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NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK  — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” He admitted defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

MONTEZUMA, Iowa — A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death … Continue reading MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally