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December 15, 2017 - 9:54 pm
NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to charges for punching a man and woman demonstrating against a white nationalist protest in Virginia over the summer faces nearly a year in jail. The Indianapolis Star reported on Friday that Dennis L. Mothersbaugh, of Vernon in southern...
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December 15, 2017 - 9:28 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to three life terms without the possibility of parole for killing three of his friends at a home in Washington state. The Columbian newspaper reports that Judge Robert Lewis also sentenced 37-year-old Brent Luyster on Friday to 54 years for attempted...
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In this undated photo provided by Lindsy Bray, Bray is shown with her Australian Shepherd named Dexter. A deal has been reached that will spare the life of Dexter, ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that generated criticism from the Humane Society of Utah. (Lindsy Bray via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A deal has been reached that will spare the life of a dog ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that generated criticism from the Humane Society of Utah. Lindsy Bray, the owner of the Australian Shepherd named Dexter, agreed Thursday to pay a $145 fine...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said in a news release Wednesday that jurors found 31-year-old Brandon Williams guilty of murder for the May 10, 2008,...
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FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Baton Rouge, La. More than a half-century after the Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at freedom since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Louisiana's parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, for Montgomery. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 11:01 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy and nearly a year after the nation's highest court ruled in his favor, the now 71-year-old inmate will have to wait up to two months longer for his first chance at parole...
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This undated photo provided by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office shows Brittney Schmidt. Schmidt and Vincent Fina, who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer could be looking at three years in prison after missing a court sentencing Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, where they were expected to receive probation. (Nassau County District Attorney's Office)
December 13, 2017 - 3:17 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A couple who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer could be looking at three years in prison after missing a Wednesday court sentencing at which they were expected to merely get probation. Brittney Schmidt, 31, and Vincent Fina...
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December 13, 2017 - 12:02 am
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who told investigators that she must have "blacked out" after drinking multiple shots of liquor and smoking marijuana on the night of her infant son's death is due to be sentenced. Thirty-two-year-old Miranda Hopkins is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in...
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December 12, 2017 - 5:37 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man who pretended to be Miley Cyrus' brother to entice a 14-year-old boy to send him sexually explicit photos and videos online has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Gray, of New Hampton, admitted...
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