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$5M bond set for woman whose dead 6-year-old dumped in Gary

Jan. 12, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Bond was set at $5 million Wednesday for an Illinois woman whose 6-year-old son died after being placed in a cold shower as punishment for misbehavior, a prosecutor said. Jannie Perry, 38, of North Chicago, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the...

Man arrested after body found in freezer in New Orleans

Jan. 12, 2022 14:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing found a headless human torso in a freezer inside an old bus parked beside a New Orleans home. A man who lived at the house was arrested on an obstruction charge after the remains were...

NY state judge convicted of obstruction in federal probe

Dec. 13, 2021 18:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state judge was convicted Monday of obstructing a federal probe into one of the nation's oldest and largest credit unions for over a half million New York City workers, including hospital employees, as well as state and federal workers. At the end of a...

Former Long Island prosecutor begins prison sentence

Dec. 11, 2021 13:40 PM EST

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former Long Island prosecutor convicted of obstructing justice after a prisoner was beaten has begun serving a five-year federal prison sentence. Former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and a former top aide, Christopher McPartland,...

Newton stays positive after loss on 'resurrection day'

Nov. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.” It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida. He was charged with felony counts of burglary,...

30 years in prison for defendant in drug conspiracy case

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy case. Acting U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes announced Thursday that Wicahpe “Chops” Milk was sentenced on charges of conspiracy to distribute a...

Woman admits she lied to police searching for missing man

Nov. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A nursing assistant has pleaded guilty to lying to police during their search for a man who walked away from an assisted living center and spent nearly two days in a southern Illinois ravine. Bridgett D. Williams was originally charged in St....

Key witness against Colombian cop behind DEA leaks sentenced

Nov. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The key witness against a Colombian police captain who leaked sensitive information about U.S. anti-narcotics investigations has been given a sharply reduced sentence Tuesday for his help in a case that has highlighted concerns about the Drug Enforcement Administration's...

Former North Carolina sheriff indicted on additional charges

Oct. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina sheriff who was previously accused of threatening to kill a deputy has been indicted on charges of falsifying law enforcement training records, court records showed Wednesday. A grand jury said former Granville County Sheriff...