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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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02, Aug 2014 - Man gets three years for collecting meth ingredients
A man has been sentenced to three years in prison after gathering ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
02, Aug 2014 - Appeals court upholds ruling voiding Oklahoma gay marriage ban
By Heide Brandes Oklahoma City (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it made for Utah. The decision by the three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest in a series of rulings by judges in federal and state courts to find such ...
02, Aug 2014 - Video of OKC Bombing Sought
EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his holds a photograph of his dead brother showing his bruises and injuries during an interview Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Trentadue's quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City ...
02, Aug 2014 - Convicted child killer maintains innocence, says new evidence could prove ex-girlfriend guilty
MENARD, Ill. -- A man who has been sitting in prison for 16 years says maintains his innocence. With a recent turn of events and surfacing evidence, lawyers say he may be able to clear his name.
02, Aug 2014 - Judge says opponent's Dalton 'jail fee' is illegal
A North Georgia judge up for re-election says his opponent is breaking the law by forcing citizens to give the city government thousands of dollars in extra money.
02, Aug 2014 - Meth Suppression Unit Encounters Positive, Negative Aspects to Massive Sentencing Overhaul
Indiana's criminal sentencing reform took effect nearly a month ago and police detectives and prosecutors are still trying to take it all in. The overhaul brought sweeping changes for law enforcement officers, especially the Evansville Police Department's Meth Suppression Unit.
02, Aug 2014 - Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys
A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal...
02, Aug 2014 - Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape
An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections.
02, Aug 2014 - New York City elementary school principal accused of trying to smuggle drugs into prison
A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.
02, Aug 2014 - Arizona court to rule on child placement cases
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court rules Monday on how much authority that state child-welfare officials have in deciding how and when to return children in state custody to their parents. The Pima County case involves five children taken into state custody on grounds that the parents were using drugs and that the children were being neglected. A judge ruled that the plans were in ...
02, Aug 2014 - Ex-city councilman sentenced for child molesting
A former northeastern Indiana city councilman and retired teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on child molesting charges.
02, Aug 2014 - Towns prep for opening of prison
FULTON, Ill. — When the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $43.7 million in June for equipment and staffing toward the activation of the Thomson, Illinois, Correctional Center, a wave of relief came over officials in the Gateway area.But,
02, Aug 2014 - Man gets 19 years after meth lab explosion
A Farmington man who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a meth lab explosion was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
02, Aug 2014 - Some lethal injection problems in US executions
With the state prison in the background, about a dozen death penalty opponents pray as they await the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year on Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the ...
02, Aug 2014 - Five Crazy Headlines
From a blogger trampoline jumping away cancer to prison inmates getting a change in uniform since orange is too “cool,” here are this week’s five crazy headlines. Tokyo homeless woman lived in stranger’s cupboard for a year Coming out of the closet is always a challenging prospect. It was even harder for Japanese woman Tatsuko Horikawa […]
02, Aug 2014 - Crime briefs from the UnionHerald for the week of July 18
A Ramsey man with a prior felony DWI conviction had prison time stayed in Anoka County District Court July 7 after entering a guilty plea to another felony DWI charge.
02, Aug 2014 - California Reduces Deportations For Minor Crimes
Federal law lets legal immigrants be deported if they are given a sentence of one year or more. But California law defines misdemeanors as crimes qualifying for jail terms of a year or less.
02, Aug 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court sides with Interior tribe in child custody, sovereignty case
FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday in support of an Interior tribal court in a child custody and tribal sovereignty case that was contested by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.
02, Aug 2014 - Senate bill would punish executives who conceal product dangers
By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Wednesday unveiled a bill prompted by the General Motors Co recalls over defective ignition switches that would make it a crime for corporate officers to conceal dangers posed by their products. Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said their proposal calls for up to five years in ...
02, Aug 2014 - Defendant in 2nd thrill-kill trial blames his buddy for brutal slaying
Randy Thompson's defense attorneys claims his client was a flunky who never touched 15-year-old homicide victim Michael Russell, just watched in fear as his buddy Jae Williams choked and stabbed Michael in a frenzy.
02, Aug 2014 - Phoenix man sentenced in marijuana growing case
A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for growing and distributing marijuana.
