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Man suspected in Florida serial rapes convicted in attack

Jan. 25, 2023 18:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A man suspected of being the “pillowcase rapist” in connection with a string of South Florida rapes back in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday in one of the attacks. Miami-Dade County jurors found Robert Koehler, 63, guilty of sexual battery, kidnapping and...

Delivery driver guilty of killing woman, setting fire

Jan. 25, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An appliance delivery man was convicted Wednesday of beating a 75-year-old woman to death and setting her on fire at her Florida home. A Palm Beach County circuit judge convicted Jorge Dupre Lachazo, 24, of first-degree murder, burglary and arson...

Burglary suspect is son of man convicted in officer's death

Jan. 24, 2023 11:57 AM EST

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The son of a man serving life in prison for killing a New Castle County police officer has been charged in a home invasion that resulted in a New Castle County police shooting and wounding his suspected accomplice. David Salasky III, 22, of New Castle, and...

Man convicted in 2018 slaying of New Orleans-born rapper

Jan. 20, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jurors have convicted a man in the 2018 slaying of New Orleans rapper Young Greatness. After more than eight hours of deliberation, a jury late Thursday found Donald Reaux, 43, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of the 34-year-old musician whose real...

Woman stole veterans benefits for decades after mom's death

Jan. 20, 2023 14:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who stole nearly $500,000 from the federal Veterans Affairs department by impersonating her dead mother for nearly 50 years has been spared a prison term. Irene Ferrin, 76, of Cincinnati, had pleaded guilty last August to theft of public money. She was...

Ex-NYPD union boss admits theft of about $600,000 from union

Jan. 19, 2023 21:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of one of the nation's largest police unions pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the union to fund a lavish lifestyle that prosecutors say included high-end restaurants and luxury personal items. Ed Mullins,...

Vegas police seek suspect in several off-Strip casino heists

Jan. 19, 2023 19:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have gone public with pleas to identify a man believed to be responsible for several recent robberies of cashiers at casinos in neighborhoods off the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police on Wednesday released a media statement tracing the series of heists to...

Stolen hot dog statue returned to WVa restaurant owner

Jan. 19, 2023 19:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a West Virginia restaurant that was heavily damaged by fire has his coveted hot dog statue back. The “Wienerman” statue was stolen from the Dairy Winkle in Campbells Creek during a break-in sometime after the Jan. 11 fire, the Kanawha...

ACLU sues Bennington police over 2016 investigation, arrest

Jan. 19, 2023 17:06 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Bennington man is suing the town, its police chief and two officers, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights by arresting him in the 2016 armed robbery of two convenience store workers even though he says there was no evidence linking him to the crime. ...

Answers sought in killings of 2 Honduran environmentalists

Jan. 19, 2023 13:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The family of one of two environmental activists killed in a rural part of northern Honduras say authorities are not properly investigating the slayings of the pair who had faced threats for their work. Aly Domínguez and Jairo Bonilla were riding a...