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  • A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days.
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  • Carlos Figueroa Fagot
  • A man convicted of trying to abduct a 10-year-old girl in South Philadelphia has been sentenced to decades behind bars.
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  • Philadelphia police are investigating the reported attempted abduction of a teenager on her way to school in the city's Frankford section.
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  • Matthew Hudson
  • A Delaware man is charged with solicitation, kidnapping and impersonating an officer after an encounter inside a Rehobeth massage parlor.
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  • Hero dad saves son from would-be kidnapper
  • 6-year-old Shamir Thomas is safe and sound with his dad, stepmother, and little sister tonight after they foiled a kidnapping attempt. He's been told never to go with a stranger again.
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  • Action News Online
  • State College police say they've received an attempted abduction report from a woman that is similar to a report made by a female student on Penn State's main campus last month.
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  • Penn State Logo
  • Penn State police say they're adding uniformed officers to patrol the campus at night after a female student reported she was forced into a car before two men tried to sexually assault her.
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  • Penn State Logo
  • Penn State police planned to review security video for clues after a female student reported that two men forced her into a car then tried to sexually assault her before she escaped.
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  • A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten."
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • Police in Berks County stepped up patrols Wednesday after a girl was kidnapped then released an hour later.
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  • Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell, two corrections consultants concluded.
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  • A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial.
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  • The brother of a man charged with killing his girlfriend's baby is now charged with threatening the lead investigator at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse.
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  • Luis Navarro
  • Police have arrested one man and are looking for another in the kidnapping, robbery and beating of an employee at the Vineland, New Jersey YMCA.
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  • The reward being offered to track down a man who tried to kidnap an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom in suburban Denver was doubled to $20,000 Tuesday as police tracked down leads.
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  • Several men including two rabbis charged with plotting to arrange religious divorces through torture and kidnapping are to be released on bail.
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  • Two orthodox rabbis and eight other men were arrested in an FBI sting in New Jersey and New York on charges they plotted to kidnap and torture a man to force him to grant a religious divorce.
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  • Ariel Castro
  • A state patrol investigation may shed more light on the possibility that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro died after an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill.
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  • Man tries to snatch boy, girl from playground
  • Police are searching for a man who tried to abduct two children from a playground in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia.
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  • Man tries to snatch boy, girl from playground
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  • Craigslist
  • Two men have been charged in the shooting death of a South Carolina man they met because he was selling his pickup on Craigslist, authorities said.
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  • Libya's state news agency says Prime Minister Ali Zidan, abducted by gunmen at dawn, has now been freed.
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  • Elizabeth Smart
  • Minutes after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her bedroom in the dead of night, a police cruiser idled by along a neighborhood street as she was forced to the ground at knifepoint. "Move and I will kill you!" her captor hissed.
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  • Castros son speaks out about fathers crimes
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  • Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro
  • The son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro says he hopes his father's life and death can lead to changes in handling sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and prison safety.
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  • Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a sheet attached to a window hinge in his prison cell.
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  • A Georgia teen who was abducted by two gunmen during a home invasion Tuesday morning has been found.
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  • Kansas city kidnapped girl reunited with her father
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  • Ariel Castro
  • Ariel Castro, who was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and raping three women, hanged himself in his prison cell.
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  • Ariel Castro
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  • Girl bites would-be kidnapper in Morrisville, Pa.
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  • Girl bites would-be kidnapper in Morrisville, Pa.
  • Police say a would-be kidnapper tried to grab an 8-year-old girl, but she managed to get away after biting the man's hand.
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  • A California teen whose mother and brother were killed by a family friend said on national television Thursday that she once confided with the man about troubles with her mother and explained text messages exchanged on the day of the attack.
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  • Rape Charges
  • A New Jersey man has been arraigned and jailed on charges that he kidnapped and raped an eastern Pennsylvania woman last month.
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  • A 16-year-old girl who was rescued during an FBI shootout with her captor in the Idaho wilderness is resting at home with family and friends to begin what her father says will be a slow recovery.
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  • Police say a 2-year-old boy kidnapped from a Rhode Island home has been found in Providence and is "in good health."
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  • Authorities say a car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho.
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  • The Cleveland house of Ariel Castro where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade is being torn down.
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  • Jessica Rodriguez, 19, left, with her dog Lady and Caitlin Coyne, also 19, walk past the house where Ariel Castro kept three women captive for a decade, on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. Coyne and Rodriguez welcomed the news that Castro was convicted Friday as part of a plea deal sending him to prison for life. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
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  • The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted abduction near Laurel.
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  • Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro
  • The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News' Vernon Odom
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  • A police officer in Delaware County is being accused of trying to force women to have sex with him in the back seat of his police cruiser.
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  • Ariel Castro
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  • Amanda Berry surprises Cleveland concert crowd
  • One of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade made her first public appearance at a concert featuring the rapper Nelly a day after her abductor pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape charges.
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  • Ariel Castro
  • The Cleveland man who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
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