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Man convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's death

Sep. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in his sport-utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County who heard three days of testimony took only...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Alabama sheriff to serve sentence in nearby county

Sep. 18, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and using his office for personal gain will serve time in a nearby county, a judge ruled. The Decatur Daily reported that a judge ruled former Limestone County Sheriff Mike...

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

Sep. 17, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982...

Jury convicts again in 2007 fatal Luxor bombing in Las Vegas

Sep. 17, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

A new trial in a fatal bombing case that terrified Las Vegas in 2007 has reached the same verdict: guilty. A jury on Friday convicted Omar Rueda-Denvers, 45, of murder, attempted murder and other charges for conspiring to build a pipe bomb that exploded at the Luxor...

Colorado man accused of killing wife heads to trial

Sep. 17, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence for the case to proceed against a southern Colorado man who was charged with first-degree murder nearly a year after his wife was reported missing on Mother’s Day 2020. Judge Patrick Murphy ruled Barry...

Former Delaware pastor found liable for child sexual abuse

Sep. 17, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A woman who said her father, a former pastor of a Delaware church, sexually abused her as a child and trafficked her to other men, was awarded $1.5 million by a federal jury on Friday. Alicia Cohen, 41, said in her civil lawsuit that Ronald Cohen...

Suspected of killing wife, acquitted of killing neighbor, NY millionaire Robert Durst convicted of best friend’s murder

Sep. 17, 2021 19:22 PM EDT
Suspected of killing wife, acquitted of killing neighbor, NY millionaire Robert Durst convicted of best friend’s murder.

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying

Sep. 17, 2021 19:01 PM EDT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying.

Federal court rejects Idaho pollution permit for dairies

Sep. 17, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from large dairy farms. But the ruling appears to have limited immediate ramifications for the state’s $3 billion...