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29, Jul 2014 - Judge says ex-sergeant Coco must stay in jail while appealing ruling
Fired Manchester police Sgt. Stephen Coco can appeal his most recent ruling when it comes to his year-long jail sentence ? he just has to stay behind bars while doing so, his trial judge said last week.
29, Jul 2014 - Ga. man 11th to plead guilty in dog fighting case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a massive dog fighting operation and his mother pleaded not guilty to threatening a co-defendant who provided information in the case. Edward Duckworth, 39, of Decatur, Georgia, appeared in federal court in Montgomery, Alabama, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy. He admitted helping transport a dog from Georgia to Lee ...
29, Jul 2014 - No verdict after Day 2 in Tsarnaev friend trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
BOSTON (AP) - The jury in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict on Thursday.
29, Jul 2014 - Police union files complaint against Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill
SALT LAKE CITY – A police union has filed a complaint with the Utah State Bar against Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. The Fraternal Order of Police confirmed to FOX 13 News their organization filed a complaint that alleges Gill has engaged in a continuing “pattern of unethical behavior.” The union has clashed […]
29, Jul 2014 - Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws
A Tri-Cities man is accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee. "It made me feel like I had been taken for a ride for 20 years," his wife said.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge Sentences 'Evil Stepmother' to 20 Years
An "evil stepmother" derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Hawaii, a judge said.
29, Jul 2014 - Marathon suspect wants to boost case to move trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to allow them to bolster their request to move his trial outside of Massachusetts.
29, Jul 2014 - Yucca man sentenced in killing of his mother
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- A 47-year-old Mohave County man who admitted killing his mother has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.   The Kingman Daily Miner reports that Roger Drake of Yucca was sentenced Monday in Mohave County Superior Court in the February 2013 beating and stabbing of 66-year-old Carol Drake.   The son had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after refusing to plead guilty ...
29, Jul 2014 - No ruling on North Augusta's Project Jackson trial; Plaintiff Stephen Donohue failed to submit
A South Carolina judge won't rule this week on the fate of North Augusta's Project Jackson after the plaintiff failed to submit a written proposed order by Thursday.
29, Jul 2014 - Nashua fighting order to pay $2.8 million for Broad Street Parkway land
NASHUA – Costs are beginning to add up for land seized by the city to make way for the Broad Street Parkway, and one eminent domain case pending in superior court could affect the bottom line by more than $2 million. Nashua is appealing a recent decision by the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals about the value of roughly 11 acres of land taken for the parkway – one of the largest ...
29, Jul 2014 - Son of Alabama judge charged with killing girlfriend
MOBILE, Ala. — The son of a prominent Alabama judge is being held in jail on charges that he killed his girlfriend at their home in Prichard.
29, Jul 2014 - Fingerprint hearing: Best and worst Pa. counties have same equipment
HARRISBURG -- The five counties with the worst fingerprinting rates in the state have the same amount of fingerprinting equipment as the five best, Linda Rosenberg, executive director of the Pennsylva
29, Jul 2014 - Arizona father gets life in prison for shotgun killing
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Kingman-area man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced in the shotgun killing of a man whom the defendant mistakenly thought had molested his young daughter.
29, Jul 2014 - Ruling dismisses suit against Big Island prison
HILO, Hawaii (AP) A Hilo judge's ruling dismisses a lawsuit claiming the state failed to consider the Kulani Correctional Facility as a site for a wellness center instead of a prison.
29, Jul 2014 - Clippers' Sterling berates NBA, wife in court
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made a dramatic scene from the witness stand then an even more dramatic one from the audience.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge orders mediation in US Rep. Sanford divorce
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Family Court judge has ordered U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife, Jenny, to work with a mediator to resolve a dispute over money for their two youngest sons.
29, Jul 2014 - Jenny Scheinman - 'The Littlest Prisoner'
It's always liberating to get a song to the point where it's not about me (songster/violinist Jenny Scheinman, speaking of her new album’s intriguing title piece)
29, Jul 2014 - Kentucky Court of Appeals judges dismiss Steward case
GLASGOW — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed Chris Steward’s appeal regarding the results of the Democratic primary election for Barren County judge-executive.
29, Jul 2014 - Louisiana Marriage Equality Ruling Due Shortly
A federal judge says he is ready to rule in the Louisiana marriage equality case. A federal judge has signaled he's ready to rule on a challenge to Louisiana's gay marriage ban...
