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  • More details released in North Austin library kidnapping arrest (TX)

    09/26/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | CBS Austin
    A witness told police she heard screaming coming from the restroom and ran in to see what was wrong. The witness pulled on the first stall door, but it was locked. Through the crack of the door the witness saw Powell with his hand over the mouth of an 8-year-old female child, who was trying to get away. The witness screamed at Powell to let the child go but he would not, the affidavit says.
  • Dr. Henry Lee Revisits JonBenét Ramsey Case In CBS Special

    09/15/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Roger Catlin
    One of the biggest stars of the fall TV season so far is a 6-year-old child beauty queen who has been dead nearly two decades. After three documentary specials have already been run (with a TV movie in the works), the biggest broadcast project, "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey," airs Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19 on CBS. In it, Connecticut's famed criminalist Dr. Henry Lee is one of a handful of original investigators of the case who have been reunited with a pair of new experts for the special to re-examine the death of the little girl in...
  • Twin Cities Teen’s Quick Thinking Thwarts Uber Driver’s Kidnapping

    09/15/2016 9:56:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | September 14, 2016 | Kate Raddatz
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities Uber driver is charged with trying to kidnap a young woman he picked up on the job. Dahir Aden, 50, is charged with a felony count of false imprisonment after he refused to drive a teenage girl home and instead took her to his home in West St. Paul. The girl told police Aden planned to sexually assault her. Investigators say it was the girl’s quick thinking that allowed her to be rescued. According to the criminal complaint, Dahir Aden picked up a young woman from her North Minneapolis apartment the night of Aug....
  • White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban

    09/10/2016 8:18:56 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held. The Two professors – one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a...
  • Did North Korea abduct missing U.S. student David Sneddon?

    09/06/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | September 2, 2016 | KJ Kwon and Ben Westcott
    Did North Korea abduct missing U.S. student David Sneddon? By KJ Kwon and Ben Westcott, CNN Updated 2223 GMT (0623 HKT) September 2, 2016 (CNN) — If true, it could be one of the most astonishing stories to ever emerge from North Korea. A media report on Friday repeated claims that a 24-year-old American man was kidnapped in China in 2004 and taken to Pyongyang to work as an English tutor for current leader Kim Jong Un. However, the US State Department says there is no evidence to confirm reports that missionary David Sneddon was seized while hiking in China's...
  • State Dept. Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

    08/22/2016 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the heels of a growing scandal over the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $400 million in cash on the same day that it freed several U.S. hostages. The payment has been cast by lawmakers and others as a ransom payment and prompted increasing concern among U.S. officials that Iran is making arresting Americans a priority. The travel warning is mean...
  • Mexico: Gunmen kidnap 16 people from beach resort restaurant in Puerto Vallarta

    08/15/2016 2:11:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 91 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Fiona Keating
    Armed men have abducted at least 16 people from La Leche, an upmarket restaurant in a popular Mexican tourist destination. "I am in Puerto Vallarta heading the investigation into the kidnapping (that) occurred this morning," said Eduardo Almaguer, the state prosecutor on his Twitter account on Monday (15 August). Initial reports, which have not been officially confirmed, stated that a group of armed men targeted around 20 people in La Leche restaurant and took some of them away in several vehicles. Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said that two SUVs with several gunmen arrived at around 1am at...
  • Kaine: Being picked for VP feels like being 'kidnapped'

    08/06/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/6/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Tim Kaine says being Hillary Clinton's running mate feels like being kidnapped. Kaine spoke at a coordinated campaign field office for Clinton and local Democrats in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday, according to Politico. Asked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) what it was like to be Clinton's running mate, he responded: "It feels like I got kidnapped." Kaine, a Virginia senator, was announced as Clinton's running mate July 22. He held his first joint campaign event with her the next day, and spoke at the Democratic National Convention the following week — speaking just after Vice President Joe Biden and...
  • Kaine: Being picked for VP feels like being 'kidnapped'

