NORHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Northampton woman has pleaded guilty to an armed robbery at a city home on Christmas Day 2011 and a house break in Williamsburg three days before.
Nancy Gehrung, who owned a flower shop in the area, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced March 26.
Her lawyer asked for a 5-year jail term, while prosecutors are seeking a six- to 8-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors say Gehrung broke into a Northampton home on Dec. 25, 2011, and pointed a handgun at the occupants. The gun had been reported stolen by a Willimantic, Conn., police officer. She made off with a $100 bill and several other items, including a gorilla mask.
She was tied to the Dec. 22, 2011 Wlliamsburg break-in by DNA evidence.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Built around and on top of railroad tracks leading in and out of Penn Station, Manhattan West is no ordinary construction project. A mega-sized piece of machinery called The Launcher puts 50-ton concrete segments into place creating a span. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. It's technology typically used in bridge construction.
More than 100 New York City schoolchildren arrived at JFK Airport greeted by Santa's helpers. The mission: a flight to the North Pole to meet the man himself. Delta Air Lines and the YMCA set up the event and spared no detail. The kids even had their own boarding passes. The Delta elves say they were delighted to help out.
Two passengers injured during the deadly Metro-North train derailment that killed four people are now suing the railroad. Denise Williams, 55, a dentist and retired Army colonel who served in Desert Storm, was on her way to visit family in New York City Sunday morning. Her lawyer Michael Lamonsoff said she was trapped under debris that came into the car during the crash.