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Man, former wife sentenced for child sex crimes in E. Idaho

Dec. 7, 2019 11:59 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A man and his former wife have been sentenced in eastern Idaho after pleading guilty to child sex crimes. Lance Parry, 50, was sentenced to 56 years in prison and must serve at least 16 before he is eligible for parole. Jessica Parry, 41, received a 25-year-sentence and must serve...

Nebraska fireworks co. fined for falsifying safety records

Dec. 7, 2019 10:15 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska fireworks company has been sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a $35,000 fine for falsifying work safety records. U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly announced that Wild Willy’s Fireworks, of Springfield, was sentenced in...

Woman gets 15 years for DUI crash that killed jail guard

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for a drunken driving crash that left an off-duty corrections officer dead. Kim Michelle Johnston, 46, pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter in October in St. Johns County court, the Florida Times-Union reported. Cathy...

Man faces possible death sentence for wife's murder

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

NAPLES, FLa. (AP) — A Florida man faces a possible death sentence for arranging his wife's murder. A Lee County jury found Mark Sievers, 51, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, the Naples Daily News reported. Jurors will return Tuesday for the penalty phase, where they...

Driver gets 16 years for striking pregnant woman in Gresham

Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man on methamphetamine was driving his Jeep with a suspended license in 2010 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sedan, causing catastrophic injuries to the pregnant woman inside, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

LA men sentenced to jail in $4 million luxury car scam

Dec. 6, 2019 7:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of Los Angeles men were sentenced to lengthy jail terms Friday for operating a scam authorities say bilked luxury vehicle buyers out of nearly $4 million in cash and cars. Arman Mave Hazarian of Tarzana and Afshin Hashemi of Hollywood pleaded no contest in October to three felony...

Islamic State sympathizer sentenced to 22 years in prison

Dec. 6, 2019 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Albanian turned U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State group flag in his apartment was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to terror charges. Sajmir Alimehmeti, 26, of the Bronx was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who called him a...

Decades-old jean theft complicates commuted lifer's release

Dec. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EST

The debate over criminal justice reform and second chances grew heated Friday when a lifer freed by the Pennsylvania governor remained jailed over a lame-duck prosecutor's efforts to hold him on a 1992 shoplifting charge involving stolen jeans. David Sheppard, 54, had served nearly 30 years for his role in a...

Ex-TV station bookkeeper gets prison for embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A longtime bookkeeper was sentenced to prison after admitting she embezzled over half a million dollars from a Southern Oregon television station, along with thousands from a relative with Alzheimer’s disease. The Mail Tribune reports Anne Knifong of Gold Hill was sentenced...

2 people charged in fatal shooting get suspended sentences

Dec. 6, 2019 4:01 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two people charged in the murder of a North Carolina man received suspended sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to reduced charges. According to prosecutors, Kenneth Gibbs and Monet Wise had cooperated with investigators in the case against the gunman, Khalil Knight. Bernabe Dubon,...