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UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Riots, escapes and fear as coronavirus hits juvenile centers

Fear and frustration are raging as fast as the coronavirus in some juvenile detention centers, with riots and escapes reported in facilities in hard hit New York and Louisiana.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Man who aided in burglary, assault after escaping Spokane work release sentenced

Anthony J. Gibson, who escaped from a Spokane work release facility in Februrary and aided in a robbery and assault two weeks later, was sentenced in Spokane County Superior Court …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Spokane police arrest man suspected of escaping work release facility, assault, robbery

Spokane police arrested Anthony Gibson, 26, Friday night. He escaped from a correctional facility this spring and is accused of assault and robbery.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Reward offered for help finding three work release escapees

An independent public safety group is asking for the public’s help in finding three men who escaped from work release in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Geiger escapee apparently evades police in stolen car

A man who walked away from jail work crew this month was nearly caught by police on Sunday when he led police on a brief chase in a stolen Subaru …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running …


Woman claims she jumped from car to escape abuse

A Heyburn man is charged with felony aggravated battery after a woman said she jumped from a moving car between Burley and Declo to escape the man as he hit …


Jaguar escapes zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals

A jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure and went on a territorial killing rampage sometime overnight, attacking four alpacas, an emu and a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018

Drones buzzed French prison months before helicopter escape

Drones seen buzzing above a French prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the helicopter escape of a notorious French criminal – his second breakout …


Michael Jackson’s elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.


Wayward cat captured at JFK Airport after a week on the lam

A frisky cat that got loose at New York’s Kennedy Airport has been captured after more than a week on the lam.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Deputies searching for Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from work detail

Deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from his assigned work detail Thursday afternoon.


State cancels lease at site of salmon net-pen collapse

Washington state officials on Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing thousands of non-native fish …


Paris Zoo visitors evacuated after 4 baboons escaped

The Paris Zoo says visitors have been evacuated after four baboons escaped from their enclosure.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape

Washington state officials have canceled the lease of a salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult Atlantic salmon escaped into the Puget Sound last summer.


Teen murder suspect recaptured after escaping custody

Authorities said a 16-year-old boy arrested in a murder case has been recaptured after escaping custody in the Seattle area.


Deputy injured when 2 Idaho jail inmates try to escape

An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Geiger inmate walks away from work crew in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from a work crew in the 9500 block of East Eighth Avenue around 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Idaho tent jail where 8 inmates escaped improves security

The loopholes at an Idaho tent jail where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions have been fixed, putting the jail back in good standing with the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Idaho tent jail improved in areas where 8 inmates escaped

Security at Canyon County’s tent jail has been improved in the areas where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions.


Idaho inmate missing after attending funeral with permission

Idaho law enforcement officials are looking for an inmate who went missing after he was granted permission to attend a funeral.


Police apprehend one of two men who escaped a fire crew Tuesday

Police in Portland, Ore., caught one of two men who escaped from a Goldendale fire crew early Tuesday morning.


South Carolina inmate captured in Texas after second escape

An inmate was recaptured in Texas early Friday after his second escape from a maximum security prison in South Carolina, prison officials said.


Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run

The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017

Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Sheriff: Escaped Georgia inmates still on the run, stole a pickup

Two Georgia inmates described as “dangerous beyond description” and wanted in connection with the deaths of two guards on a prison bus remained on the run early Wednesday as reward …


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017

Two guards killed by escaping inmates during Georgia transport

Two inmates are on the loose in Georgia after killing two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning.


Second Idaho man who escaped Washington jail has been captured

Authorities say police have now captured both men who escaped from the county jail in Yakima earlier this month.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Second Kootenai County Jail escapee found

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has captured the second man who escaped from the Yakima County Corrections Center on April 4.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Police capture inmate who escaped from Lewis County Jail

Law enforcement officials on Thursday captured an inmate who escaped from the Lewis County Jail in northern Idaho.