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Security video captures jail inmate’s fall through ceiling

February 22, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.Jessica Boomershine, 42, was charged with escape...

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

By ANDREW DALTON and STEFANIE DAZIO | February 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.Investigators were not ruling...

14-year-olds plead not guilty in NYC college student’s death

By KAREN MATTHEWS | February 19, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park.Manhattan prosecutors said that Rashaun Weaver stabbed 18-year-old Tessa Majors...

Elderly, halfhearted Florida bank robber won’t be jailed

February 18, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 74-year-old Florida man whose halfhearted attempt at bank robbery was caused by depression after his wife's death will not spend any time in jail, it was announced Friday.Sandy Hawkins reached an agreement with Palm Beach...

California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

February 15, 2020

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A death row inmate died Saturday at a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two inmates attacked him, California officials said.John Abel — who was sentenced to death row for killing a man in...

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

By JULIE WALKER and MICHAEL HILL | February 15, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday.Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a...

Thailand mourns victims of country’s deadliest mass shooting


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — As mourning began for the victims of Thailand's worst mass shooting, the country counted its losses: a mother shot dead at the wheel of her car as her son sat beside her, a 13-year-old student gunned down as he was...

21 dead, 31 hurt in Thai mass shooting; gunman hides in mall


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in...

A failed Italian job: Driver evades flaming highway robbery

January 29, 2020

MILAN (AP) — In a bid to rob an armored vehicle, a gang of thieves set up barriers of burning vehicles and spilled nails on a highway near Milan but were foiled when the driver evaded their traps, according to news reports Wednesday.The assailants,...

Police: Man man asks gym mates to borrow guns for robbery

January 27, 2020

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a man with drug possession after he approached two people in a gym parking lot and asked to borrow their guns to commit a robbery, according to arrest documents.West Monroe Police charged Landon Wayne...

DeKalb police: Increased number of robberies this year

DeKalb police: Increased number of robberies this year

By Northern Star staff | October 26, 2015

A robbery reported to have occurred Sunday marks an increase in robberies this year, police say.  A Vinny's Pizza delivery driver told police he was the victim of a robbery at 900 Crane Drve near University Plaza. An individual ran behind the victim...

DeKalb police: Monday robbery was falsely reported

DeKalb police: Monday robbery was falsely reported

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2015

An alleged robbery that was reported to have taken place Monday night was determined to be a false report.A juvenile reported to the police she was approached from behind by an individual who reached into the juvenile's sweater and took money and headphones...