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Spelling bee kids battle into the night
when they go to the dictionary there was one copy only for the pronouncer who already mentioned that the words are small and she can't see very well. I wan(...)
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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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17, Sep 2014 - Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions. Gay and lesbian plaintiffs won before appeals courts in cases involving bans in Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma, and lawyers for those states have already asked the justices to take up their ...
17, Sep 2014 - Toledo trial could go next year
Luis Toledo, the man accused of killing his wife and her two children, will next appear in court on Jan. 20 when the judge will discuss setting a trial date for spring or summer.
17, Sep 2014 - 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing
One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl...
17, Sep 2014 - Former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee pleads guilty in child pornography case
A Jeannette man was taken from a federal courtroom in handcuffs today after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the production of child pornography.
17, Sep 2014 - Convicted terrorism plotter Padilla faces longer prison term after original sentence tossed
Jose Padilla, center, in Jan. 2006. MIAMI — Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was handed a new prison sentence Tuesday of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original 17-year sentence was too lenient.
17, Sep 2014 - Judge orders former Wisconsin deputy to stand trial in killing of wife, sister-in-law
A judge has ordered a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy to stand trial in the deaths of his wife and sister-in-law.
17, Sep 2014 - Grandmother's husband won't be forced to pay in grandson's death
A West Bloomfield Township woman is liable for financial damages in the May 2012 death of her teenage grandson, but her husband is not responsible and cannot be sued, an Oakland Circuit Court judge ruled.
17, Sep 2014 - Ex-Expressway board member guilty of bribery
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member could be headed to prison after being convicted Wednesday of offering a multi-million dollar agency contract to a consultant on the condition that his friends were also hired.
17, Sep 2014 - Lawyer: DNA evidence links Oregon inmate to 1976 killing
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman who has been in prison for more than 30 years for a Nevada killing was granted a new trial Monday based on recently discovered DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California.
17, Sep 2014 - From Behind Bars, Author Jamila T. Davis, Former Multimillionaire, Celebrity Adviser Debuts Her New
"Movies and books often glorify the lifestyle of crime, but few talk about the psyche of those of us who live life on the edge and dare to take such risks. I created my book to share the truth of the inner void I was searching so passionately to fill." (PRWeb August 28, 2014) Read the full story at
17, Sep 2014 - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and Barger & Wolen LLP Announce Merger
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm with 460 lawyers in 22 offices around the country and Barger & Wolen LLP, a California-based law firm with 45 attorneys in six offices, announced today they will join forces.
17, Sep 2014 - Ky. man sentenced in sex charge involving Paris teen
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Kentucky man was sentenced to time in prison Friday after pleading guilty to a sex charge involving a 16-year-old girl from Paris, according to a release from the Department of Justice.
17, Sep 2014 - Forged checks land Muscatine man in jail
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man was sentenced Sept. 12 after pleading guilty to forgery, a class D felony. 
17, Sep 2014 - After 5 weeks of trial, jury deliberating in corruption case of ex-Virginia governor, wife
The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.
17, Sep 2014 - NY Man, Already in Prison for Murdering Son, Now Charged in Wife's Death
Karl Karlsen Was Convicted of Murder for Rigging a Truck to Fall on His Son
17, Sep 2014 - Expert: T.J. Lane should have been in maximum-security prison
Experts suggest the Ohio school killer may have been misclassified and imprisoned with inadequate security
17, Sep 2014 - Right-to-work legality argued
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical during arguments Thursday about whether the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.
17, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced to 25 years for sexually assaulting two toddlers
A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two toddlers in his care, taking part in videos showing the abuse. Kevin Blood of Claremont apologized in Sullivan County Superior Court on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, and two counts of manufacturing child sexual abuse images ...
17, Sep 2014 - Is Monsanto Admitting Guilt in ‘Zombie’ GMO Wheat Settlement?
News emerged this week about a possible settlement between Monsanto and the farmers whose wheat was allegedly contaminated by unauthorized genetically modified seeds produced by the biotech firm. Lawyers for a contingent of soft-white wheat farmers in Kansas told a Kansas City federal judge that an agreement had been reached in a class-action lawsuit between Monsanto and a group of wheat farmers ...
17, Sep 2014 - Board of Regents appeal Palo case to Iowa Supreme Court
The Board of Regents wants the Iowa Supreme Court to decide whether university sanctions against former Iowa State basketball player Yempabu Palo were founded.                
