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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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21, Aug 2014 - Georgia rules Melton case against GM can proceed
A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.
21, Aug 2014 - US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday unanimously rejected North Carolina's plan to replace a crucial Outer Banks bridge without rerouting a state highway away from a wildlife refuge.
21, Aug 2014 - Major Progress on Idaho Wildfires
Cooler temperatures have allowed the region's firefighters to take advantage in quelling a number of wildfires. The region's newest wildfire is the Prisoner blaze, which scorched more than 80 acres south of Boise, near the Idaho State Penitentiary. Five Bureau of Land Management engines were on the scene throughout Friday evening.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
21, Aug 2014 - Same-sex couples fight for recognition; hearing set for Thursday
While locals wait for a federal appeals court to decide the fate of Michigan's gay marriage ban, a different debate will play out in downtown Detroit Thursday.
21, Aug 2014 - Superior court judge on leave after bail controversy
A superior court judge who has been the subject of two Channel 2 Action News investigations is now on leave and will not return to the bench. Paulding County Judge James Osborne had initially planned to retire at the end of this year, after an election related investigation in March. Now he's instead filed notice making his retirement effective Oct. 1, amid a new Judicial Qualifications ...
21, Aug 2014 - Supreme Court is asked to take up major challenge to Obamacare (+video)
The petition to the Supreme Court centers on text in the Obamacare law that appears to sharply restrict the provision of federal tax credits. Federal appeals courts issued opposing rulings on the issue last week.
21, Aug 2014 - Vienna burglary leads to Youngstown standoff
A burglary in Trumbull County ended in a standoff in Mahoning County and in between, two crimes is a high speed chase. Police surrounded a home at the corner of Hiawatha and Glenwood in Youngstown after a neighbor in Fowler Township witnessed a burglary in progress.
21, Aug 2014 - Attorney John Smaha Named Among 'Best of the Bar 2014' by San Diego Business Journal
San Diego, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2014 / John Smaha , attorney and principal of the law firm Smaha Law Group, was among the two-hundred and one exemplary attorneys in the metropolitan area honored ...
21, Aug 2014 - 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty in welfare fraud case
A self-described "Scottish aristocrat" accused of collecting government benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht in South Florida has been sentenced to a year behind bars and ordered to pay the money back after pleading guilty in a welfare fraud case.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge denies Jodi Arias attorney's effort to quit
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has denied a request by one of Jodi Arias' attorneys to quit, setting the stage for Arias to represent herself at the penalty phase of her trial.
21, Aug 2014 - Wanted man spotted in pond arrested after 2-week manhunt
A Richmond County man will face a federal judge after his capture on federal drug charges, ending a two week manhunt across two counties.   Investigators said a 911 call from a Montgomery County resident Thursday afternoon led to them John Rillo's location, where an North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter pilot spotted him swimming across a pond.   "There's somebody who's laying down, well not ...
21, Aug 2014 - York homicide suspect extradited back to Pennsylvania
A York man accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Dashaun David on July 19 has been extradited back to Pennsylvania, prosecutors confirmed Wednesday. Jeffrey A. Reid, 27, was brought to the commonwealth from Virginia and taken to York County Prison without …
21, Aug 2014 - Ex-lobbyist Harvey Whittemore reports to prison
Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore surrendered to a minimum-security prison on the central California coast Wednesday to begin serving a two-year sentence for making illegal campaign ...
21, Aug 2014 - Ex-girlfriend testifies in Pedro Bravo murder trial
The ex-girlfriend of a South Florida man accused of killing his best friend while was away at college was back on the stand Wednesday inside a Gainesville courtroom for a second consecutive day. Miami native Erika Friman was dating Christian Aguilar in September 2012 when he disappeared. The 19-year-old's body was found 22 days later, partially buried in a remote field. Friman's ex-boyfriend ...
21, Aug 2014 - State highlights: TB outbreak in Alabama prisons; court order could force Wash. hospitals to releas
Alabama's prison system, badly overcrowded and facing a lawsuit over medical treatment of inmates, is facing its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years, a health official said Thursday. Pam Barrett, director of tuberculosis control for the Alabama Department of Public Health, said medical officials have diagnosed nine active cases of the infectious respiratory disease in state prisons so ...
21, Aug 2014 - Stricter penalties for animal cruelty cases in South Carolina
FLORENCE, S.C. — Stricter legislation means those who hurt or neglect animals now face general sessions court plus heftier fines and penalties. But local court officials say so far, the changes haven’
21, Aug 2014 - Boston Scientific wins first trial over transvaginal mesh device
A Massachusetts jury has cleared Boston Scientific Corp of selling dangerous and defective transvaginal mesh devices, in the first out of more than 20,000 lawsuits waiting to go to trial. The verdict came Tuesday in a suit brought by Diane Albright, who in 2012 claimed that the Pinnacle device she was implanted with was faulty, causing complications that included pain, bleeding and incontinence ...
