Michele McPhee/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A South Boston woman who spent 16 years on the run with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, James “Whitey” Bulger, was sentenced to spend another 21 months behind bars by a federal judge who called her longtime companion “a monster” not worthy of her “love and affection.”

Catherine Greig, 65, is currently serving an eight-year sentence for her role in helping Bulger escape and evade capture after he was tipped to a pending federal indictment by his rogue FBI handler in 1995. She wore a black sweater in court Thursday, her white hair cut short, and smiled at her twin sister Margaret, who was in the courtroom, sitting across from the relatives of two Bulger murder victims.

The couple was captured in June 2011 living in a rent-controlled apartment near the Santa Monica Pier using the monikers Charles and Carol Gasko. Investigators found 30 high-powered weapons in the walls along with a stash of $822,000 in cash. Their bedroom was lined with bookshelves stocked with Bulger’s favorite mob books. Many featured him.

Thursday’s sentencing dealt with new federal criminal contempt charges stemming from what prosecutors called Greig’s “consistent, dogged and tireless” refusal to cooperate with a grand jury that continues to investigate who, if anyone, helped Bulger while he hid from authorities.

“The public has a right to know who else had a hand,” Assistant United States Attorney Mary Murrane argued. The government wanted the U.S. District Court Justice Dennis Saylor to sentence Greig for 37 months.

Greig’s defense attorney, Kevin Reddington, argued that the only crime his client was truly guilty of was falling in love with the wrong man and said the government was overzealously seeking to punish Bulger’s paramour because she refused to give up “her friends and family.”

“It is obvious that she is a kind, gentle woman who has literally done nothing bad in her life except fall in love with James Bulger and live with him for 16 years until his arrest,” Reddington told the court.

The judge was unmoved.

“Bulger is a monster,” the judge said. “Ms. Greig is not remorseful. She is not apologetic. She is not trying to distance herself from Bulger. She is not inclined to change her behavior. She’s an adult she knows the rules. She brought this entirely upon herself.”

As for “her only crime here is being loyal to Whitey Bulger, and that she loves him,” the judge added, “I hardly know what to say to that. It’s hard to imagine a less worthy object of love and affection.”

The judge did say he was swayed by Reddington’s argument that the government cut sweetheart deals with Bulger compatriots, including John Martorano, who confessed to killing 20 people but spent just 12 years behind bars.

In addition, a Defendant’s Sentencing Memorandum filed with the court “suggests that the ‘cross reference’ to Bulger’s crimes including murder and RICO violations is a gross due process violation. Greig has pled guilty to a crime of contempt; a non-violent offense.”

The memo also argues that “although the court may consider a virtually unlimited array of facts in determining a fair sentencing, it may not impose a sentence that exceeds the ‘substantively reasonable’ threshold.”

Bulger, 86, is serving a life sentence at a maximum-security prison after a 2013 conviction for 11 murders, racketeering and other federal charges.

Meanwhile, federal officials will hold a public auction in June at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to sell Bulger’s belongings seized from the Santa Monica hideout where the couple lived for more than a decade, part of a way to recoup some of the $25.2 million forfeiture judgment that came with Bulger’s conviction.

Profits from the weekend auction, which will include a coffee mug shaped like a rat, along with the $822,000 in cash found secreted in the walls of the hideout, will be divided among the families of 20 people killed by the gangster or his associates and among several people he extorted, according to court filings. The guns will not be sold at the event, slated to be held from June 24 to June 26, according to court records.

Those victims will also divide Bulger’s Social Security payments and any cash seized from safe deposit boxes and bank accounts uncovered in England and Ireland connected to Bulger.

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Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) — The NFL Draft followed the script early on. After a pair of trades saw the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles trade up for the first and second overall selections, respectively, each team took the quarterback that most mock drafts had predicted for them.

The Rams took Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the top overall pick, leaving North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz to go second to the Eagles. It was the seventh time since 1967, and the second year in a row, where quarterbacks were chosen with each of the top two picks.

A pair of Ohio State Buckeyes followed those two, with defensive end Joey Bosa taken by the San Diego Chargers third overall and running back Ezekiel Elliott chosen fourth by the Dallas Cowboys. Bosa was considered one of the top players in the draft, but had not been expected to be taken in the top three.

