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Funeral held for Louisiana trooper killed during ambush

Oct. 16, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for a Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot to death in an ambush a week earlier. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered for a procession honoring Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, The Advocate reported. The...

Teens arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run crash

Oct. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Wauwatosa police have arrested four juveniles in connection with a hit-and-run crash that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman who was trying to stop an attempted vehicle theft at a Wauwatosa hotel early Thursday morning. Police said the four...

Man sentenced to life in prison for Medicine Lodge killing

Oct. 16, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old south-central Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a woman in Medicine Lodge last year. Clinton Wayne Rogers, of Medicine Lodge, was sentenced Friday in Barber County Court for the death of Joyce...

Bloomington man gets life in prison for 2018 triple homicide

Oct. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A judge sentenced a central Illinois man to life in prison Friday on three counts of murder and other charges in a 2018 triple slaying to steal money and drugs. Prosecutors said Sydney Mays Jr., 25, of Bloomington fatally shot Nate Pena and...

Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he'll go to prison for stealing money

Oct. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time in prison for stealing millions of dollars. But Murdaugh continues to...

Man sentenced to life for fatal shooting in drug dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison for the shooting death of a man during a robbery stemming from a drug dispute. Matthew Barrett Robbins, 49, was sentenced for the May 2014 death of James Booher at a farmhouse...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Ex-Omaha Archdiocese chancellor charged in theft case

Oct. 15, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former chancellor for the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Omaha has been charged with two felony counts accusing him of stealing a total of more than $285,000 from a former priest and from a Springfield parish. The Rev. Michael Gutgsell,...

Chicago-area man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing from charity

Oct. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $831,000 from a charity he ran for kids with disabilities and spending the money on golf outings, luxury vacations and tickets to NBA games has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison. ...

Oregon woman sentenced for burglaries during wildfires

Oct. 15, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old Oregon woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for her role in several burglaries that happened while residents were evacuated from wildfires that sparked over Labor Day weekend in 2020. Sandy Faye Lenox pleaded...