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AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage. The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the...
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order. Highlands County Investigators told WFLA-TV ( http://bit.ly/1bwXJ96 ) a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received...
BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon. Attorneys filed the motion in Baltimore District Court...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania. Standardized test season in K-12 classrooms has been dominated in some states by widespread technical problems or by parents allowing their children to opt out. But testing...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." Instead, he plans to make one public appearance Wednesday night in Missoula...
NEW YORK (AP) — The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades — and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too. Fifteen days into their discussions, jurors...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer shot by a man who stole his patrol car died of his injuries Tuesday evening, police said. Sgt. Greg Moore died at 5:50 p.m. at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police spokeswoman Sgt. Christie Wood said in a statement...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial. The indictment accusing Jesse L. Matthew Jr. of...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a...