29, Jul 2014 - Court says employer may be liable for broken promises
(7/24) In a recent case, the California Court of Appeal examined the potential liability of a state agency for firing a newly hired employee before he started working but after he had resigned from his prior job and signed a two-year lease for a home near his new job.
29, Jul 2014 - Louisiana court challenges confessional secrecy
The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a decision that may require a priest to violate the secrecy of the confessional.
29, Jul 2014 - Federal Judge Sends Key Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against GM Back to Georgia Court
A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.
29, Jul 2014 - Alabama man claims doctors mistakenly amputated his penis
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit. The lawsuit, filed in state court on Tuesday, says Johnny Lee Banks ...
29, Jul 2014 - Shelby Co. inmates getting second chance through jail house art project
It’s not the norm to find a full-fledged art school behind prison doors, but at the Shelby County Jail, a new project is helping inmates channel their inner Picasso.The inmates have been using their art skills to draw murals of the mascots from area schools.“There’s a lot of talent that needs to be utilized,” said William Cox, the jail administrator.From terrifying Tenaha Tigers, to fire ...
29, Jul 2014 - Big Island GMO registry won't disclose farmer IDs
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A judge is allowing Hawaii County to maintain a registry of genetically modified crops while preventing public disclosure of farmers' identities and specific farm locations. Hilo Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday in response to papaya farmers who argued the ...
29, Jul 2014 - Mistaken ID leads to jail, mental hospital for veteran
Kenneth Williams lost almost a year of his life to the Fulton County Jail and a state mental hospital because of mistaken identity. Williams, a disabled Army veteran with memory and mental problems, was booked into the Fulton County jail on a misdemeanor charge Jan. 4, 2011. By the time he was released 16 days later, his records had apparently been commingled with the records of another jail ...
29, Jul 2014 - Elias: Governor Brown could be hurt by early prison releases
From early in his career, Gov. Jerry Brown has had a proclivity for dismissing problems with wisecracks or aphorisms.
29, Jul 2014 - Regional Jail Costs Discussed
West Virginia's network of regional jails hears first-hand from the communities it serves about its role and the resulting costs.
29, Jul 2014 - Keith George 2012 Murder Conviction Overturned, DA Will Order New Trial
ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County murder case will soon be headed back to court. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the 2012 conviction of Keith George. George was sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted of shooting his nephew to death in 2009. But the appellate court says there […]
29, Jul 2014 - Shurtleff fighting mad over arrest and charges
(KUTV) Just after seven in the morning on Tuesday Mark Shurtleff answered a knock on his door.  FBI agents and Department of Public Safety detectives were there to arrest the former attorney general. Agents let him dress and prepare to leave his home before he was taken into their custody and driven to the Salt Lake County Jail where he was booked before 9 am. ...
29, Jul 2014 - Inmates will re-purpose evidence in crime fighting program
Hundreds of bikes taking up valuable space in the NOPD evidence room will be wheeled out Tuesday to be shipped to the state prison in Angola as part of a crime-fighting program.
NEW ORLEANS -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until September 23, 2014 to file ...
29, Jul 2014 - Court won’t hear Stevenson case
PRINCETON—The Indiana Supreme Court Thursday declined to hear Gibson County Surveyor Michael Stevenson’s four-year-old lawsuit against the county.
29, Jul 2014 - Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in December said the heat on death row constituted cruel and unusual punishment. He also indicated that the inmates' lawyers would be ...
29, Jul 2014 - Probation case goes to the jury
BOSTON — It's now up to a federal jury to decide a case that has focused attention on the patronage culture in state government.Jury deliberations are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of former probation commissioner John O'Brien of Quincy and two deputies, Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke. They're accused of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically-connected ...
29, Jul 2014 - Mom released from jail in custody case
A woman who set off a bitter custody dispute after moving her young daughter to Spain was paroled from state prison on Wednesday, five years after she was convicted and sentenced on criminal charges related to the case. But she has not been set free.
29, Jul 2014 - Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake
An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, had told him why it had been necessary to remove his penis. "My client is ...
29, Jul 2014 - Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work
A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012. Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras determined the ...
29, Jul 2014 - Molesting former NC teacher gets life in prison
A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
29, Jul 2014 - Death row inmate dies in prison
KINGMAN — A Mohave County inmate who was on Arizona’s death row for 22 years died Saturday from natural causes.
29, Jul 2014 - Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles.
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