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Ex-Illinois House leader Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

May. 25, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud...

Man sentenced to 70 years to life in Lincoln officer's death

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of a police officer in 2020. Felipe Vazquez, now 19, shot Officer Mario Herrera when he tried to escape from police who were serving an arrest warrant for him at his...

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

May. 25, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to about 12 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of receiving child pornography. Duggar was also convicted of possessing child pornography in December, but U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks...

Chicago-area man gets year in prison for throwing explosive

May. 25, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who admitted throwing an explosive at police during a violent demonstration in June 2020 was sentenced Wednesday to one year in federal prison. Christian Rea, 21, of Aurora, pleaded guilty last year to obstructing law enforcement when he threw...

Life in prison for California killer in Reno motel shooting

May. 25, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Reno woman whose 5-year-old son told police he pretended to be dead after the killer started firing nearly two dozen gunshots in their motel room. Lamar Adams, 49, of Richmond, pleaded guilty...

California man sentenced for kidnapping Idaho girl

May. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Idaho girl could be released from prison after five to seven months if he successfully completes a treatment program. Third District Judge Randall Grove on Tuesday sentenced Brian Sangjoon Lee to up to 10...

Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction

May. 25, 2022 15:49 PM EDT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction.

Texas school shooting invades trial of Parkland murderer

May. 25, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The mass shooting at a Texas elementary school invaded the penalty trial of Florida’s campus killer Wednesday as lawyers argued over whether potential jurors should be questioned directly about the nation’s latest gun tragedy and a victim’s father was brought...

Indian court sentences Kashmiri leader to life in prison

May. 25, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a Kashmiri separatist leader to life in prison on Wednesday after declaring him guilty of terrorism and sedition, triggering a clash between protesters and police and a partial shutdown of businesses in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. ...

Life in prison for sexually abusing child, witness tampering

May. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a child and witness tampering. A federal judge this week sent 40-year-old Kimo John Little Bird to prison for life on his conviction of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. An...