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Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

Ashley Johnson-Barr had disappeared from a park on Sept. 6

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci... More »

Suit: I Tried to Help My Unconscious Customer, Got Arrested

Eatery owner sues NYPD, says he was arrested for being 'business owner while black'

(Newser) - The NYPD has been accused of "testilying" in the past, and now a Harlem restaurant owner and two of his workers are suing over an incident last year. Clyde Pemberton, who owns the high-end MIST Harlem, says in his lawsuit that he was arrested June 1, 2017, for being... More »

Country Star Gretchen Wilson Arrested at Connecticut Airport

Grammy winner allegedly became 'belligerent' toward troopers

(Newser) - Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. The 45-year-old "Redneck Woman" singer from Lebanon, Tennessee, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, reports the AP . State police... More »

Broadcom Billionaire Arrested After Hotel Room Find

Cops say case contained heroin, cocaine, meth

(Newser) - With an estimated fortune of $3.1 billion, Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas III can afford a good lawyer—and he's going to need one. The 59-year-old billionaire was arrested in Las Vegas this week along with companion Ashley Fargo on suspicion of trafficking drugs including heroin, cocaine, MDMA, and... More »

Chris Brown Arrested After Florida Concert

Singer was released on bail

(Newser) - Singer Chris Brown's nationwide tour included an unusual pit stop: the Palm Beach County Jail. He was scheduled to perform a 7pm Thursday concert at West Palm Beach's Coral Sky Amphitheatre, and the AP reports that after he was finished he "walked off stage ... and into the... More »

Advocate for Kids Accused in 'Sickening' Case

FBI accuses Joel Davis of 'the highest degree of hypocrisy'

(Newser) - His public push to end sexual violence against children was so significant it reportedly nabbed him a nomination for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Joel Davis' private actions couldn't have been more contradictory, say police. The 22-year-old Columbia University student, who started Youth to End Sexual Violence before becoming... More »

Heather Locklear Is Arrested Again

She's accused of drunken attack on police officer, EMT

(Newser) - Heather Locklear's sad downward spiral seems to be escalating. The 56-year-old was arrested yet again Sunday night and accused of assaulting a police officer and an EMT, reports TMZ . She is currently being held in California's Ventura County Jail on $20,000 bail and awaiting a court appearance... More »

This Is XXXTentacion's Killer, According to Cops

Dedrick Williams held without bail on first-degree murder charge

(Newser) - Police have made an arrest in the murder of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, shot dead outside a Florida motorcycle dealership earlier this week. A 22-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder, the Broward County Sheriff's Office confirms, per the Independent , identifying the man as Dedrick... More »

US Student Held in Vietnam Apologizes on State TV

Texas' Will Nguyen detained June 10 during protest

(Newser) - Until Tuesday, American graduate student Will Nguyen had last been seen June 10 in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, his bloodied face hidden by a bag as police dragged him away shoeless. His appearance Tuesday on state television, where he admitted to taking part in an anti-China protest, did... More »

Add Audi CEO to List of Busted VW Execs

German authorities detain Rupert Stadler in 'Dieselgate'

(Newser) - German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of the investigation into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines, the arrest of... More »

Black Couple Handcuffed Over Waffle House Bill Dispute

They said they were overcharged by $1.50

(Newser) - Waffle House says its CEO has apologized to a woman who was handcuffed along with her boyfriend over a dispute over a $1.50 charge at one of its restaurants. Activist Shaun King says the black couple were handcuffed after they "refused to pay for a $1.50 overcharge... More »

Cops: Pizza Worker Tampered With Shredded Cheese

NC manager discovered what cops suspect was rat poison before any customers were affected

(Newser) - Customers at a North Carolina pizzeria may have dodged a close one last week. The News & Observer reports an employee at Fayetteville's Primo Pizza was arrested Wednesday and accused of mixing what cops believe was rat poison in with the shredded cheese. Per a Fayetteville Police release , a... More »

Hatchet Suspect Sought Suture Kit After Attack

He visited urgent-care facility, drug store before Tuesday arrest

(Newser) - Before he was arrested Tuesday, but less than two hours after he's alleged to have killed his former boss with a hatchet in Tennessee, Domenic Micheli visited an urgent-care facility, where he tried to buy a suture kit. The 36-year-old suspect—who police say was limping from a left... More »

Man Forced Neighbors to Do Chores and Yard Work

'He's kind of an intimidating guy,' the police said after arresting him

(Newser) - A Centralia, Wash., man took the idea of "help thy neighbor" just a little too literally. Wellington Waggoner was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly grabbing a 12-year-old boy who was out warming up the family car, picking him up by his coat, and insisting that he do yard work,... More »

These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested

One is a biography of director Elia Kazan, who was scorned by Hollywood in his day

(Newser) - As Harvey Weinstein did his perp walk into the NYPD's 1st Precinct Friday to be booked on rape and sexual abuse charges, he was spotted carrying three books—and Time has the details. One was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution. A second was a 2006 biography... More »

Cops: Man Told Muslims at McDonald's to 'Get Out of My Country'

John Jay Smith arrested after allegedly trying to stun-gun Egyptian exchange students

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Florida man has been arrested after cops say he verbally and physically attacked two Muslim men outside a St. Augustine McDonald's. First Coast News and CBS News report John Jay Smith is accused of approaching the pair, who were chowing down on hamburgers in the eatery's... More »

With a 'Smirk,' Weinstein Turns Himself In to NYPD

Disgraced film producer will reportedly be brought up on charges of rape, forced oral sex

(Newser) - "Today a man whose actions were so egregious that they spawned a global reckoning has been taken into custody." That man, described in a tweet by the Time's Up organization, is Harvey Weinstein, who USA Today says turned himself in to the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney'... More »

Video Shows 'Disturbing' Arrest of NBA Player

Cops disciplined for Sterling Brown incident

(Newser) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for the "disturbing" way police treated him in a video released Wednesday. Police body-camera footage of the Jan. 26 arrest shows an officer becoming confrontational after finding the Milwaukee Bucks rookie's vehicle parked across two spots reserved... More »

Cops: Shooter at Trump Golf Club 'Neutralized'

Suspect placed flag on counter, shouted about president

(Newser) - South Florida authorities say one man was arrested and an officer was injured after police exchanged gunfire with the man in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami, which is owned by President Trump, the AP reports. Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez told reporters officers confronted... More »

Cops: 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Is a Bit Older Than 17

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, accused of saying he was homeless to enroll in high school

(Newser) - A "savvy" 25-year-old gamed the Dallas school system and posed as a high school student, all apparently so he could play some basketball, officials say. The Dallas Morning News reports Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday after authorities say he pretended to be 17-year-old "Rashaun Richardson" and enrolled... More »

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