Kidnapping

July 24, 2017 - 8:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted of befriending another woman at a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall and then taking her baby has been sentenced to 1½ to seven years in prison. Cherie Amoore, 33, of Wayne, was convicted in March of kidnapping and child concealment in the March 2016 events...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. The governor's office for Tunceli province said Thursday the six were...
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July 07, 2017 - 5:52 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says a man who strangled a woman in front of her 8-year-old great-granddaughter during a burglary has been sentenced to life in prison. Solicitor Dan Johnson said a Richland County jury found 44-year-old James Heyward guilty of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping...
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File-This undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Jimmy Causey who was re-captured in Texas early Friday, July 7, 2017, after his second escape from a maximum security prison in South Carolina, prison officials said. Agency spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe says Causey was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety around 3 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate details on where in Texas that Causey was found. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in South Carolina remained on the run Thursday as authorities sought the public's help in their manhunt by offering a reward. The search for convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey began Wednesday afternoon when prison...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on an inmate's second escape from a prison in South Carolina (all times local): 11 a.m. A reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of an inmate who has escaped from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina for a second time. Department of...
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This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen, the suspect in the kidnapping of visiting University of Illinois Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. At Christensen's first court appearance at federal court in Urbana, Ill., Monday, July 3, 2017, a judge ordered Christensen held without bond. Authorities said facts in the case indicate the Zhang is dead, although her body hasn't been found. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 4:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois made his first appearance since being arrested last week. During the nine-minute hearing, 28-year-old Brendt Christensen acknowledged to...
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FILE- In this June 29, 2017, file photo, Yingying Zhang's father Ronggao Zhang, left, and her friend Xiaolin Hou carry the banner as community members join together to walk for Yingying, a Chinese scholar who went missing three weeks ago in Urbana, Ill. Brendt Allen Christensen is to make his initial court appearance Monday, July 3, on a federal charge of kidnapping Yingying. Her body hasn’t been found. (Holly Hart/The News-Gazette via AP, File)
July 03, 2017 - 2:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinse scholar at the University of Illinois made his first court appearance since he was arrested last week. During the nine-minute hearing, 28-year-old Brendt Christensen did not...
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In this Nov. 16, 2015, file photo, U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Stethem arrives for a scheduled port visit in Shanghai, China. The USS Stethem in the South China Sea sailed near a tiny island disputed by three Asian governments as part of an operation affirming the right to passage, a U.S. defense official said Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor, File)
July 03, 2017 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a...
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Fangqin Wan, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, walks for Yingying Zhang, a Chinese scholar who went missing three weeks ago, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Urbana, Ill. Illinois students and others from the wider community are gathering at the Urbana-Champaign campus to show support for the Chinese scholar who disappeared three weeks ago. (Holly Hart/The News-Gazette via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 1:27 am
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish networking site on the internet — and it has faced pressure in recent months to be...
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Fangqin Wan, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, walks for Yingying Zhang, a Chinese scholar who went missing three weeks ago, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Urbana, Ill. Illinois students and others from the wider community are gathering at the Urbana-Champaign campus to show support for the Chinese scholar who disappeared three weeks ago. (Holly Hart/The News-Gazette via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 1:10 am
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A 28-year-old will make his initial court appearance on a federal charge of kidnapping a visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who authorities believe to be dead. Brendt Allen Christensen is to appear Monday in a U.S. district court in Urbana, not far from the...
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