Robbery

December 08, 2017 - 10:53 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison. The State Journal reports that 32-year-old Lisa Harding of Madison was also ordered to pay back money...
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Michael Lee Nivens is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hoke County, N.C., Sheriff's Office. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Nivens was wanted in connection with the attack Monday, Dec. 3, 2017, on a teacher who was attacked after school at West Hoke Elementary School near Raeford. Nivens is charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Peterkin said Nivens was also wanted for unrelated sexual assault and church thefts. (Hoke County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 3:57 pm
RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — A man who beat a teacher inside a North Carolina elementary school after asking about a former employee has been arrested, authorities said. Michael Lee Nivens is charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the attack after school Monday...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo provided by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, is the front of an uncovered sphinx featuring ornate detail, including a detailed necklace in Guadalupe, Calif. Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for filming of Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments." (Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 11:27 am
'POSSUM ON A GUM BUSH:' OPOSSUM BREAKS INTO LIQUOR STORE, GETS DRUNK AS A SKUNK FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge...
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FILE - This April 14, 2017 file photo shows the Bellagio casino and resort in Las Vegas. Police in Las Vegas say they are looking for an armed suspect who fled from the Bellagio casino-resort after he demanded money from a cashier area. Police say the man wore a mask when he approached the poker cage on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 01, 2017 - 3:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A getaway vehicle was found but a man who wore a wig and facial bandages was still sought after the armed robbery of a poker room casino cashier at the Bellagio resort, a Las Vegas police spokesman said Friday. The silver Chevrolet Cruz was found near a gravel pit about 8 miles (13...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Nov. 29, 2017, is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age. The justices are hearing an appeal from Timothy Carpenter. He was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of robbing electronics stores in Michigan and Ohio. Records from cellphone towers near the stores helped place Carpenter in the vicinity of the crimes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 29, 2017 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court argument over digital-age privacy (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Supreme Court is signaling it could impose limits on the government's ability to track Americans' movements through collection of their cellphone information. The justices heard 80...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Nov. 29, 2017, is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age. The justices are hearing an appeal from Timothy Carpenter. He was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of robbing electronics stores in Michigan and Ohio. Records from cellphone towers near the stores helped place Carpenter in the vicinity of the crimes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 29, 2017 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government's ability to track Americans' movements in the digital age. The justices are hearing an appeal Wednesday from Timothy Carpenter. He was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Nov. 29, 2017, is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age. The justices are hearing an appeal from Timothy Carpenter. He was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of robbing electronics stores in Michigan and Ohio. Records from cellphone towers near the stores helped place Carpenter in the vicinity of the crimes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 27, 2017 - 3:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work. When they use their phones on the job, police find it easier to do their jobs. They can get cellphone tower records that help place suspects in the vicinity of crimes, and they do so...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jason Englen pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during the first free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Brazil will stage the Formula One Grand Prix's penultimate race of the season on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 11, 2017 - 8:21 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Members of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team say they were robbed at gun point in their minivan while leaving the Formula One race track where Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix will be held. There were no injuries reported in Friday's incident, but a shaken Hamilton — who was not present...
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This undated, combination photo released by the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections shows Tramel McClough, left, and John Bivins, right. Authorities say the two jail inmates, McClough and Bivins, charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. (Santa Clara County Department of Corrections via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 8:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. The escape by Tramel McClough, 46, and John Bivins, 47,...
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