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Missionaries return to US, most staying in Kansas

American Haiti detainees landing in Miami American Haiti detainees landing in Miami
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    Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - 8 American missionaries have been freed from a Haitian jail, nearly three weeks after being charged with child kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken country.>>
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - Eight American missionaries have been freed from a Haitian jail, nearly three weeks after being charged with child kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken country. Looking bedraggled and sweat-soaked, the eight walked out of the jail just after dusk Wednesday escorted by U.S. diplomats. They waited until they were safely inside a white van before flashing smiles and giving a thumbs up to reporters.>>
  • Haiti parents testify they gave kids to Americans

    Haiti parents testify they gave kids to Americans

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - A lawyer for 10 U.S. missionaries detained in Haiti says parents of the children they're suspected of kidnapping told a judge they freely handed over their kids.>>
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - A lawyer for 10 U.S. missionaries detained in Haiti says parents of the children they're suspected of kidnapping told a judge they freely handed over their kids. Aviol Fleurant said Tuesday he's "confident" the judge will dismiss the case.>>
  • In Haiti, Americans' attorney says they had papers

    In Haiti, Americans' attorney says they had papers

    Edwin Coq, a former attorney for the group was fired after he asked for $60,000 to use to bribe the missionaries' way out of jailEdwin Coq, a former attorney for the group was fired after he asked for $60,000 to use to bribe the missionaries' way out of jail
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - Five of the 10 Americans detained in Haiti on kidnapping charges left jail Monday to see a Haitian judge.>>
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - The new attorney for 10 Americans charged with child kidnapping in Haiti says the group had authorization to take the children. Aviol Fluerant said that parents gave their kids to the Baptists in good faith. He adds that the group had papers authorizing the children to be taken across the Dominican border. The group's original lawyer, Edwin Coq, was fired over the weekend after he asked for $60,000 to use to bribe the missionaries' way out of jail.>>
  • Pastor: Arrest of missionaries a misunderstanding

    Pastor: Arrest of missionaries a misunderstanding

    ATLANTA, Ga. - A pastor who says he gave 10 U.S. Baptist missionaries permission to move a busload of Haitian children to the Dominican Republic says the group acted "with a good heart.">>
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A pastor who says he gave 10 U.S. Baptist missionaries permission to move a busload of Haitian children to the Dominican Republic says the group acted "with a good heart." However, he says they didn't complete the required paperwork. The missionaries were later arrested after Haitian authorities said they tried crossing the border without documents. Pastor Jean Sainvil said Wednesday that the missionaries had approval from the parents of children who were not orphaned.>>
  • Haiti PM: US Baptists knew removing kids was wrong

    Haiti PM: US Baptists knew removing kids was wrong

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - Haiti's prime minister says it's clear to him that the 10 U.S. Baptists who tried to take 33 Haitian children out of the quake-ravaged country "knew what they were doing was wrong.">>
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - Haiti's prime minister says it's clear to him that the 10 U.S. Baptists who tried to take 33 Haitian children out of the quake-ravaged country "knew what they were doing was wrong." Prime Minister Max Bellerive also tells The Associated Press his country is open to having the Americans tried in the United States. Bellerive says some of the children have parents who are alive. The government is attempting to locate them.>>

MIAMI, Fla. - Eight American missionaries released from custody in Haiti are back in the U.S., but the ones from Idaho are not yet going home.
     
An attorney says Paul Thompson, his 19-year-old son Silas and Steve McMullin are expected to join Paul Thompson's brother-in-law Drew Culberth in Topeka for an indefinite length of time. The Thomspons and McMullin are from Twin Falls.
     
The group's leader, Laura Silsby, and her former nanny, Charisa Coulter, remain in a Port-au-Prince jail and appeared before a judge today to answer questions about their plans to set up an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. Both Silsby and Coulter are from Boise.
     
The eight released Americans still face possible child kidnapping charges in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake ravaged country.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors and business owners in Hillyard tell KHQ they don't know how much more they can take. They said a motorhome is attracting all kinds of trouble. Piles of trash surround it, and neighbors said it is a magnet for crime. They said even human waste is going into the roadway. "It's a war zone," said one neighbor. "It's nothing but trouble," said another.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors and business owners in Hillyard tell KHQ they don't know how much more they can take. They said a motorhome is attracting all kinds of trouble. Piles of trash surround it, and neighbors said it is a magnet for crime. They said even human waste is going into the roadway. "It's a war zone," said one neighbor. "It's nothing but trouble," said another.

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  • Police investigating after dead person found near Bowl and Pitcher

    Police investigating after dead person found near Bowl and Pitcher

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:05:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On October 23rd, shortly after 2:00 p.m., the Spokane Police Department was notified of a body found on the east side of the river by the walking bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park.  It was determined the person was deceased.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On October 23rd, shortly after 2:00 p.m., the Spokane Police Department was notified of a body found on the east side of the river by the walking bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park.  It was determined the person was deceased.

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  • Michigan teens charged with murder in highway rock incident

    Michigan teens charged with murder in highway rock incident

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 22:34:37 GMT

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Five teenagers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Michigan man who was killed by a rock that smashed through the windshield of a vehicle in which he was riding. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says the teens are 15 to 17 years old and are being charged as adults.

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    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Five teenagers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Michigan man who was killed by a rock that smashed through the windshield of a vehicle in which he was riding. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says the teens are 15 to 17 years old and are being charged as adults.

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