21, Aug 2014 - New Mexico law on donation limits unclear
High court could rule in favor of King, Duran or neither
21, Aug 2014 - 3 Carbondale men convicted of crimes at motel
Three men face prison time after being convicted by a Jackson County jury on Wednesday.
21, Aug 2014 - Interview: Mayor Miner and County Exec. Mahoney pt. 3
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have appeared on the Campbell Conversation program before. This is the last of three parts in which they participate together. This week, they discuss leadership and politics in Syracuse.
21, Aug 2014 - Officials ask courts to suspend gay marriage case
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court Wednesday to suspend lawsuits challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar case is pending before the nation's highest court.
21, Aug 2014 - Former Nevada lobbyist, developer reports to federal prison
Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore surrendered to a minimum-security prison on the central California coast Wednesday to begin serving a ...
21, Aug 2014 - Vilardo has Schumer’s backing for federal judgeship
Richard T. Sullivan doesn’t often use the word “perfect,” but that’s the lofty characterization he chose Wednesday when asked about his old friend and new candidate for federal judge.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge denies attorney's effort to quit case, setting stage for Jodi Arias to represent herself
An Arizona judge has denied a request by one of Jodi Arias' attorney to quit, setting the stage for Arias to represent herself at the penalty phase of her trial.
21, Aug 2014 - Ruling: Police home searches can include visitors' purses, personal items
The Arizona Supreme Court ruling sets precedent.
21, Aug 2014 - Appeals court scheduled to hear arguments in six gay marriage cases
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states -- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee -- in the biggest such session on the issue so far.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge denies Jodi Arias' attorney in bid to quit
An Arizona judge has denied a request by one of Jodi Arias' attorney to quit.
21, Aug 2014 - Brother pleads to body removal
One of two men accused in the June 2011 death of a Fort Wayne woman pleaded guilty this week in a Noble County courtroom.
21, Aug 2014 - State sues over tribal gambling compact
SANTA FE (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sued the federal government to stop the Interior Department from approving a new g…
21, Aug 2014 - Judge denies motion to dismiss case against Philly mom arrested for legal gun in NJ
Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. 
21, Aug 2014 - Was trio gambling or cheating? $1.1 million at stake in lawsuit
Three gamblers are suing Foxwoods Resort Casino in federal court, claiming the casino owes them more than $1.1 million they won playing mini-baccarat in December 2011, as well as $1.6 million they
21, Aug 2014 - Whittemore reports to prison on California coast
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore has reported to a minimum security prison on the central California coast to begin serving a 2-year sentence for making illegal campaign contributions.   U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke confirms Whittemore reported just after 10 a. ...
21, Aug 2014 - Police shootings are focus of Dallas town hall meeting
DALLAS — Emotions ran high Monday night at a town hall meeting where Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins unveiled a new investigative unit. "We’ve been working on this two years," Watkins said. "What we're saying is, we need to restore the public's trust." The unit would be comprised of two assistant district attorneys, and their job would be to review police shootings. "We don't want ...
21, Aug 2014 - Judge who made improper Internet comments agrees to removal from office
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas judge who admitted posting improper comments on an Internet forum has agreed to be removed from office at the end of the year and never again serve as a judge in Arkansas.
21, Aug 2014 - Convicted killer picks up 4 more life terms
A man serving two life sentences for a pair of Illinois killings, and who faces the death penalty in an upcoming trial in the killings of a Sherwood couple, was sentenced Monday to four more life sentences.
21, Aug 2014 - Medical pot covered by workers' comp, says appeals court
(7/24) The New Mexico Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer must pay for an injured worker's medical marijuana. This appears to be the nation's first appellate court ruling in a workers' compensation case in which an employer has been ordered to pay for medical marijuana prescribed by an employee's healthcare provider to treat a workplace injury.
21, Aug 2014 - Photo released of suspect in Del. trooper shooting, more charges filed
Delaware State Police have filed additional charges after a trooper was shot in his body armor during the execution of a search warrant last week.
21, Aug 2014 - East Peoria man indicted in sexual assault of child
PEKIN — A Tazewell County grand jury indicted an East Peoria man Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl. Benjamin M. Courtway, 27, of 107 Clover Ave., Apt. D, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
21, Aug 2014 - This week in Georgia history
AUG. 21, 1907 The city of Atlanta argued in federal court that it no longer practiced segregation in city parks. Gov.
21, Aug 2014 - Tales of 1980s Broward drug smugglers, murders back in court
Scott Errico, in prison for life, bids for new trial Scott Errico stands among South Florida's more colorful crime figures from the 1980s.
21, Aug 2014 - Man gets 3 months for selling drone trade secrets
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:05:21 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. — A 49-year-old Kentucky man was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Yakima to three months in prison for selling trade secrets involving drone aircraft. Stephen Martin Ward of Owensboro, Ky., was arrested in November 2011 in Indiana af...
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