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  • 2 plead guilty to robbing armored truck

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two D.C. men have pleaded guilty to robbing an armored truck and a carjacking in Takoma Park. Twenty-two-year Tonnie Floyd entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Greenbelt. Twenty-three-year-old Marcellus Freeman entered his plea on Monday. According to their plea...

  • Teen admits to manslaughter in boy's death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teenager has admitted to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 11-year-old half-brother last year. The 17-year-old made the admission Friday in juvenile court in Riverside County in the death of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. Judge Timothy Freer sentenced him to 12...

  • Former CEO sentenced for Ponzi scheme

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former chief executive officer of Hanover Corporation has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $14,784,983.75 in restitution for orchestrating an $18 million Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell handed down the sentenced on Friday....

  • 2 Chicago teens charged as adults in man's death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago teenagers are charged as adults in the death of a bystander hit by gunfire intended for someone else. Cook County prosecutors allege 15-year-old Denzel Burke was encouraged by an adult member of the Conservative Vice Lords to wound a rival. Prosecutors say Burke's...

  • 4 plead not guilty in Des Moines 'flipping' case

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer and three businessmen have pleaded not guilty to bank fraud charges in connection with an alleged homebuying scheme in the Des Moines area. Attorney Jason Springer, mortgage broker Jerod Hogan, real estate agent Rick Makohoniuk and business owner Patrick Steven...

  • Kentucky business owners arrested in federal probe

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of northern Kentucky business executives have been arrested and charged with illegally sending restricted military grade electronics components to China. FBI Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall says Louis and Rosemary Brothers of Union, Kentucky, were...

  • Florida teen jailed in attack on autistic boy

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen is jailed on a child abuse charge after authorities say he beat up an autistic teen in an attack caught on video. Police say the 16-year-old victim was at a party Aug. 8 when he was told to go outside and fight someone. When he refused, authorities say...

  • 18-month sentence for ex-hotel bellman's thefts

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A former bellman at a Maui resort has been sentenced to a 1 1/2 years in jail for stealing from guests' luggage and rooms. John Bueno pleaded no contest to charges of stealing jewelry, electronics and other valuables from March 2012 to February 2013 while working at the...

  • Hearing delayed for man in public urination case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A hearing scheduled for Friday was postponed for a 71-year-old New York City real estate heir charged with criminal mischief for urinating on candy at a Houston drug store. The court appearance was rescheduled to Sept. 16 on the most recent misdemeanor charge alleging Robert...

  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs sent via FedEx. The deaths were included in a new indictment filed late Thursday against FedEx that adds money laundering to a list of charges the company is facing...

  • Suburban man accused of trading guns for drugs

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 53-year-old from suburban Chicago faces federal weapons charges for allegedly trading more than 40 stolen guns to support a crack-cocaine habit. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1oOXKUV) that authorities charged Timothy Vana of Bolingbrook this week. A reputed...

  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics. It will be grown in enclosed, locked facilities. Silent alarms, 24-hour video surveillance and bulletproof glass will safeguard the retail...

  • Prosecutors: Texas woman threatened to kill Obama

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a Texas woman has admitted to mailing a letter that threatened the life of President Barack Obama. Prosecutors in Houston announced Friday that 56-year-old Teddy Bear Paradise pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening the president. The woman was...

  • Judge won't release woman held in son's 1991 death

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for a woman arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago questioned what evidence authorities might have and decried the "theatrics" of her arrest as a judge refused to release her. Michelle Lodzinski, 47, of Port St. Lucie, was...

  • Arrest made in May death of 9-year-old girl

    TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the death and sexual battery of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in Tampa Bay. Temple Terrace police said Friday that Granville Ritchie faces first-degree murder charges. He is being booked into the county jail...



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