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31, Oct 2014 - Bazetta Twp. man sentenced to 2 years for elderly theft
Orlando Montoya, 37, was sentenced to two years behind bars on Wednesday, for cheating a 77-year-old Mineral Ridge woman, out of $48,250.
31, Oct 2014 - Appeals court backs dismissal of Dirksmeyer-probe lawsuit
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit accusing Russellville police of conspiring to pin the 2005 killing of Arkansas Tech University student Nona Dirksmeyer on her boyfriend, Kevin Jones.
31, Oct 2014 - Man Accused of Killing Person He Met on Craigslist
A central Pennsylvania man who allegedly skipped his September trial on child rape charges has been charged with robbing and killing a suburban Philadelphia man he met on the Internet, then using the victim's bank and credit cards in at least five states before his arrest in North Carolina.
31, Oct 2014 - Man gets 7 years in 2013 Red Robin armed heist
A man was sentenced Monday to 84 months in federal prison for committing an armed robbery in the summer of 2013 at a restaurant in west Topeka, said Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas.
31, Oct 2014 - Suspect in Snohomish Co. police shooting spree jailed
A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail.
31, Oct 2014 - Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her 15-year-old daughter. Angela McAnulty pleaded guilty to aggravated murder on the day her trial was set to begin in 2011. She's the only woman on Oregon's death row. ...
31, Oct 2014 - Trial for Rep. Barry Moore set to begin Monday in Opelika
Republican Representative Barry Moore of Enterprise goes on trial on Monday in Opelika.
31, Oct 2014 - Unadilla man found guilty of federal extortion charges
(WKTV) - A Unadilla man has been found guilty of federal extortion charges after he conspired with a Connecticut man to pose as organized crime figures to extort money from a business owner, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
31, Oct 2014 - The march toward marriage equality quickens
The state of Arkansas told the Arkansas Supreme Court today it doesn't object to a request by plaintiffs to expedite the state's appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the ban on same-sex marriage. The attorney general's office said the case was argued extensively before Piazza and all parties have adopted the state's abstract of those eight hours of arguments. The questions of law ...
31, Oct 2014 - Judge denies Sarah Johnson bid for acquittal
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31, Oct 2014 - Fewer Texas abortion providers after court ruling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws.
31, Oct 2014 - California bullet train cleared for construction but project faces delays, financing woes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.
31, Oct 2014 - Lookout man in Bedford home invasion case pleads guilty
The lookout man in the 2012 Bedford home invasion that resulted in brutal injuries to Eduardo and Sonia Quesada pleaded guilty on Monday to six felony charges, just moments before lawyers were scheduled to start picking his jury.
31, Oct 2014 - Judge calls her a liar when sentencing woman who kidnapped Iowa baby
A woman convicted of kidnapping an infant and leaving him at a West Branch, Iowa gas station has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced 31-year-old Kristen Smith, from Aurora, Colorado, to 25 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for kidnapping an infant from […]
31, Oct 2014 - Guidelines aimed at slowing growth of inmate count
MONTOMGERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state's prison population.
31, Oct 2014 - U.S. Prosecutor Masterminded $37 Billion Bank Penalty Win
Geoffrey Graber, the 41-year-old Justice Department attorney tasked with holding Wall Street accountable for the financial crisis, has a message for his prosecutors: Always be closing. In the past year, Graber has won almost $37 billion in penalties from some of the world's largest banks, a record haul for prosecutors. To colleagues, he compares his job to that of Blake, the notorious ...
31, Oct 2014 - Teen Spends Years At Rikers Island Without Being Sentenced
Robert Siegel speaks to Jen Gonnerman about her New Yorker profile of Kalief Browder. He spent three years in jail awaiting trial, starting when he was 16 years old. His case was ultimately dismissed.
31, Oct 2014 - No venue change in Hailey Owens murder case
(KTVI) – The trial of a man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl will stay in Springfield, Missouri, but the jury will be brought in from northern Missouri. Craig Wood is charged with kidnapping, raping and killing Hailey Owens this past February. Wood’s defense had tried to get the trial moved out of […]
31, Oct 2014 - Jury in Myers case recommends death penalty
UPDATE @ 8:40 p.m.: The jury deliberated six hours before making its recommendation in the case against Myers, 19, of Clayton. Judge Donald Oda II has set a sentencing hearing for Thursday, Oct. 16, on the other charges on which Myers was convicted in the trial's first phase. Oda, at that same hearing, will decide whether the death penalty should be imposed. Sandy Cates, mother of victim Justin ...
31, Oct 2014 - Trial set for 2nd walking trial slaying defendant
Jury selection was set to begin for a western Pennsylvania man charged with his alleged part in the drug-related killing of a man on a walking trail last year.
