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15, Sep 2014 - Anarchists claim credit for damaged cars
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the original website on which anonymous anarchists took responsibility for vandalizing Chapel Hill police cars. The blog post was originally published on and then reposted by the Prison Books Collective.
15, Sep 2014 - Ohio man enters guilty plea in federal court to stolen firearm charges
James Herod III of Cleveland, Ohio entered a guilty plea in a Charleston  federal court room to possession of a stolen firearm charge, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charleston, 
15, Sep 2014 - Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) A woman has been convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a woman's death.The state attorney general's office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about...
15, Sep 2014 - Jones found guilty in sex abuse case
The victim spoke Tuesday without entering the courtroom.
15, Sep 2014 - Escaped inmate on Facebook: 'I'm on a spiritual pilgrimage'
PAYETTE, Idaho (KBOI) -- An inmate who officials say escaped the Payette County Jail last month is apparently staying active on Facebook. Police have been looking for Nicholas Grove, who they say was spotted on video escaping from the jail's recreation yard on the morning of Aug. ...
15, Sep 2014 - Former Lowell library assistant escalates legal fight, files suit in Superior Court
LOWELL -- Former library assistant Diane Cloutier has raised the stakes of her ongoing legal battle by filing a wide-ranging lawsuit against the city of Lowell and current and former city employees in Middlesex Superior Court.
15, Sep 2014 - Colorado teen pleads guilty to conspiring to assist Islamic State
A Colorado teenager pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiring to assist Islamic insurgents in Syria. Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colo., is charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to the militant group known as the Islamic State or IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL). During a hearing at the US federal courthouse in Denver, she agreed to a plea deal that requires ...
15, Sep 2014 - Oak Hill Man Sentenced for Having Sex with a Minor
The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office says Jonathan Steele was sentenced the three years in prison, the maximum sentence.
15, Sep 2014 - New Jersey Headlines
Gov. Chris Christie's administration has paid out several hundred thousand dollars to reimburse plaintiffs' attorneys fees while fighting open records requests since 2012.
15, Sep 2014 - Man pleads in iPad robbery that was caught on UI cameras
URBANA — A Glenwood man who pleaded guilty to robbing a man three years ago of his iPad on the University of Illinois campus has been sentenced to four years of probation. Keith Payton, 22, will also have to spend 45 days in the county jail beginning Dec. 22 and perform 200 hours of public service. read more
15, Sep 2014 - Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
15, Sep 2014 - Suspects used GPS devices in Southlake shooting
The FBI and local police on Monday described a sophisticated stalking operation that preceded the assassination-style shooting of a lawyer at Southlake Town Square.
15, Sep 2014 - Theater shootings judge: Fingerprint testimony OK - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DENVER (AP) - The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rejected a defense motion to bar testimony about fingerprint analysis at James Holmes' trial on murder and attempted murder charges.
15, Sep 2014 - Spy ring mastermind Walker reportedly dies in prison
Is your home's energy meter spying on you? VIDEO: Bret Baier takes you inside the halls of the CIA
15, Sep 2014 - Montezuma voters file motion to dismiss election lawsuit
Gunnison attorney Luke Danielson, who represents three Montezuma residents in a legal dispute over the April municipal election, filed a motion this week seeking a dismissal of the lawsuit the town has brought against itself.
15, Sep 2014 - Missouri executes man for killing 2 during 1998 robbery; 8th execution in the state in 2014
A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death Wednesday, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November. Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia in the early hours of July 4, 1998. Poyser and Baysinger were shot to death at point-blank range ...
15, Sep 2014 - First Cup: Monday
William C. Rhoden of The New York Times: In light of this second embarrassing disclosure, N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver should conduct an investigation to find out how many other Donald Sterlings and Bruce Levensons are among the league’s owners and top executives. Who are the racists, the sexists, the homophobes? Throughout the Sterling ordeal, I maintained that the best thing that could have ...
15, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced for pizza delivery driver's death
The man convicted in a pizza delivery driver's killing was sentenced to more than 60 years in prison.
15, Sep 2014 - Witness in Yazoo Murder Trial Fatally Shot
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has joined the investigation into the shooting death of man scheduled to testify in a murder trial in Yazoo City.
15, Sep 2014 - Prison in a pinch: Understaffed, overworked staff on high alert
Safety a major concern as Montana State Prison struggles with staffing shortage | Standard reporter Angela Brandt takes readers behind bars
15, Sep 2014 - Prosecutors join opposition to televising Colorado theater massacre trial
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case have joined lawyers for accused gunman James Holmes in opposing news media requests to televise his murder trial, a court document made public on Monday showed. A consortium of news outlets asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour last month for permission to allow one television and one still ...
15, Sep 2014 - U.S. Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s Ban on Campaign Lies
A federal judge on Thursday struck down an Ohio campaign law making it illegal to lie about political candidates.