02, Aug 2014 - Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Armed Robbery
An Okaloosa County circuit judge sentenced Michael Tirrell White to life in prison for armed robbery and an additional 30 years for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
02, Aug 2014 - Eldon man gets five year prison term
KEOSAUQUA — An Eldon man was sentenced to five years in prison in Van Buren District Court for his role in an October 2012 altercation in Selma, which escalated into shots being fired into the home or Randall Ritz, 11883 Bridge St., Selma. Donald E.
02, Aug 2014 - The Daily Fix: Nagin Gets 10 Years in Prison, People Like Health Care, Beyoncé Helps the Homeless
Ray Nagin was found guilty of 20 out of 21 counts of bribery, wire fraud, and tax evasion yesterday. A jury found that Nagin offered millions of dollars in city contracts, giving city work and project endorsements to construction and engineering firms that invested in Stone Age, a Nagin family business that makes granite countertops, the Times-Picayune reports. In a deal worth $170,000, Nagin ...
02, Aug 2014 - Montana AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it.
02, Aug 2014 - Anatomy of a gang injunction
Mike Kneese, a criminal intelligence officer in the Special Investigation Division of the Bryan Police Department Investigations Bureau, said that Brazos County has seen a “drastic reduction of violent crime” between Bryan’s two most violent gangs.
02, Aug 2014 - Ride-share operator Lyft's New York launch hit snag
Ride-share operator Lyft was forced Friday to postpone its planned launch in New York after a court intervened over demands that it satisfy local safety and licensing requirements. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and financial services superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said they sought a temporary restraining order after talks broke down with Lyft. "As a result of that action, the ...
02, Aug 2014 - Prison psychologist: Fatal bank holdup suspect is competent
A prison psychologist argued that William Merriweather is competent to stand trial in a 7-year-old fatal bank robbery.
02, Aug 2014 - Man beat 2 cats with golf club for scratching him
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A northwestern Pennsylvania man fatally beat his two cats with a golf club because he felt "betrayed" after they scratched him. The Erie Times-News ( ) reports 32-year-old Bisbee pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree misdemeanor of cruelty to animals and faces up to two years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 7.
02, Aug 2014 - School custodian sentenced for sex with student
A former custodian in a western Illinois school district has been sent to prison for having sex with a 15-year-old student.
02, Aug 2014 - Two of four teens accused of torturing 16-year-old sentenced to prison
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.
02, Aug 2014 - Missouri attorney general takes action on home repair complaints
A Seneca man’s business and a Georgia company are among 16 home repair or remodeling businesses against whom the Missouri attorney general has taken legal action, accusing them of defrauding customers.
02, Aug 2014 - SC Man Jailed For Hugging A Child To Death
A South Carolina sheriff says a 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
02, Aug 2014 - Iowa rejects juvenile mandatory minimum sentences
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.
02, Aug 2014 - Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.
02, Aug 2014 - NEW INFORMATION: Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew
Kristen Smith was convicted Thursday of kidnapping, which carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
02, Aug 2014 - Man accused of hiding bodies in suitcases to enter plea today
A Wisconsin man accused of stuffing the bodies of two women in separate suitcases and dumping the luggage in a roadside ditch is expected to enter a plea in court on Thursday.
02, Aug 2014 - Dog-fighters' gory details to be revealed in court
(AP) — A federal judge delayed sentencing in a high-stakes dog fighting case on Thursday, enabling prosecutors to describe more fully how nearly a dozen defendants treated some 400 dogs that were malnourished, scarred or held outdoors by heavy chains. Dogs that refused to fight were usually killed, the undercover investigation found. Most pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy or ...
02, Aug 2014 - Federal appeals court says Oklahoma must allow gay couples to marry
The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
02, Aug 2014 - Friends seek release of smuggler
PLANTATION KEY -- Nearly 25 years ago, Coral Shores High School graduate and drill truck business owner Richard "Dickie" Lynn was sentenced to life in federal prison for cocaine smuggling. Now, as... read more
02, Aug 2014 - Probable cause found for charges that man hid women's bodies in suitcases
Wisconsin prosecutors have demonstrated probable cause to continue a case against a former police officer accused of hiding the bodies of two women in suitcases and dumping the luggage in a roadside ditch, a judge ruled on Thursday.
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