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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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22, Sep 2014 - Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal appeals court in San Francisco has already issued two significant gay rights rulings: In 2012, it struck down California's same-sex wedding ban and this year it extended protections against discrimination to gay and lesbians.
22, Sep 2014 - Detroit bankruptcy trial may be suspended again - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit says it has ironed out details of a settlement with a major opponent in its bankruptcy case. The disclosure was made as a judge resumed the trial Monday after a three-day break.
22, Sep 2014 - N.J. man, alleged White House crasher, in court Monday
A New Jersey man arrested after trying to get into the White House will have his first court appearance on Monday, officials said.
22, Sep 2014 - Man jailed for burglaries in Bernardsville, Basking Ridge
A man described by authorities as a career criminal has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to five burglaries in Basking Ridge and four in Bernardsville, according to Ber
22, Sep 2014 - Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 PST
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experiment in legal pot.
22, Sep 2014 - Judge drove drunk, police say
A judge who moves a drunken-driving trial from his courtroom to a local high school each year as a cautionary tale to students is now himself charged with the offense.
22, Sep 2014 - Delco doctor gets 52 years for shooting ex-companion
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange.
22, Sep 2014 - Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Oregon Health & Science University scientists, in announcing the award, said they hope to develop a vaccine that not only prevents the HIV virus ...
22, Sep 2014 - Former Connecticut governor's advice to company was 'ruse': witness
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland advised a healthcare company in the state as part of a "ruse" to try to hide that he was being paid to help the congressional campaign of the company owner's wife, an executive testified on Wednesday. ...
22, Sep 2014 - Woman found in Mass. home with three dead babies may be mentally ill: Lawyer
A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman found living in a rodent-infested house with the bodies of three dead infants may be suffering from mental illness, her court-appointed lawyer said on Friday.
22, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Judge Loses Job Over Online Comments About Actress Charlize Theron
The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents.
22, Sep 2014 - Fenton Law Group Opens Oakland Office, Hires Ninth Attorney
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  U.S. News and World Report " Top Tier" law firm Fenton Law Group , experiencing solid growth in its first year of operation, has opened a Northern ...
22, Sep 2014 - Feds Put Man Who Skipped Rape Sentencing On Immigration Hold
Mob Ties, Safety Concerns Cited As Reason Albanian National Went Into Hiding DERBY — An attorney for Dardian Celaj, a convicted rapist with alleged mob ties who skipped out on a sentencing hearing and failed to show up in court for a second unrelated criminal case, said Friday that fear drove his client to elude authorities and go into hiding.
22, Sep 2014 - Capital murder suspect Joel Moyers to remain free on bond for now
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A bail hearing for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers was postponed Tuesday afternoon. Limestone County Circuit Court Judge James Woodroof had been scheduled to hold a hearing at 1:30 p.m. This move followed a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court late last week that said a state appeals court erred […]
22, Sep 2014 - Execution could hinge on election
With a signature on a piece of paper, convicted quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap's life was spared. For now. A year after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed that "temporary reprieve," Dunlap's sentence still has not been carried out.
22, Sep 2014 - Iowa corrections agency seeks increase in funding, staff
DES MOINES — The Iowa Board of Corrections on Friday approved a 4 percent boost in spending for fiscal 2016 that would add 176 new staff positions in the $394 million request that would fund Iowa’s prison system and community-based facilities for the 12-month period beginning July 1. The proposal, which goes to the governor’s office for inclusion in next fiscal year’s budget proposal to the ...
22, Sep 2014 - U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognise gay couple's marriage
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognise the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban. District Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona must prepare a death certificate for George Martinez that lists him as being married and names partner Fred McQuire as the surviving ...
22, Sep 2014 - Wayne man pleads guilty to Willistown burglary
WEST CHESTER A Delaware County man with a string of criminal convictions has been sentenced to state prison for a 2012 burglary in Willistown.
22, Sep 2014 - Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.
22, Sep 2014 - Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against QHS grad Reed
Feather Publishing 8/25/2014 A Michigan judge last week dismissed rape charges against former Quincy High School sports standout Evan Reed. According to reports from several Detroit-area media outlets, the judge ruled the accuser wasn’t credible and it wasn’t proven that she was incapacitated.
22, Sep 2014 - NEW INFORMATION: Judge says Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder
 Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt Pistorius acted negligently when he fatally shot Steenkamp.
22, Sep 2014 - 'Eileen's Bill' slated for state House hearing this month
A hearing on "Eileen's Bill," legislation that provides alternatives to imprisoning parents for a child's truancy, will be held Sept. 22 in Harrisburg.
