A tunnel, a hole in the floor: Belgium ponders bank heist

World 02/04/19, 10:13

It was anything but a false alarm.When police reacted to a warning call at a bank in Antwerp's famed diamond center, they found the vault door still secured. It was only after they forced their way inside that they realized the sheer audacity of the robbery that had taken place ...

Police: Would-be bank robber gets cold feet, rips up note

Amazing 01/30/19, 11:42

Police in Massachusetts are looking for a woman they say intended to rob a bank but got cold feet and left without a penny. Fall River police tell the Herald News the woman walked into the Fall River Municipal Credit Union on Monday afternoon and approached a teller. Fall River police are ...

Update: Suspect in mall shooting is paroled armed robber

U.S. 01/22/19, 12:40

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a teen at a suburban Chicago mall (all times local):11:40 a.m.The fugitive suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a suburban Chicago mall is a parolee who was released from prison after serving a little over a year for armed robbery.According ...

‘Several’ suspects on the run after bank robbery in Paris

Europe 01/22/19, 10:23

Paris police say several suspects are on the run after they robbed a bank on the Champs-Elysees in broad daylight.According to French newspaper Le Parisien and broadcaster BFM TV, at least three armed men entered the branch of the Milleis bank on Tuesday morning.The reports say the suspects tied up ...

4 weddings and a robbery? Hugh Grant seeks script return

Entertainment 01/14/19, 07:49

British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that was inside.Grant, who shot to fame in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" in 1994, tweeted about the robbery late Sunday night.He said that in "the unlikely chance that anyone knows ...

In Kenya, grassroots efforts combat alleged police abuses

World 01/11/19, 04:22

Six men were dead. On that, Kenyan police and a watchdog could agree. Then the narratives diverged, and sharply.Police posted on Twitter that the six men had robbed a motorbike taxi driver and raped his passenger. Human rights activists quickly put together a different account from witnesses: Two of the ...

Official: Robbery suspects, child drowned in Milwaukee river

U.S. 01/03/19, 10:45

Authorities say a 19-year-old pregnant woman, her toddler and a man all drowned when their car crashed into a Milwaukee river during a police chase.The three who died Monday evening in the Kinnickinnic River have been identified as 19-year-old Shannon Nehmer, her 2-year-old daughter Annamelia Hernandez, and 29-year-old Charles Barefield, ...

California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcasting

California 01/02/19, 00:44

A man who co-hosted a popular podcast while incarcerated at a California prison will keep working on the show after his recent release.Walter "Earlonne" Woods co-hosts and co-produces "Ear Hustle ," a podcast launched in 2017 that documents everyday life in San Quentin State Prison. Its roughly 30 episodes have ...

Kansas to pay $1.1M in wrongful conviction look-alike case

U.S. 12/19/18, 20:41

Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that a settlement was reached Monday with 42-year-old Richard ...

4 now charged in quadruple slaying in Philadelphia basement

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:37

Four people have now been arrested in the murders of two men, a woman and a teenage girl found shot in a Philadelphia basement last month.Police announced murder, robbery, conspiracy and other charges Wednesday against Robert Long, 30, Nasir Moss-Robertson, 36, and Keith Garner, 34; a fourth defendant, Jahlil Porter, ...

Strasbourg shooting suspect: An ex-convict tracked by police

Europe 12/12/18, 09:05

Cherif Chekatt, the alleged extremist on the run after a deadly shooting at France's most famous Christmas market, had been on police radar and had more than two dozen convictions for crimes like robbery and other violence in three European countries.Officials released details Wednesday about Chekatt, 29, as police fanned ...

Police: 4 shot in basement were victims of found-drug scheme

U.S. 11/29/18, 17:20

Four people found shot to death in a basement last week were victims of a scheme-gone-awry to sell a small stash of drugs found during home renovations, police said Thursday. Three men are in custody.Jahlil Porter, 32, has been charged with four counts of murder, robbery and other offenses, officials ...

Update: 1 charged, 2 more arrested in quadruple killing

U.S. 11/29/18, 17:18

The Latest on arrests in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia (all times local):5:15 p.m.Police say a third suspect is in custody in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia that happened after a scheme to sell drugs found during a home renovation turned into a robbery and shooting.Police said Thursday afternoon that ...

Deli owner pulls out machete, chases away robbery suspect

New York 11/24/18, 18:50

A deli owner whipped out a machete and chased away a would-be robber who has now been charged with holding up five New York businesses in the past two months.Ana Guevara tells Newsday she now realizes she and her husband could have been killed in the Wednesday confrontation at Deli ...

Cops: Steelers Antonio Brown pulled over for going 100 mph

Football 11/08/18, 12:39

Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was stopped for speeding over 100 mph in his Porsche, just hours before the team's game against the Carolina Panthers.Ross Township police tell WPXI-TV that an officer was searching for a bank robbery suspect Thursday when a black Porsche sped by.The officer ...

2 found guilty in triple murder of Sacramento father, 2 sons

U.S. 10/20/18, 23:03

Two men have been found guilty in the home-invasion deaths of a father and his two sons in Sacramento.The Sacramento County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old David Nguyen and 24-year-old Elijah Johnson guilty of murder and robbery on Friday following more than two weeks of deliberations, The Sacramento Bee reported ...

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