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OAKLAND, Calif – A federal grand jury has indicted members of a San Francisco Bay Area street gang on charges that they participated in a string of armed robberies and then bragged about the crimes on social media.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said in a statement on Thursday that the grand jury had returned a 21-count superseding indictment against seven members of the Landry Crew, an Oakland, California, gang that is affiliated with the larger Money Team gang.

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. – A Northern California man has been arrested for biting off his 1-month-old son's nose because the child was crying.

Fairfield Police Sgt. Troy Oviatt says 18-year-old Joshua Cooper was booked into Solano County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem.

Oviatt says the incident was reported Thursday shortly after 8 a.m. when the infant's 17-year-old mother called authorities saying her son was bleeding from his nose.

Officers found the baby and his parents at home, and the child was taken to NorthBay Medical Center and later transferred to Children's Hospital Oakland.

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HOWELL, Mich. – A man who kept a swath of southeastern Michigan on edge for weeks by shooting at two-dozen vehicles along a busy highway corridor was sentenced Monday to 18 to 40 years in prison on a combination of terrorism and weapons convictions.

Raulie Casteel learned his fate in Livingston County Circuit Court, where a jury in January found him guilty of terrorism, rejecting his claim that the shootings were the impulsive result of uncontrolled delusions and paranoia.

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