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Stories with subject: Kidnapping
  • Ohioan charged in woman's killing found competent 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:22 pm
  • CAMBRIDGE, Ohio - A judge has found an eastern Ohio man competent to stand trial on charges alleging he raped and killed a pizza delivery driver and dumped her body at a state park.

  • No charges for man who shot cousin's kidnapper 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:12 pm
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to bring charges against a man in the fatal shooting of a suspect accused of abducting and stabbing his cousin.

  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:05 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

  • 25- to 50-year term in Pa. teen runaway kidnapping 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:19 am
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison after being convicted of kidnapping a teenage runaway.

  • Family starts scholarship for slain Illinois girl 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:07 am
  • GEORGETOWN, Illinois - The family of an eastern Illinois girl who was kidnapped and strangled more than 20 years ago has started a scholarship in her name.

  • Man who fled Md. to SC indicted for killing 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:10 pm
  • TOWSON, Maryland - A grand jury has indicted a man who fled from Maryland to South Carolina with one of his daughters on nine criminal counts, including killing the girl's mother and kidnapping the child.

  • Rape charges added in Missouri girl's death 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:19 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges.

  • 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:40 am
  • CHIBOK, Nigeria - A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters.

  • Man sentenced to life in prison in sex abuse case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:28 am
  • ANNISTON, Alabama - A northeast Alabama man has been sentenced to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole in the rape, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a 4-year-old girl in 2013.

  • Nebraska man gets 50 years in kidnapping case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:58 am
  • MADISON, Nebraska - A northeast Nebraska man has been given 50 years in prison for trying to kidnap his former wife.

  • Murder suspect unable to get statements tossed 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:16 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl was unable to convince a judge to throw out statements he made to police after his arrest.

  • Ala. man gets 3 life sentences in rape, kidnapping 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:23 pm
  • PIEDMONT, Alabama - A judge has sentenced an eastern Alabama man to three consecutive life terms for kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl in 2013.

  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:58 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:44 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:29 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child.

  • Man pleads not guilty to teen's kidnap-rape 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 16-year-old Los Angeles girl as she walked home from school, raped her, then doused her with gas and tried to set her on fire.

  • Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend in her home 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:59 pm
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - Bail has been set for a man accused of breaking into a home in western Minnesota and trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend.

  • Minnesota kidnap suspect caught after Calif. chase 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:53 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A kidnapping suspect from Minnesota has been arrested after leading police on a car chase into downtown Los Angeles where he escaped officers on foot.

  • Prosecutor: No charges in fake Wash. abduction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 pm
  • SEQUIM, Washington - No charges are planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Wash. police investigate alleged abduction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:29 pm
  • MILTON, Washington - Police in Milton, Washington, say a 19-year-old woman has reported she was abducted from a check-cashing store and held captive for two days before she managed to jump into a stranger's car at a fast-food drive-thru and plead for help.

  • Bessemer jail inmate found dead inside cell 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:05 pm
  • BESSEMER, Alabama - Bessemer police say an inmate accused of stabbing another man and kidnapping his wife has been found dead in the Bessemer City Jail.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

  • Central Pa. woman sentenced for fake kidnapping 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:41 pm
  • LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania woman is going to prison for faking her own kidnapping at a Lancaster park last spring.

  • Police: E. Idaho man kidnapped estranged wife 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:01 am
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man police say kidnapped and choked his estranged wife faces second-degree kidnapping and attempted strangulation charges.

  • Case of man who killed kidnapper before grand jury 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:16 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette Parish grand jury will decide next week whether to charge the man who in November shot to death a kidnapper who abducted his cousin.