An Amherst man who’s been convicted of home break-ins across Virginia was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Albemarle. Judge Cheryl Higgins gave Kevin Scott Burchardt (pictured) 30 additional years behind bars. To the dismay of some of Burchardt’s victims, the Albemarle part of his sentence will be served concurrently with the 88 years he’s received in less populous counties. The 34-year-old was sentenced earlier in other local jurisdictions, including Fluvanna and Nelson.
Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.
UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.
The Arizona Cardinals say new coach Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.