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21, Dec 2014 - Heroin dealer chooses prison over treatment
Woman: "I'd rather do my time." The heroin defendant chose prison over a similar facility that focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. "I'd rather do my time," said 25-year-old Avon resident Sarah E. Crabtree.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge Sentences Man Who Raped Girl, 11, to Three Years Probation (Video)
Judge Sentences Man Who Raped Girl, 11, to Three Years Probation (Video) Judge Sentences Man Who Raped Girl, 11, to Three Years Probation (Video) Legal Local Weird News Steven Bradford Has Been Optimized Steven Bradford, 22, was convicted last month of raping a 11-year-old girl in Aug. 2013, in Johnson County, Kansas. However, Johnson County Judge James Franklin Davis sentenced Bradford to only ...
21, Dec 2014 - Judge to decide on HS football game after blown call - Finalists for Heisman Trophy announced - Chi
An Oklahoma high school football team has thrown a legal Hail Mary in its bid to get a loss in the state playoffs overturned.
21, Dec 2014 - Crime and punishment on legislative agenda this morning
Judiciary and state agencies legislative committees are meeting at the Capitol this morning on prison and parole topics, as well as a report on "tort reform" rules. Among the material to be discussed is a report from the Arkansas Department of Community Correction . Off the top: They need more parole officers to reduce the existing caseload — 71 more the first year and eventually hitting 200 ...
21, Dec 2014 - Man accused of murder has hearing in Beckley
BECKLEY (WVVA) A man accused of murder has a hearing in Beckley. Desean Farley, 24, appeared in front of Judge Robert Burnside for a bond hearing on Wednesday. He's the man accused in the July 12...
21, Dec 2014 - Escapee From Federal Prison In Central Texas Recaptured
BURNET, Texas -- An ex-CEO of some Oklahoma energy companies has been caught after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas. Authorities say 55-year-old Jimmy Morrisett was located Tuesday at an abandoned house in Burnet, where he's from. ...
21, Dec 2014 - Prison theater transforms Colombian inmates - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A group of handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as prison guards carrying assault rifles watch nervously from the sparsely filled seats of Colombia's National Theater. On the playbill is the Greek tragedy "Antigone."
21, Dec 2014 - Illinois Fights Court Block of $111 Billion Deficit Fix
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the state’s top court to reinstate a plan to fix a $111 billion pension deficit, a case that may resonate across the U.S. as governments seek to trim public employee benefits to close budget gaps.
21, Dec 2014 - NY Times reporter ordered to answer questions in CIA leak case
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York Times reporter James Risen to appear in court to answer questions about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, in a case that has become a touchstone of press freedom.
21, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court hears arguments in pregnant UPS worker’s case
Former UPS driver says company should have accommodated her like it would an injured or disabled worker.
21, Dec 2014 - State Of Virginia Sentences Washington Nationals’ Outfielder Jayson Werth To Jail For Speeding?
He is known to have signed the 14th richest contract in baseball history, back in 2010, when he dropped a seven-year agreement with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million.
21, Dec 2014 - Troubled times at DA’s office?
Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia has come under heavy behind-the-scenes criticism in recent months over a number of issues, including a perceived slur against people of the Jewish faith, continued turnover in her office and a leadership style some describe as micro-management. During a meeting with assistant and deputy district attorneys on the morning of Sept. 26, Caloia used an ...
21, Dec 2014 - Judge asks if settlement possible in voting case
Editors Note APNewsNow. JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ A federal judge has asked the state and the Alaska Native plaintiffs who sued over the translation of voting materials to see if they can reach a settlement.
21, Dec 2014 - SF And LA District Attorneys File Civil Suit Against Uber For Making ‘False Or Misleading Stateme
 The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties have filed suit against Uber for claims that the company made “false and misleading statements” to consumers, while also engaging in business practices that violate California Law. At the same time, those authorities announced a settlement with Uber competitor Lyft on similar charges. Read More
21, Dec 2014 - Former Baltimore police officer loses quest to regain job after towing scandal
A former Baltimore police officer who went to prison for his role in a towing scandal has lost his quest to get his job back, according to a ruling from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
21, Dec 2014 - Uber slapped with unlawful business lawsuits by San Francisco and LA
The district attorney’s offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed consumer protection and unlawful business lawsuits against Uber, while announcing a settlement on similar charges with Lyft. The move follows an ultimatum of legal action to both companies in September by the DAs, who claimed Uber and Lyft violated California business laws and deceived customers around driver background ...
21, Dec 2014 - Ex-County Official Goes On Trial For Triple Slaying
Opening statements started Monday morning in the capital murder trial of a former Texas county official accused of killing a district attorney, the DA’s wife and a top prosecutor.
