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Abigail Hernandez faces alleged kidnapper in court

Abigail Hernandez faces alleged kidnapper in court

The man accused of kidnapping Abigail Hernandez made his first court appearance Tuesday where he was charged and held on $1 million cash bail.

Thirty four-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested and charged with one count felony kidnapping nearly 9 months after Abigail went missing. Police said Kibby knowingly confined Hernandez with a "purpose to commit an offense against her."

Did this American missionary molest orphans in Africa?

Did this American missionary molest orphans in Africa?

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma is charged with molesting children at a school in Kenya.

Matthew Durham began volunteering at Upendo's Children's home in Nairobi two years ago. Upendo provides food, clothes and schooling to neglected children. On Durhan’s latest trip to Nairobi, he allegedly requested to stay in an "overflow bunk" with the children, instead of sleeping at the home of a sponsor family, as he had done during a past visit.

Oregon mom missing without a trace

Oregon mom missing without a trace

The family of a missing Oregon woman is struggling to understand how Jennifer Huston vanished from her community without a trace.

Reports say Jennifer Huston, a married mother of two, was last seen on surveillance video purchasing gas only 4 miles from her family's home. She was driving a green Lexus SUV and appeared to be alone.

Cops: Shooting of FSU professor not random act

Cops: Shooting of FSU professor not random act

Cops announced a possible new lead Monday in the mysterious murder of Dan Markel, a well-liked Florida State University professor who was found shot in his garage on July 18.

According to the Tallahassee Fire Department, a neighbor went over to the Markel's garage after hearing a "loud bang." It was there, the neighbor told police, where they found Markel's driver side window "bashed in" and the professor bleeding. The neighbor, who called 911, told police Markel was sitting and moving in the car but that he was unable to speak.

Was woman who was stabbed to death targeted?

Was woman who was stabbed to death targeted?

The search is on for a man cops say stabbed a 26-year-old mother to death.  Michelle Marie Miers called 911 around 11 p.m. Monday, saying she was attacked by an unknown intruder inside her San Bernardino, California apartment.

She was stabbed several times. Now Lt. Rich Lawhead with the San Bernardino Police Department tells us this wasn’t the first attempt on Miers life and detectives believe she was “targeted.”

Arrest made in Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case

Arrest made in Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case

New Hampshire police made an arrest Monday in connection to the kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, the teen who was missing for nine months before she was safely reunited with her family earlier this month.

According to investigators, 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested and charged with felony kidnapping. Police said Kibby knowingly confined Hernandez with a "purpose to commit an offense against her."

NFL star’s 2-game suspension: Fair or unfair?

In the early morning hours of February 15, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walked into an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City with his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. Moments later, surveillance footage shows Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of that elevator. Rice, 27, was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, for which he could have served three to five years behind bars.

But Rice will not be serving any time behind bars. In fact, all criminal charges were dropped after he agreed to enter a program for first-time offenders that included participating in family counseling.  

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Can you help these pets find the purr-fect home?

Can you help these pets find the purr-fect home?

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

Katie Cleary fights to save orangutans in late husband's honor

Katie Cleary fights to save orangutans in late husband's honor

Jane speaks to Katie Cleary, a former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant and television personality who’s fighting to save the Bornean orangutans whose habitat is being decimated to make way for palm oil plantations.  Palm oil is used in many processed food items and cosmetics, but companies often use other terms to disguise it on the label.

Cleary founded the organization Peace 4 Animals and recently made a donation to World Land Trust to purchase and protect a parcel of land in the Malaysian Borneo rainforest in her late husband Andrew Stern’s name.  Cleary also talks to Jane about her husband’s recent tragic suicide.

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