Stories tagged: kidnapping
UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2015, 6:54 p.m.
Sheriff: Teen arrested in alleged weekend Sprague kidnapping attempt
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday a 15-year-old was arrested and booked on 2nd degree kidnapping charges in connection with an alleged child abduction attempt Sunday in Sprague.
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Frank Pingree, of Lewiston, had the scare of a lifetime in the middle of the night.
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, 3:50 a.m.
American, South African hostages killed during rescue attempt
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent …
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Idaho man gets 20 years to life for kidnap, rape of girl
A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least 20 years behind bars for beating, raping and tying up a 13-year-old female relative last year. Michael David Nixon, 32, spent most …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, 4:34 a.m.
N. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris
PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding. A …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 1:04 p.m.
Second kidnapping charge added for child luring suspect
A man arrested Friday in connection with several child luring incidents has been charged with kidnapping after another victim came forward.
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 2:09 p.m.
Detectives searching for more victims in child luring case
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are hoping to identify additional victims of a man arrested Friday for child luring and kidnapping.
Mon., Sept. 22, 2014, 7:13 p.m.
US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish …
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014
Woman, 70, allegedly assaulted, held captive
A 31-year-old Loon Lake man is behind bars accused of assaulting with a machete a 70-year-old woman and holding her against her will after she refused to give him prescription …
Mon., July 7, 2014, 3:09 a.m.
63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls …
Sun., July 6, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week, marking a breakthrough in …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Jury rejects false-confession claim, finds Stoddard guilty of murder
A jury convicted Gary Stoddard on Wednesday of the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Heather Cassel. “We’re very happy with the verdict,” Cassel’s great-aunt, Donna Heinen, said outside the courtroom …
Mon., May 26, 2014, 1:59 p.m.
Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s defense chief says the military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot use force to free them. Air Marshal Alex …
Sat., May 10, 2014, 3:18 a.m.
First lady gives weekly address on Nigerian girls
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to …
Sat., April 5, 2014
ZipTrip clerk saw boy in pickup, saved him, customer says
A man waiting in an Airway Heights Zip Trip to buy coffee early Wednesday said a convenience store clerk went outside and rescued a 2-year-old boy from a pickup truck …
Fri., April 4, 2014, 5:22 p.m.
Clerk rescued 2-year-old from inside truck
A man who was waiting in an Airway Heights Zip Trip to pay for coffee early Wednesday said the convenience store clerk went outside to rescue a 2-year-old boy from …
Fri., April 4, 2014
Alleged child abductor Welch avoids Spokane court, gives TV interviews
Richard L. Welch wasn’t feeling well enough to go to court Thursday but was well enough to grant television interviews professing his innocence on a charge that he kidnapped a …
Thu., April 3, 2014
Suspect arrested in abduction of 2-year-old boy
Police jailed a man with a history of lewd conduct and child luring for the alleged early Wednesday kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy from his home on North Lincoln Street. …
Sat., March 8, 2014
Three arrests made in north Spokane drug-debt killing
Homicide investigators have arrested three men allegedly tied to drug-debt kidnappings and a killing in north Spokane. Spokane police recovered a man’s body Friday from a sparse hillside along Long …
UPDATED: Fri., March 7, 2014, 3:55 p.m.
Body found near Long Lake related to kidnapping
Kidnappers left a corpse on a sparse hillside near Long Lake last week, the latest twist in a series of crimes Spokane Police are racing to solve.
Fri., March 7, 2014
Kidnapping investigation leads to arrests
A SWAT team aided in the execution of a search warrant in the West Central neighborhood Thursday afternoon tied to a kidnapping investigation, the Spokane Police Department said. The search …
UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 5:28 p.m.
SWAT team serves search warrant in West Central
A SWAT team aided in the execution of a search warrant in the West Central neighborhood Thursday afternoon tied to a kidnapping investigation, the Spokane Police Department said.
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013, 11:39 a.m.
Alleged Spokane kidnapping victim recants
Jason Hanson told a Superior Court judge earlier this week he lied to police when he said he was taken from a home in Sioux City, Iowa, against his will …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Iowa man escapes kidnappers in Spokane, police say
A cross-country kidnapping unraveled Friday in Spokane when the victim escaped three men after a harrowing road trip from Iowa, according to police. Suspect George Rosenbaum, 34, is accused of …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery
Spokane police on Friday arrested a man suspected in an Iowa kidnapping. George E. Rosenbaum, 34, was booked into Spokane County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery, a news …
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
Utah kidnapping suspect arrested in Spokane
SALT LAKE CITY — A 20-year-old Utah woman accused of kidnapping her young son during a supervised visitation has been arrested in Spokane.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, 1:41 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police continue search for kidnapping suspect
Coeur d’Alene Police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of Douglas Standish, wanted on suspicions of kidnapping since Monday. Police have recovered a van they …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Police call off search for Coeur d’Alene kidnapping suspect
COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene police have an arrest warrant for a man suspected of kidnapping a Dalton Gardens woman at gunpoint.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said. The abduction appeared to …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho
SAN DIEGO — A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California was found in Idaho after horseback riders reported seeing the man and …