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Former firefighter pleads guilty in wife's overdose death

Oct. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former North Las Vegas firefighter awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter in his wife's drug overdose death last year. Christopher Candito, 33, pleaded guilty Friday under a plea agreement that includes dismissal of a second-degree...

Missouri man given to 16 life sentences for child sex abuse

Oct. 16, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 16 concurrent life sentences plus 107 years for committing sex crimes against children for more than a decade. Stephen Turner, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced Friday on 33 felony counts, including...

Lawsuit: New state legislative map undermines Black voters

Oct. 16, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to block new Illinois state legislative district maps, saying Black residents of East St. Louis were unconstitionally split up into multiple House districts to help white Democratic incumbents in neighboring districts win reelection. The...

Jury orders police officer in fatal shooting to pay $350K

Oct. 16, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A civil jury has ordered a former Bridgeport police officer to pay $350,000 after finding he wrongfully shot and killed a man eight years ago who had dropped his weapon. The federal jury found Friday that Christopher Borona violated the...

Woman gets 38 years for stabbing 2 to death in Allendale

Oct. 16, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced to 38 years in prison for stabbing to death two neighbors in a rural South Carolina apartment complex, prosecutors said. Paulette Sims, 31, was still stabbing and sticking her finger into the wounds of one of...

Former West Fargo teacher found guilty of luring by computer

Oct. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former West Fargo teacher has been convicted of luring a minor by computer. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ron Thompson believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. KFGO reports West Fargo police received a tip from an...

Leavenworth man pleads guilty in death of pedestrian

Oct. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man who was speeding on a stolen motorcycle when he struck a pedestrian has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Justen Michael McCarter, 37, also pleaded guilty Friday to possession of stolen property, County Attorney Todd...

Laurent Gbagbo launches new political party in Ivory Coast

Oct. 16, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his former party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo, 76, who...

Sioux Falls woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

Oct. 16, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to sex trafficking involving a child. KELO-TV reports 37-year-old Melanie Hollingsworth faces up to life in prison when she’s sentenced in January. Authorities said...

Idaho man convicted in 1995 killing gets life sentence

Oct. 16, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man convicted in the 1995 killing of a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. Gilberto Flores Rodriguez, 59, received the sentence Friday in Fifth District Court. A jury previously convicted...