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Stories with subject: Extortion and threats
  • Police investigate threatening letter in Stoughton 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:50 pm
  • STOUGHTON, Wisconsin - Police in Stoughton are investigating a threatening letter that was sent to a black teenager, with a photo that depicted him as the victim of a lynching.

  • Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:10 pm
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.

  • Woman sentenced for bomb threats 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:10 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has sentenced a woman to 5 ½ years in prison for mailing letters threatening to bomb seven post offices in the Twin Cities.

  • San Diego teen arrested in social media threats 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • SAN DIEGO - San Diego police say a 17-year-old student has been arrested on suspicion of making threats via social media against a charter school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont.

  • W.Va. miner charged with bomb threat against mine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:52 am
  • WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:40 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.

  • W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:29 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

  • W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old Barboursville man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

  • Southern Utah man facing hate crime charges 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:32 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Federal officials have filed hate crime charges against a southern Utah man accused of threatening to kill members of an interracial family.

  • Police: Connecticut teenager threatened Columbine 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:34 am
  • LITCHFIELD, Connecticut - Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado.

  • Man pleads not guilty to disrupting flight in SD 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:44 am
  • RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A 68-year-old Virginia man accused of disrupting a flight he boarded in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.

  • Shoffner overshadows race for Arkansas treasurer 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:29 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Despite it being a relatively little-known post, the Republican primary for Arkansas treasurer has hardly been a low-key affair. Overshadowed by a former state treasurer's conviction on bribery and extortion charges, the race is pitting two GOP rivals who each insist they're the best candidate to overhaul a troubled office.

  • Pa. man charged in kidnapping, assault of girl, 7 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 pm
  • YORK, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania man is behind bars in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl last summer.

  • Man charged with making terrorist threat on campus 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:01 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri man accused of falsely reporting a gunman walking around the Central Methodist University is no terrorist, as prosecutors allege, but rather the victim of hysteria created by an incident that has been blown out of proportion, his attorney said.

  • Va. man indicted for threatening Obama, Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:59 pm
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - A Virginia man is accused of making death threats against President Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.

  • Oregon man charged with trying to kill officer 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:04 pm
  • EUGENE, Oregon - An Oregon man shot by police during a confrontation last month has been charged with attempting to kill the officer who wounded him.

  • Police: Man used syringe to threaten officer 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:46 am
  • LOWELL, Massachusetts - A Groton man is facing charges after allegedly threatening a Lowell police officer with a syringe full of blood he said was infected with the AIDS virus.

  • Jacksonville man accused of making bomb threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:01 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Police in Jacksonville have arrested a man who they say made bomb threats to schools and businesses over the past six weeks.

  • June trial set for man charged with online threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:27 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.

  • Ala. man charged with threats at Georgia hospital 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:35 am
  • ROME, Georgia - An Alabama man has been charged with making terroristic threats after authorities say he threatened employees at a northwest Georgia hospital by saying "Remember Fort Hood."

  • Boy, 14, accused of school bomb threats 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:22 am
  • YORKTOWN, New York - A 14-year-old boy is accused of calling in bomb threats to two Westchester County high schools.

  • Ex-Lawrence official gets 18-month jail sentence 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:23 am
  • LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - The former chief of staff to the ex-mayor of Lawrence has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for corruption.

  • Police: Suspect in Bobo death threatened brother 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:02 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A man charged with kidnapping and killing nursing student Holly Bobo is now accused of threatening his own brother if the brother didn't keep quiet.

  • Philly police officer arrested on assault charges 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:15 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia police officer is charged with disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, assault and related charges in connection with an off-duty incident last year.

  • Man charged with threatening flight crew members 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A 68-year-old Virginia man is accused of threatening passengers, police and flight crew members after boarding a flight in Rapid City.