Stories tagged: kidnapping
Mon., July 4, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe
A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Man accused of kidnapping prosecutor’s father found guilty
A federal jury in North Carolina on Tuesday convicted a prisoner of directing a botched kidnapping attempt from his prison cell in an incident where the kidnappers mistakenly grabbed the …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Local tailor kidnapped, held for ransom on Chinese island
From our archives, 100 years ago Thomas Wing, a Spokane tailor, left Spokane more than a year ago to be married in China, his native land.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Missing Washington couple were shot to death, authorities say
Authorities say bodies recovered this week in a remote spot north of Seattle are those of a missing Washington state couple and that they were both shot to death.
UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
First Nigerian girl found after mass Chibok kidnapping
One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday with …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Teen boys sentenced for kidnapping great-grandmother
Two teenagers have been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison for abducting one of their great-grandmothers and driving with her in the trunk of her car for about …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene woman sees second abductor sent to prison
A Coeur d’Alene woman was in an Oregon courtroom this week for the sentencing of a man who kidnapped, raped and tortured her in the 1980s and spent over two …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Missing Tennessee girl in imminent danger, authorities say
Tennessee law enforcement officials say they believe that a 9-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her uncle is in “imminent danger.” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine would …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Thousands mourn at funeral of kidnapped Navajo girl
Thousands of people from across the Navajo Nation came together Friday to share their grief at the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who was lured to her death by a …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
11-year-old girl kidnapped from Navajo Nation found dead
An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, launching a massive search, was found dead Tuesday.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Woman jailed in death of 1-year-old girl on Montana reservation
A woman was behind bars on a Montana Indian reservation Thursday in connection with the death of a 1-year-old girl who was reported to have been kidnapped from her home …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Missing 1-year-old girl found dead in Montana
Montana authorities say a 1-year-old girl who they believe was abducted has been found dead in Poplar.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
Men arrested after abduction attempts in Idaho
Two men have been arrested after girls reported an attempted abduction in Idaho.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4 p.m.
ISIS abducts 300 workers near Damascus, fighting worsens
In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of Damascus on Thursday, as fighting against the extremist …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
At least 17 burned at Mexican dump, officials say
Experts have found evidence of a large fire in which at least 17 bodies were burned at a dump in southern Mexico, a member of the investigating team said Friday, …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians
The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Four arrested in Walla Walla kidnapping
Police in Walla Walla have arrested four men in connection with a kidnapping reported early Tuesday.
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 5:22 p.m.
Spokane police obtain search warrant for inmate’s feces
The Spokane Police Department has taken the unusual step of filing a search warrant to seize and examine the feces of a Spokane County Jail inmate believed to have swallowed …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 2:41 p.m.
Judge orders disruptive kidnapping suspect gagged in court
A man charged with kidnapping and rape was so disruptive in court Friday that a judge ordered corrections officers to gag him.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 12:25 p.m.
Witnesses say Spokane man forced girlfriend into car trunk
Spokane man faces kidnapping, robbery and rape charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend and forcing her into the trunk of his car.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
Teen discovers his real identity when applying to college
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. – An Ohio teenager applying for college discovered some startling things about himself because of a discrepancy in his Social Security number: His real name. And that …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 7:51 p.m.
Fugitive in Portland kidnapping, torture case arrested in Mexico
A man wanted for more than two decades in the kidnapping, torture and rape of a woman who now lives in Hayden, Idaho, was arrested Monday in Mexico.
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015, 6:53 a.m.
After capturing Syrian town, IS abducts dozens of Christians
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State group has abducted 230 residents, including dozens of Christians, from a central Syrian town captured by the extremists earlier this week. The Britain-based …
Thu., June 25, 2015
Sprague teen pleads guilty to kidnapping toddler
DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old accused of grabbing a toddler from a park in Sprague, Washington, earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree kidnapping. The crime …
Wed., June 24, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
Teen pleads guilty in Sprague toddler-kidnapping case
The 15-year-old accused of grabbing a toddler from a park in Sprague, Washington earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree kidnapping.
Thu., June 18, 2015
Claims of child assault, kidnapping under investigation
Spokane police are investigating claims that a 19-year-old homeless man sexually abused a 5-year-old girl, whose parents allegedly retaliated by tying him up in their basement and holding him at …
Tue., June 16, 2015, 2:34 p.m.
Report: Parents kidnap homeless man accused of molesting 5-year-old daughter
Spokane police are investigating claims that a 19-year-old homeless man sexually abused a 5-year-old girl, whose parents retaliated by tying him up in their basement and holding him at knifepoint.
Fri., May 29, 2015
Sex offender charged in Colville assault
A 42-year-old convicted sex offender is back behind bars after allegedly attacking a woman outside a Colville coffee stand Monday. Jason R. Foster was booked into Stevens County Jail earlier …
Fri., May 15, 2015
Accused child rapist’s whereabouts still undisclosed
State officials refuse to disclose the whereabouts of an accused child rapist after psychiatrists persuaded prosecutors to drop charges that the man abducted and raped a 2-year-old boy last year. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2015, 10:19 p.m.
Man shoots and kills Census Bureau guard, injures DC police officer
SUITLAND, Md. — A fire official says a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters has been shot and critically wounded.