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Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Independence killing

Jul. 30, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Lee’s Summit man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Independence man last year. Arieous K. Walton-Merritt, 24, was given two consecutive 10-year prison sentences for involuntary manslaughter and armed...

Nurses sentenced for defrauding millions from Medicare

Jul. 30, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two nurse practitioners working in Montana have been sentenced after pleading guilty to trying to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. Janae Nichole Harper, 34, of Kalispell, was sentenced Friday to 12 months in prison while Mark Allen Hill, 54,...

Ex-NBA star's sister gets probation for threatening witness

Jul. 30, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun possession trial. Octavia Telfair was charged...

Ex-Indiana bank manager gets 3 years for thefts in 2 schemes

Jul. 30, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former central Indiana bank manager has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitted to stealing over $300,000 from bank customers and a late friend's three children. Susan Fruits, 46, of Avon was also ordered to pay over $315,000 in...

St. Louis County reaches settlement in 1996 murder case

Jul. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was released from prison last year after the Missouri Supreme Court vacated his life sentence for murder has reached a $6.6. million settlement with St. Louis County. St. Louis County officials began the process of issuing the money on Friday...

RI man pleads no contest to felony perjury, avoids prison

Jul. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a member of a New England crime family has reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time for allegedly lying about his role as an illegal “silent partner” in a medical cannabis business. Raymond Jenkins pleaded no contest...

Kansas Court: Man who killed woman not a sex offender

Jul. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who beat an Overland Park woman and then left her to die does not have to register as a sex offender, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday. Korrey Raine White Rinke was sentenced i n December 2019 to life in prison with a chance of parole in...

Sioux City man sentenced to 50 years for shooting death

Jul. 30, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A teen has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a woman at a New Year’s Eve party in Sioux City. Anthony Bauer, 18, of Sioux City, was sentenced Friday morning after pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder,...

Man sentenced to prison for killing retired police chief

Jul. 30, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — An Ogema man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for fatally shooting a retired Lake Park police chief in Becker County. Fifty-six-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. was earlier found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the 2018 shooting...

Former employee of Emporia Tyson plant sentenced for fraud

Jul. 30, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Emporia has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a fraud scheme that cost the company more than $416,000. David John Ranger was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in April to one...