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25, Oct 2014 - Stile: Race for Bergen County executive could shape next governor election
On the surface, the two candidates running for Bergen County executive looked like two confident veterans in recent campaign stops, calmly going through the routine of a low-key election. But this calm facade belies the underlying tension in this election: The outcome of this race could very well shape the contours of the next race for governor.
25, Oct 2014 - Prosecutor: Jailed ‘person of interest’ believed to be responsible for killing both Muskegon He
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Prosecutors in Muskegon County have confirmed to FOX 17 they now believe Leon Means, 61, who was arrested overnight Wednesday as a person of interest, is responsible for killing two Muskegon Heights women in their home. Police arrested Means early Wednesday morning at which point they also recovered the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu […]
25, Oct 2014 - Sentencing hearing underway for Desmonte Leonard
Wednesday Jurors will begin the sentencing phase to decide life or death for the man convicted of killing two former Auburn University football players and another man.
25, Oct 2014 - Judge in Silk Road case gets death threats
A Manhattan federal judge has received chilling online death threats from supporters of the alleged mastermind behind the notorious illegal-drug-peddling Web site Silk Road. Manhattan federal Judge Katherine Forrest —...
25, Oct 2014 - Jury selection resumes in Jodi Arias retrial
Attorneys called in an extra 100 prospective jurors on Wednesday as they attempted to find 12 unbiased people who could decide convicted murderer Jodi Arias' fate.
25, Oct 2014 - Gov. Rick Scott won't show for deposition but will attend fundraiser instead
He'll be at a fundraiser today, not in court in a lawsuit over emails.
25, Oct 2014 - Prison employee resigns after TV interview probe
A television station's face-to-face prison interview with murder suspect Arron Lewis angered both prosecutors and the public, prompted an internal investigation by the Arkansas Department of Correction, and led to the resignation of one of two prison officials placed on paid administrative leave after the interview aired.
25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court to consider reinstating death sentence in 1985 triple murder in San Diego
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.
25, Oct 2014 - Biden's son faces no automatic review of lawyer's status after admission of cocaine use
WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, Connecticut legal authorities said Friday.
25, Oct 2014 - Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms
Minnesota-based ag giant wants court to overrule decision that connects it to Ivory Coast farms that used child labor.
25, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced in stabbing death of Scottsdale bouncer
PHOENIX -- A Tempe man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer who was a former Arizona State University football player. Ian Alexander MacDonald, 27, was convicted of manslaughter. MacDonald killed Tyrice Thompson outside the Martini Ranch nightclub in January 2013. Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip ...
25, Oct 2014 - MOSCOW — Two American journalists were briefly detained in Russia and taken to court Thursday for
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s presidential contenders are squaring off in another debate 10 days ahead of voting in the deadlocked race. President Dilma Rousseff and rival Aecio Neves are fighting to win over voters ahead of the Oct. 26 runoff ballot....
25, Oct 2014 - DC company's solution to pricey data problem
WASHINGTON (AP) - The same technology used by lawyers to weed out mountains of extraneous documents to find the smoking gun to win their case is now being used by city governments to process public records requests from journalists and the public. And a growing number of local ...
25, Oct 2014 - Law enforcement officials highlight success of anti-meth initiatives in Alabama
Today law enforcement leaders and Attorney General Luther Strange gathered to discuss the progress that has been made to combat meth use in Alabama.Those in attendance credited state lawmakers for their 2012 anti-meth legislation, believed to be the toughest in the nation.The legislation provided police departments and other law enforcement agencies with new tools to prevent meth use and ...
25, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court strikes down Arizona bail law for immigrants
A federal appeals court struck down an Arizona law on Wednesday that denied bail to some immigrants who are in the United States illegally and charged with serious felonies, saying it violated constitutional due process protections.
25, Oct 2014 - Pair Sentenced For Roles In Athens County Meth Operation
Two people pleaded guilty this week to charges in connection with the manufacturing of methemphetamine in Athens County.
25, Oct 2014 - Captured: Convict linked to slayings of 2 Muskegon Heights women arrested, lodged in jail
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections website, Means served many years in state prison and was released from the Corrections Department on an oversight on July 13, 2012.
25, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Teens in 'Elkhart 4' case file appeal to Indiana Supreme Court
Members of the 'Elkhart 4' are pushing for their case to be heard in the State Supreme Court. Petitions to transfer the case to Indiana's highest court were filed last week. The State Appeals court ruled in favor of Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp last month, reducing their sentences for their felony murder convictions to 45 years, but not overturning the convictions themselves.
25, Oct 2014 - Nearly 1,000 days in jail with no conviction
John Lewis says police stopped him without cause, beat him, ran over him with their cruiser - and charged him with assault.
25, Oct 2014 - Texas Abortion Clinics Can Reopen as Court Blocks Limits
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ordered Texas to stop enforcing some of its new restrictions on abortion clinics, in a move that may let 13 facilities reopen while raising questions about similar rules in other states.
