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Sentence slashed in robbery that led to FBI agent's death

Jan. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A botched bank heist that led to the accidental death of an FBI agent earned convicted robber Francisco Herrera-Genao a 117-year prison sentence. Now, the New Jersey convict, imprisoned since 2007, could be free in as soon as four years because of legislation...

Judge: legal costs in Florida condo collapse may reach $100M

Jan. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EST

The legal fees and costs associated with the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building could reach $100 million, a judge said Friday. That's why Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman urged all sides to work toward mediated settlements of numerous claims arising...

1 dead, 1 hurt in northern Illinois chemical explosion

Jan. 21, 2022 15:44 PM EST

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when two employees at the W. R. Meadows building materials plant in...

Police officer dies after being struck by wrong-way driver

Jan. 21, 2022 15:34 PM EST

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A police officer riding a motorcycle to work was killed Friday after being struck by a man driving the wrong way on a Sacramento highway, officials said. The officer, a six-year veteran of the Elk Grove Police Department, was riding on Highway 99 when he...

Wrong-way driver hits state police unit during I-10 pursuit

Jan. 21, 2022 15:32 PM EST

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces several charges, including DWI, after leading state troopers on a chase going the wrong way on Interstate 10 before crashing into a state police patrol unit. Louisiana State Police said Steven O'Neill, 33, of Metairie, was arrested early...

Tractor trailer driver dies after rig goes off Interstate 90

Jan. 21, 2022 15:14 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A semitractor-trailer went off Interstate 90 just east of Bozeman and into the median before going down an embankment and across a county road that runs under the interstate, killing the driver, the Montana Highway Patrol said Friday. The cab of the truck...

Memphis officer dies in crash; other driver also killed

Jan. 21, 2022 13:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An on-duty Tennessee police officer was killed in a crash with another vehicle whose driver also died, authorities said. The collision happened at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday while the officer was responding to a call in southeast Memphis, officials told news...

Marines ID victims in fatal truck crash in North Carolina

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the U.S. Marines killed when the truck they and others were riding in overturned and ejected them near their base in North Carolina. A news release from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group on Friday identified the victims as Lance Cpl....

Lincoln woman involved in fatal crash pleads no contest

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman accused of causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist last year has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Kylie Hill, 18, entered the plea Thursday and faces up to a year in jail when she’s sentenced in March, the...

Man pleads no contest to 2020 fatal hit-and-run in Lincoln

Jan. 21, 2022 13:24 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with fatally hitting another man in his front yard in Lincoln has pleaded no contest to charges in the case. Hani Hadgi, 31, of Lincoln, pleaded no contest to attempting to leave the scene of a fatal accident and misdemeanor motor vehicle...