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Sheldon Silver, NY power broker sent to prison, dead at 77

Jan. 24, 2022 20:43 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He was 77. Silver died Monday, the federal Bureau of Prisons said,...

Guatemala sentences 5 ex-patrol members for 1982 rapes

Jan. 24, 2022 19:49 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala sentenced five fomer members of a pro-government “civilian patrol” to 30 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape of Indigenous women during the Central American country’s civil war. The patrols functioned as...

30-year sentence for drunk driving crash that killed 4

Jan. 24, 2022 18:48 PM EST

POLPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash that killed four people. The Sun Herald reports that Tara Leigh Cox was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty Friday to four counts of felony Driving Under the Influence. ...

Missouri woman sentenced in death of snake breeder husband

Jan. 24, 2022 17:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her husband at his snake breeding business in central Missouri was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison. Boone County Judge Kevin Crane sentenced Lynlee Renick to 13 years for second-degree murder and three years for armed...

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jan. 24, 2022 14:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing are on trial on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. In opening statements Monday, a prosecutor accused J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao of standing by...

Man convicted in quadruple slaying to appeal verdict in case

Jan. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for killing four people at a Mandan business in what authorities say was one of the most heinous crimes in North Dakota history plans to appeal his conviction. A notice of appeal filed Thursday by Chad Isaak, 47, said Isaak is...

Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence of ex-officer

Jan. 23, 2022 11:21 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and nine-year prison sentence of a former Newark police officer in alleged kickbacks to the former head of the city’s scandal-ridden water corporation. Janell Robinson, 46, was sentenced a year ago on mail...

3 sentenced to prison in murder of woman, wounding of sister

Jan. 23, 2022 09:49 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to prison in the murder of an eastern Pennsylvania mother more than a year and a half ago. The defendants, now 18 and 19, were all juveniles at the time of the June 2020 slaying of 21-year-old Rosemarie Mistler on the west side of...

Missouri man gets life sentence for 2017 stabbing

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who fatally stabbed another man because he mistakenly thought the victim was part of a sex-trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 39-year-old Christopher Manuel, of Republic, was...

Tennessee clinic owner sentenced to 14 years in opioid case

Jan. 22, 2022 15:30 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee clinic owner has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegally prescribing about 15,000 opioid pills to patients, including one who died, federal prosecutors said. Mark Daniel Allen, 64, was sentenced Friday after he was convicted...