See the full results of the draft’s first round below:

1) Los Angeles Rams (acquired from Tennessee Titans) – Jared Goff, QB, Cal
2) Philadelphia Eagles (acquired from Cleveland Browns) – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
3) San Diego Chargers – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
4) Dallas Cowboys – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
5) Jacksonville Jaguars – Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
6) Baltimore Ravens
7) San Francisco 49ers
8) Cleveland Browns (from Miami Dolphins via Philadelphia Eagles)
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10) New York Giants
11) Chicago Bears
12) New Orleans Saints
13) Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
14) Oakland Raiders
15) Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
16) Detroit Lions
17) Atlanta Falcons
18) Indianapolis Colts
19) Buffalo Bills
20) New York Jets
21) Washington Redskins
22) Houston Texans
23) Minnesota Vikings
24) Cincinnati Bengals
25) Pittsburgh Steelers
26) Seattle Seahawks
27) Green Bay Packers
28) Kansas City Chiefs
29) Arizona Cardinals
30) Carolina Panthers
31) Denver Broncos

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Courtesy Shauna Green-Smith(BELDING, Mich.) — A Michigan family is reeling yet again after a bench built to honor their late son was stolen right out of their backyard.

Shauna Green-Smith of Belding, Michigan, is pleading for the return of the bench.

“It was there Tuesday evening, gone Wednesday morning,” Smith told ABC News. “Only message I have is that I’d like it back, no questions asked if it just reappears.”

The wooden bench has the boy’s name – Devon Morrison – inscribed on it. He was 10 years old when he drowned in 2013, Smith said. She is hoping a Facebook post she wrote about the missing bench will be shared with as many people as possible.

“It’s just wood to you, but to me it’s memories,” Smith wrote on Facebook. “Memories of how loved my little boy was.”

Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson told ABC News that the department “put out a plea out on social media in hopes of having the bench returned.”

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has said that he would “rather not play football” than play for the New York Jets under their current contract offer, a source told ESPN.

ESPN reports the Jets have stayed with their first offer that ranges from $7 million to $8 million per season. Fitzpatrick is reportedly seeking twice that amount per year.

The stalemate between Fitzpatrick and the team has been in place since February.

According to ESPN, the Jets have since been in contact with at least two free agents, including Brian Hoyer and Robert Griffin III. The latter eventually signed with the Cleveland Browns.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — The man accused of fatally shooting former NFL player Will Smith in New Orleans earlier this month has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge.

Cardell Hayes was also indicted for attempted second-degree murder of Smith’s wife, Racquel, who was shot in the leg on April 9, the day Smith died. Additionally, Hayes faces charges of aggravated damage to property and aggravated assault with a firearm, court records show.

The indictment came during a probable cause hearing scheduled at the same time Thursday, and Hayes’ bond was set at $1.75 million. More details on the indictment were not immediately available.

In a statement through their lawyer, Peter Thompson, Smith’s family said they were “not surprised,” but were pleased with the grand jury’s decision to indict Hayes on the second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder charges.

“Although nothing can ease the pain this family is feeling, today was a step towards ensuring this cold-blooded murderer is held responsible for the actions that took the life of their husband, father and friend,” Thomson said.

Racquel is still healing from her injuries, Thompson added.

Hayes’ defense lawyer, John Fuller, did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment. Hayes pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Smith, who helped the New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, died at the scene of the shooting after an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District. Thompson said Smith had been shot six to eight times in the back, while Racquel was shot twice in the leg reportedly as she exited the car in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A dozen Kansas City police officers were rescued Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in an elevator, officials said.

The Missouri cops were training at the police academy when an elevator apparently stopped because of their combined weight.

Academy staff had to make an “embarrassing” call to the fire department for a rescue team, officials said.

“They had some good-natured fun,” Kansas City Fire Department spokesman James Garrett said. “It’s always a treat when you’re in the helping business and you get to help fellow brothers out.”

Tim Duplin of the fire department said, “They thought it was funny. It’s a good, fun rivalry that we have. We do charitable events, and softball tournaments together, but this was an unexpected encounter.”

