WASHINGTON STATE: 17 years for plot against military
A man who helped plot an attack with machine guns and grenades on a Seattle military complex was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said. Walli Mujahidh, 34, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to kill officers of the United States, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and unlawful possession of a firearm. A co-defendant, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, of Seattle, was sentenced last month to 18 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and murder U.S. officers.
COLORADO: $250K bond for slaying suspect
A man believed to be a white supremacist prison gang member arrested in the shooting death of Colorado's prisons chief was ordered held on $250,000 bond Monday. James Lohr, 47, of Colorado Springs, was arrested Friday. Lohr is one of two alleged members of the 211 Crew named as persons of interest because of their contact with gang member Evan Ebel, the only suspect named so far in the killing of Tom Clements. The other, Thomas Guolee, remains at large.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Prisoner escapes for a day
A man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007 was caught Monday, less than 24 hours after walking away from a minimum-security correctional facility. Leeland Eisenberg was found in the lobby of the Manchester Community Resource Center, looking through job applications, a Corrections Department spokesman said. Eisenberg, 52, was being returned to the state prison in Concord. Eisenberg spent about two years behind bars for the November 2007 siege at Clinton's Rochester campaign office in which he claimed to have a bomb. No one was hurt in a five-hour standoff and the bomb turned out to be road flares.
NEW MEXICO: Crash kills school bus driver
A school bus went off the road, rolled over and lodged in an embankment Monday morning, killing the driver, Pay Valdez, 69, investigators said. Nine children were injured in the crash in a mountainous area of northern New Mexico.