By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 05/12 — The disgraced leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to nine robberies while on the force.
By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/09 — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill making it illegal to take “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people,
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 04/25 — Attorneys for a prisoner sentenced to death for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth have asked the U.S.
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) 04/20 — An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge,
HOUSTON (AP) 04/19 — Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/13 — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering,
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/19 — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers,Read more »
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/14 — A lawyer for a Georgia inmate known as the “stocking strangler” says newly discovered evidence proves his client’s innocence,
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) 03/08 — Prosecutors say a Kentucky man who made five Molotov cocktails to blow-up a school has been sentenced to 20 years in prison,Read more »
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 03/04 — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible.
HOUSTON (AP) 02/25 — A prisoner on Texas death row for the dragging death of a man nearly two decades ago in East Texas has lost a federal court appeal,Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 02/17 — A 20-year-old Minneapolis man who said he was inspired by the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking and seriously injuring two brothers at the Mall of America.Mahad Abdirahman was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier to two counts of first-degree assault for the November knife attack at the Bloomington mall.Read more »
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 02/13 — An Ohio inmate who admitted taking part in three slayings with his brother in a killing spree that left nine dead during the 1970s and ’80s could soon be released.
By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 02/13 — Missouri lawmakers on Monday voted down a bill that would have increased the penalties for killing or injuring police dogs after a bipartisan group of mainly black legislators spoke out against it.
BOSTON (AP) 01/30 — A member of the violent MS-13 gang has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge involving a brutal stabbing.Read more »
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A Texas death row inmate is asking the federal courts to keep him from being executed for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 01/29 — A 20-year-old Minneapolis man accused of attacking two brothers at the Mall of America last fall says he was inspired by the Islamic State group.Read more »
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.
By DAVID EGGERT and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) 01/25 — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison by a judge who proudly told him,