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Iraqi refugee gets 45 years for police officer's shooting

Sep. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head. The Gazette reports Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges and was sentenced...

Alabama man gets prison for pointing laser at helicopter

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for aiming a laser at a helicopter last year. U.S. District Judge Anna M. Manasco sentenced Gabriel Lopez Mathews, 27, who pleaded guilty to the charge in April, the U.S....

Former firefighter gets 5 years for child porn

Sep. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former firefighter and union leader was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for possessing child pornography, federal prosecutors in Delaware said. Joseph Leonetti Jr., a former Wilmington firefighter and union president, pleaded...

Kansas man sentenced to 40 years for producing child porn

Sep. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ellis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for producing child pornography involving an 8-year-old child, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard’s Office said in a news release that Clinton Wade...

Former Sedgwick County sergeant sentenced for stalking

Sep. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s sergeant has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading no contest to stalking an ex-girlfriend. Justin Maxfield was sentenced Wednesday after pleading to the misdemeanor charge. He would be sentenced to a...

Charge amended for Minot man accused of child abuse

Sep. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man accused of injuring a baby has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect and has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Phillip Boswell, 40, was initially accused of breaking the baby's arm and causing a permanent...

Militia leader gets 53 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

Sep. 16, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque's community. ...

Ex-shoe company exec gets nearly 6 years for embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former executive at a nearly 140-year-old shoe manufacturer in Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for embezzling $30 million from the company and spending it on luxury items and travel for himself and another person, federal prosecutors in Boston...

Cyprus top court weighs Briton's false rape claim conviction

Sep. 16, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lawyers for a British woman sentenced to a four-month suspended sentence for making up claims that she was gang raped by as many as a dozen Israelis during a vacation in Cyprus in 2019 are appealing to the country’s Supreme Court to overturn the conviction. ...

West Virginia woman gets nearly 3 years in wire fraud scheme

Sep. 16, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for defrauding Charleston-area businesses. Misty Brotherton-Tanner, 41, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for her April guilty plea to wire fraud and...