Century-old tiaras stolen from Missouri History Museum

 

1894 crown tiara, one of two tiaras stolen from the Missouri History Museum. Image courtesy of the museum

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two gem-encrusted tiaras that are more than 100 years old have been stolen from a St. Louis museum.

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Man who stole dog tags of fallen servicemen gets prison time

Dog tags of a World War II US Army soldier. Photo by Postdlf, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 364 days in prison for stealing hundreds of World War II war relics, including the dog tags of fallen servicemen, from the National Archives in Maryland and peddling them to unwitting buyers.

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Police arrest suspect in weekend theft of ivory, carvings

Elephants such as this one photographed in Tanzania are being hunted to extinction for their ivory tusks. Photo by Schuyler Shepherd, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license

Elephants such as this one photographed in Tanzania are being hunted to extinction for their ivory tusks. The US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance says the secondary market for ivory perpetuates the brutal cycle that begins with the poaching of elephants in the wild. Photo by Schuyler Shepherd, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police have arrested a 60-year-old suspect in the theft of walrus ivory and carved artifacts from a store on the city’s east side.

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Judge gives green light to contentious museum art sale

Norman Rockwell, Shuffleton Barbershop, 1950. Image obtained via Wikiart.org, Fair use of copyrighted image under terms of US copyright law

BOSTON (AP) – A cash-strapped Massachusetts museum can sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell, a judge on the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.

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Tip leads to arrests in Gronkowski break-in during Super Bowl

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots. Photo by Jeffrey Beall, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license

ARLINGTON, Texas – While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole safes, guns and jewelry, as well as two proof Morgan dollars.

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US wins lawsuit over antique lighthouse lenses

Another Fresnel lens at Point Arena Lighthouse Museum, Point Arena Lighthouse, Mendocino County, California. Frank Schulenburg image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

DETROIT (AP) – A judge has ruled in favor of the government in a dispute over ownership of two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000.

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Gangster Whitey Bulger prison ID card sells for $11,197

Alcatraz mug shot of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 1959. Federal Bureau of Prisons image, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

BOSTON (AP) – The prison identification card of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has sold at auction for more than $11,000, drawing condemnation from the widow of one of his victims and a victim’s rights advocate.

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Art sale dispute heads to Massachusetts’ highest court

 

Exterior of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. Image by Berkshiremuseum, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

BOSTON (AP) – The battle over the proposed sale of dozens of works of art by a Massachusetts museum is headed to the state’s highest court.

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University recovers stolen black rhino horn

Black rhinoceros in the Etosha National Park. Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – The University of Vermont has recovered a black rhinoceros horn with a potential street value of more than $100,000 that was stolen from a locked storage room on campus last year, the school announced Tuesday.

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Antique dealer admits to forging desk later bought by museum

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Image by Daderot at the English language Wikipedia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man says he forged a Civil War-era artifact in Connecticut that was once described as a “treasure to behold for art and history buffs alike.”

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