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Monday, January 09, 2017 10:01 pm

Suspects arrested for jewel heist

Associated Press

French police arrested 17 people Monday in the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, who was tied up and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment.

Authorities said police seized weapons and a large amount of cash in multiple raids that took place starting around 6 a.m. in different locations in the Paris region and the south of France. The suspects ranged in age from 23 to 72, and included several known for prior robberies and other crimes, according to a police document seen by The Associated Press.

Among the items seized were an automatic pistol and other weapons, as well as 140,000 euros ($147,500) in cash, said police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly about the continuing investigation.

The Paris prosecutors’ office confirmed the 17 arrests, but declined to say whether the five people that police have said took part in the actual robbery.

Media reports said police tracked down the suspects through DNA evidence in the apartment.


Globes ratings up


The Nielsen company says Sunday’s Golden Globes show enjoyed a bump in its audience over last year’s.

The awards broadcast, aired on NBC with Jimmy Fallon hosting, was seen by 20 million viewers. That’s a boost of 1.5 million over the 18.5 million viewers who watched in January 2016. It represents an 8 percent surge year-to-year.

Last year’s show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, dropped 800,000 viewers from 2015.


‘Joshua Tree’ is back


U2 will play the entirety of its classic 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree," at each stop during a summer stadium tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.

Powered by singles "With or Without You," ‘‘Where The Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For," ‘‘The Joshua Tree" became the band’s first chart-topping album in the U.S. and has sold 25 million copies.

The North American leg of the tour kicks off May 12 in Vancouver and wraps up on July 1 in Cleveland. Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and OneRepublic will alternate opening on the North American leg.


Romantic meal


Is there a special dish you make for a romantic meal at home or a local restaurant you and your significant other go for special events like Valentine’s Day?

We want to hear about it for an upcoming story in The Journal Gazette!

Send recipes and ideas to Corey McMaken at cmcmaken@jg.net by Feb. 1.


Happy birthday


Among today’s celebrity birthdays: Singer Rod Stewart is 72. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen is 69. Singer Pat Benatar is 64. Singer Shawn Colvin is 61. Actor Evan Handler is 56. Actress Trini Alvarado is 50. Rapper Chris Smith is 38.