More heavy thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon across eastern Kentucky. While they are not expected to be as widespread as the past few days, they will be slow movers and could cause more flooding in areas that are already saturated. Stay with WYMT for the latest on the changing weather conditions on this WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced Rod Blagojevich to
14 years for corruption that included trying to sell or trade an
appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
It's one of the stiffest penalties for corruption in a state
with a history of crooked politics.
Blagojevich apologized for his crimes and asked for mercy in
addressing the judge earlier Wednesday.
His attorneys had said the sentence of 15 to 20 years
prosecutors wanted was too harsh.
He is the second successive Illinois governor sentenced for
corruption. His Republican predecessor, George Ryan, is serving a 6
1/2 year term.