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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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20, Dec 2014 - West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Dayrl Jackson Jr.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The US Marshals say he shot into a family`s home with children inside and at 29 he’s no stranger to the law — making trips in and out of prison for years. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s been in this game for a long time,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Benjamin Walkington […]
20, Dec 2014 - Lockheed Faces Pension-Mismanagement Trial Over Returns
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) , builder of the Orion spacecraft that may one day take people to the Mars, is fighting claims it mismanaged retirement benefits because employees ended up with smaller returns from company stock than outside investors.
20, Dec 2014 - Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty in fatal West Virginia mine blast
By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY W.Va. (Reuters) - A former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he violated federal mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. Donald Blankenship, who headed Massey from 2000 to 2010, was released on a $5 million cash bond after a hearing in U.S ...
20, Dec 2014 - Guardsman convicted of sex crime in Texas facing child porn charges in Kansas
A Goddard, Kansas, man awaiting sentencing in Texas on a federal sex conviction involving a child was indicted this week on child pornography charges in Sedgwick County.
20, Dec 2014 - Law Enforcement Urge Congress to Renew Women in Prison Prevention Program
DES MOINES, Iowa – Twenty-seven law enforcement leaders joined activists from the group, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, at the Des Moines Police Department Thursday to urge the public to support renewal of a program funding home visits by trained nurses to mothers in poverty. The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program provides federal funding to state agencies for nurses to ...
20, Dec 2014 - Florida man gets 28 months in stolen meds case -
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to prison for his role with a group that stole prescription medication from a tractor trailer and sold it in New Jersey.
20, Dec 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petition Signatures to AG's Office
More than 1,000 signatures on a petition will be delivered to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel urging him to decline an appeal, a Nov. 25 federal court ruling in Jernigan v. Crane, which declared the state's laws denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry unconstitutional.
20, Dec 2014 - Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.
20, Dec 2014 - Commission seeks suspension of Muncie judge
A state commission on Monday requested the immediate suspension of a Muncie city court judge who faces misconduct allegations including abuse of judicial power.
20, Dec 2014 - Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons
On Friday, November 21 another hearing is scheduled in the Iowa District Court in Plymouth County in an interstate custody showdown that has sparked national outrage among tribe...
20, Dec 2014 - Officials want program funded that keeps women out of prison
They are discussing the new "Orange is Not Your Color" report.
20, Dec 2014 - Exactly What Kind Of A Criminal Might Lois Lerner Be?
If Lois Lerner is a criminal, exactly what kind of a criminal is she? If you spend much time reading IRS scandal or, as I like to call it, Teapartygate  material, you will often encounter some form of the question that Joe Otto asks in his post titled Why Isn't Lois Lerner In Prison Yet? , since as he notes "Lois Lerner's decision to weaponize the IRS against Tea Party groups is absolutely ...
20, Dec 2014 - Tennessee couple kills 5-year-old girl with grape soda
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has sentenced an East Tennessee couple to 35 years in prison each in the death of his 5-year-old daughter after she was forced to drink grape soda as punishment.
20, Dec 2014 - Execution of Scott Panetti set for Wednesday
In 1992, Scott Panetti shot and killed his mother and father-in-law, and in 1995, was convicted of capital murder in Kerrville and sentenced to death. Prior to his trial, Panetti asked for and was granted permission to act as his own attorney. Scott Monroe, who is now the Kerr County District Attorney for the 198th District, was appointed as Panetti’s stand-by counsel. “I think that most people ...
20, Dec 2014 - State loses leverage to get some Nebraska inmates' DNA
The Nebraska Supreme Court rules that a law taking away good time credit was wrongly used in one inmate's case.
20, Dec 2014 - Family seeks clemency for condemned US man
ST. LOUIS (AP) " The sister of a death row inmate is asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to commute the sentence to life in prison, calling the execution an unjust penalty for a man with the mental capabilities of a child.Paul Goodwin...
20, Dec 2014 - Attorneys for jailed ex-billionaire seek his release
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth have filed an emergency motion seeking to have him released.
20, Dec 2014 - Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in August shooting in Arkansas, faces up to 26 years in prison
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
20, Dec 2014 - California Town Seeks Financial Salvation in Imprisonment
Adelanto, California, a Mojave Desert community with more prisons than supermarkets, is poised to authorize two more detention facilities as city leaders try to stave off insolvency.
20, Dec 2014 - Richmond teen sentenced for murder of Virginia Union student
A Richmond teen was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder of a Virginia Union student-athlete in February.Nineteen-year-old Willie Lee was sentenced to 30 years for murder, eight years for weapons charges and six years for robbery during an emotional hearing on Friday. He was convicted of shooting and killing Kahron Lee, also known as Sosa, while the Computer Information Systems major ...
