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01, Oct 2014 - Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor
A New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison.
01, Oct 2014 - US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
01, Oct 2014 - Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison after telling the victim's family he would carry "guilt and sorrow forever."
01, Oct 2014 - Trial underway for Utah man accused of killing wife
Provo : Opening statements are underway Wednesday in the trial for an Orem man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2012. Conrad Mark Truman, 32, is accused of killing Heidy Truman in 2012. His motive, prosecutors have claimed, was to collect near...
01, Oct 2014 - Alabama court rejects appeal in Dothan murder
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama appeals court has again upheld the capital murder conviction and death sentence that Jerry Devane Bryant received for a 1997 killing in Houston County. The Court of Criminal Appeals issued a 5-0 decision Friday rejecting Bryant's claims of ineffective counsel at his trial and sentencing. Bryant challenged his attorneys' work after losing his initial round of ...
01, Oct 2014 - Feds convict 2 California men of plotting to join al-Qaida, kill Americans
A jury on Thursday convicted two California men in federal court of a terrorist conspiracy in which they plotted to join al-Qaida and kill American civilians and military personnel overseas.
01, Oct 2014 - Keystone opponents take fight to Nebraska’s top court
Three landowners are challenging the route’s approval, claiming the state governor overstepped his bounds
01, Oct 2014 - Montgomery woman joins Team Pharrell on "The Voice"
A Montgomery, Alabama native took part in the blind auditions of NBC's hit music competition show, "The Voice" Tuesday night and walked away with a secured spot on a judge's team.
01, Oct 2014 - Suspect declared insane at time of assault
After being determined competent in July to stand trial, Christopher Lynn Hamilton, the suspect accused of attacking two local Wal-Mart associates and a customer with a hatchet, has now been declared legally insane.
01, Oct 2014 - Union: Ohio prison learned of inmates' escape plans day earlier
LIMA, Ohio — Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence for minutes or hours of freedom before being recaptured, the union representing Ohio guards said Friday.
01, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Court documents reveal how authorities captured "serial bank robber" in Charlesto
13 News obtained court documents after the arraignment of accused "serial bank robber", Jason Compton, was taken into custody on Friday.
01, Oct 2014 - Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
01, Oct 2014 - Wood County, West Virginia man sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for accessing child pornog
Matthew John Wiggins, 41 of Wood County, West Virginia will spend 17.5 years behind bars for accessing child pornography with the intent to view it and attempting to persuade someone to destroy evidence.
01, Oct 2014 - Judge approves settlement in Ga. suit over sewage
A federal judge has approved a rural Georgia city's offer to make $830,000 worth of repairs and upgrades to its sewer system to settle a federal lawsuit by residents who complained that frequent spills flooded their...
01, Oct 2014 - Alleged contract killer answers to murder charges in Tulare County
Investigators in the South Valley say a nationwide contract killer is back in the Tulare County Jail. Only this time, Jose Manuel Martinez is in jail for nine murder counts.
01, Oct 2014 - Trial in deaths of 2 delayed by appeals
Six years after Sherwood couple Tom and Jill Estes were beaten to death in a St. Louis suburb in what police say was part of a two-state killing spree, their accused killer will stand trial.
01, Oct 2014 - Judge excuses indicted Perry from next court date
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry was excused from his next court appearance because of a previously planned state economic mission to Europe, but the judge on Friday denied the Republican's request for blanket permission to skip all other pretrial hearings.
01, Oct 2014 - Ohio man sentenced to death for fatal shooting
A 30-year-old northeast Ohio man who's already spent most of his adult life in prison has been sentenced to death for a fatal shooting in September 2012.
01, Oct 2014 - No new trial for Noe
A federal judge today denied former Toledo-area coin dealer Tom Noe’s bid to have his conviction overturned and a new trial granted.
01, Oct 2014 - Opinion: Justice Department jeopardizes Ferguson case
By launching a probe of local police, the Attorney General complicated the investigation of Michael Brown's shooting, says Paul Callan
01, Oct 2014 - Former constable candidate gets 12 years in prison for money laundering
A federal judge sentenced a former Hidalgo County constable's candidate to 12 years in prison for laundering $40 million dollars in drug cash.
