St. Petersburg, Fla.- Celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose sex tape was published on the Gawker website back in 2012, was awarded $115 million, $60 million for emotional distress and $55 million for economic damages, after a Florida jury declared that Gawker had violated Hogan’s privacy.


Suffolk County, N.Y.- Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, a foster parent of 140 children over two decades, has been indicted for alleged sexual abuse of seven boys and bestiality. He now faces 16 charges of sexual misconduct and one charge for sexual conduct with a dog.


Concord, N.H.- A judge ordered a former prep school student, Owen Labrie, 20, to begin serving a one-year prison sentence for felony luring as well as misdemeanor charges related to having a sexual encounter with a minor.


Princeton, Ore.- Scott Willingham, a man who took part in January’s armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has been arrested for threatening to kill federal agents investigating the standoff.


Louisville, Ky.- Two staff members of the Kentucky youth detention center, Reginald Wyndham and Victor Holt, have been indicted by a grand jury on misdemeanor charges of failing to perform their official duties after a teenage girl died there on Jan. 11.


Greenville, S.C.- A self-described gang member who was being served an arrest warrant at his house shot and killed a South Carolina police officer on Friday. The suspect then made a call to his mother and committed suicide immediately after.


Woodbridge, Va.- Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for trying to join the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant earlier this year. He admitted that he attempted to fly to Jordan in January in order to cross into Syria and fight for ISIL.


Los Angeles, Calif.- Medical examiners have identified the fatal fall of a construction worker from the 53rd floor of an unfinished skyscraper as a possible suicide. The worker was publicly identified as Joseph Sabbatino, 36.



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