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Man gets 20 years for Molotov cocktails
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Kentucky man who made five Molotov cocktails to blow-up a school has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.
U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman says in statement 20-year-old Trey Alexander Gwathney-Law was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers for making and possessing illegal firearms. The statement says Gwathney-Law told an acquaintance he made the cocktails to blow up Franklin-Simpson County Middle School.
According to the plea agreement, Gwathney-Law made them in 2015 using glass bottles filled with flammable liquid. One Mountain Dew, one Sprite, and two Dr. Pepper bottles had a cloth wick stuffed inside. A root beer bottle had a carbon dioxide cartridge containing explosive powder and pieces of paper that appeared to have been soaked in the liquid.
Sentencing set for man tied to ISIS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group is scheduled to be sentenced in April.
Aaron Daniels pleaded guilty last July to a charge accusing him of trying to travel to Libya to join the group.
Authorities allege Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State group operative in January 2016 and told an undercover informant that he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.
The 21-year-old Daniels expressed remorse last year for his actions.
Federal Judge Edmund Sargus on Wednesday scheduled sentencing for April 12.
Daniels faces up to 20 years in prison.
Police chief resigns after video surfaces
LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A police chief in Mississippi who was filmed smoking what he said was marijuana has resigned.
News outlets report the Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the resignation of Shane Flynt. He was suspended last week after the video surfaced online.
Lumberton Mayor Quincy Rogers wanted Flynt fired, but no motion was made by the board. Alderwoman Audrey Davis says the board instead wanted to give Flynt a chance at another opportunity.
WDAM-TV had released the video that shows Flynt holding a broken pipe and saying “I’m the only chief of police in Lumberton that likes to smoke weed.”
Flynt has said in a statement on Facebook that he made a “huge mistake.” He says his wife had filmed him while inside his home.