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30, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced in stabbing death of Scottsdale bouncer
PHOENIX -- A Tempe man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer who was a former Arizona State University football player. Ian Alexander MacDonald, 27, was convicted of manslaughter. MacDonald killed Tyrice Thompson outside the Martini Ranch nightclub in January 2013. Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip ...
30, Oct 2014 - Prison teacher sues Arizona over rape by inmate
A teacher who was raped by a convicted sex offender in a prison classroom is suing the state of Arizona over an attack she says has sent her into therapy and made it difficult for her to sleep.
30, Oct 2014 - Services set for longtime St. Clair County judge
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Services are set for a retired longtime southwestern Illinois judge who died of cancer-related complications. Kassly Mortuary in Fairview Heights says St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael O’Malley of Swansea died at his home Saturday. He was 61. O’Malley served on the bench for 25 years after being appointed an appointed […]
30, Oct 2014 - Trial expected to begin Monday in Clarksville slaying
The trial for two southern Indiana men charged with murder is scheduled to get underway Monday.
30, Oct 2014 - New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.
30, Oct 2014 - Maryland delays effort to recoup $55M for failed ObamaCare site - VIDEO: ObamaCare fading as midter
Maryland officials reportedly have agreed to delay court action seeking $55 million from the primary contractor for the state’s problematic ObamaCare website.
30, Oct 2014 - AIG Bailout Architects Leave Questions for Executives
The trial over the American International Group Inc. (AIG) bailout shifts this week from the architects of the 2008 rescue, who spent days testifying as to why they imposed the terms they did on the ailing insurer, to the executives who accepted their demands.
30, Oct 2014 - WATCH LIVE: Adrian Peterson heads to court on child abuse charge
For Texas prosecutor Lucy Wilke, there was no grey area about whether an 11-year-old boy being hit nearly 20 times with a three-foot piece of looped wire by his father for not taking out the trash was discipline or child abuse.
30, Oct 2014 - Judge issues gag order on Hruby case
 An Oklahoma judge has issued a gag order restricting what officials can say about the slayings of a newspaper publisher and his family.
30, Oct 2014 - Argument preview: Trimming a specialized court’s power?
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on a high-stakes legal battle between a brand-name drug company and a group of companies making generic drugs – Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v. Sandoz. Teva will be represented by William M. Jay of Goodwin Procter LLP’s Washington, D.C., office, with twenty-five minutes of time. Arguing […]
30, Oct 2014 - Judge rules AriZona iced tea co-founder, son owed $1 billion for buyout
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday that the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll arrived at the amount the company must pay John Ferolito and a trust benefiting his son after determining ...
30, Oct 2014 - Courts reject another Arizona immigration law
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's authority to confront its illegal immigration woes was again reined in Wednesday when a federal appeals court threw out a 2006 voter-approved law denying bail to people in the country illegally who are charged with certain crimes.
30, Oct 2014 - Durham Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder in 1976 Released
Willie Womble walked out of a Yanceville prison Friday and into the welcoming arms of his family. For the first time since the '70s, he was a free man.
30, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rules
Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
30, Oct 2014 - Whirlpool wins first trial over 'moldy' washers
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whirlpool Corp was found not liable Thursday by a U.S. jury in the first lawsuit to go to trial accusing the company of selling front-loading washing machines containing a design flaw that made them prone to developing mold. The jury cleared Whirlpool following a three-week trial in federal court in Ohio, according to lawyers for approximately 150,000 ...
30, Oct 2014 - Harris County District Attorney’s race gets heated over dueling press conferences
HOUSTON, Texas – The race for Harris County District Attorney sure is heating up. With a handful of days left until the election, candidate Kim Ogg launched some heavy hits at her opponent, incumbent Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson. Ogg produced 250 cases in which people who plead out to drug arrests, some as far […]
30, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison for taking hostages
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a former member of a Colombian rebel group to 27 years in prison on Friday for his role in keeping three Americans hostage in the Colombian jungle in the mid-2000s. While the man, Alexander Beltran Herrera, did not have much contact with the hostages, his unit kept them for around two years. Herrera had also been responsible for ...
30, Oct 2014 - Paris man gets 90 years after pleading guilty
A Paris man was sentenced to 90 years in prison Thursday afternoon, after he pleaded guilty to three counts of negligent homicide in the morning.
30, Oct 2014 - Inmate charged in stabbing of Anson prison director
State law enforcement officials have charged an inmate with attempted first-degree murder in last weekend's stabbing of the director of the state prison unit in Anson County.Thomas Michael Accardi has been charged in connection with the stabbing that injured David Mitchell, administrator at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution, the State Bureau of Investigation said Friday.The alleged assault ...
