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  • Arrests made in abduction of young Amish girls in New York

    Arrests made in abduction of young Amish girls in New York
    A New York couple were arrested Friday night and charged with kidnapping two young Amish girls this week, law enforcement officials said. St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary E. Rain told the Los Angeles Times that Stephen Howell II, 39, and Nicole...
  • Amish abduction victims found safe; police searching for suspects

    Amish abduction victims found safe; police searching for suspects
    Two young Amish girls who were abducted near their family home in upstate New York were found unharmed Thursday night, and police are now trying to determine who kidnapped them and why. St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain told the Los Angeles...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...
  • Two Long Beach men convicted of human trafficking and pimping

    Two Long Beach men have been found guilty of human trafficking and pimping several women, one of whom was a teenager, authorities said Monday. A jury found Lebrette Stacey Winn, 23, and Eric James Avery, 25, guilty last week of multiple felony charges....
  • Haiti offers reward in prison break, vows to capture escapees

    The alleged head of a kidnapping ring remained on the run Monday along with hundreds of other inmates after the biggest jailbreak in Haiti since a devastating earthquake shattered the National Penitentiary, sending more than 4,500 prisoners into the...
  • Sheriff: Abduction of Michigan teen didn't happen

    Thursday's reported abduction of an 18-year-old Monroe County (Mich.) woman, which set off a massive police search, "did not take place, as originally reported," authorities said Sunday. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has closed the investigation...
  • Home demolition case provides alleged link between Gaza campaign, murdered teens

    HEBRON, West Bank Ghada El-Hemouni is an all but unnoticed figure in the bloodshed that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives as Israel and Hamas battle in the Gaza Strip. A 38-year-old mother of seven, El-Hemouni hasn't been to her home in a month. Now the...
  • Two killed in robbery of marijuana-growing operation in Fresno

    An apparent robbery of a marijuana-growing operation in Fresno resulted in a fatal gunfight Thursday that left two suspects dead and a 15-year-old girl being used as a human shield by fleeing robbers. Two of the alleged gunmen who broke into the house...
  • Sex offender sentenced for kidnapping girl at Signal Hill park

    Sex offender sentenced for kidnapping girl at Signal Hill park
    A registered sex offender was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for kidnapping an 8-year-old girl who was walking with her family in a park. Robert Sok, 28, of Long Beach, pleaded no contest to kidnapping the girl and failing to update his sex...
  • Israelis see echo of Gilad Shalit in new seizure of a soldier in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel When word went out Friday that Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in a squad dismantling tunnels in the Gaza Strip, had been captured by Hamas-affiliated gunmen, one name immediately came to Israeli minds: Gilad Shalit, the...
  • Prostitute tortured, held captive in O.C. motels for days, police say

    Prostitute tortured, held captive in O.C. motels for days, police say
    A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they found the 26-year-old woman bruised and burned Monday evening in a...
  • Hunt for Alabama man ends in Boynton hospital, deputies say

    The hunt for an Alabama man accused of ambushing, kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter came to an end in a Boynton Beach hospital room Monday. Four days earlier police said David Pitts, 43, of Ozark, Ala.,...