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Mother accused of trying to kill baby, self takes plea deal

Sep. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of attempting to kill her baby and herself in a car crash may avoid any time in jail as part of a plea agreement. Thirty-five-year-old Julia Alzoubaidi pleaded guilty Thursday to abuse or cruelty to a minor, a charge punishable by up to 15 years in...

North Dakota man pleads guilty to beating 20-month-old baby

Sep. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of beating an infant with his fists and shoving the child into walls has pleaded guilty in federal court. Authorities say Jonathan James Hill, of Fort Totten, admitted assaulting the 20-month-old baby on New Year's Day of this year. The infant was intubated and...

Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan fined deputy attorneys general Amanda Plisner and Diana Callaghan...

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years. Forty-four-year-old Jeremiah Button was discovered in August living in a bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator. Button disappeared in...

Blue Cross North Carolina CEO charged with drunken driving

Sep. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The chief executive of North Carolina's largest insurer will retain his job despite a drunken driving arrest earlier this summer. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina issued a statement Thursday saying that its president and CEO, Patrick Conway, was in a car accident in June....

The Latest: Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking (all times local): 12:56 p.m. A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned two prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child...

Woman convicted in 13-year-old girl's death released

Sep. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a 13-year-old Connecticut girl who was raped and killed by a gang of eight people in 1997 is outraged that one of the people convicted in connection with the killing is getting released from prison. Maryann Measles, a seventh-grader from New Milford, was getting...

Grand Forks man given 40 years for child assault

Sep. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. Judge John Thelen went along Wednesday with the state's sentencing recommendation for Jeffrey Krogstad, citing concerns that the 53-year-old sex offender would reoffend if given...