    08/06/2016 12:28:27 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/6/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Tim Kaine says being Hillary Clinton's running mate feels like being kidnapped. Kaine spoke at a coordinated campaign field office for Clinton and local Democrats in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday, according to Politico. Asked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) what it was like to be Clinton's running mate, he responded: "It feels like I got kidnapped." Kaine, a Virginia senator, was announced as Clinton's running mate July 22. He held his first joint campaign event with her the next day, and spoke at the Democratic National Convention the following week — speaking just after Vice President Joe Biden and...
  • Mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone reportedly kidnapped in Brazil

    07/26/2016 10:37:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 7/26/16 | reuters
    The mother-in-law of Formula One racing executive Bernie Ecclestone was reportedly kidnapped in Brazil and the criminals are demanding a $36.5 million ransom. ADVERTISEMENT Reuters, citing Brazilian media, reported Monday that Aparecida Schunck, 67, who is the mother of Ecclestone’s wife Fabiana Flosi, was captured Friday night in the Sao Paulo neighborhood of Interlagos. According to Veja, the ransom demand is the highest in the country’s history. Brazilian authorities have yet to confirm the kidnapping. Ecclestone, 85, is one of the most powerful officials in Formula One. He’s estimated to be worth about $3.1 billion, according to Forbes magazine. He...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: ‘Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance’

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. “They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City,” Trump commented. “They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where they’re furious to Mexico City.” “If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop,” Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • Marble Falls police investigating attempted kidnapping (TX)

    04/25/2016 11:28:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies ^ | April 24, 2016 | Calily Bien
    Police in Marble Falls are investigating what appears to be an attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl. Police say the teenager was found unconscious in her neighbor’s yard on the city’s west side around 3:50 a.m. Sunday. When she regained consciousness, the girl told police she snuck out of her home and was kidnapped by two men in a truck. While in the truck, she said she heard the men saying she was “too young” and they decided to let her go, but not before hitting her in the head and rendering her unconscious.
  • 3 American contractors missing in Iraq

    01/18/2016 6:38:24 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2016
    Three American contractors are missing in Iraq, a senior security official in Baghdad says. "A company filed a report Sunday about three of its staff going missing. ... They are American contractors. We are looking into this report," the official told CNN. Separately, an Iraqi security official with knowledge of the case said that two of the contractors are dual Iraqi-American citizens and that the third is an American national. Gunmen grabbed the men at an apartment in Baghdad's southeastern Dora neighborhood late Friday afternoon, the source said.
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • A Grandmother's Ordeal in the Hands of Mexican Kidnappers

    09/30/2015 1:20:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Hastings Tribune ^ | 9/30/15 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    The kidnappers promised Yolanda Alvarez Antunez they would free her husband after she paid the ransom. The mother of five, grandmother of 13 saw no other option. Around 10:30 p.m. on that Wednesday, Yolanda and her brother-in-law drove the old family truck to a mountain town in the southern state of Guerrero, where they were stopped by two pickups full of armed men. She handed over a plastic bag full of bills, but instead of buying her husband's freedom, she was taken captive, too. "You're going to stay because your husband escaped and you're not leaving until we find him,...
  • Muslims Kidnap Christian, Family Pays, Muslims Kill Him Anyway

    08/17/2015 12:03:01 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 16 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-16-15 | CleanTV
    Muslims kidnapped a Christian pastor, demanding a $120,000 ransom that if wasn’t paid, they would kill the pastor. The family somehow raised the money and paid the Muslims, who kept the money and killed the pastor amyway and sent his body back, cut up into pieces. That’s according to The Christian Post that is reporting on what has become a new currency in the Middle East: Christians who are being kidnapped at a dizzying pace by Obama’s Religion of Peace. The Post reported on another kidnapping case wherein Catholic Priest Father Douglas Bazi was kidnapped by Muslims who actually returned...
  • U.S.-Trained Anti-ISIS Commander Kidnapped in Syria

    07/30/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/30/2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and KARAM SHOUMALI
    BAGHDAD — The commander of a group of Syrian fighters trained by the United States has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, his group said in a statement Thursday. The commander, Nadeem Hassan, and seven of his fighters were taken by the Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State in Syria, as they were returning from a meeting in Turkey. A contingent of 54 fighters from Mr. Hassan’s group, known as Division 30, are the only ones who have graduated from a Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria. One the...
  • Man suspected in Vallejo kidnapping once dismissed as hoax