20, Dec 2014 - North Carolina's vague cyberstalking law makes it difficult for victims
Crimes from behind the laptop by Erin Tracy-Blackwood I'm a domestic violence victim, and I never thought I would be," says 38-year-old Melanie Johnson as she details her cyberstalking experience to me. "People try to give unsolicited advice all the time — call the police, get a restraining order — like I haven't tried these things over and over again. It's just not as easy as everyone thinks ...
20, Dec 2014 - State court may tighten review process for building giant homes
In a case that could redefine the scope of California’s environmental laws, the state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the rules exempting most proposed single-family homes from public review apply to a computer magnate’s plan to build a nearly 10,000-square-foot home with a 10-car garage on a steep Berkeley hillside. After hearing conflicting testimony from engineers about the ...
20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 16 years in woman's 2011 killing
A judge has sentenced a Fort Wayne man to 16 years in prison after he admitted to killing a woman whose body was dumped in a northeastern Indiana lake.
20, Dec 2014 - Mon shooter: Convict with history of violence
By Erin Beck CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Monongalia County man who police say killed four people Monday before taking his own life had a history of violence against women and wasn't supposed to have a gun, court records show. State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said officers haven't yet determined how Jody Hunt, 39, of Westover, got the 9 mm gun and shot dead his ex-girlfriend, Sharon Kay ...
20, Dec 2014 - Dane gets 4 years prison for social media terror
A Moroccan-born Dane was found guilty Thursday of instigating and promoting terrorism, this time on social media.
20, Dec 2014 - Business owner pleads guilty to contraband cigarettes
An Independence business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar, multi-conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City area to the state of New York, where they are primarily sold on Indian reservations. Craig Sheffler, 45, of Independence, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge to participating in a ...
20, Dec 2014 - Businessman sentenced in Iran export ban violation - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has been sentenced to 12 months on probation under a plea deal for conspiring to illegally sell an $800,000 machine to an Iranian firm.
20, Dec 2014 - 3 Jeff Davis County men sentenced to life in prison
Three Jefferson Davis County found guilty on a multi-count indictment on federal drug charges were sentenced to life in prison today in Hattiesburg.
20, Dec 2014 - Apple goes on offensive in antitrust trial
Apple went on the offensive with its own witnesses in the ongoing antitrust trial over the iPod.
20, Dec 2014 - Man Sentenced After Trying To Kill Mom; May Have Been Angered By Being Asked To Mow Lawn
Sixty-three-year-old Patricia Siefert says her son shot her in the shoulder with a rifle Aug. 24. She was able to flee after it jammed. Authorities say David Siefert may have been angry at being asked to mow the lawn.
20, Dec 2014 - California man sentenced to 18 months for hacking into cash registers at Subway sandwich shops
BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi
20, Dec 2014 - Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 17 Thompson Hine Litigators and Litigation Practices in Three State
Seventeen lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP were recently selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation 2015. The guide’s rankings are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with corporate clients hiring lawyers to handle their litigation.
20, Dec 2014 - Federal judge sides with Oregon in Oracle suit but gives company chance to try again
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown says Oracle didn't provide enough information or her to make a determination in the copyright case.
20, Dec 2014 - New chief of Florida's troubled prison system praised as no-nonsense reformer
Julie Jones was hired to shake up the state agency's culture.
20, Dec 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments
Justices with the Arkansas Supreme Court will hear arguments to determine whether a Pulaski County judge’s ruling overturning same-sex marriage bans will stand.
20, Dec 2014 - Holder: New policy will "help end racial profiling"
Attorney General says plan to be unveiled this week will "institute rigorous new standards and robust safeguards" for law enforcement
20, Dec 2014 - Veterans Treatment Court is ‘a blessing in disguise’ on graduation day
RACINE – It’s not every day that a man receives a hug from a judge in the middle of his criminal courtroom.
20, Dec 2014 - US man gets 110 years in boy's death, girl's rape
CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) " A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.Osvaldo Rivera, 35, was sentenced for the...
20, Dec 2014 - 5 convicted in robbery plot that used strippers to distract victim
Three men will face life in prison when they’re sentenced in January for a fatal shooting during a botched armed robbery that involved a pair of strippers, Sacramento County prosecutors said.
20, Dec 2014 - Case tossed vs. woman held 22 years in son's death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
PHOENIX (AP) - A state appeals court has ordered the dismissal of murder charges against a woman who spent 22 years on Arizona's death row for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
20, Dec 2014 - Prosecutors lobby to keep man who raped six Akron women behind bars
AKRON, Ohio- The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is trying to keep a convicted rapist behind bars. Willie Lagway was sentenced to a maximum of 375 years in prison for his 1983 crime spree. He has a parole board hearing scheduled for February, but the prosecutor’s office wants help keeping Lagway in prison. “Wille Lagway should […]
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