25, Oct 2014 - One Killed in Midtown Building Collapse: New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Explain
A Sept. 23 hotel construction site accident in Midtown Manhattan took the life of a worker. According to a Sept. 23 CBS News report, the incident occurred when a section of concrete weighing about 8,000 pounds collapsed and crushed the victim to death. (PRWeb October 24, 2014) Read the full story at
25, Oct 2014 - California high court refuses to hear high-speed rail case, clears way for bonds
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear a case challenging California's controversial high-speed rail project, clearing the way for the state to sell up to $9 billion in bonds to start building tracks and stations. The refusal to revisit an appeals court decision favoring the project comes as the state is beginning demolition work on the first phase of the project, which is ...
25, Oct 2014 - Team USA previews Richmond 2015 road, time trial courses
Top contenders for the U.S. world championship team gathered in the Virginia capital on Wednesday and Thursday to take a first tour of the road and time trial courses, hold team meetings, and build the foundation of the nation’s first home-field advantage in nearly three decades. Photo by Mike Topham. Top contenders for the U.S. world championship team gathered in the Virginia capital to take a ...
25, Oct 2014 - Advocates for 6 prisoners in Phila. to seek support
Family and representatives of five state prison inmates and a former prisoner who face trial next month on rioting charges were in Philadelphia on Friday to bring attention to what they have characterized as a miscarriage of justice.
25, Oct 2014 - Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan -
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25, Oct 2014 - Michigan Supreme Court rejects motion to reconsider 'juvenile lifers' ruling
The Michigan Supreme Court this week denied a motion to reconsider its July 8 ruling that denied resentencing hearings for inmates serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as minors.
25, Oct 2014 - Loden appeals death sentence
A federal judge in Mississippi erroneously denied Thomas Loden Jr.'s request to review the conduct of his defense attorneys, the lawyers for the death row inmate argue in briefs filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit will hear oral arguments on Loden's appeal on Dec. 16 in Houston, Texas. Mug shots: Mississippi death row inmates Loden, now 48, pleaded guilty in 2001 in ...
25, Oct 2014 - Morgenstern facing federal child rape, child porn charges
Craig Morgenstern's decision to allegedly sexually abuse and film the abuse of child during a trip to Idaho has landed him in federal court with the very real prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
25, Oct 2014 - Texas voter ID law applies for November elections, federal appeals court says
AUSTIN — A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas’ voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.
25, Oct 2014 - AG leads national effort to prevent online child sex trafficking
Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a nationwide effort Oct. 21, to urge Congress to pass legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.
25, Oct 2014 - Swallow, Shurtleff ask judge to separate their cases
The charges against former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow are different enough that they must be tried separately, lawyers for the two defendants told a judge Monday. Third District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills set a Nov. 7 hearing ...
25, Oct 2014 - Attorney William Buckman found dead at Mount Laurel motel
MOUNT LAUREL — New Jersey's legal community is mourning the loss of Bill Buckman, a prominent Moorestown defense and civil rights attorney, who was found dead Tuesday in a Route 38 hotel.
25, Oct 2014 - Naperville woman caught in drug sting gets prison
A Naperville mother whose husband died of a heroin overdose has been sentenced to five years in prison, after being caught up in a two-county...
25, Oct 2014 - Prosecutors to retry woman in foster child's death
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll retry a South Texas woman whose capital murder conviction in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her 4-year-old foster son was overturned. Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka said Friday that he has ordered a new trial for Hannah Overton of Corpus Christi, who had served seven years of a prison sentence of life without parole.
25, Oct 2014 - 2 of 3 NDSU homecoming candidates admit UND prank
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Two of three North Dakota State University homecoming king nominees caught tinkering with a sign on a University of North Dakota athletic facility last week were sentenced Monday to an essay assignment.
25, Oct 2014 - Motion hearing set for ex-Utah AGs Mark Shurtleff, John Swallow
A hearing to discuss motions filed by ex-Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow - including motions to dismiss the charges and to sever their cases - has been set for Nov. 7. Shurtleff and Swallow were excused from court on Monday, wh...
25, Oct 2014 - Trial date set for Tyler veteran accused of assaulting civilian officer at police station May 5
His attorney says there's evidence the officer didn't tell the truth. Tyler police are not commenting on the pending case.
25, Oct 2014 - 10 years for man who broke into vacation rental
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after violating terms of his probation for a 2012 burglary of a Kauai vacation rental. Noel Kinney pleaded no contest to breaking into the Hanalei vacation rental, saying he needed money to buy ...
25, Oct 2014 - Alabama House speaker arrested in ethics case
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on 23 counts accusing him of breaking the state ethics law by using his public offices to reap financial benefits for himself and his companies. Acting Attorney General Van Davis said a special Lee County grand ...
25, Oct 2014 - Tax cheat sentence prompts outrage
TEXAS -- A former state worker who stole more than 14-thousand dollars in Florida tax money is now enjoying a cruise to Mexico. Court records show Leon County Judge Kevin Carroll signed off on the cruise. It's prompted outrage from both the state attorney and the victim. ...
25, Oct 2014 - Early voting begins today; voters must bring valid IDs
Early voting in the Nov. 4 general election begins today and lasts through Oct. 31. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the state's Voter ID law, which means voters must bring valid ID's to the polls. 
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