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2 years 1 month ago

Cal Ripken's mom kidnapped

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother says a man who kidnapped her at gunpoint, tied her up and blindfolded her didn't seem to know she was in the famous baseball family. Police say 74-year-old Vi Ripken was found bound in the back of her car Wednesday morning, about...

2 years 2 months ago

Mexican crime reporter killed in Veracruz state

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say gunmen kidnapped and killed a reporter for the local edition of the national newspaper Milenio, the fifth such killing in the state in 1½ months. Journalist Víctor Manuel Baez Chino covered the crime beat for Milenio's Veracruz...

3 years 1 week ago

Girl saved from abduction

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a suspected kidnapper was thwarted by a man who witnessed a 6-year-old girl being pushed into a van and then quickly alerted authorities. Albuquerque police officer Robert Gibbs tells KRQE that suspect Phil Garcia tried to coax the girl into a green van...

3 years 11 months ago

Suspect in horrible crime won't stand trial

A Denver homeless man accused of kidnapping hikers near Nederland has been found incompetent to stand trial. A judge announced Thursday that Joseph Scott Carter, 43, was found incompetent by staff at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Carter will stay at the hospital pending another review in...

4 years 3 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 3 months ago

2 American tourists kidnapped in Yemen

Yemeni officials say tribal gunmen have kidnapped two American tourists and are demanding the release of a jailed tribesman for the pair. The U.S. Embassy in San'a says it doesn't have any information about the kidnapping. Security officials, a taxi driver and tribesmen say the two - a...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado cold-case murder solved

Colorado authorities say a man wanted in a 32-year-old slaying in Greeley has been arrested in Florida. Weld County sheriff John Cooke says that 51-year-old Marcello Maldonado-Perez was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was being held without bond. Investigators say DNA taken from him...

4 years 9 months ago

Family remembers their abducted son

Family and friends of Christopher Abeyta are celebrating his 24 th birthday today, but Abeyta will not be in attendance. 23-years ago little Christopher was kidnapped from his crib in his Colorado Springs home, and he has not been seen since. He was just 7-months old at the time of...

4 years 10 months ago

Dugard happy to be with her family, she says

The spokeswoman for the family of Jaycee Dugard says the 29-year-old has released her first public statement since resufacing two months ago in Northern California, saying she is happy to be with her family and have their unconditional love and support. Spokeswoman Erika Price Schulte says that Dugard has released...

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