15, Sep 2014 - Justices won’t recuse in same-sex marriage case
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a motion calling for any of the justices who plan to seek re-election to recuse from hearing a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
15, Sep 2014 - Corrections Dept. seeks applicants
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:15:01 GMT By JEREMY BLACKMAN Monitor staff Guarding a prison isn’t exactly Adam Callahan’s first choice of professions. But a man needs a job, and at 31, married and unemployed since at least June, he’s feeling the pinch of life without a paycheck. So on Thursday about 2 p.m., the New Jersey nativ...
15, Sep 2014 - Women’s prison oversight, new position meant to improve safety
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she’s using her position as deputy commissioner of women’s services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women’s prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April. Williams oversees the Julia Tutwiler Prison […]
15, Sep 2014 - Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Spo
RAPID CITY - A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children.
15, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma teen accused of abusing Kenyan orphans asks for delay in trial
EDMOND, Okla. – An Oklahoma teenager, accused of sexually abusing children in Africa, is now asking the court to delay his trial. Matthew Durham, 19, is facing charges for alleged sex crimes against Kenyan orphans. According to court records, officials claim Durham raped boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 9-years-old during a […]
15, Sep 2014 - Judge gets free pass on wife abuse?
LZ Granderson says Congress has rebuked the NFL on domestic violence issue, but why not a federal judge?
15, Sep 2014 - Doctor: Progress slow on mental health in Illinois prisons
PEORIA -- A doctor testified in federal court that Illinois is lagging behind in improving conditions for hundreds of mentally ill inmates.Dr. Raymond F. Patterson is in charge of tracking the state's compliance with a May 2013 order that resulted from a lawsuit filed by several mentally ill inmates, The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported.Among the [...]
15, Sep 2014 - Royalty Owners Haul Exxon Subsidiary XTO to Court Over Royalties
Independence County plaintiffs say in a federal lawsuit that XTO wasn't getting the highest price possible for natural gas because it was selling the product to its own subsidiary, Cross Timbers Energy Services Inc., at below-market prices.
15, Sep 2014 - D.A. to seek death penalty in slaying of TPD officer
When asked what bond should be set for Ross Preston Lane, who learned Wednesday he will face the death penalty in the shooting death Sunday of a Topeka police officer, a senior prosecutor told the judge the Kansas Constitutiondoesn't require a bond for someone charged with capital murder.But if the judge was mulling over a bond for Lane, Lee McGowan, chief of staff of the Shawnee County District ...
15, Sep 2014 - Inmate-made products to be showcased at Springfield open house
SPRINGFIELD - Starting Wednesday, products made by prison inmates in Illinois will be displayed in Springfield.
15, Sep 2014 - Rice Prosecutors Defend No-Jail Deal Despite Video
Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back shown in an elevator video punching his then-fiancee, didn't get special treatment by avoiding jail and probation, according to New Jersey prosecutors. The video shows Rice knocking Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino on Feb. 15. The National Football League also suspended the three-time All-Pro indefinitely after earlier banning ...
15, Sep 2014 - Prisoners get second chance
Robert Cannon created the Freedom for Life Re-entry Coalition because he had "been there, done that" and hopes to help others. "I know those ropes," he said.
15, Sep 2014 - 'Craigslist Killers' plead guilty to murdering man lured to his death
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A young married couple who admitted using Craigslist to lure a victim for a thrill-killing, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder and other charges in a move that will spare them the death penalty under Pennsylvania law. Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22, who lived in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, face mandatory life sentences without ...
15, Sep 2014 - New York Workers' Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar Comments on Workers' Compensation Eligi
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In what may come as a surprise to some, if a person is injured in a company kickball game, he or she can be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, according to the U.S. At least that's the case now in South Carolina. The man seeking workers' compensation benefits was Stephen Whigham, an employee of Jackson Dawson Communications, a public relations ...
15, Sep 2014 - St. Paul man had child porn of girl sent by her mother, charges say
A St. Paul man convicted of raping a child in Washington State 21 years ago faces new charges of possession of child pornography, including sexual photos of a child allegedly sent by the child's mother in outstate Minnesota, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court.
15, Sep 2014 - Man pleads guilty in slaying of 19-year-old Michigan State student
Tyrel Bredernitz, 18, of Saline entered the plea Monday in Clinton County Circuit Court. Under an agreement with prosecutors, he's expected to serve at least 15 to 25 years in prison.
15, Sep 2014 - Tesla can sell directly to buyers in Massachusetts, court rules
The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers.
15, Sep 2014 - Program takes aim at problem lawyers
Professionalism Panel reels in rude attorneys for counseling One lawyer mailed a letter to a judge's home with "unflattering commentary" about a ruling. Another lawyer was so rude in court, he refused to look up from his computer to make eye contact with the judge speaking to him.
15, Sep 2014 - Minnesota Supreme Court candidate's drunken driving trial begins
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald goes to trial Monday on drunken driving charges from a 2013 Rosemount traffic stop.
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