Stories tagged: kidnapping
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men
A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Police smash bank wall; free two trapped inside with suspect
Police smashed through a bank wall Friday afternoon and freed two people trapped inside with a man who claimed to have a bomb powerful enough to “take out the room.”
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Man accused of abducting Chinese grad student had visited kidnap fetish website, feds say
Yingying Zhang sent a message to the manager of the apartment she hoped to move into: She was on her way to sign the lease but running late. But as …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Chinese scholar believed dead; man charged with kidnapping
A central Illinois man was charged Friday with kidnapping in the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar who authorities believe to be dead after last being seen three weeks ago, …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Oregon man arrested after taking stranger’s baby onto roof
Police in southern Oregon arrested a man accused of entering a home, grabbing a stranger’s baby and taking the child onto a roof.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids
A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Daughter of suspended police officer arrested in kidnapping case
The daughter of a Spokane police officer was arrested on Friday, a day after her father, 18-year veteran Officer John Arredondo, was placed on administrative leave in connection to the …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria’s government is negotiating “seriously” for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Philippines: Troops kill militant commander blamed for beheadings
Philippine troops battling militants in a central province killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and was …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Former Airway Heights prison guard found guilty of robbery, kidnapping
A former Airway Heights prison guard was found guilty Tuesday on all charges related to two armed robberies he committed while wearing part of his guard uniform
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Pair face charges after children taken from home
A Lewiston man who allegedly helped a friend hide her children from police – against a court order prohibiting the woman from having contact with the children – faces two …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow
Nearly a week after Congo’s government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Their abduction in …
Sun., March 5, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Chinese community concerned after gang members reportedly flee from Portland
Police were on the lookout for three Chinese tong members — meaning, members of notorious Chinese gangs. They were believed to be hiding in Spokane after fleeing from Portland, “where …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Mining workers from France, Tanzania kidnapped in Congo
Five workers have been kidnapped from a gold mine in eastern Congo, including ones from France and Tanzania, and rebels are demanding $1 million in ransom, a local official said …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Infant boy kidnapped in Yakima, found safe several hours later
An infant boy was kidnapped late Monday night in Yakima, prompting an Amber Alert and a police manhunt ending with the uncle in custody and the boy safely located with …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Vancouver man accused of posing as officer to lure women
A Vancouver man accused of posing as a police officer to lure two women has pleaded not guilty to rape, kidnapping and other charges.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Woman stolen at birth learns true identity; ‘Momma’ charged
Stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, an 18-year-old woman finally learned her true identity and was reunited Friday with her birth family, by video chat. The …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Feds say fugitive lived in Oregon under crash victim’s name
Federal authorities say a man charged in the 1999 abduction and sexual assault of a southern Indiana girl assumed the identity of a car crash victim as he avoided arrest …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Idaho man indicted for allegedly abducting wife before deadly crash
An Idaho man accused of abducting and stabbing his ex-wife and then causing a fatal crash in eastern Oregon has been indicted by an Oregon grand jury.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Wisconsin man accused of locking woman in wooden box
Wisconsin authorities say a man locked a woman inside a wooden box with screws after using a stun gun to subdue her and forcing her to perform a sex act.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Police question Iraqi journalist freed by her abductors
Police on Wednesday questioned an Iraqi journalist who was abducted last week from her Baghdad home, after she was released by her captors the previous night.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home
Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Colville police destroy evidence in kidnapping case; sex offender gets lighter sentence
On Memorial Day 2015, Heather Kilgore was attacked outside the roadside coffee shop she worked at in Colville. Jason Foster, the man who threatened her with a knife, avoided a …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Man accused of attempted rape caught by Oregon park visitors
Authorities say a suspect is in jail after visitors at a Eugene park helped capture the man accused of trying to sexually assault three women and robbery.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 3 p.m.
Abducted California mom had message burned onto skin, sheriff says
The abductors of a California woman who was held captive for three weeks branded her with a message before she was dropped along the side of a freeway on Thanksgiving, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Police: Woman admits abduction for ransom; victim found dead
A woman acknowledged kidnapping a woman she knew and picking up a $250,000 ransom that authorities handed over in hopes of the safe return of the victim, but her body …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Judge denies new trial in kidnapping, rape case
A northern Idaho judge has denied a request for a new trial by a Blanchard man convicted of kidnapping and raping a former girlfriend.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Islamic State extremists abduct 300 people near Mosul, U.N. says
More than 300 former Iraqi security forces and sheiks have been abducted by Islamic State extremists near Mosul in recent days, the U.N. Human Rights Office reported on Tuesday.