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  • The 'free-range kids' debate in an urban environment

    The 'free-range kids' debate in an urban environment
    Fifth-grader Aiden Coldsmith has memorized the streets around his family's Waverly home. He knows every mud puddle, the homes of dogs both friendly and fierce, a park where a group of middle school girls hang out. The 11-year-old walks alone the few...
  • Allentown man gets 14 years for Connecticut jewelry store heist

    William Davis escaped from a state correctional facility twice in early 2013 while serving a sentence for forgery and theft. It was during those flights that the 27-year-old Allentown man took part in a pair of armed robberies, kidnapping the...
  • Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison

     Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison
    Saul Rodriguez was a one-man crime wave, ordering the killings of at least three men, kidnapping nearly 30 drug dealers to steal their cash and narcotics, and trafficking in thousands of kilograms of cocaine, federal prosecutors say. Rodriguez even had...
  • Lantana man accused of kidnapping woman, threatening to rape her

    Lantana man accused of kidnapping woman, threatening to rape her
    A Lantana man was arrested after he held a woman against her will inside his apartment and threatened to rape her, according to an arrest report. The woman was saved after two neighbors broke down the man's door. Lantana police said at about 7 p.m....
  • Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'

    Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'
    The evening was closing in when the first few shots sounded. Men locked up their little shops and ran, looking for safety. Women in the streets quickly finished their conversations, then scurried home and locked their doors. Abubakar Shekau, commander...
  • Second Person Pleads Guilty In 2013 Hartford Killing

    Second Person Pleads Guilty In 2013 Hartford Killing
    HARTFORD — A Waterbury man who faced a variety of charges in connection with a 2013 killing on Bond Street pleaded guilty Thursday, days before his trial was set to begin. Talib Shaheer, 34, pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to second-degree...
  • Elizabeth Smart to talk adversity, recovery, hope

     Elizabeth Smart to talk adversity, recovery, hope
    "Come on, like, I'm not Gandhi," Elizabeth Smart remembers thinking when her father suggested she share her story with others. At 14, Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bed and subsequently held captive for nine months, during which she was...
  • Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria

    Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria
    NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has uncovered new details about his 2012 kidnapping in Syria. Engel and five other members of an NBC News team were captured by armed gunmen, bound and blindfolded and expected to be killed during their...
  • Man accused of leaving daughter in trash can is held on $300K bail

    Man accused of leaving daughter in trash can is held on $300K bail
    The man who authorities said abandoned his child in a trash can and fled the state is being held in Cook County Jail following his first local court appearance Wednesday. A judge set bail at $300,000 for Faiz Ikramulla, 35, who is charged with...
  • Trial starts for man accused of killing girlfriend's alleged rapist

    Trial starts for man accused of killing girlfriend's alleged rapist
    A 45-year-old Costa Mesa man went on trial this week in connection with a brutal 1995 killing that authorities say was motivated by his rage after his former girlfriend told him she had been raped. Gianni Anthony Van faces life in prison if convicted on...
  • Kidnapping foiled; abductor couldn't drive a stick shift

    Kidnapping foiled; abductor couldn't drive a stick shift
    Police say a kidnapping in South Carolina was thwarted because the would-be abductor couldn't operate a manual stick shift in the victim's car. The Sumter County sheriff's office said in a news release that 27-year-old Demetri Nelson still had his...