Friday, June 4 2010 11:03 AM EDT2010-06-04 15:03:06 GMT
Joran Van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the disappearance of missing Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway, has been accused of asking for $250,000 in exchange for her whereabouts.More >>
NEW YORK (AP) - The uncle of a teen who disappeared in Aruba in 2005 says he hopes authorities there reopen the case now that the man linked to his niece's disappearance has been arrested in a killing in Peru and is facing extortion charges in Alabama.
Speaking to NBC's "Today" show Friday, Paul Reynolds, the uncle of Natalee Holloway, says the family hopes to see Joran van der Sloot put behind bars.
The Dutch man was detained Thursday after crossing the border from Peru, where authorities say he's the prime suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores.
The same day he was arrested, van der Sloot was charged in Alabama with trying to extort $250,000 in return for giving the location of Holloway's body. Reynolds called the alleged extortion attempt "a despicable act."
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Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:55:31 GMT
A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, about 50 miles from Wallops Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board.A Coast Guard team from Elizabeth City,More >>
A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board.More >>
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