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Man gets 5 years for punching lawyer in court, other crimes

Apr. 3, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man was sentenced to five years in prison for punching a deputy district attorney while in court, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Ryan Wayne Perkins, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to assault, escape, distributing a controlled substance -...

Man arrested in murder of Portland pawn shop manager

Apr. 3, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a pawn shop manager earlier this week in Portland. Joseph Schneider was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery, according to the Portland...

In this photo provided by Karen Kaiser, Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy poses for a picture at his retirement party at the Federal Courthouse in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was 87. (Courtesy of Karen Kaiser via AP)

Judge who presided over terrorism trials dies of coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Thomas Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, has died of the coronavirus. He was 87. Duffy died Wednesday in Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he lived, according to Edward Friedland, the district executive at...

Baltimore board OKs surveillance planes amid opposition

Apr. 2, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials determined to reduce violent crime have approved an eyes-in-the-sky program that uses surveillance planes to create a visual record of everything that can be seen in the streets below. Despite opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union and concerns that such...

This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

Mar. 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex...

Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

Mar. 25, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks as the country's coronavirus caseload grows. On Wednesday, Mexico City police reported four robberies in different...

Man pleads guilty to killing woman, abusing corpse

Mar. 18, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Milwaukie man has pleaded guilty to murder in the death of a 55-year-old woman. Derek Tyler Johnson, 40, pleaded guilty this week to the first-degree murder of Robin Stender, as well as charges of burglary, robbery and abuse of a corpse, The Statesman Journal reported. Marion County...

2 people arrested in connection with death of woman

Mar. 13, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with the strangulation death of a woman whose naked body was found on a road in north Spokane this week. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested Journey N. O’Donnal, 23, and Robert F. Mead, 27, on Wednesday...

FILE - This photo released on Jan. 14, 2018, by the Tucson Police Department shows Robert Francis Krebs, who has a decades-long criminal record for stealing from banks. The 82-year-old was convicted Wednesday, March 4, 2020, on a federal armed bank robbery charge in the January 2018 holdup of a credit union in Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson Police Department via AP, File)

82-year-old with record of bank robberies convicted again

Mar. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An 82-year-old man who spent most of his adult life behind bars for robbing banks was convicted again for carrying out an armed heist at an Arizona credit union as he struggled to adjust to life outside prison. Robert Francis Krebs faces a maximum 25 years in prison after a jury found him...

2 men face murder charges in shooting death of man in van

Feb. 28, 2020 4:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the shooting of a man found inside a crashed minivan near a Keizer shopping mall earlier this month. Kristian Mann, 21, of Keizer, and Dasio Gonzalez, 21, of Salem, were initially arraigned Feb. 5 in Marion County Court on drug and gun...