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Michael Vick's father gets 5 years for drug-ring role

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring. News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in June. He...

2 'Love & Hip Hop' stars arrested in separate incidents

Oct. 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta. Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, was arrested Tuesday on assault and child cruelty charges. Citing a Smyrna police warrant, WSB-TV reports the...

Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

Oct. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of Sioux...

Man sentenced to more than 24 years for Texas mosque fire

Oct. 17, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas. In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate...

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in 2014 'celebgate' hacking

Oct. 17, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities. Documents filed in federal court show that...

Lawsuit: Braves, MLB should have acted before 2015 fan death

Oct. 17, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In court documents filed this week in a lawsuit following the 2015 death of a fan who fell from the upper deck at an Atlanta Braves game, Nolan Ryan says guard rails at the Texas Rangers' stadium had to be raised "to protect our fans from themselves." Ryan, the former Hall of Fame pitcher,...

The Latest: Ex-teacher is 5th person charged in 'celebgate'

Oct. 17, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a former Virginia high school teacher charged in a hacking scheme that allowed him and others to obtain nude photographs of celebrities and others (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the...

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in hack of celebrities, others

Oct. 17, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities. Documents filed in federal court show that Christopher Brannan, a former...

Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporter

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say the sons of a suspected drug dealer arrested in the country's northwest have killed a local reporter who wrote about their father's case. Wajid Ali, a police official in Haripur district, says Sohail Khan was gunned down because of his article in the Kay-2 newspaper...

Georgia police investigating arrest of black preteen rapper

Oct. 17, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia are investigating the arrest of a black preteen rapper by a white off-duty officer. News outlets report Cobb Police Chief Mike Register says the department launched a probe Tuesday into the October arrest, which was partly captured on video and posted online. Register says...