A photo of the rescue quickly trended on social media with more than 7,000 shares on Facebook and 500 retweets on Twitter. The Kansas City Police Department posted the photo to its Facebook page Wednesday, saying, “Well, this is embarrassing.”

None of the twelve officers was injured.

“Everyone was physically safe,” the police department said, “but egos were severely injured.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(INDIALANTIC, Fla.) — A Florida beachgoer is sharing an emotional letter he said he found washed ashore in a bottle.

The letter appears to have been written by a child, and is directed to his best friend, who died, Steve Mershon said.

The letter consists of the following:

““Dear Daniel, I’m relly [sic] sorry that you pass away,” the letter reads, according to Mershon, “and if you were alive Me and you would be playing football, soccer and basketball and be playing with Mattew [sic] and Oscar and Brandon. I am in the fifth grade and you were my best freind [sic] and our favorite song was Austin Moon and I hope you fun with Jesus. From your best freind [sic]: Jonothon Torres.”

Mershon, who lives along the Florida coast in Indialantic, less than two hours southeast of Orlando, is hoping to find the writer.

“Bless his little heart,” Mershon, who has not responded to ABC News’ requests for comment, wrote on Facebook. “I’d love to find him and let him know Daniel is having fun with Jesus. Perhaps with enough shares, he can get this message.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Police in Baltimore evacuated a local TV news station Thursday after it received a bomb threat, according to authorities.

A law enforcement source said the suspect exited the building and did not obey commands as he made an exit, and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement.

The initial emergency call came in at 1:20 p.m. from a Fox affiliate and authorities responded to the threat made by an unidentified suspect who claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.

The station, WBFF, is located on W. 41st Street and its building was evacuated soon after the bomb threat was received.

The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time. Fire crews and an arson team appeared on the scene.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has also been called to the scene. According to law enforcement sources, a man dressed in a costume with an unknown device on him made the original threat.

A car was also set on fire in front of the news station at the time the man entered the station.

This is a developing story.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Police in Baltimore evacuated a local TV news station Thursday after it received a bomb threat, according to authorities.

The initial emergency call came in at 1:20 p.m. from a Fox News affiliate and authorities responded to the threat made by an unidentified suspect who claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.

The station, WBFF, is located on W. 41st Street and its building was evacuated soon after the bomb threat was received.

Fire crews and an arson team appeared on the scene.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has also been called to the scene. According to law enforcement sources, a man dressed in a costume with an unknown device on him made the original threat.

A car was also set on fire in front of the news station at the time the man entered the station.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — The FBI has arrested three people in California connected to the San Bernardino shootings — but federal charges against them stem from allegations of a marriage fraud conspiracy and do not suggest any direct link to the December 2015 attack.

Syed Raheel Farook — brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook — and two others with ties to the shooter were arrested Thursday morning on federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and false statement charges, according to the Justice Department.

“Last year’s tragedy in San Bernardino showed yet again how our nation’s legal immigration system can be subverted and exploited,” Joseph Macias, the head of Homeland Security Investigations in Los Angeles, said in a statement.

A federal grand jury in the Central District of California Wednesday issued a five-count indictment against Syed Raheel Farook, 31, of Corona, California; Mariya Chernykh, 26, of Ontario, California; and her sister, Tatiana Farook, 31, of Corona, California.

In November 2014, Chernykh married Enrique Marquez, the former neighbor and friend who allegedly gave Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, weapons and other items used in the San Bernardino attack. Marquez has already been charged with terrorism-related offenses and marriage fraud, after he allegedly admitted he was paid to enter into what authorities called a “sham marriage” with Chernykh so she could stay in the United States.

If convicted of the charges against her, Chernykh could face up to 25 years in prison.

Syed Raheel Farook and Tatiana Farook are accused of taking part in the conspiracy after witnessing the wedding between Marquez and Chernykh, taking staged family pictures with the couple, and then furthering the marriage in other ways.

They each face up to five years in prison if convicted.

On Dec. 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 of Farook’s coworkers and injured 22 others at a work holiday party in San Bernardino, California. Farook and Malik later died in a gun battle with authorities.

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