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18, Dec 2014 - President Obama Announces Major Changes In US/Cuba Policy
Following the release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, President Barack Obama made historic changes to US-Cuban policy after becoming the first president since the Eisenhower administration to speak directly to a Cuban leader.
18, Dec 2014 - Infamous 1962 Alcatraz Inmate Escapees Could Have Lived, Study Says
SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) - On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates — John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris — attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison in a bold escape attempt involving dummy heads, chipped-through walls and a raft made of raincoats. They were never seen again. For years, Alcatraz aficionados […]
18, Dec 2014 - Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a legal challenge from death row inmates that has already postponed two scheduled executions.Eleven inmates have sued the state over its lethal injection and electrocution procedures, claiming they are unconstitutional.As part of that lawsuit, they requested the names of the people who will carry out the ...
18, Dec 2014 - Christmas bail for Texas inmate convicted of poisoning foster son
© Michael Zamora/Corpus Christi Caller-Times/AP Photo Hannah Overton (right) with her attorney in court in Corpus Christi, Texas, December 16, 2014.
18, Dec 2014 - Dealer gets 3 years for selling Sandy-flooded cars - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A used car dealer in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for selling vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy to unsuspecting customers.
18, Dec 2014 - Judge: Oklahoma rape suspect must avoid witnesses
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday ordered an 18-year-old man accused of raping a former high school classmate not to contact any potential witnesses.
18, Dec 2014 - For-Profit Prison Companies Have A Worrying Plan For Boosting Profits
For-profit prison companies are exploiting "new...
18, Dec 2014 - Fighter War Machine pleads not guilty in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A mixed martial arts fighter who legally changed his name to War Machine pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that could get him life in a Nevada prison without parole for allegedly trying to kill his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend in Las Vegas.
18, Dec 2014 - Convicted murderer Gary Lee Sampson's lawyers ask for trial delay
A man who was sentenced to death for carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men appeared in court Wednesday for the first time in more than a decade.Gary Lee Sampson pleaded guilty to killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton, during a weeklong crime spree in 2001. A jury recommended the death penalty, but that sentence was later overturned by a judge who ...
18, Dec 2014 - Alleged gang members arraigned under RICO Act, could face life sentences
Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court Friday.
18, Dec 2014 - 10 Things to Know for Thursday
FILE - In this June 12, 1962, file photo, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay is shown the day three prisoners escaped.
18, Dec 2014 - Court readies updated rules on lawyer fees
The clerk of the Arkansas Supreme Court is getting ready to send a lot of mail as the holidays approach, but attorneys won't find Christmas cards from the court in their mailboxes.
18, Dec 2014 - Would-be California militant is schizophrenic, lawyer says
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A California man accused of trying to cross into Canada to eventually join the Islamic State militant group has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, his lawyer said Wednesday. Nicholas Teausant, 21, was arrested in March as he allegedly headed to the border in hopes of joining Islamic State, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria and has ...
18, Dec 2014 - State: Texas execution won't happen Wednesday
The Texas Attorney General's Office says it won't fight a federal appeals court ruling that halted an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.
18, Dec 2014 - Law Center moot court to compete in national championship
The UH Law Center’s moot court program is set to compete in the national championship in January after ranking No. 13 across the nation. UH will go up against 15 other schools that include Chicago Kent College of Law, Emory University School of Law and Texas Tech University Law School. Rankings are based on scores [&hellip -- " Law Center moot court to compete in national championship " was ...
18, Dec 2014 - Gyronne Buckley, imprisoned 11 years on wrongful conviction, tries federal court
Gyronne Buckley, the first offender who received a life sentence f or a $40 cocaine sale that was later found to be a wrongful conviction, has filed a federal civil suit arising from his arrest and conviction. This is the case in which a unanimous Claims Commission voted for a $460,000 payment to Buckley, but Attorney General Dustin McDaniel successfully argued to a legislative panel to give him ...
18, Dec 2014 - Notre Dame edges No. 19 Michigan State 79-78 in OT
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey believes he's got the best backcourt in the nation, and after Wednesday night, he might not get much of an argument from Michigan State counterpart Tom Izzo.
18, Dec 2014 - Eric Garner case: New York pushes for settlement in chokehold death
"There are advantages of settling early and not going to court," city comptroller says of family's $75 million civil rights claim
18, Dec 2014 - Springfield man gets 9 years for crash that killed 3 people
A Springfield man will spend nine years in prison for his role in a fiery crash that killed three people. Zachary Fife, 24, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed head-on into another car in September 2013 on Old Columbus Road. Fife’s vehicle went over a double-yellow line to pass another vehicle when it hit the oncoming car. “The laws in the state are in place so that things like this don’t ...
18, Dec 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear ex-police officer’s appeal of Zehm case conviction - Wed, 17
Former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson Jr.’s legal battle to overturn his conviction in the 2006 death of Otto Zehm ended at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The nation’s highest court declined to hear Thompson’s appeal, which argued that the Yakima jury that convicted him of civil rights violations heard evidence that legally should have been withheld. That evidence concerned the crime ...
18, Dec 2014 - AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a tiny Muslim population, amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison.
