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  • More women and boys abducted in Nigeria

    June 24, 2014 4:01 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped... more »
  • Nigerian leader visiting town of abducted girls

    May 16, 2014 3:22 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A community leader of the town from which Islamic extremists abducted more than 300 schoolgirls a month ago say an expected visit from Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is "better late than never." Chibok residents have expressed anger at the failure to rescue the girls whom the militants... more »
  • Creepy school bus driver faces charges

    May 15, 2014 6:09 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - A longtime Texas school bus mechanic and substitute driver is off the job and in handcuffs. A 12-year-old girl says Carlos Guzman held her against her will. She claims she missed her stop on the bus, so she asked him to take her home at the... more »
  • Grand jury could see weekend shooting

    November 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The district attorney in Lafayette will decide if the case of a shooter of a kidnapping suspect will go to a grand jury. Twenty-nine-year-old Scott Thomas of Leonville was shot Friday at a vacant house where kidnap victim Bethany Arceneaux was rescued. Arceneaux had been stabbed multiple... more »
  • Suspect in 2 RI homicides found; tot still missing

    August 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    JOHNSTON, R.I. - Massachusetts State Police say the suspect in a double homicide and kidnapping in Rhode Island has been captured, but the toddler is still missing. State police spokesman Dave Procopio tells WPRI-TV that Malcolm Crowell was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Fall River after a nationwide Amber Alert was... more »
  • Defense offers kinky photos in NY cannibal case

    January 31, 2013 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Lawyers for a New York City police officer charged with seeking to kill and eat women want potential jurors to see kinky photos they say were part of their client's fantasy world. One staged Internet photo shows a nude woman hog-tied and served up on a roasting... more »
  • NYC officer discussed 'girl meat' for Thanksgiving

    November 21, 2012 12:46 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women had discussed having "girl meat" for Thanksgiving. Prosecutors say Gilberto Valle made the remark in an online chat in February with an unidentified man. They read the transcript... more »
  • Infant missing since grandmother's killing is dead

    October 26, 2012 12:41 PM

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - An infant girl who disappeared from her family's suburban Philadelphia apartment earlier this week has been found dead, and a family friend is charged in her death and her grandmother's killing. Ten-month-old Saanvi Venna had been missing since Monday, the day her 61-year-old grandmother was... more »
  • NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot

    October 25, 2012 11:11 AM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says a police officer's estranged wife alerted New York authorities about her husband, who is now suspected of plotting to kidnap and cook women. The official says that Gilberto Valle had split from his wife, Kathleen, and that she contacted authorities about disturbing... more »
  • Prosecutors seek death penalty in kidnap case

    August 2, 2012 9:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who was declared dead in Mississippi in 1994 and surfaced years later as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter. Thomas Steven Sanders is charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria,... more »
  • New Roads man held on rape, kidnap charges

    February 28, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW ROADS - A 33-year-old New Roads man has been arrested on rape and second-degree kidnapping charges. The rape victim told police she agreed to ride with her attacker to a Baton Rouge store on Saturday. Instead, according to police, the woman said her attacker drove her to... more »
  • Man arrested for Slidell kidnappings/robberies

    January 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    SLIDELL - Police believe they have in custody Monday the man behind several kidnappings and robberies in Slidell. Authorities arrested J'vasezo Twillie, 17, of 37161 West Hillcrest, Slidell and charged him with five counts of aggravated kidnapping and five counts of aggravated robbery. Also, an arrest warrant was... more »
  • Police arrest suspect wanted for robbery, kidnapping

    December 6, 2011 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Tuesday who forced a woman to drive her car to an ATM, withdraw money for him to take, then left her bound in an abandoned building. Baton Rouge Police arrested Karl Bernard Stevenson, 38, of 10249 Avenue H for kidnapping and robbery.... more »
  • La. inmates plead not guilty in Miss. kidnap case

    October 12, 2011 3:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Louisiana inmates have pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they kidnapped and killed an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after escaping from a prison work program. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce could face the death penalty, if convicted. They were indicted Sept. 8... more »
  • Teen arrested in fake kidnap-rape report

    May 29, 2010 12:11 PM

    Shreveport police have arrested a teenager on allegations of making a false kidnapping and rape report. Police say they received a call earlier this week from a woman who said her 14-year-old daughter had been abducted at gunpoint and raped by two men in a pickup truck. But police... more »

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