Kidnapping

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December 05, 2019 - 5:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A UPS driver was kidnapped by at least two robbery suspects who led police on a two-county chase that ended in gunfire and multiple fatalities Thursday at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, police said. Police in Miramar, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of where the...
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December 05, 2019 - 7:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pirates boarded a Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria and kidnapped 19 Indian and Turkish crew members in what have become the world’s most dangerous waters for such attacks. A statement Wednesday by the owner and Hong Kong-based managers said the Nave Constellation ship was...
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In this Oct. 29, 2019, photo, Donnesha Cooper touches a photo of her daughter, Alianna DeFreeze, in Cleveland. Her daughter’s murder and the murder of Reagan Tokes had a lot in common. Yet only one victim got a law with her name on it, Tokes, who was white. An Associated Press analysis found that more than 8 in 10 stand-alone laws named for victims of violent crime identified since 1990 honored white victims or groups of victims that included at least one white person. That has left black victims such as DeFreeze underrepresented by such laws. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 03, 2019 - 12:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers, previously convicted sex offenders, were subsequently...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 21, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says they have arrested the man wanted for trying to lure a child with candy, then threatening the shoot him. "This morning, our investigators received a Crimestoppers tip," Captain Jason Rivarde said in a news release. They arrested 40-year-old Wyman Quinn of...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2019 - 11:05 am
Slidell Police arrested a man on aggravated kidnapping charges after they say he forcibly dragged his ex-girlfriend from her job at a local motel. "Last night (Wednesday, October 16th), Slidell Police responded to a 911 call from Motel 6 (136 Taos Street) after a witness observed a man drag the...
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October 15, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Zimbabwe riot police sit outside the hospital in Harare, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019, where the head of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association Dr. Peter Magombeyi is currently receiving medical care. Magombeyi who is desperate to leave the country for medical treatment after his recent abduction has been blocked after police approached the High Court asserting he is "unfit to travel". (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 25, 2019 - 12:58 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean doctor desperate to leave the country for medical treatment after his recent abduction is now free to go after a High Court judge dismissed an effort by police to stop him, a lawyer said Wednesday. Alec Muchadehama confirmed the judge's decision after police had...
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September 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, activists spray paint graffiti that reads in Arabic, "Egypt has women," during a campaign supporting Egyptian women's rights in Cairo, Egypt. The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her in July 2019, has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including blaming female victims of sexual violence and the practice of administering virginity tests. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
September 14, 2019 - 8:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, police investigators remove multiple bags of evidence during their search of the home of Ayoola A. Ajayi in Salt Lake City. Ajayi, who authorities say killed a Utah college student was charged Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman. Ajayi, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app in March 2018 at his house. Ajayi was previously charged with murder and kidnapping in the death earlier this year of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highly publicized arrest of a man in the killing of a Utah college student this summer prompted a woman to come forward and report that he had sexually abused her during a dinner date at his home in 2018, authorities said Tuesday. Ayoola Ajayi is charged in a new court...
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