18, Dec 2014 - Ebola Hoax Culprit Could Get 5 Years in Miss. Jail
Two Horn Lake men have been indicted on charges related to an Ebola hoax in October.
18, Dec 2014 - Scene at botched Oklahoma execution of Clayton Lockett was 'a bloody mess'
Doctor squirted with blood after hitting condemned man’s artery Court documents describe confusion and distress in execution chamber Death penalty secrecy ‘imperils integrity of the procedure’ Clayton Lockett execution: Guardian writer’s witness account A doctor tried to set a new intravenous line in the groin area of Clayton Lockett during the condemned Oklahoma inmate’s botched execution, but ...
18, Dec 2014 - Kemp now wants attorney, jury in sovereign citizen case
COLDWATER — William Kemp told court officers, “I’m competent enough to know I’m incompetent” to try his own criminal case.
18, Dec 2014 - Evidence disputed in California wildfire case
Attorneys are fighting over evidence used to charge a Northern California man with starting a massive wildfire last year.
18, Dec 2014 - Bankruptcy judge voids sale of New Jersey casino
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court judge has voided the proposed sale of New Jersey's former Revel Casino Hotel to a Canadian firm that has since backed out of the deal.
18, Dec 2014 - Fort Campbell Solider Convicted Of Murder Freed From Prison
A former Fort Campbell soldier once convicted of taking part in killing four people has been freed from prison after prosecutors dropped the case against him 20 years after the crime.
18, Dec 2014 - Florida parents in legal battle over dead son's ashes
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a divorced Florida couple fought over the ashes of their dead son in court on Wednesday, after a ruling in May that the remains could not be split in half. A hearing on the case got underway in Delray Beach before Palm Beach County Judge Martin Colin, who has said he expects to appoint a third party to resolve the dispute, court records ...
18, Dec 2014 - Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell
Kerrie Ramsey buttons up her son Sam's jacket one October morning while living at the Maple Leaf Camp Grounds in White River Junction, Vt. Unable to find affordable housing in the area and wanting to keep her sons in their current school system, Kerrie and her family resorted to living at the campground while trying to find housing.
18, Dec 2014 - Convicted Bladen Co. killer testifying at innocence hearing
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is in the final day of a 3-day hearing in the case of a 70-year-old man who claims he did not kill a mother and her daughter in 1976. Joseph Sledge has spent more than half his life in prison, and today he's testifying that he did not commit those murders. Sledge escaped from a prison in Elizabethtown after an argument with ...
18, Dec 2014 - Basketball player McNeil charged with assault
By: Christopher Aadland A University of Minnesota basketball player is suspended from the team as he faces assault charges. Sophomore guard Daquein McNeil strangled his girlfriend of 10 months and then beat her with a belt, according to a complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court. He was charged Wednesday with one felony count of third-degree assault and a felony count of domestic ...
18, Dec 2014 - Lawyer in Durham appealing dismissal of Taser-force lawsuit
Attorney Alex Charns said Wednesday that he will ask North Carolina's state Supreme Court to overrule an NC appeals court decision that, he said, "shrink-wrapped" the state constitution "into a… Click to Continue »
18, Dec 2014 - South Carolina prisoners get video visits
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s prison system will soon allow inmates to conduct video visits with family members, in hopes of cuttin…
18, Dec 2014 - St. Paul cop says she sent inmate money under alias to avoid scrutiny
Ruby Diaz had been ostracized by her St. Paul police colleagues because she had dated a convicted felon. She didn't want to face their scrutiny again, so she sent money to her new imprisoned boyfriend -- a gang member -- under someone else's name, she testified Thursday.
18, Dec 2014 - Utah judge to hear arguments on murder charge for fatal DUI crash
A Utah judge will decide later this month if a Draper man should stand trial on a murder charge for an alleged DUI accident that left a 43-year-old mother dead and eight others injured. During a Monday preliminary hearing, 3rd District Judge Charlene...
18, Dec 2014 - County judge grants $305K settlement in Ohio suit over infant's rape
CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who prosecutors say robbed a bank and then posed with the stolen cash for an Instagram photo has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. A judge in Cleveland sentenced 22-year-old Rodney Johnson Jr. on Monday.
18, Dec 2014 - Five Sound Stages To Anchor Staten Island Redevelopment
Broadway Stages is spending more than $27 million to buy and renovate former prison site, the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, as production booms in New York State thanks to a generous tax-credit program. read more        
18, Dec 2014 - Texas woman watched 280 executions
Starting in 2001, Michelle Lyons watched men and women die in the Texas Department of Corrections death chamber inside the Walls Unit in Huntsville. Promote to Mobile 0 read more
18, Dec 2014 - Back on the court
S. ABINGTON TWP. – One of the things Clay Basalyga appreciated most on his road to recovery was friends stopping by and acting like everything was normal when he was confined to his home.
18, Dec 2014 - Readington Township man caught with drugs on way to Illinois music festival sentenced to 9 years in
Prison officials will consider whether a request he be allowed to serve his sentence in a New Jersey prison, according to the newspaper.
18, Dec 2014 - Bondi and U.S. Attorney Ferrer Sue For-Profit Chain of Schools
Attorney General Pam Bondi and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A. Ferrer today sued Fast Train II Corp., a now defunct, for-profit chain of schools formerly based in Miami.
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