29 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police have now made 30 arrests of people suspected of rioting, breaking into businesses and setting fires on May 29 during a protest against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The latest arrest came this week, The...

Ex-attorney, boyfriend charged in Oklahoma triple homicide

Apr. 09, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City attorney and her boyfriend have been charged with killing an ex-girlfriend and her parents in 2019. Keegan Kelley Harroz and Barry Titus II were each charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder and a related...

Board to consider $25K for man wrongfully convicted in 1995

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Claims Board is set to consider awarding $25,000 to a man wrongfully convicted in a 1995 homicide that was later connected to a Milwaukee serial killer. Sam Hadaway is seeking the maximum compensation for a wrongful conviction under...

Former employee at nonprofit charged with stealing $4.7M

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia nonprofit organization has been accused of embezzling more than $4.7 million in federal funds, according to court documents. Ruth Marie Phillips, 68, of Chesapeake, Ohio, was charged Wednesday with stealing...

Mississippi justices reject latest appeal in death row case

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man will remain on death row after the state Supreme Court on Thursday denied his most recent appeal. David Dickerson, now 51, was convicted of capital murder, arson and armed robbery in 2012 in Copiah County....

Tunnel collapse nearly led to Mexico City drain explosion

Apr. 09, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said the collapse of a clandestine tunnel dug to steal gasoline from a government pipeline probably triggered a chain of events that nearly blew up one of the few outlets for moving water out of the closed and flood-prone Mexico City valley. ...

Orange County inmate convicted in daring jail escape

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted of the jailbreak and of kidnapping a taxi driver while on the run, authorities announced Thursday. Bac Tien Duong, 48, was found...

Lincoln man charged with stealing over $29,000 from uncle

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 22-year-old Lincoln man has been charged with stealing more than $29,000 from his uncle who has dementia. An arrest warrant was issued for Darren McCain in February, but he was just brought to Lincoln this week to face the charges of theft and...