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Florida man gets 10 years for killing friend during fight

Jun. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend during a fight. The Sun Sentinel reports that 43-year-old Rodney Chavers was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted of manslaughter in April. Chavers testified that he and 42-year-old Tarrie...

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the...

Opening statements in ex-New York Senate leader's retrial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in the retrial of ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges. Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted in 2015 of extortion, conspiracy and bribery. Dean Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, was sentenced to five...

Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

Jun. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog. The News-Press reports 52-year-old Dennis Lamar Flint was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the assault. A State Attorney's Office release says Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

Ex-Delaware teacher gets 12 years for child sex crimes

Jun. 19, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware teacher accused of seeking sex with a child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 38-year-old Joshua Rutherford was sentenced Tuesday. Court records say the former Smyrna High School track coach answered an ad seeking "family...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction also was ordered at his sentencing...

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

Jun. 19, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire...

Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 years

Jun. 19, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug cartel leader who went undercover to inform on Mexican kingpin "El Chapo" and other major traffickers has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that 48-year-old Henry De Jesus Lopez Londono, who was arrested in Argentina and extradited to...

Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

Jun. 19, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated. Newcastle Magistrate Robert...