31, Oct 2014 - Man accused of distributing child porn at El Paso Library sentenced to federal prison
EL PASO, Texas – A 34-year-old man who admitted to using computers at the El Paso Public Library to exchange child pornography was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, officials said.
31, Oct 2014 - Man sues Oklahoma over brother's botched execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last spring that led to a moratorium while the state reconsidered its lethal injection protocols was "barbaric" and violated the inmate's constitutional protection from cruel and unusual punishment, his brother contends in a lawsuit.
31, Oct 2014 - Incarcerated Care
By: Wren Abbott Prisoners find little recourse for health care complaints One inmate allegedly died from preventable complications of a perforated ulcer'after begging for treatment for six days. Another lost all vision in his eye after medical staff allegedly neglected to dispense antibiotics. Correctional Medical Services prevailed legally in each of these cases.
31, Oct 2014 - Purdue student who killed Wisconsin peer kills self in prison
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday.
31, Oct 2014 - Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.
31, Oct 2014 - Judge clears Covender of ’96 molestation conviction
  ELYRIA — For 20 years, Joel Covender has proclaimed that he was innocent of allegations that he had molested his former stepdaughter. On Thursday, a judge finally agreed. Following a trial that began Monday, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi said he had reasonable doubt that Covender had molested the girl in the Read More... The post Judge clears Covender of ’96 molestation ...
31, Oct 2014 - US DOJ asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a New York court to vacate a stay on an order that would require Microsoft to turn over to the government certain emails held abroad. The company, which had asked for the stay to pursue an appeal, may now have to refuse to comply with the order after the stay is lifted for its appeal to be acceptable by the appeals court, according to the plan outlined by ...
31, Oct 2014 - Rulings give Kansas couples hope for same-sex marriages
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review five lower court decisions striking down bans against same-sex marriages. Two of those cases came from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Kansas. But legal experts say it's unclear whether the rulings mean that Kansas courts will soon be required to apply the same standards here. By Peter Hancock
31, Oct 2014 - NH Supreme Court upholds attempted murder conviction in shooting of Manchester officer
Myles Webster, 25, formerly of Litchfield, will continue serving his 60-year prison sentence for attempting to kill a Manchester police officer after the state Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld his conviction.
31, Oct 2014 - Case dismissed against man who lost testicle
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – News 13 has learned a judge tossed out the DWI case against a University of New Mexico student who lost a testicle duri…
31, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court late on Monday suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct. The court opinion cited a “compelling and immediate need” to protect the integrity of the judicial system and the administration of justice. Four justices voted in favor ...
31, Oct 2014 - 22 charged in drug ring in 3 New Jersey counties - NBC40.net
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged 22 people with running a large-scale drug operation. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and surrounding towns in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.
31, Oct 2014 - California to pay atheist parolee $1.95 million
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program.
31, Oct 2014 - Judge: Harry Baker can visit assisted-living facilities, then return to jail
A judge ruled Thursday that former Madera County Supervisor Harry Baker can leave Fresno County Jail to visit three assisted-living facilities, but he must return to jail once the interviews… Click to Continue »
31, Oct 2014 - Expansion of Oklahoma DNA database to be studied
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma lawmakers have scheduled a study on legislation that would require persons accused of crimes to provide samples of their DNA. Defendants convicted of certain crimes in the state are already required to provide DNA samples to law enforcement authorities to determine if they ...
31, Oct 2014 - UBS cannot arbitrate with Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected UBS AG's (UBSN.VX) bid to compel Nasdaq OMX Group Inc (NDAQ.O) to arbitrate a dispute over how the exchange operator handled Facebook ...
31, Oct 2014 - Nature's Advocate, Sentence by Sentence Over a Lifetime
4:43 pm, October 30, 2014 Edward Hoagland The following is excerpted from an essay written in 1973 by the author and taken from his soon-to-be-released collection of nature essays published by Lyons Press. var switchTo5x=false; stLight.options({publisher:'ef8ddb61-e8d9-4053-9694-0dc034050ea1'});
31, Oct 2014 - Michigan Woman Accepted $250 In Settlement Over Starbucks Coffee Discs After Two Years Of Litigatio
In what might have been a class-action case, a Michigan woman accepted $250 as a settlement in a case against Starbucks and Kraft Foods. The legal fees the woman’s lawyer seeks amount to $175,000, on the other hand. Pam Montgomery of Okemos, Michigan told U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist that she purchased a Tassimo brewer Michigan Woman Accepted $250 In Settlement Over Starbucks Coffee Discs ...
31, Oct 2014 - High court sides with Cochran over primary
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.
31, Oct 2014 - Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker
More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs.
31, Oct 2014 - Trial to begin in teen's rape at Md. high school
The trial of an 18-year-old Maryland man accused of raping a fellow student in a school hallway in May is set to begin Monday.
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