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Man gets 5 years for explosives sale

ATLANTA — A Georgia man who sold homemade explosives to an undercover officer has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison.

Federal prosecutors say Mark Young was sentenced Monday on charges of possessing a destructive device. He pleaded guilty in February.

An officer arranged a meeting with Young in January 2012 after receiving information that Young had manufactured a type of plastic explosives.

Young said he would give the officer a free sample and came to a meeting with a substance on a paper plate.

The next month, he told the officer he had a new batch and sold the officer the bomb for $750. Authorities determined it was an improvised explosive device.

Young was sentenced to five years, three months in prison, followed by three years supervised release.

3 men killed when car runs off road

CHESTER, S.C. — South Carolina state troopers say three men have died after the car they were in ran off a road in Chester County and hit a tree.

Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the 1999 Volkswagen appeared to be speeding just before noon Monday when the wreck happened.

Authorities say debris from the car struck a passing school bus, but no one on the bus was injured.

The names of the men who died have not been released.

– Associated Press


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