Fort Worth, Texas-  19-year-old Ethan Couch, the so-called “affluenza teen,” was sentenced to serve four consecutive 180-day terms in jail after he killed four people with his pickup truck while driving intoxicated in 2013.

Atlanta, Ga.- After a dispute at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Hector Olivera of the Atlanta Braves was charged with assault and was suspended from play. The incident is being investigated.


San Luis Obispo, Calif.- Matthew Keys, a journalist at the California Tribune, was sentenced to two years in prison for helping members of the Anonymous hacking collective gain access to a former employer’s computers.


Chicago, Ill.- At a Black Lives Matter protest of 200 to 300 people over the shooting death of 16-year-old Pierre Loury by police officers, police arrested two people on the charges of property damage and aggravated battery of an officer.


Louisiana- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an anti-discrimination order that protects the rights of gay and transgender people. The order also protects state employees against discrimination based race, religion, disability and age.


East Lansdowne, Penn.- 49-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh, a Liberian national, was charged with falsifying his application for asylum in the U.S. by lying about his role as the rebel commander “Jungle Jabbah.” Jabbateh was indicted on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury.


Kenai Mountains, Alaska- A HH-60 Pave Hawk military helicopter landed on Tuesday, April 12 and rescued a pair of stranded hikers who took shelter in a snow cave on an ice field near the mountains. The pair was stranded on the ice field for four days.


Columbus, Ohio- Marina Alexeevna Lonina was charged with live-streaming the rape of a 17-year-old girl by Raymond Boyd Gates. Lonina used the social networking app Periscope to stream the assault. Gates was also charged for assaulting the teenager.



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