Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van
A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County jury found former Horry County deputy Stephen Flood guilty of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless homicide. Judges ordered Wendy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, to be involuntarily committed the day they died, but their families said they were not violent.news.yahoo.com
A homeless man was arrested for a 43-cent ‘theft’ of a Mountain Dew. He could face 7 years in prison.
Joseph Sobolewski might have misinterpreted a store's 2 for $3 deal. He underpaid for a Mountain Dew by 43 cents, and because he has old theft convictions, he's being held on $50,000 bond for pocket change.washingtonpost.com
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Her 'good luck' cakes to Astros led to World Series win, so she's baking more
"People loved it, and then (Astros second baseman) Jose Altuve's wife needed a smash cake. "That smash cake led to a home run by Altuve. "They're humble, but also superstitious.Flood's 2017 "Good Luck" cakes led to a 2017 World Series title, and now players are hoping her latest creations will do the same. "I baked a cake for Altuve and I baked a cupcake for Marwin," explained Flood. "The joke was that Marwin only hit a run, but Altuve hit a home run."abc13.com