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21, Dec 2014 - Speakers discuss breaking the school-to-prison pipeline
Durell Green said he is all-too-familiar with the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
21, Dec 2014 - Polish, Dominican authorities discuss priest trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The chief prosecutor of the Dominican Republic called Monday for tough punishment for a Polish priest if he is convicted of abusing minors on the Caribbean island.
21, Dec 2014 - Groups file to join city in courtroom
Local activists and a national advocacy group filed motions in court Thursday to join the city of Denton in defending its ban on hydraulic fracturing.
21, Dec 2014 - Edward Redding, attorney who admitted mortgage fraud conspiracy, disbarred
A Bethlehem attorney who admitted his role in a conspiracy to falsify mortgage applications has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
21, Dec 2014 - Mark Wahlberg gets pardon from the only person who matters, the victim
Johnny Trinh, the Vietnamese man attacked by Wahlberg when he was 16, told MailOnline he had no idea he was assaulted by the star who is now asking for a pardon for his crime.
21, Dec 2014 - Months after inmate death, audit notes 'neglect' at prison
Months after the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate, an audit of the prison where he was left handcuffed in solitary confinement for five days reported continued problems with large caseloads, low staff morale and neglect of several prisoners.
21, Dec 2014 - Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Officer in Eric Garner Case
A grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, who died while being arrested on Staten Island in July. | More on the grand jury's process | Read the Staten Island district attorney's full statement on the decision
21, Dec 2014 - Indiana prison escapee arrested in library on University of Illinois campus
URBANA, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2014)— An Indiana prison escapee was found in a library on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Monday night. Michael Ward, 61, escaped from a minimum security prison Sunday morning in Terre Haute, Ind. He was arrested at the university’s undergraduate library around 6:46 p.m. Monday. An officer with […]
21, Dec 2014 - Judge sets trial date for suspect in murder that happened 30 years ago
A judge set a date of July 13, 2015 for the second-degree murder trial of Ronald Dunnagan, 65, in the death of Gary Kergan.
21, Dec 2014 - Indictments rare, but police do get charged over use of deadly force
NEW YORK, N.Y. - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer has committed a crime.
21, Dec 2014 - Paying Off Tickets With Mac and Cheese
.The Kalispell municipal court is launching its annual food for fines program to benefit the Flathead Food Bank.
21, Dec 2014 - Ohio Turnpike Commission gets new director
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Turnpike has announced the appointment of a governor's administration official as the agency's new executive director. Randy Cole, a former turnpike commission member and currently president of the state Controlling Board, takes over the job Dec. 22.
21, Dec 2014 - Toxic marijuana grow nets 10-year prison term
Hernan Cortez Villasenor (Cortez), 40, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a toxic marijuana cultivation operation in the Greenhorn Creek area of the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Cortez was also ordered to pay $3,328 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service for the damage caused by ...
21, Dec 2014 - Inslee wants to beat deadline on education suit
Gov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for meeting Washington state's obligation to the state Supreme Court a year early.
21, Dec 2014 - Chris Brown's bodyguard won't serve any more jail time.
The 'Loyal' hitmaker's security guard, Chris Hollosy, who was convicted of misdemeanour assault after punching a fan in Washington DC last year, was sentenced to 90 days in prison for the incident on Tuesday, but judge Patricia Wynn agreed to suspend his sentence if he completes one year of probation.
21, Dec 2014 - Cleared of murder, Ohio man released from prison after 39 years
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was freed on Friday after becoming the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be exonerated. "Life is full of small victories and this is a big one," Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle told Ricky Jackson, 57, before his release on Friday. McMonagle's father, George McMonagle, was the original ...
21, Dec 2014 - UPDATE: Judge dismisses remaining charges against Martha Shoffner
Chuck Banks, attorney for Martha Shoffner, today speedily supported a motion by the U.S. attorney to dismiss 10 charges remaining against the former Arkansas treasurer. Not long after, Judge Leon Holmes dismissed the charges and ordered a pre-sentencing report by the federal probation office. Earlier, Banks filed a motion that said: Defendant Martha Shoffner welcomes and is grateful for the ...
21, Dec 2014 - Former state Sen. Jane Orie disbarred
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday disbarred former state Sen. Jane Orie, who was released from prison earlier this year.
21, Dec 2014 - Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatal Rockville shooting
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for fatally shooting another man in central Minnesota two years ago.
21, Dec 2014 - Case tossed vs. woman held 22 years in son's death
PHOENIX (AP) — In a scathing critique of Arizona's criminal justice system, a state appeals court on Thursday ordered the dismissal of murder charges against a woman who spent 22 years on death row for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
21, Dec 2014 - Texas man pleads guilty in cash smuggling case
The El Paso Times reports ( ) 30-year-old Alejandro Gastelum is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to smuggle bulk cash. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents stopped a car driven by another man on Aug. 13 as he was traveling from Texas to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
21, Dec 2014 - Ex-narcotics head tapped as Miss. prisons chief
JACKSON -- The former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director is set to head the state Department of Corrections, taking over a prison system that has been rocked by bribery charges brought against its ex-leader.
