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24, Jul 2014 - Man who faked death to avoid blackmail sentenced
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles man has been sentenced to four years in prison after faking his death to avoid being blackmailed in a child sexual abuse case. Forty-six-year-old Raymond Avett pleaded guilty Monday to concealing a felony. Prosecutors say Avett was blackmailed by his girlfriend, Jennifer L. Callaway, so she would […]
24, Jul 2014 - Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defense said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over. A trial date of Jan. 9 was also set for ...
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Harris County Sheriff Deputy Christopher Ellis was arrested while working his patrol shift Monday evening and is charged with two coun
24, Jul 2014 - Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan to go to trial for assault
Tennessee Titans rookie offensive lineman Taylor Lewan will go to trial for an alleged assault on Oct. 28 in Michigan. read more
24, Jul 2014 - Witness: man accused of beating and killing El Paso police officer had fighting experience
By: Stacey Welsh EL PASO, Texas -- The man accused of murdering an El Paso police officer is now on trial. Witnesses told the jury Juan Antonio Gonzalez violently beat Officer Jonathan Molina while Molina was off duty. The incident happened in September 2012. ...
24, Jul 2014 - Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'
An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f
24, Jul 2014 - “If there’s anyone who deserves the maximum sentence, it’s you:” So why did Tom Herro get j
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — “If there’s anyone who deserves the maximum sentence, it’s you.” That’s what a judge said to an Oak Creek man as she sent him to prison for domestic violence. But in this case, even the maximum sentence may not be enough. “Your honor, I’ve made some mistakes in my past,” Tom […]
24, Jul 2014 - Aclaris Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of A-101 for the Remova
MALVERN,Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aclaris Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of A-101 for the Removal of Seborrheic Keratosis, a Common Type of Skin Tumor
24, Jul 2014 - 4th man sentenced in drug trafficking case
A fourth man targeted in a federal, state and local law enforcement investigation into the trafficking of heroin, Ecstasy, cocaine and other drugs has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.
24, 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 ...
24, Jul 2014 - Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.
24, Jul 2014 - W.Va. agency appeals judge's pay raise directive
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is appealing a judge's directive to give pay raises to some workers at the state's two psychiatric hospitals, arguing that it has fulfilled a similar order issued in 2009.
24, Jul 2014 - Mingo magistrate sues former judge and others
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Mingo County magistrate has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was targeted by other officials for opposing corruption.Media outlets report that Magistrate Deloris "Dee" Sidebottom filed the lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Defendants include former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury, former prosecutor Michael Sparks and former state ...
24, Jul 2014 - Warren man who was recognized for charity work is going to jail
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair. The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray.
24, Jul 2014 - Merrimack man sentenced 8-20 years in prison for heroin sales, possession
MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man caught with more than 100 grams of heroin inside the glass-blowing business he owned was sentenced to at least eight years in prison this week. Denard Debruhl, 34, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of selling heroin, two counts of possession of heroin with intent to sell and one count of possession of cocaine, and was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison ...
24, Jul 2014 - Jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums
The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent. But inside the razor wire framing the 96-acre compound, the faces and voices of the newly arrested confirm its accidental role as Chicago's treatment center of ...
24, Jul 2014 - Lee Zurik Investigation: Fired LCDA director imprisoned
Steve Dicharry's public credit card had tens of thousands of dollars of questionable charges at restaurants, at Sam's Club, even for airfare for his girlfriend. We found he took out cash advances on his public card on nine separate occasions.
24, Jul 2014 - Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover's husband.
24, Jul 2014 - Court puts Indiana gay marriage ruling on hold
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban, bringing same-sex marriages to a halt and leaving those who've already tied the knot in legal limbo.
24, Jul 2014 - San Jose Officials Remain Hopeful For Oakland A’s Move To South Bay, Despite Lease Extension Agre
City leaders said their chances of landing the A's still comes down to a federal appeals court hearing next month.
24, Jul 2014 - Texas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to entice a minor to have sex
A Texas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release today for contacting a 14-year-old girl in order to start a sexual relationship, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley. Elton Ray Jones, 67, of Zavalla, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one of count attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. He was ...
24, Jul 2014 - Marriage: It's for the children
Attorney General Greg Zoeller moves forward on an appeal to defend the state's definition of marriage as between one man and one woman only. by Amber Stearns Indiana advocates of gay marriage are confident a federal judge's ruling on an emergency recognition of a same sex couple's marriage will lean in their favor. They also believe the lengthy deliberations mean a positive opinion on the ...
