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Woman sentenced for supporting Islamic State

May. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was sentenced Friday to five years and 10 months in federal prison for attempting to send cellphones to the Middle East to be used as bomb detonators by the Islamic State terrorist group. Alison Marie Sheppard, 35, of Punta Gorda, had pleaded guilty in Fort Myers...

Ohio AG seeks review by full court in death penalty case

May. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has requested a hearing before a full panel of judges at the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to argue that a man considered intellectually disabled can and should be put to death. Yost made the request Thursday after a three-judge panel ruled...

Former city treasurer sentenced to federal prison

May. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman admitted in federal court to stealing about $400,000 while serving as a town treasurer and another $156,000 from a charity where she worked was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison. Venita Sedodo, 32, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty in...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Ihab Masalmani is pictured in a photo dated Feb. 18, 2018. The Michigan Supreme Court said that a life sentence will stand for a Masalmani, who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit.(Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Life sentence stands in '09 sub shop kidnapping and slaying

May. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A life sentence will stand for a man who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court said Friday. The court heard arguments in March but decided to drop the appeal of Ihab Masalmani...

3rd defendant sentenced in Burlington beating death

May. 29, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A third defendant has been sentenced to prison in the kidnapping and beating death of a man at a Burlington apartment complex. Stanley Baldwin, 50, was sentenced this week in a written order to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to willful injury, the Hawk...

Nebraska tomato-growing plant fined $400K for

May. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A northern Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has been fined $400,000. The fine was handed down Wednesday at sentencing for O’Neill Ventures Inc., federal prosecutors said. The business pleaded guilty in February to...

W.Va. man sentenced for stealing guns from sports store

May. 29, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced for stealing two dozen guns from a sporting goods store, federal prosecutors said Thursday. James Evans, 19, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty late last year, officials said. Evans has admitted to breaking into a...

4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

May. 28, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man convicted of driving under the influence for a fourth time was sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with a crash last year that left a 66-year-old man dead. Tyler James Cummings, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony DUI with death, two counts of...

Washington man last of group sentenced in homeless killing

May. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of participating in the killing of a Washington state homeless man who was tied to a tree and left to die in the cold was sentenced to more than five years in prison. Darron Weidman was sentenced for setting in motion a robbery that resulted in the December 2018 death...

Ex-TV weatherman sentenced to prison on child porn charges

May. 28, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children was sentenced Thursday to four to six years in prison. Mike Davis' sentence followed his guilty pleas on four counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Authorities have...