30, Oct 2014 - Marine wants new charges in war crime tossed
Lawrence Hutchins led an eight-man squad accused of kidnapping an Iraqi man and shooting him to death.
30, Oct 2014 - Ex-Texas school teacher guilty in child porn case
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography. The investigation began after the parents of a 15-year-old Louisiana boy reported he received suggestive cellphone messages from someone pretending to be a girl.
30, Oct 2014 - Arsonist sentenced for 2013 Pullman apartment fire
SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who admitted to setting a fire that destroyed an apartment complex under construction in Pullman in 2013 was sentenced on Tuesday. Bryan Lee Kitchen was sentenced to 52 months in prison with three years probation for the arsons. Kitchen also owes $4 million in restitution, just for The Grove Apartments. 
30, Oct 2014 - Suspected Gary serial killer makes court appearance Wednesday morning
The man suspected of being a serial killer is scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday. Darren Vann is due in court in the morning for an initial hearing on charges in the strangulation death of Afrikka Haardy. Vann is also suspected in the death of six other women. Police say Vann confessed to the killing of the one woman, and gave them information leading them to the discovery of the bodies ...
30, Oct 2014 - California farmers challenge drought cutbacks
Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.
30, Oct 2014 - Doctor whose patients died of overdoses from drugs he prescribed gets one year in prison
A doctor who made money to feed his own cocaine addiction by prescribing pain killers at a Columbus pill mill was sentenced today to one year in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost condemned the actions of Terry Dragash, 59, who pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
30, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court strikes down Arizona bail law for immigrants
(Reuters) - A regional federal appeals court struck down an Arizona law on Wednesday that denied bail to some immigrants who are in the United States illegally and charged with some serious felonies.
30, Oct 2014 - LC treasurer pleads guilty
Lafayette County Treasurer Keesha Rose pleaded guilty to a single count of Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds in U.S. District Court here Wednesday, where federal investigators disclosed that two separate investigations determined that Rose had allegedly embezzled a total of $243,893 in federal funds.
30, Oct 2014 - Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
30, Oct 2014 - Court says state can also appeal retrial ruling
Saying what’s good for the defense is good for the state, a Maryland appeals court has ruled prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision that a convict should be granted a retrial based on newly discovered evidence and a reasonable showing of “actual innocence.”
30, Oct 2014 - Rusk County man receives life sentence in child sex assault case
A Rusk County man charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child has been sentenced to life in prison.
30, Oct 2014 - High court may consider challenge to health care law
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide wheth ...
30, Oct 2014 - Man gets dozen years in baseball bat attack
A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for attacking his live-in girlfriend with a baseball bat in October 2013. Vancouver police broke down the couple’s door to rescue the woman.
30, Oct 2014 - Kansas court rules Dems don’t need Senate nominee – in blow to Republican
A Kansas state court has ruled that Democrats do not have to field a candidate this fall against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, in a decision that could boost independent Greg Orman in his bid to unseat the longtime GOP senator.
30, Oct 2014 - Community steers toward better path
More than 100 people united Saturday at the Shiloh Family Life Center with the goal of preventing mass incarceration and crime through community-wide efforts, youth empowerment and mentorships.
30, Oct 2014 - Amy Senser to be released from state custody Monday
After serving nearly two years in prison and another six months on work-release for a fatal 2011 hit-and-run, Amy Senser is to be released from state custody Monday.
30, Oct 2014 - Wisconsin election board attorney asks federal judge to dismiss campaign coordination lawsuit
MILWAUKEE — An attorney for the board that oversees Wisconsin elections has asked a federal judge to step aside in a dispute over the state's campaign coordination law.
30, Oct 2014 - Appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion limits
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.
30, Oct 2014 - Man with 'horrendous' record to serve at least 23 months in prison
HILLSDALE — An Osseo man with seven prior felonies and 20 prior misdemeanors has been sentenced to 23 months in prison not to exceed 120 months. Jesse Alan King, 46, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine.
30, Oct 2014 - Stockton, California, Wins Court Approval of Bankruptcy
Stockton, California, won court approval of its plan to exit bankruptcy by paying bond investors pennies on the dollar while fully protecting public-worker pensions, in a case that has been watched by other cities in the state facing heavy retiree costs.
30, Oct 2014 - West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Doug Warner
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Doug Warner, 62, has been convicted of raping family members twice. Warner is a convicted sex offender in California and Michigan, and was released from prison in 2011. He then cut his ankle monitor and disappeared without a trace a year later. Law enforcement and victims say he won’t stop until he’s […]
30, Oct 2014 - Text abuser won’t get new trial
Oct. 20, 2014, 9:27 a.m. SPOKANE — An Okanogan County man who sent his then-wife dozens of threatening text messages failed to convince an appellate court to grant him a new trial.
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