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01, Apr 2015 - US Supreme Court denies appeal in Iowan's robbery conviction
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an Iowa man's appeal of his conviction for robbery, carjacking, obstructing justice and witness tampering.
01, Apr 2015 - Pop Stars Fired From 'X-Factor' New Zealand After Bizarre Rant
The two judges were let go after going on the most confusing tirade of 2015.
01, Apr 2015 - N.J. Senate panel OKs resolution asking judge to throw out $225M Exxon pollution settlement
In a bid to stymie Governor Christie’s controversial $225 million environmental damage settlement with Exxon Mobil Corp. for contamination at several New Jersey refineries, the state Senate’s environment committee Monday approved a resolution asking the judge involved in the case to throw out the settlement.
01, Apr 2015 - Man who brought hatchet to Salem High convicted of disorderly conduct, will be released from jail
The man accused of bringing a hatchet into Salem High School in Virginia Beach last October was convicted of disorderly conduct and had several other charges against him dropped during his trial Tuesday morning.
01, Apr 2015 - Alabama school ‘rape-bait’ case involving 14-year-old special needs girl to be heard in court
BRIMINGHAM — It’s been five years since a 14-year-old Alabama girl with special needs said she was persuaded by a teacher’s aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator. The girl’s life was changed forever, she said, when the accused predator, a fellow student, allegedly sodomized her in a school bathroom. “I just […]
01, Apr 2015 - Embattled St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta returns to court
Embattled St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta returned to court Tuesday morning for another hearing in Chalmette.
01, Apr 2015 - Man gets 18 years in prison for exposing himself at drive-thrus
A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 18 years behind bars for exposing himself at drive-thru coffee shops and fast-food restaurants.
01, Apr 2015 - 3 ex-UT football players sentenced in scandal
DETROIT — Three former University of Toledo football players involved in a decade-old point-shaving plot avoided jail time Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
01, Apr 2015 - Military judge to review Air Force Academy sex assault case involving informant
Lawyers for former cadet Stephan H. Claxton argue that his 2012 conviction is void because prosecutors failed to disclose that the government's star witness was a confidential informant for military investigators.
01, Apr 2015 - Judge to review video of homicide suspect's interrogation
LE MARS, Iowa | A judge will review a video copy and transcript of a homicide suspect's interview with investigators to determine if his rights were violated.
01, Apr 2015 - Trial Ordered for Second Suspect in 2003 Rhinelander Homicide Case
A 40-year-old Rhinelander man charged along with his wife in 2003 death of Kenneth 'Punky' Wells will head to trial.
01, Apr 2015 - Chances Of Being Locked Up Vary Widely Across California
The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places like Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties.
01, Apr 2015 - Off The Streets: Convicted sex predator, murderer wanted in Florida
A man wanted for exploiting the elderly and a convicted murderer who escaped prison are among the criminals most wanted this week by authorities in Florida.
01, Apr 2015 - Indian guest workers win $14M award in trafficking case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina. The jury issued its verdict against ...
01, Apr 2015 - Prisoner Shot at DFW Airport, Officer Hurt
DALLAS — An inmate was shot at DFW International Aiport Friday afternoon after he reportedly attacked an out-of-state officer. Aiport Spokesman David Magan says the officer was escorting the prisoner when they got into a fight inside the men’s restroom. That’s when witnesses tweeted that the prisoner darted out towards the security checkpoint and was shot […]
01, Apr 2015 - Judge Approves $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach
A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.
01, Apr 2015 - Garvin County man sentenced to life
PAULS, VALLEY, Okla. -- A Garvin County man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of his girlfriend.
01, Apr 2015 - Appeals court revives Virginia inmate's lawsuit
RICHMOND A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Virginia inmate who claims prison officials were indifferent to his complaints of physical and sexual abuse by cellmates. Thursday's 2-1 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals returns Adib Makdessi's complaint to the federal court in Roanoke for further proceedings.
01, Apr 2015 - Ohio court to weigh ex-death row inmate's effort to clear name in slayings he didn't commit
A former death row inmate exonerated when another man confessed to his crime is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to completely clear his name to allow him to seek compensation from the state.
01, Apr 2015 - Alabama court upholds mandatory life sentences for young offenders
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama will not revisit mandatory life without parole sentences handed down to juvenile offenders. The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life sentence for Jimmy Williams Jr. on a 6-2 decision. Williams was convicted of capital murder for a killing committed when he was 15. A 2012 U.S. Supreme Court […]
01, Apr 2015 - Is there a sex offender living next door?
There are approximately 1,000 registered sex offenders living in Southwest Louisiana, with nearly 500 in Calcasieu Parish alone. Once released from prison, a person convicted of a sex crime is required to register with authorities for a set amount of time, depending on the severity of their crimes.
