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14-year sentence in Jan. 6 riot

STORMING of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Wikipedia).

The strongest penalty handed down in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was imposed Friday on Peter Schwartz, 49.

According to The New York Times, he was sentenced to 170 months – a little more than 14 years – in federal prison for his roll in attacking police officers and breaking into the building.

The judge said she imposed the severe penalty because Schwartz, a welder, had shown no remorse for his actions and had 40 prior criminal convictions for crimes such as assault or threatening officers.

On Jan. 6 he threw a chair at police and then used pepper spray to attack them.

King Charles III to be crowned


Great Britain’s first coronation in 70 years will take place on Saturday when King Charles III will be officially crowned.

According to United Press International, there is still widespread support for a constitutional monarchy, but there are those who advocate for its abolition and the establishment of a republic.

As king, Charles will hold the position of head of state without much real power. Still, he is considered the monarch not only of Britain but also Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Also in the news … The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday halted the execution of a convicted killer after the Oklahoma attorney general said that Richard Glossip didn’t receive a fair trial.

Sports: Angels win, Dodgers stumble

The Los Angeles Angels won their fifth straight game on Friday night, defeating the  Texas Rangers 5-4 in 10 innings in Anaheim. Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth, they tied the game up and won in the bottom of the 10th on a wild pitch. The Angels are now 19-14 and in a virtual tie for first place in the AL West with the Rangers  (18-13).

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the first game of a  three-game series in San Diego against the Padres 5-2 on Friday night. Clayton Kershaw had off-night as the Blue Crew saw a six-game winning streak snapped. The Blue Crew leads the NL West with a 19-14 record. SD is in third at 18-15.

Weather: Partly cloudy x four

The forecast for the West Orange County area calls for partly cloudy skies for Saturday through Tuesday.  Daytime highs will be 67 on Saturday and Tuesday; Sunday and Monday should be 70. Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s.

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