24, Jul 2014 - Alleged Pittsfield child rapist may get 50 years
PITTSFIELD -- A city man set to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges later this month is expected to get up to 50 years in prison in a case that doesn’t include the child rape charges he is facing locally.
24, Jul 2014 - Chicago woman charged with drug trafficking in Pennsylvania
Written by: Lea Jolan ( The United States Attorneyâs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has charged a Chicago woman Tuesday with traveling in interstate commerce to promote and facilitate drug trafficking. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the information alleges that Maria Pina, age 44, a Mexican national who resided in Chicago, Illinois, at the ...
24, Jul 2014 - Dad Charged With Son's Hot Car Death Could Face Death Penalty
The Georgia dad charged with killing his toddler son by leaving the boy in a hot car all day could face the death penalty, a judge said today at a court hearing.
24, Jul 2014 - Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge
Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the...
24, Jul 2014 - Diocese of Winona wants venue change
Attorneys for the Diocese of Winona filed a motion Monday to move the location of a civil trial about alleged sexual abuse and coverup by the church due to “intense prejudicial” pretrial publicity.
24, Jul 2014 - Can You Transfer to a Different Jail, Prison?
Being locked up in jail or prison can be pretty inconvenient, especially if you're far away from family members. So can you transfer to a different correctional facility?
24, Jul 2014 - Wonkblog: Wonkbook: Previewing a huge day of Supreme Court decisions
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24, Jul 2014 - Defense: Murder suspect trying to scare, not kill
The attorney for an Idaho man accused of killing a man outside a strip club in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston says his client was only trying to scare the man.
24, Jul 2014 - Condemned Inmate Seeks New Trial
A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out is conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.
24, Jul 2014 - REVISITING HISTORY: 12 held hostage in attempted prison break
Forty years later, The Huntsville Item is running a series of stories that appeared as-is during the longest prison siege in U.S. history. These are the first few from the day-of.
24, Jul 2014 - Judge approves sale of St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic
A state judge approved the sale of St. Mary’s Hospital to a for-profit chain from California on Wednesday, guaranteeing the survival of Passaic’s sole hospital and providing a foothold for Prime Healthcare Services Inc. in New Jersey.
24, Jul 2014 - Former New Jersey town official who stole $460,000 in quarters gets 5 years of probation
The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term.
24, Jul 2014 - Death row inmate in Dorchester County murder to get new sentencing hearing
A death row inmate who was convicted of murder in his girlfriend's killing in Dorchester County will get a new sentencing hearing, according to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling released Wednesday.
24, Jul 2014 - Union County man charged with fatally poisoning paralyzed wife
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Jon Costell thought his paraplegic wife was a burden, so he poisoned her with prescription pills, authorities said. Now, the Union County man is in jail with a $500,000 bond on an aggravated-murder charge. And Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said that Debra Costell’s death was no mercy killing.
24, Jul 2014 - State panel to charge Granger judge with conduct violations over DUI traffic stop
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:00:59 GMT By Kate Prengaman Yakima Herald-Republic The state Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Friday it was charging Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct. The charges stem from Hitchcock’s arrest July 24, 2013, after being pulled over...
24, Jul 2014 - Deval Patrick's time warp: Immigration court backlog may lengthen illegals stay
A log-jammed immigration court system already has cases backed up to 2017, legal experts say, even as Gov. Deval Patrick is insisting 1,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children will stay in Massachusetts for only four months — all amid reports indicating these minors are skipping their detention hearings and...
24, Jul 2014 - Pitcher testifies in Offerman trial about etiquette followed when intentionally hitting batter
Testifying that there is a professional etiquette to beaning batters, a former major league pitcher says he did not intentionally hit Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game, setting off a brawl. Matt Beech gave a video deposition that was presented to jurors Monday in the civil trial of Offerman, who is being sued by former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans ...
24, Jul 2014 - Chattanooga Softball Organizers Headed to Court
The founders of several softball tournaments in Tennessee are playing hardball with their former partners. J. Alan Walker, Pat Moyer and Matt Green own Fury Fastpitch Academy, a local baseball and softball training complex that founded the Scenic City 16s. ...
24, Jul 2014 - Exonerated Texas man finds solace in music
DALLAS (AP) - Some of the happiest times in Johnnie Lindsey's life happened when he was behind bars. Incarcerated 26 years for a rape he did not commit, Lindsey found solace in music. "My most joyous moment was singing with the guys in prison," Lindsey said during ...
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