01, Apr 2015 - Missouri executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy; attorneys say inmate had dementia
Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, after the U.S. Supreme Court and the state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old who attorneys said had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury. Cecil Clayton was put to death by lethal injection after Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency request and the nation's high court ...
01, Apr 2015 - Calif. mom gets 12-year sentence for baby's overdose death
A Northern California woman whose 7-month-old son fatally overdosed on drugs he ingested has been sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison.
01, Apr 2015 - California attorney general seeks to halt anti-gay ballot initiative
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Wednesday she is seeking judicial authority to refuse to allow the author of an "utterly reprehensible" anti-gay proposed ballot initiative to gather signatures to place it on the ballot. The proposed initiative, called by its author the "Sodomite Suppression Act," calls gay sex an "abominable ...
01, Apr 2015 - Gamblers in unshuffled cards case: Let us keep the money
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino that unknowingly used unshuffled cards asked a judge on Friday to let them keep the money.
01, Apr 2015 - 'MY SON MIGHT BE HERE' Guards allowed to carry pepper spray after tragedy
After a series of attacks on guards, U.S. prisons are now letting many corrections officers carry pepper spray to defend themselves. But the program remains controversial, and some on Capitol Hill are pushing to make it permanent.
01, Apr 2015 - Judge gives Warren Jeffs’ brothers a week to lawyer up or face sanctions
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has given two top members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church a week to hire lawyers to represent them, or face sanctions. In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District Judge David Sam gave FLDS bishop Lyle Jeffs and his brother, Nephi, seven days to find new attorneys. The […]
01, Apr 2015 - Northern California pot grower convicted of murdering worker
A Humboldt County marijuana grower will be sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on June 3 for the shooting murder of one of his workers.
01, Apr 2015 - Mississippi court upholds DeSoto death sentence
The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the DeSoto County death sentence given to Sherwood Brown for the 1993 murders of an 82-year-old woman, the woman’s daughter and the daughter’s daughter.
01, Apr 2015 - Dusty Hicks Gets Life in Prison for 2011 Porter Murders
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – A Walnut Grove man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 deaths of a Willard couple. Dusty Ray Hicks, 27, appeared in court Thursday, where a judge sentenced him to two sentences each of life in prison, 25 years and 7 years. Those sentences will run concurrently, boiling it down to one life in prison sentence, or 30 years. As per Missouri statute, Hicks could be ...
01, Apr 2015 - Sheriff: Okaloosa paramedics sought in child sex assault case
PENSACOLA (AP) — Two Florida Panhandle deputies face charges of sexually assaulting a minor and arrest warrants have been issued for two paramedics also linked to the case.
01, Apr 2015 - Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed
DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.
01, Apr 2015 - Grand Strand area businessmen, former MBPD officer face more than 340 federal charges, including mo
Three Grand Strand area businessmen and a former Myrtle Beach police officer are facing charges in connection with federal racketeering, money-laundering, and drug trafficking-related crimes Wednesday and appeared in U.S. Click to Continue »
01, Apr 2015 - Jesse Driskill Ruling Upheld
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- On Tuesday, Missouri Supreme Court justices upheld the death sentence for Jesse Driskill. In 2013, a jury convicted the Lebanon man for  the 2010 killings of an elderly couple inside their home near Bennett Spring State Park.  Driskill's attorney had appealed the death penalty, arguing Driskill was denied medication for panic attacks making him unable to testify during his ...
01, Apr 2015 - Arizona Sheriff Tries to Head off Contempt-of-Court Hearings
Arizona sheriff tries to head off contempt hearings by acknowledging he broke judge's orders
01, Apr 2015 - Federal prosecutor announces new regional program to combat gun violence
The U.S. attorney's office today announced a new program that will deputize state prosecutors in four Western Pennsylvania counties to help prosecute cases of illegal weapons in the hands of gang members and drug dealers.
01, Apr 2015 - Defendant pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice
Sherry Jackson is being charged with obstruction of justice and faces up to 10 years in prison.
01, Apr 2015 - UPDATE: Dunn sentenced to 99 years for killing wife
MARSHALL (KYTX) -- A Harrison County jury has sentenced Brad Dunn to 99 years in prison for the 2013 killing of his estranged wife. 
01, Apr 2015 - Texas executes gang hit man for killing woman over drug tax
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a San Antonio woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales was executed Wednesday evening.
01, Apr 2015 - Once-elusive convict gets six-year prison term; additional penalties may follow
Convicted by a jury of two assault-related felonies in late October, an Orcas Island man failed to show up at a subsequent sentencing hearing.
01, Apr 2015 - Inmates Seized Control of Part of a Federal Prison
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) - An official says as many as 2,800 inmates will be moved to other facilities one day after several hundred prisoners seized control of part of a federal prison in South Texas. U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross says in a statement that the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville is now "uninhabitable due to damage caused by the inmate population ...
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