    07/14/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 07/14/2015 | Evan Sernoffsky, Kale Williams, and Steve Rubenstein
    Police called it a hoax, while the victims said it was a traumatic ordeal — and on Monday, federal agents said the bizarre springtime kidnapping-for-ransom of Denise Huskins was indeed for real. Harvard Law School graduate and embattled attorney Matthew Muller, 38, of Sacramento County is suspected of the home invasion, kidnapping and sexual attack on the 29-year-old Vallejo woman, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Monday. The case, as unusual as it is sensational, captured national attention as details of the saga — which included the kidnapping, a drugging of the boyfriend, and a paltry $8,500 ransom —...
  • Woman lied about abortion and gave man's baby to gay friend

    05/17/2015 2:02:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/15/2015 | BBC
    A mother has been found guilty of duping her former partner into thinking she had an abortion in order to give his child to her gay friend. A jury at Perth Sheriff Court found the woman and her male friend guilty of an elaborate fraud. The court heard the pair hatched a "cynical and calculated" plot to cover up who the child's real father was. The woman, aged 29, and her 35-year-old male friend were warned they could face up to five years in prison. Sheriff William Wood described the offence as "very serious" and paid tribute to the child's...
  • 4 Year Old Benjamin Stanley: Why Can’t I go Home?

    03/14/2015 5:57:03 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | 3/14/2015 | staff, and
    Health Impact News Editor Comments It has been about 50 days now since a military-style SWAT team arrived at the home of the Stanley family in Arkansas, and removed all seven home-schooled children from the home. The parents have been charged with no crime, let alone been convicted of any wrong doing, and yet the children still remain separated from them, placed in foster care, as the State of Arkansas continues to collect federal funding for each child that has been placed into the foster care system. Read the last update on the Stanley family that Medical Kidnap published here:...
  • 3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

    09/24/2014 6:17:26 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Hannah Graham is straight-A, a second year University of Virginia student who has been missing since September 13th,2014. Typically, at this stage of the game it isn’t looking good for Hannah. Her parents, as you can imagine, are beyond crushed. As of yesterday, the police have issued a search warrant for Jesse Matthew, who cops think was the last person to see Hannah Graham before she vanished. Last weekend Mr. & Mrs. Graham held a press conference thanking law enforcement and volunteers for their search efforts and letting folks know that this is a ‘parents worse nightmare’ and that ‘it...
  • Official: Amish Girls Sexually Abused in Abduction

    08/16/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    abc ^ | august 16, 2014 | george m. walsh
    Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain's disclosure came hours after the county's sheriff said the couple charged in the kidnapping were prowling for easy targets and may have planned to abduct other children. Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested and arraigned Friday on charges they abducted the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters with the intent to physically or sexually abuse them. "We felt that there was the definite potential that there was...
  • Desperate search for two Amish girls abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand

    08/14/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    A desperate search is underway for two Amish girls after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside stand in northern New York last night. Six-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller were bundled into a white car as they went to help a customer in Oswegatchie around 7.20pm on Wednesday, according to reports. On Thursday, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received 'numerous leads' and that state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were part of the search. Dive teams have also been called in to scour the nearby Oswegatchie River. 'There's no...
  • Terrorists trying to transfer about 150 orphans from Donetsk region to Russia

    07/12/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12.07.2014 00700 13:12 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists, led by the so-called "deputy minister of social policy of the Donetsk People's Republic," are trying to forcibly transfer to Russia orphans from orphanages in Donetsk and Maryinka, the Donetsk region, the OstroV online newspaper reported on Saturday. "There are no legal documents for the transfer abroad of children from Maryinka and Donetsk, therefore crossing the border will be illegal. Kids do not want to leave anywhere," graduates of the Maryinka orphanage told reporters.
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Shelly Dadon

