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Man who pointed laser at helicopter agrees to plea deal; felony downgraded to misdemeanor

A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.


Former autism therapist jailed for embezzlement

A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.


38-year-old Caldwell man sentenced to prison for 6th lifetime DUI

A 38-year-old Caldwell man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for his sixth lifetime charge of driving under the influence, according to a press release from the Canyon …


Idaho Falls man sentenced to up to 20 years after bank heist

An Idaho Falls man who walked into a bank on Halloween and gave a note to employees saying he had a bombwas sentenced Monday to six to 20 years in …


Judge denies reduced sentence for drug dealer

A Post Falls drug dealer serving 35 years in prison for forcing a man to eat a large quantity of meth, which killed him, must serve out his prison term.


Caldwell man to serve up to 37 years and 6 months in prison for trying to lure Twin Falls children

A Caldwell man will serve up to 37½ years in prison for trying to lure three Twin Falls children to his car.


N. Idaho man sentenced for ‘lie and buy’ gun crime

A 23-year-old northern Idaho man who lied about buying a gun for his own use but that instead was for someone else has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.


Judge: Idaho man must serve at least 10 years for sex abuse

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after prosecutors said he sexually abused a child and downloaded child pornography.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after he tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain …


Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years

A court in the former Soviet republic of Georgia on Friday sentenced former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for abusing his power in pardoning four …


Woman sentenced for wreck that killed 3 motorcyclists

An Oregon woman was sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison for the wreck that killed three motorcycle riders in May.


Ring leader in opioid trafficking scheme sentenced

A Tacoma, Washington, man accused of leading an opioid trafficking ring that brought pills from Los Angeles to Western Washington has been sentenced to five years in prison.


N. Idaho man gets 30 years for sex with minors

A northern Idaho man who had sex with two minor girls after meeting them online has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

Ex-Postal worker sentenced in compensation fraud case

A former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $900,000 in restitution for fraudulently obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.


Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Oregon inmate dies from meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

PORTLAND – An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. …


Man who killed Anacortes taxi driver gets 22 years

A Washington state man who fatally shot a taxi driver has been sentenced to 22 years, four months in prison.


Idaho woman gets 30 years for embezzling $2 million

An eastern Idaho woman who embezzled more than $2 million from her employer that she gambled at casinos has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Man gets 300 years in prison for killing wife, 2 others

A Montana judge on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 300 years in prison for the shooting deaths of his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law, a prosecutor said.


California man gets life terms for killing 8 in hair salon

A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting rampage at the hair …


Northern Idaho man gets life sentence for killing toddler

A northern Idaho man who killed his 17-month-old stepson has been sentenced to life in prison.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

4-year-old Montana girl’s rapist gets 42-year prison sentence

A federal judge handed down a 42-year prison sentence Wednesday for a Montana man who chased down and kidnapped a 4-year-old girl, then brutally raped her and left her for …


Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings

Police created a “human decoy,” posing a mannequin like a sleeping homeless person, to catch a man they believe bludgeoned two men to death and injured a third in downtown …


Friend of ousted South Korean president gets three years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

‘Pizzagate’ gunman in D.C. sentenced to four years in prison

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” was sentenced Thursday to four years …


Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to six years

The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.


Washington man ordered to federal prison for producing child porn

A Burbank, Washington, man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.


Suspended sentence revoked for 13-year-old girl in Helena school arson case

A Youth Court judge has revoked a suspended sentence given to a 13-year-old girl for her role in a November fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage to a …


Al-Qaida member who flipped and helped U.S. gets time served

A federal judge decided to spare an admitted homegrown terrorist known as Bashir the American a long prison term on Thursday, agreeing he should instead receive a sentence of time …


Oregon man sentenced for groping girl on flight from Texas

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an Oregon man to home detention and probation for groping a 13-year-old girl who was traveling alone a flight from Dallas to Portland last …