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Two men and a woman are behind bars, accused of planting imitation explosive devices at two Northwest Louisiana schools as well as using a similar device during the robbery of a check-cashing business.

The trio will be booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and all three are also charged with terrorizing, communicating of false information of planned bombing on school property for Nash and principal to communicating of false information of planned bombing on school property for Mayweather and Gray, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

On April 2, the trio allegedly placed a fake bomb at Lakeview High School in Campti and called in a bomb threat. Officials were able to recover the package without incident. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident in connection with a bank robbery in Campti that happened the same day.

Read more: KPLC

A man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for sending a pipe bomb that exploded at a northwestern Indiana post office, injuring a worker.

Eric Krieg of Munster, Indiana, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in December to making an unregistered destructive device and other charges.

Defense lawyer Kevin Milner said his client had previously lived a “model life” with a family and children. Krieg declined to elaborate in court on his lawyer’s remarks.

Read more: AP

For 19 days, a bomber held Austin, Texas, hostage — residents of the city paralyzed by the fear of unpredictable strikes.

By the time authorities caught up with the suspect, six bombs had detonated, two people were dead and five were injured.

A year has passed, but for the first time, ABC News' “Nightline” takes you inside the investigation that brought down one of the most prolific bombers in American history, through the eyes of law enforcement on the ground — the Austin police, the bomb squads, FBI and ATF agents – and by revealing never-before-seen details on how they found him.

“In the history of this country, we haven't had a serial bomber that planted this many devices in a 19-day period,” said Fred Milanowski, the ATF special agent in charge of the Austin probe.

Read more: ABC News

A federal grand jury in California on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of an Aliso Viejo spa that killed his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors announced.

Stephen William Beal, 59, of Long Beach, is charged with use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death; malicious destruction of a building resulting in death; use of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence; and possession of an unregistered destructive device, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a statement.

Beal was arrested earlier this month in the May 15, 2018, blast at the Magyar Kozmetica spa, which killed his ex-girlfriend, Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, and seriously injured two other people.

Read more: NBC News

Police say a man in Bradley County made an explosive device and told his brother he was going to blow everyone up.

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office says they responded to John Burchfield's home on Rose Avenue last year in November.

He told deputies he made a device to scare off the demons that were after him.

Investigators say the device had all of the components of an explosive device but lacked a detonator.

Read more: WRCB TV