    07/06/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/14 | Ari Sofer, Gil Ronen
    In a dramatic development Sunday, police have announced that the murder of 20-year-old Afula resident Shelly Dadon has been solved. Police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) arrested a taxi driver from the Arab village of Iblin in the Galilee, on suspicion that he carried out the murder for "nationalistic" reasons. The suspect, named as 38-year-old Hassin Yousef Hassin Khalifah, subsequently confessed under police interrogation to committing the murder, and even reconstructed the crime for police. Shelly Danon left her home to Migdal Ha'emek on May 1 for a job interview. A few hours later, her body was found...
  • Police: Abu Khder Suspects 'Connected Themselves' to Murder

    07/06/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/14 | Yaakov Levi
    Six suspects were in custody Sunday night on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Mohammed Abu Khder. The six were arrested earlier Sunday. According to Channel Ten news, police were granted a request Sunday afternoon to extend the remand of five of the six for eight days. The sixth one will remain in custody for five days. Earlier reports said that three of the six had been released. Reports also said that the six are mostly members of an extended family, and live in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, and the town of Adam in the Binyamin region. Police sources...
  • Footage 'Shows Moment Arab Teen Abducted'; but Questions Remain

    Photo CCTV footage has emerged which purportedly shows the moment 16-year-old Mohammed Abu-Khder was abducted on Tuesday night from the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in Jerusalem, hours before his dead body was found burned in Jerusalem Forest. The video was obtained by the Daily Telegraph, which said it had been handed the footage by the Abu-Khder family. The British paper said that while Israeli police had obtained film from two nearby cameras showing the abduction from different angles, the family had not handed this film to police yet - although it did not explain why the family would withhold...
  • Watch: Arab Rioters Beat One of Their Own in Jerusalem

    07/02/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/14
    A video has surfaced Wednesday demonstrating the full extent of the violence in Jerusalem Wednesday, as enraged Arab rioters began mercilessly beating one of their own. Video Al-Quds reports that a crowd of angry rioters descended on a Palestinian Arab man during anti-Israel riots on Wednesday, beating him with their hands and with sticks until IDF forces physically rescued him from his compatriots. According to the news outlet, the rioters were convinced that their victim - fellow rioter 40 year-old Yousef Abu Badria - was an undercover police officer. Badria was treated for his injuries and later escorted out of...
  • Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

    07/01/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-1-2014
    A man was shot and killed after he snatched a two-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a two-year-old girl inside the store in Midwest City. The man grabbed the child from the shopping cart for no apparent reason and then began to hold a knife to her throat as he began to ramble and make crazy, incoherent demands. As her mom screams for help, other shoppers call 911 and begin surrounding Wallace. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating...
  • The next kidnap victim: Miss Israel?

    07/01/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | Carl In Jerusalem
    The IDF is investigating a kidnap threat left on the Facebook page of Mor Maman, the current Miss Israel. The scare came after she posted a photo of herself after her first week in the army. Her photo was shared by an Arab youth on Facebook, who tagged her and included the threat in an Arabic caption, “the next kidnapping target.” She initially ignored the share until she arrived home for the weekend and told her family what had happened. “…they said ‘it’s serious,’ and that I’d have to report the incident immediately,” she said. “I immediately understood that...
  • Watch: Passerby Gives Hanin Zoabi a Piece of His Mind

    07/01/2014 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/14
    The past few days haven't been easy for Balad MK Hanin Zoabi. After exercising her "moral duty" to openly sympathize with the kidnapper-murderers of three Israeli teenagers, she has faced an angry backlash from fellow MKs, been served a mock "deportation order" - and could face a very real police investigation - been kicked out of a restaurant and effectively disowned by her extended family. Now, it turns out she's been heckled by a member of the public, too. In a video uploaded to Facebook last month, a man confronts the radical Arab MK and calmly gives her a piece...
  • Abbas Calls 'Emergency Meeting' Over Bodies Found

    06/30/2014 3:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/14
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has called an "emergency meeting" over the news that the bodies of Gilad Sha'ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) have been found in the PA. "Abbas has convened an urgent meeting of the Palestinian leadership tonight to discuss the latest developments," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP. .....
  • Shin Bet reveals identity of two main suspected kidnappers