22, Sep 2014 - Barcode swap lands 71-year-old in jail
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A Dubuque man was arrested on a warrant Sept. 5 for ongoing criminal conduct, class B felony, and third-degree fraudulent practices, an aggravated misdemeanor. 
22, Sep 2014 - First Drip (9/2/14): Woman says she was raped in Uptown, Texas voter ID law goes to court, more
A woman says she was raped in Uptown this weekend. The 47-year-old told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police a man forced her to have sex sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on South College Street.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
22, Sep 2014 - Man serving bank robbery sentence charged in 2013 Oakland killing
Authorities said Calvin Earl Odom Jr., who is already serving an 86-month prison term for an August 2013 bank robbery, shot and killed an acquaintance in an East Oakland parking lot some four months before the robbery.
22, Sep 2014 - Top News
The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.
22, Sep 2014 - Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating
EAST ST. LOUIS -- Hundreds of former Illinois prisoners have attended an event to help them reintegrate to society.More than 700 parolees and probationers attended the Illinois Department of Corrections' Summit of Hope event last week in East St. Louis, The Belleville News-Democrat reported. The department hosts 22 similar events statewide each year, having drawn 30,000 since 2010, officials [...]
22, Sep 2014 - Coroner: No crime after miscarried fetus found in freezer
No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said.
22, Sep 2014 - Greenacres, Jury selection in Michael Dunn trial scheduled to begin Monday morning
The second Michael David Dunn murder trial will begin with jury selection Monday morning. Dunn, 47, is accused of the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
22, Sep 2014 - CMU suspends player arrested in casino purse theft
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is indefinitely suspended as he faces prosecution on accusations of stealing a woman's purse at a casino and using her credit cards. The 21-year-old Flint resident appears Tuesday in Isabella County Trial Court on larceny and credit ...
22, Sep 2014 - Texas trial of Air Guardsman on sex charge delayed again
The Texas jury trial of a Goddard man facing a federal sex charge has been pushed back to Oct. 20. It’s the second time Paul Grimm’s trial has been postponed since he was arrested March 29 in Galveston, Texas, on a charge of taking a girl under 18 years old across state lines with the intent of having sex with her, according to court records.
22, Sep 2014 - Arizona man gets a win in same-sex marriage debate
A judge awarded a gay man the right to be listed as his partner's spouse on his death certificate, although Arizona bans same-sex marriage
22, Sep 2014 - Judge grants temporary restraining order in anti-abortion law
Federal judge John deGravelles granted a temporary restraining order Sunday night against the enforcement section of a Louisiana anti-abortion law that took effect Monday.
22, Sep 2014 - Judge: NJ woman can keep pet bobcat with penchant for escaping
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A judge is allowing a southern New Jersey woman to bring her pet bobcat home. Rocky has escaped from Ginny Fine’s Stafford Township home four times since March. The Asbury Park Press reports Fine told the judge she has made extensive improvements to her home to prevent the 38-pound feline […]
22, Sep 2014 - Some Evidence in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case Can Be Suppressed, Judge Rules
Defense lawyers said the seizure of cellphones, electronic tablets, a video recorder, and a hard drive from Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleboro home was illegal.
22, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit Filed In Missouri Over Common Core Education Standards
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three Missouri taxpayers are suing to stop the state from providing money to a multi-state consortium that's developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed last week in Cole County Circuit Court. The suit calls the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium an "illegal interstate compact ...
22, Sep 2014 - 7 York County Jail officers face charges for trafficking
ALFRED, Maine — Three current and four former correctional officers at the York County Jail, as well as two former inmates and a civilian, were indicted by a York County Grand Jury Wednesday, accused of smuggling cigarettes, a cell phone and drugs...
22, Sep 2014 - War Machine, Christy Mack Update: No Bail Set For Koppenhaver
No bail has been set for MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, who was arraigned in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors are adding more charges against Koppenhaver, including kidnapping and assault, following the alleged beating of ex-girlfriend and adult film actress Christy Mack, 23. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 17.
22, Sep 2014 - Half the Country's Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Equality
Attorneys general from 32 states filed briefs Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling on marriage equality. read more
22, Sep 2014 - N.J. man charged for armed robberies of hotels
A New Jersey man was taken into federal custody Tuesday for allegedly committing six armed robberies in hotels. Forty-two-year-old Tremone Burnett of Orange. also known by eight other names,  is charged with six counts of committing a Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman in a news release. One of the robberies ...
22, Sep 2014 - Parolee back behind bars
Bradley A. Clark was charged with a series of crimes after a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy stopped the car he was riding in around midnight Monday. Clark was riding in a car driven by April Crowley, along with Crowley’s six-year-old daughter.
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