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Man sentenced for punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man who has fathered 15 children with 14 women is now headed to prison for punching his girlfriend in the stomach while she was nine months pregnant with their baby. Jeffrey Spencer received a sentence of 14 to 30 years on Friday. The 41-year-old Bethlehem man was convicted on...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Nicaraguan judge sentences man to 30 years in NY killing

Nov. 15, 2019 9:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years behind bars in the killing of a young nursing student in upstate New York, a district attorney in the state said Friday. The trial of Orlando Tercero in the 2018 killing of Haley Anderson marked an exceedingly rare legal proceeding in which...

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

Nov. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Jesse Harris pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery while committing...

Jury rules USA Swimming not liable in sexual abuse case

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A jury in California has ruled that USA Swimming was not negligent in the case of a former coach who sexually abused a 13-year-old swimmer, although she will receive $1,125,000 from two USA Swimming affiliates in a civil lawsuit. In the criminal case, former Stockton Swim club coach...

California governor pardons 3 in bid to block deportations

Nov. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is pardoning three men who separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old and now are attempting to avoid being deported to Cambodia or Vietnam. It’s the latest in a series of similar actions by the...

December sentencing date set for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Nov. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set a sentencing date for next month for former Trump campaign official Rick Gates. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled the sentencing for the morning of December 17 in Washington’s federal court. Gates pleaded guilty in February 2018 in special counsel...

The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment

Nov. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone’s conviction on witness tampering and other charges (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting to news that his longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering. The president tweeted...

Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster

Nov. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man was convicted Friday for his role in the slayings of three young men who were lured to a suburban Philadelphia farm where they were shot, set on fire and buried. Sean Kratz, 22, showed little emotion as he was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and other offenses,...

Mobster sentenced for staging robbery, drug distribution

Nov. 15, 2019 8:56 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who authorities say is a member of a southern New Jersey/Philadelphia crime family has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for possessing drugs and staging a robbery at a pawnshop. Salvatore “Sam” Piccolo must also pay $174,025 in restitution as part of the...