    06/28/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26/6/14 | Yaakov Lapin
    The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed on Thursday the identity of the two chief suspects wanted for involvement in the kidnapping of three Israeli youths earlier this month. Both Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha are from Hebron and longstanding Hamas members. The Shin Bet added that both were wanted as soon as security forces learned of the kidnapping. “Since then, the Shin Bet and IDF have been carrying out a wide-scale search aimed at capturing the wanted suspects,” the security agency stated. “The first aim is to track down the location of the abducted youths.” Eyal Yifrah, 19,...
  • MK Zoabi Slammed by Party for Calling Abbas a 'Traitor'

    06/27/2014 2:24:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/14
    Chairman Wassal Taha of the National Democratic Assembly (at-Tajamuʿ al-Waṭanī ad-Dīmūqraṭī in Arabic-Balad in Hebrew) issued a statement, Friday, expressing his complete opposition to a statement, this week by Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi that Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) committed an act of treason through security coordination with Israel in its search for three teens abducted on June 12th in Judea, according to a Friday report by Kol Yisrael government radio. The statement said Zoabi's words did not represent the position of the party. .....
  • US Urges 'Restraint' in Search for Kidnapped Teenagers

    06/18/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/14
    The United States on Wednesday called on both Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to "show restraint" as Israel tightened their grip on Hamas hunting for three kidnapped teenagers, AFP reports. "We recognize this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult circumstance on the ground, and we feel all sides should exercise restraint," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Israeli troops have pressed their biggest arrest operation in years, imposing a tight lockdown on huge swathes of Judea and Samaria in the hunt for the three boys kidnapped six days ago. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for...
  • Zionist Arab's Family Planned to Abduct Him for Opposing Kidnap

    06/17/2014 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Gil Ronen
    Three relatives of a Muslim Arab youth Mohammed Zoabi from Nazareth, who expressed his support for the abducted yeshiva students in a Facebook video, planned to abduct him to the PA-controlled city of Jenin and harm him there, according to police. Three suspects were arrested Tuesday and brought before a judge for arraignment. They claimed they never meant to carry out their threats, but said they only wanted to "warn" the youth not to continue expressing opinions that are seen as controversial in his family and in Arab society in general. Zoabi, who defines himself as a Zionist, was not...
  • Georgia elderly man decapitated, wife missing; police seek clues

    05/08/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2014 | CNN
    The Georgia couple is described as "sweet as can be," and authorities are scrambling to unravel the mystery of how Russell Dermond, 88, was killed and then reportedly decapitated, and his 87-year-old wife disappeared. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is treating Shirley Dermond's disappearance from the Eatonton home -- where her husband was found dead Tuesday -- as an abduction, Sheriff Howard Sills said in a statement. Police suspect that Russell Dermond was killed between Friday and Sunday. The Dermonds' friends hadn't heard from them in days and went to their home in the upscale, gated, lakeside Great Waters community,...
  • Nigerian Islamist leader threatens to sell abducted girls 'as slaves'

    05/05/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/5/2014 | Colin Freeman
    Pressure was growing on Monday night for Western military drones to be used in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, as the terrorist thought to be holding them threatened to “marry off” girls aged as young as nine. Experts said that unmanned spy planes of the kind used in Afghanistan could be deployed along with satellite-operated cameras to search the vast areas of desert and woodland where the girls are thought to be hidden. Over the weekend, the Nigerian military massed for a search operation in the Sambisa Forest region, although on Sunday, President Goodluck Jonathan...
  • Kerry Rails Against Terrorists: 'They Don’t Offer a Health Care Plan'

    05/05/2014 7:49:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-4-14 | Patrick Goodenough
    Amid a swelling international outcry over the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist terrorists, Secretary of State John Kerry at the weekend again pledged U.S. support for efforts to locate and rescue them. “The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the perpetrators to justice,” he said in a speech in the Ethiopian capital, Ethiopia. “I will tell you, my friends, I have seen this scourge of terror across the planet,...
  • UKRAINE Simon Ostrovsky: ‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’