21, Dec 2014 - Texas doctor gets 10 years for health care fraud
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a $3 million Medicare billing scam. Dr. Joseph Megwa of Arlington was sentenced Wednesday in Dallas.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge ranks nationally for closing complex cases
He’s only been in office for three years, but Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas-Marshall Division, is already leading the pack as the top trial court judge in the nation when it comes to closing complex cases, a recent report shows.
21, Dec 2014 - State Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Veteran On Weapons Charges
The state Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of a military veteran from Clinton who was charged with weapons violations after police found war memorabilia, including a dirk knife and a police baton, in his vehicle after a traffic accident.
21, Dec 2014 - Bill registers displeasure with state high court
SEATTLE (AP) - A group of lawmakers peeved at the Washington Supreme Court has filed a bill that would turn races for the state's high court into partisan contests. The measure is meant as a rebuke over what the 19 representatives see as the court's overreach in ordering ...
21, Dec 2014 - The Originals Fall Finale Review: Scrappy Holidaze
The Originals S02E09: "The Map of Moments" Even in the wooziest throes of a new romance sometimes absolute dealbreakers can arise. Maybe it turns out the guy or gal you like is a litterbug. Or rude to waiters. Perhaps they don't like CW dramas. Or worst of all, he's just bragged about placing his sister's soul into a stranger's body trapped inside a prison mansion as retribution for once ratting ...
21, Dec 2014 - Vet gets 10 years for interstate sex with teen
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Iraq war Army veteran will spend 10 years in federal prison for taking a 13-year-old family friend across state lines for sex.
21, Dec 2014 - Simulations Plus to Attend The Benchmark Company, LLC’s Micro Cap Discovery Conference in Chicago
Simulations Plus, Inc. , a leading provider of consulting services and software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that Walt Woltosz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Ted Grasela, President, will attend The Benchmark Company, LLC’s Micro Cap Discovery Conference on Thursday, Dec.
21, Dec 2014 - Aunt says Hobbs was depressed in weeks prior to death of Kyle Harris
The father of the man charged with killing 19-year-old Kyle Harris in 2010 told a Cumberland County Superior Court jury he struggled with drug addiction and he was never a father to his son.
21, Dec 2014 - Pennsylvania chief justice says information given to paper by Attorney General’s Office worthy of
NEW YORK — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille said Saturday that he believes information given to a Philadelphia newspaper by the Attorney ...
21, Dec 2014 - Georgia man executed for 1995 killing of sheriff's deputy, who was slain after store robbery
JACKSON, Ga. - Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes after a convenience store robbery.
21, Dec 2014 - Brooklyn Housing Court's new home
Brooklyn Housing Court has found a new home a block away from its current location. The court will be moving into five floors of the Brooklyn Municipal Building at 210 Joralemon St. in downtown... To view the full story, click the title link.
21, Dec 2014 - California jails see surge in drug smuggling - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars.
21, Dec 2014 - Authorities capture escaped oil and gas CEO
An ex-CEO of some Oklahoma energy companies has been caught after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas.
21, Dec 2014 - 7-Eleven robbers receive 20 years in prison
Two Baltimore men have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for robbing eight 7-Eleven convenience stores in 18 days, according to a release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
21, Dec 2014 - Gregory Ahlers sentenced to two years in prison
A wanted fugitive who was hunted all over southeastern Minnesota and finally captured in California by a bounty hunter was sentenced to prison Friday in Mower County Court. Gregory Ahlers made a plea deal and was sentenced to spend two years in the state prison in St. Cloud.
21, Dec 2014 - Two sentenced in drug network
Two members of a drug network that shipped narcotics from Ohio and Detroit into Washington, Pa., in 2011 and 2012 were sentenced today in federal court to lengthy prison terms.
21, Dec 2014 - Attorneys Say DA Weirich Hid Evidence in Murder Trial
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich flagrantly hid evidence in a 2005 murder trial, according to attorneys for the man convicted during the trial, and they are using that assertion (and others) to push for a new trial. Hearings on the matter began Friday in the Shelby County Criminal Court room of Judge Paula Skahan.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
21, Dec 2014 - Greenbrier County woman sentenced to 18 months for dealing heroin
Beckley, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a White Sulphur Springs woman was sentenced to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin...
21, Dec 2014 - Former Luzerne County Judge Disbarred
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has disbarred Luzerne County Attorney, Michael Thomas Toole. Toole also served as a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge.
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