01, Oct 2014 - Police-Tied Little Saigon Loan Shark Hoping To Escape Prison At Sentencing Hearing
The Little Saigon businessman who pleaded guilty earlier this year in a loan-sharking scheme that allegedly used a Westminster Police Department cop as the enforcer is hoping today that a federa...
01, Oct 2014 - Students showcase short films in Austintown
CLEVELAND (AP) - A former suburban Cleveland high school teacher has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping two boys. Sixty-seven-year-old Joseph Scherma spent more than three decades as an English teacher at Westlake High School, west of Cleveland.
01, Oct 2014 - Mississippi Co. passes resolution on one county seat system
The Mississippi County Quorum Court has passed a resolution to begin looking at switching to a single county seat system. The passage came unanimously Tuesday night.
01, Oct 2014 - NYer gets prison for possessing child pornography
NEW YORK (AP) - A Queens man who possessed thousands of images of child pornography will spend two to six years in prison. District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced the sentence Tuesday for Ernest Hernandez of Sunnyside.
01, Oct 2014 - Indiana recognizes second same-sex marriage
A federal judge is ordering the state of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a second same-sex couple.
01, Oct 2014 - Nicole Scherzinger lands Cats role
Pop singer and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is to make West End debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical Cats.
01, Oct 2014 - Jail guard charged with selling drugs suspended
A western Pennsylvania county jail guard charged with selling drugs to an undercover informant during a work break has now been suspended without pay.
01, Oct 2014 - Should voters or judges expand councils?
The idea of improving representation by expanding numbers of electeds hasn’t gone away.
01, Oct 2014 - Commonwealth Court affirms dismissal of lawsuit filed by former Cal U. president
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education was removed from a lawsuit Monday when a Commonwealth Court panel affirmed a state agency’s ruling the state is immune from such actions.
01, Oct 2014 - Victim's items, shoe prints tie ex-con to Novi killing, prosecutors say
— An Oakland Circuit Court jury heard cold, hard science and heart-breaking emotion during testimony Wednesday in the trial of a paroled killer charged with slaying an elderly Novi woman.
01, Oct 2014 - GOP Minnesota high court hopeful acquitted of DWI
A jury has acquitted the Minnesota Republican Party's endorsed candidate for Supreme Court on a misdemeanor DWI charge.
01, Oct 2014 - Lewis Center Man Gets 38 Years For Kidnapping, Rape Of 18-Year-Old Man
A Central Ohio man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for kidnapping, burning and raping an 18-year-old man.
01, Oct 2014 - Condemned Burgettstown woman to be resentenced for child’s starvation death
The state Supreme Court Wednesday ordered that Michelle Tharp be resentenced for the starvation death of her daughter, because her public defender did not at trial present evidence of her mental state that might have resulted in a different verdict than the death penalty 14 years ago.
01, Oct 2014 - A 'terrifying' day looms for N.J. 'Real Housewives' Teresa and Joe Giudice
On Thursday, the Giudices, of Montville in Morris County, are to be sentenced. Each could get a prison term, and Joe, a citizen of Italy, could be deported. They hope that because they both agreed to plead guilty, Teresa, at least, will get probation.
01, Oct 2014 - Mount Vernon serial stabber to be sentenced for girlfriend's murder
A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades and spent half his life in prison as a result may never get out again.
01, Oct 2014 - Judge won't lift Georgia man's banishment but adjusts it to allow him to live with his fami
ATLANTA — A Georgia man who fired a gun at a home and was later banished from most of the state can live with his mother, but is not allowed out of the county, a judge ruled Tuesday.
01, Oct 2014 - Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square four years ago. Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the plot that actually was an FBI sting. Mohamud was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone that he believed would ...
01, Oct 2014 - Patricia M. Hynes to Receive the 2014 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second C
Patricia M. Hynes, Esquire, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2014 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit. The award will be presented in September at the Second Circuit’s Annual Judicial Conference in New York City by Steven F.
01, Oct 2014 - Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state.
01, Oct 2014 - Wayne County judicial seats
Wayne County voters in several communities will select judges for district and circuit courts Nov. 2. Michigan's district court judges arraign and set bail for people accused of felonies, decide whether to bind those defendants over for trial, and hear traffic cases, most misdemeanors and civil suits in which the amount contested is $25,000 or less.
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