17, Sep 2014 - J&J Unit Ran ‘Amok’ Marketing Pinnacle Hips, Jury Told
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) bid to convince doctors the metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants were safe amounted to “marketing run amok,” a lawyer told jurors in the first case over the devices to go to trial.
17, Sep 2014 - Judge mulling sanctions related to ethics trial
A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.
17, Sep 2014 - Former teacher at Pikeview High School Sentenced for Sex Crimes
A former teacher and coach at Pikeview High School accused of sexual misconduct with students was sentenced on Monday, August 25.Jonathan Kirk is sentenced 30 to 40 years in prison. Kirk will be eligible for parole in 15 years.One of the victims mother's made a statement as well as Kirk's wife. Kirk also made a statement saying he was sorry for the pain he caused everyone.This is stemming from ...
17, Sep 2014 - Idaho follower of polygamous sect faces child injury charges
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A follower of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been charged with misdemeanor child injury offenses after eight teenage boys were removed from his home during a raid by Idaho authorities last month, a prosecutor said on Thursday. The case against Nathan Jessop stems from his role in the Mormon breakaway group as the assigned caretaker ...
17, Sep 2014 - City Room: New York Today: A Terror Trial Comes to Brooklyn
What you need to know in New York for Monday: New York jurors hear about bombings in Israel, more-than-fair weather, and a labor deal for the Metropolitan Opera.
17, Sep 2014 - Supreme Court: 32 states debating homosexual marriages
Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court, last Thursday, to settle the issue once and for all.
17, Sep 2014 - Atlanta school cheating trial has teachers facing prison
Amid a wave of school cheating scandals across the country, a landmark trial here is set to begin with school teachers facing up to 35 years in prison in one of the biggest academic misconduct cases in American history.
17, Sep 2014 - Star/NVV panelists judge Napa Valley merlots
While many of us have had enough of Miles’ hatred for merlot in “Sideways,” the 10th anniversary of the film has brought new reflections in the press on just what economic impact the movie has had on the grape variety.
17, Sep 2014 - GOP official in Kansas looks to force Democrats to field Senate nominee, however court rules
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate even if the state Supreme Court orders the current nominee to be removed from the ballot, in a dispute that could affect which party controls the Senate.
17, Sep 2014 - Local Federal Judge Named In Complaint Alleging Sexual Misconduct
The U.S. district judge in Waco has been named in a federal complaint that alleges inappropriate sexual conduct with an employee of the court.
17, Sep 2014 - Former police officer gets 10 years in NYC kidnap fetish case
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former police chief of a federal veterans hospital was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for his role in conspiring to torture, rape and kill women, a plot that grew out of Internet fetish forums he visited. Richard Meltz, 66, pleaded guilty in January to being involved in two conspiracies to kidnap and kill women with two other men ...
17, Sep 2014 - Group rallies for pardon of man returned to prison for 98 years
DENVER — An Aurora man mistakenly released from prison and sent back to serve 90 more years is getting some help from religious leaders. Tuesday, Together Colorado gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion to pray for Rene Lima-Marin, 35, and his family. They also will deliver letters to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Jon Suthers. […]
17, Sep 2014 - Local Woman One Of First Convicted Under PA’s New Straw Purchase Law
A Delaware County woman who purchased two hand guns for a convicted felon is now facing a minimum of five years in jail.
17, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced for smuggling weapons into Mexico
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A 27-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for smuggling munitions such as barrels for grenade launchers into Mexico. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eric Perez-Bazan of Hidalgo was sentenced in federal court in McAllen.
17, Sep 2014 - Ohio Elections Chief Issues New Early Voting Hours
Ohio's elections chief set a longer early voting schedule ahead of the fall election, while vowing Monday to continue appealing a federal judge's ruling that led to the new times in the swing state.
17, Sep 2014 - Texas prepares for a rare occurrence: An execution of a woman
The state plans to execute Lisa Coleman, who would be just the 15th woman executed in the modern era.
17, Sep 2014 - How a Minnesota serial child molester skirted the legal system
Many children had been victimized before he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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17, Sep 2014 - Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. District Judge John Sedwick quickly handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sedwick said that Fred McQuire should be granted his request to have his name listed on his husband George Martinez's death certificate. Here are questions and answers about the ...
17, Sep 2014 - Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment.
17, Sep 2014 - Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges
BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.
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