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Texas Ex-Teacher Sentenced for Sex with Students
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A former North Texas suburban high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home.
A Tarrant County jury decided on the sentence Friday for Brittni Nicole Colleps.
The decision came hours after Colleps was convicted of 16 counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher. She could have received up to 20 years in prison for each count.
The 28-year-old former Kennedale High School English teacher had sex with the students at her Arlington home over two months.
Jurors heard graphic testimony from the involved students during the trial and were shown cellphone video of one encounter involving multiple students.
Prosecutors rested their case Thursday, and the defense didn't call any witnesses.
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 07:43 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Another storm system poised to hit Oklahoma
May 20, 2013 11:14 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma is bracing for more severe weather as another storm system takes aim at the state.
The National Weather Service says baseball-sized hail and tornadoes are possible Monday afternoon and evening in Oklahoma. Forecasters say a large section of central and eastern Oklahoma is at a moderate risk for the severe weather. The moderate risk area includes Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The severe weather comes a day after storms pummeled Oklahoma, killing one person and injuring 21. Forecasters say Monday's scenario will look a lot like Sunday's.
The National Weather Service says emergency management personnel and storm spotters should plan for severe weather from 1 p.m. until midnight.
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Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.