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NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

Nov. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Bayon left voicemails last year for Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of...

Ex-casino worker gets 38 years in Vegas picnic killing case

Nov. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer was sentenced Thursday to at least 38 years in state prison for shooting one supervisor dead and badly wounding another in a planned attack at a company picnic in April 2018. Anthony Wrobel, 44, was sentenced following a court hearing so...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

Former Cornell student tells court why he killed his father

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Cornell University student is telling a federal judge why he killed his father, although the murder case against the son was dropped after a jury deadlocked. In court papers filed this month, Charles Tan chronicles a lifelong family history of domestic violence that he...

Ex-California sheriff’s deputy gets prison for stolen gun

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy to 14 months in prison for fraud after she lied about her department-issued firearm being stolen. The San Francisco Examiner reported Thursday that 55-year-old April Myres was sentenced Tuesday after a trial last...

Life without parole for man who killed 2 police officers

Nov. 21, 2019 4:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down sentences of life with no chance of parole for an Ohio man convicted of killing two suburban police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call. Quentin Smith was found guilty Nov. 1 of two counts of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Westerville officers...

Idaho sports company sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux

Nov. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The owner of All Around Sports LLC and two of his supervisors were sentenced Monday in U.S. District...

Parole approved for Illinois inmate in 1960 triple-killing

Nov. 21, 2019 2:26 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials granted parole on Thursday to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 to approve Chester...

Former border agent sentenced for striking migrant with car

Nov. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who called migrants “savages” and “subhuman” in text messages less than a month before he used his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Matthew Bowen pleaded...

Woman gets 6 years for fatally stabbing her identical twin

Nov. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed her identical twin during a drunken street fight is now headed to prison. Amanda Ramirez received a six-year sentence Thursday. The 27-year-old Camden resident had pleaded guilty in September to manslaughter. Ramirez initially denied stabbing her...