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WATCH: Video of Navy Veteran Allegedly Held Captive at Motel for 4 Years that Led Cops to Rescue Him

Originally posted 07/22/2016 11:55AM

New details are emerging in the case of an 81-year-old Korean War veteran with dementia allegedly held hostage in a Highland Falls, New York, motel room for four years by a man stealing his pension and Social Security checks.

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Prosecutors Seek to Extend Oscar Pistorius' 6-Year-Sentence, Calling it 'Shockingly Too Lenient'

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Prosecutors Seek to Extend Oscar Pistorius' 6-Year-Sentence, Calling it 'Shockingly Too Lenient'

Originally posted 07/21/2016 04:55PM

Criticizing the sentence as "shockingly too lenient," prosecutors in South Africa have signaled their desire to extend the six-year prison term given to former Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius for the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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California Boy, 14, Suspected of Killing His Little Sister in Their Home

Originally posted 07/21/2016 04:05PM

.mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} A 14-year-old California boy is suspected in the death of his 13-year-old sister, who was killed in their home earlier this week from apparent blunt force trauma, the Rocklin County Police Department said in a news release.

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Man Allegedly Held 81-Year-Old Veteran Hostage in Hotel For Four Years and Stole His Pension Checks

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Man Allegedly Held 81-Year-Old Veteran Hostage in Hotel For Four Years and Stole His Pension Checks

Originally posted 07/21/2016 03:05PM

A New York man is accused of holding an 81-year-old veteran with dementia hostage in a motel for years and abusing him in order to collect the man's pension and Social Security checks, according to multiple reports.

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Couple Visiting Home They Recently Purchased Discover Alleged Murder Victim Inside

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Couple Visiting Home They Recently Purchased Discover Alleged Murder Victim Inside

Originally posted 07/21/2016 02:50PM

A new homeowner who had not yet moved into a Simi Valley, California, house was shocked at what she saw inside when she and her husband visited the house on Sunday: a dead body.

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'Hero' Cops Thought They Were Dead When a Man Allegedly Threw Fake Bomb in Their Police Van

Originally posted 07/21/2016 02:25PM

Two New York City police officers are being hailed as heroes for their quick-thinking reaction Wednesday, when they sped away from a crowded Times Square carrying what they thought was a bomb that had been tossed into their van, police said.

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Chicago Gang Member Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Pregnant Teen as She Begged for Her Life

Originally posted 07/21/2016 11:45AM

A Chicago gang member will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after he killed a pregnant teenage girl in 2011, firing on her multiple times as she reportedly pleaded for mercy, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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VIDEO: Florida Officer Shoots Unarmed Caretaker of Man with Autism, Who Said His Hands Were Up

Originally posted 07/21/2016 09:25AM

Charles Kinsey was working as a behavioral therapist at a North Miami group home when a 23-year-old autistic man carrying a toy truck wandered off the property.

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Bill Cosby Files Another Appeal that Would Delay Sexual Assault Case Against Him

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Bill Cosby Files Another Appeal that Would Delay Sexual Assault Case Against Him

Originally posted 07/20/2016 06:10PM

Entertainer Bill Cosby is once again trying to get a court to compel accuser Andrea Constand to testify in person at a preliminary hearing prior to his sexual assault trial.

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San Diego Police Make Arrest in Fatal Fire Attacks on Homeless, After Releasing Previous Suspect

Originally posted 07/20/2016 03:45PM

San Diego police believe they have caught the man behind a series of fatal fire attacks on the city's homeless, PEOPLE confirms.

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