    04/25/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    VICE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2014 6:00 am | Simon Ostrovsky
    On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for three nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was as unexplained as my capture. On Monday night I was pulled out of a car at a checkpoint, then blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape. After spending hours alone on the floor of a damp cell with my hands tied behind my back and a hat pulled over my eyes, I was led into a room where I was accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist...
  • Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been freed

    04/24/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by · 6 replies ^ | 24.04.2014 12:57 pm | Kristen Hare
    This tweet came from BBC Moscow’s acting bureau chief: Kevin Bishop @bishopk Urgent: hostage @SimonOstrovsky free and safe with me in car en route to Donetsk @RadioCanada J-François Bélanger Simon Ostrovsky is free - BBC has spoken to him direct. He is on his way to Donetsk. “VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health,” VICE said in a statement to Poynter. “We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Out of respect for Simon and his family’s privacy, we have...
  • Ukraine restarts military campaign in east after politician ‘killed’

    04/23/2014 3:21:52 PM PDT · by · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:14 PM EDT | Tanya Talaga
    Ukraine has restarted a military offensive in the eastern part of the country after two brutally beaten bodies were discovered in the Donetsk region — one is thought to be a local politician. Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov said the politician’s name is Vladimir Rybak, reports the BBC. “The terrorists who effectively took the whole Donetsk region hostage have now gone too far,” the BBC reported Turchynov saying. Two “brutally tortured individuals” have been found near Sloviansk, in the Donetsk region where pro-Russian separatists have been strategically taking over key government buildings, Turchynov said in a statement reported by...
  • Homeowner holds two at gunpoint in driveway UPDATED Wednesday 4:45 p.m

    02/26/2014 9:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 18 February, 2014 | NA
    PEOGA -- Charges have been filed against three people involved in a gun-pointing incident outside a home in northern Brown County. On Feb. 19, the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office charged 20-year-old Jacob C. Phillips of Brown County, 25-year-old John Jacob Miller of Freetown and 18-year-old Samantha D. Artis of Columbus with Class D felony receiving stolen property. The three showed up at the home Phillips lives in at 4011 Locust Grove Drive sometime before 10:42 a.m. Feb. 18. Phillips had sent his father text messages that Miller and Artis had kidnapped him, and they were bringing him to the Phillips’...
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • 911 calls received after Texas sign company makes truck sticker depicting kidnapped woman

    09/10/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 September 2013 | By James Daniel
    A tailgate decal on the back of a truck that shows a woman to be bound and tied in the back, is causing a bit stir in Texas. At first glance, the optical illusion given off by the decal is so convincing that it really does appear that there is a woman in the back. The sticker is the work of Hornet Signs, a marketing and advertising company in Waco. According to Brad Kolb, the owner of the company, the sticker was put on an employee’s truck to gauge how realistic their decals are. 'I wasn't expecting the reactions we...
  • Fruit Cove man arrested for attempted murder

    08/25/2013 1:48:10 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    staugustinenews ^ | August 24, 2013 | staugustine
    At 1:00 p.m. today, Historic City News has learned that 29-year-old James Patrick Tadros, who resides at 1104 Hideaway Drive North in Fruit Cove, will face a judge in Duval County and be arraigned on charges of attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief; after an incident last night that sent police to Best Buy on Southside Boulevard near the Avenues Mall — strobe lights flashing and sirens blaring.
  • Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness

    08/11/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-11-13 | Lydia Warren, Michael Zennie and Jessica Jerreat
    Full Title: Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness 18 years TO THE DAY after his own father committed suicide while holding another 16-year-old hostage James DiMaggio's kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a 'crush on,' could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed. DiMaggio's father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father...
  • TX:Husband shoots 2 bank robbery suspects who kidnapped him, his wife

    08/04/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Andrew Horansky
    COLUMBUS, Texas -- Two bank robbery suspects were shot in Colorado County Thursday night by a man who said they kidnapped him and his wife, a bank employee. According to the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office, the couple had been held at gunpoint by the suspects inside their home just north of Columbus. They were then forced to drive to the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus. The suspects then forced the woman to take out an undisclosed amount of funds, investigators said. “We believe they had knowledge that she was an employee of the bank for them to...