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Today in History

Mar. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately downed by...

Former Milwaukee jail leader sentenced in dehydration death

Mar. 22, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee jail commander accused of lying during the investigation of the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate has been sentenced to what will likely be house arrest. The Journal Sentinel reports that former Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Lee Evans was told Friday she will have three weeks...

Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years

Mar. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

MELFORT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The driver whose transport truck crashed into a hockey team bus in Canada, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Thirteen others were injured when Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's semitrailer loaded with peat moss collided with the Humboldt Broncos' bus in rural...

Man with backyard bomb gets year in prison

Mar. 22, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of setting off a pipe bomb in his backyard has been sentenced to a year in prison. Court records show that 61-year-old Joseph Caltagirone was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court. He pleaded guilty in December to possessing an unregistered destructive device....

Georgia man sentenced to 25 years in missing teacher's death

Mar. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for helping burn the body of a slain teacher whose grim end in a rural pecan orchard remained a mystery for more than a decade. A judge in Wilcox County ordered the maximum possible punishment for 34-year-old Bo Dukes the day...

Today in History

Mar. 22, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year...

Judge delays sentencing in Chicago bomb plot

Mar. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing a man who is accused of plotting to bomb a Chicago bar after lawyers said the government withheld evidence that would have helped his defense. Adel Daoud's lawyers say transcripts of phone calls show the case against the man was a "set-up." The calls, which...

Prosecutors: Clear dead serial rapist of 1983 Florida murder

Mar. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For almost 40 years, no one doubted serial rapist Ronald Stewart murdered Regina Harrison in a South Florida park — not police, not prosecutors and not her family. He pleaded guilty in Fort Lauderdale to three rapes, was convicted of other attacks in Mississippi and when...

Illinois bank robber, 82, gets jail, home confinement

Mar. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday. Bays had a toy gun in his...

Man gets 17 years for shooting at Florida veterans clinic

Mar. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of firing a gun in a Florida veterans clinic has been sentenced to 17 years and three months in federal prison. Court records show that 63-year-old Stephen Cometa was sentenced Thursday in Ocala federal count. He was convicted in December of assaulting federal employees...