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Police: Thief berated mom for leaving kid in car he stole

Jan. 19, 2021 3:11 AM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said. The woman went into a grocery store about 15 feet (5 yards) from the car Saturday, leaving her...

Woman accused of theft from Pelosi's office during riot

Jan. 19, 2021 12:33 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official....

Everett homeowner told police he shot a burglar

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was shot during an attempted burglary in Everett. Officers were called at about 10 p.m. Saturday to Tulalip Avenue for a report of someone trying to break into a home. A 911 caller advised they had fired a shot, KIRO reported. When police arrived,...

Today in History

Jan. 18, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2021. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored...

This image provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Josephus Davis, charged with killing a man  in an apparent attempted robbery while walking his dog a block from his home in north Philadelphia last week. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP)

1 charged with murder in death of man shot walking dog

Jan. 17, 2021 10:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been charged with killing a man shot to death in an apparent attempted robbery while walking his dog a block from his home in north Philadelphia last week, authorities said. Davis Josephus, 20, was charged with murder and related offenses in the death Wednesday night of...

Police: Officers, suspect wounded in struggle after break-in

Jan. 17, 2021 4:26 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Two police officers responding to a report of a break-in at an Ohio home struggled with an armed suspect and were wounded by gunfire along with the suspect, but all are expected to recover, police said. Police in Kent said a young female called 911 shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday to report...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, and Kevin Seefried, left, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.  More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. Charges from the Jan. 6 riot range from curfew violations to serious...

Prosecutors: Woman robs 4 Chicago stores in less than hour

Jan. 16, 2021 5:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman charged with robbing four convenience stores in Chicago in less than an hour this week was ordered held on $50,000 bond on Saturday. Jessica Short 21, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of robbery after she allegedly participated in the robberies of the...

Second person charged in death of man who was shot, dragged

Jan. 16, 2021 4:46 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second person has been charged in the death of a man who was shot and then dragged by a vehicle behind a vacant St. Louis home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Joseph Griffin, of St. Louis, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery,...

3 inmates escape from southeast Missouri jail

Jan. 16, 2021 4:27 PM EST

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three men escaped from a southeast Missouri jail after removing a large block from a cell wall. Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett said the escape happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Ironton police said in a news release that they are armed and that authorities...