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Alex Murdaugh asks to leave jail after 5 days behind bars

Oct. 19, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh plan to ask a judge on Tuesday to grant bond for their client, who has spent five nights in jail following his second arrest in about a month. Murdaugh, whose wife and son were shot to...

Ecuador's president decrees state of emergency over crime

Oct. 18, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency Monday to confront drug trafficking and other crimes in Ecuador, saying the military and police will take to the streets to provide security. In a national broadcast, the president said that...

6 people, including 1 American, slain at ranch in Costa Rica

Oct. 18, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Six people, including a U.S. man, were killed in what may have been a robbery at the American’s ranch in Costa Rica, the national detectives’ agency said Monday. The agency identified the American as Steve Sandusky, but did not offer a...

6 people, including 1 American, slain at ranch in Costa Rica

Oct. 18, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Six people, including a U.S. man, were killed in what may have been a robbery at the American’s ranch in Costa Rica, the national detectives’ agency said Monday. The agency identified the American as Steve Sandusky, but did not offer a...

Vegas felon with violent record arrested in Elko robbery

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A felon who severed several years in prison for a 2010 shooting at a Las Vegas park has been arrested in Montana as a suspect in an attack this summer on a California couple who was beaten and robbed of $25,000 in jewelry at a convenience store in Elko. ...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of South Florida officer

Oct. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer during an altercation, officials said Monday. Officers responded Sunday night to a call about a suspicious incident near the Emerald Hills Country Club, Hollywood police...

North Carolina man accused of stealing, wrecking ambulance

Oct. 18, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A patient at a North Carolina emergency room is accused of stealing an ambulance and causing two traffic accidents, police said. Greenville police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter says officers were called to a location near Vidant Medical Center early...

Jewelry merchants robbed by masked men in suburban Chicago

Oct. 18, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Some jewelry merchants have been robbed following a private showing in suburban Chicago. The merchants were leaving the showing at a hotel late Saturday night in Naperville when they were confronted by three masked men, police said. ...

Florida law enforcement kills 3 suspects over weekend

Oct. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement killed three suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them allegedly armed with a rifle and the other two with knives. The first shooting happened Saturday night in Tarpon Springs. City police say they...

2 men who had fled Oklahoma jail and prison back in custody

Oct. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men who had escaped from an Oklahoma county jail and a state prison in separate incidents have been found and returned to the facilities where they were being held, according to authorities. On Sunday, prison staff at the Dick Conner...