Crime

July 20, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says a former police chief was not smart enough to pull off computer fraud. Gary Shupp faced a felony access device charge alleging he used a woman's credit card to buy Apple watches without her permission. The Citizens' Voice reports Magisterial...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:05 pm
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a man attempting to eradicate groundhogs from his leased land nearly shot two passing joggers with a stray bullet. The two women say they were out for a run July 11 in the Ephrata area when they heard shots from a nearby field. WHP-TV reports the women...
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Firefighters attend passengers of a bus in Luebeck, northern Germany, Friday, July 20, 2018 after a man attacked people inside. (TNN/dpa via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently armed with a knife attacked passengers on a crowded bus Friday in the northern German city of Luebeck before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Nine people were reported injured, one seriously. Authorities had no immediate information on the assailant's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while...
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July 20, 2018 - 11:56 am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — State police say a dump truck struck a concrete barrier on a New Jersey highway, and then struck three cars in the oncoming lane, killing a man and injuring three. The dump truck was eastbound on Route 78 when the driver lost control around 2:45 p.m. Thursday in...
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July 20, 2018 - 10:31 am
WIND GAP, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a group of children and adults in an above-ground pool barely managed to scramble out of the water before a drunken driver plowed into it. Lehighvalleylive.com says court documents describe a virtual one-man demolition derby in Wind Gap on June 13...
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July 20, 2018 - 9:56 am
Pennsylvania is forcing three former state university students who say they were sexually abused by a high-ranking administrator to pay $10,000 in court costs after a jury ruled against them in their federal lawsuit nearly four years ago. Their lawyer is denouncing the legal maneuver as outrageous...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 20, 2018 - 7:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany formally ended extradition proceedings against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Friday after Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant, leaving the separatist leader free to leave the country. The state court in Schleswig revoked a German warrant putting...
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July 20, 2018 - 7:48 am
LAURELDARE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who kicked a Pennsylvania state trooper in the groin during an arrest is now headed to jail. Troopers had gone to Debra Baker's home in Laureldale in January for a reported domestic dispute. When they arrived, Baker's husband told them she was passed...
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