Some storms are possible during the morning and afternoon on Tuesday. Damaging winds and flooding will be the main threats. With an already soaked ground, expect strong winds to easily bring down some trees.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to using a chrome-plated, pistol-grip staple gun to rob an ice- ream parlor and a fast-food restaurant.
Gerald A. Rocchi admitted Monday to holding up The Ice Cream Shop in Ashland and a Wendy's last fall. He was caught shortly after taking $195 from the ice cream parlor.
Rocchi reached a plea agreement with prosecutors that called for concurrent 10-year sentences. Rocchi won't be eligible for parole until he has served 85 percent of the sentence because a weapon was involved.
Under Kentucky law, the stapler qualifies as a weapon since the 32-year-old Rocchi told victims it was a gun and hid it from view.
Judge Marc Rosen will formally sentence Rocchi on April 9.
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