21, Dec 2014 - Energy Stocks Shake Off Plunging Oil Prices to Push the Dow to New Highs
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Oil prices backtracked from Monday's bounce, but energy stocks didn't get the memo. Instead, the sector gained more than 1% after several weeks of punishing losses. Exxon Mobil added 2%, helping to prop up the Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs, while Chevron climbed 2.1% and the Energy Select Sector ETF gained 1.2%.   "The sector looks cheap," said Bank of America ...
21, Dec 2014 - Small judicial circuit has big problem with judges in Central Florida
The 18th Judicial Circuit is small. It's made up of Seminole and Brevard counties and has just 43 judges, about 4 percent of the state's total, yet there's one area where it leads the state: Judges formally charged with ethics violations.
21, Dec 2014 - Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ex-Army medic's weapon convictions, cites 2nd Amendment
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state.
21, Dec 2014 - Operation Support Our Children goes after parents not paying child support
The search is on for deadbeat parents. The Montgomery County Sheriff's office and District Attorney's office are going after parents who are not paying child support.
21, Dec 2014 - Not guilty plea for man in Indiana teen's death
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An ex-convict charged with killing a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard made his initial court appearance Monday before a gallery filled with the teen's relatives and friends.
21, Dec 2014 - WSJ: McCollum on what went right for GOP in 2014 and his support for Jeb Bush in 2016
Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum was featured in the Wall Street Journal's The Weekend Interview column on Saturday. McCollum is the chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, which raises money for state legislative and judicial races.
21, Dec 2014 - Sex ring case yields no clues about missing teen - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - The trial of an Alabama woman accused of being part of an incestuous sex ring provided graphic evidence about horrendous child molestation, but it didn't answer a baffling question before testimony ended Wednesday: What happened to a young victim who is missing and presumed dead?
21, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court sides with dog tracks on satellite card rooms
Overturning an appeals-court decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that at least two greyhound tracks, including one in Palm Beach County, can operate satellite card rooms without live racing.
21, Dec 2014 - Detective: Pa. man claims to have killed in Texas
DALLAS — Authorities are investigating claims by a man sentenced to death this week in Pennsylvania that he’s responsible for the killings of women in North Texas.
21, Dec 2014 - Judges hear arguments over NSA surveillance (Update)
A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records—the third time in recent months that appeals courts around the country have considered the controversial counterterrorism program.
21, Dec 2014 - Insider trading cases just got harder to prove
A key federal court raised the bar on what prosecutors must prove in insider trading cases. It's a ruling that also imperils a handful of victories for the Justice Department in a multiyear probe.
21, Dec 2014 - Delusional man saved from execution
WASHINGTON -- A US federal appeals court Wednesday stayed the execution of a schizophrenic man just hours before he was scheduled to die in Texas by lethal injection.   Scott Panetti, who has suffered from the mental illness for three decades, was set to die for the 1992 shooting of his estranged wife's parents at point blank range.   The Fifth Circuit Court issued the decision, which cannot be ...
21, Dec 2014 - Carson City Woman Sentenced for NBA Scam
A Carson City woman has been sentenced after pleading guilty to duping sports professionals into purchasing bogus shares of NBA teams and season tickets.
21, Dec 2014 - Clerks Advised To Say ‘No’ To Gay Marriage, For Now
Amid a court's ruling declaring Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, clerks are being advised to say no to gay marriage for now.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge bans NFL gear from court during Aaron Hernandez trial
The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts.
21, Dec 2014 - Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.
21, Dec 2014 - Lawsuit Settlement Funding Firm Reports Shocking New York City Police Brutality Statistics in Light
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports overwhelming statistics provided in a special report by the NY Daily News that over the last 15 years, New York City cops have killed 179 unarmed individuals, with only one officer being convicted of a crime. Legal-Bay is a plaintiff advocate firm that assists individuals who were a ...
21, Dec 2014 - Racial Justice Act opponents, supporters await decision from state Supreme Court
It's been seven months since the state Supreme Court heard arguments on whether four convicted murderers were correctly or wrongly removed from death row based on evidence of racism in the criminal ju
21, Dec 2014 - Warrant issued for owner of sunken tugboat
The man accused of abandoning an historic 100-year-old tugboat that sank in Eagle Harbor last year is now wanted on a $10,000 warrant for failing to show up in court.
21, Dec 2014 - Man who sold fake immunity papers gets 3 years
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) " A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes.The sentence...
21, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court rules on workers’ pay, jury privacy
The nation’s high court announced on Tuesday its first two rulings for argued cases in the October 2014 Term—cases with big consequences for part-time employers and jury trials.
21, Dec 2014 - Jackson County Woman Sentenced on Bank Embezzlement Charge
WSIL -- A Jackson County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing from the bank where she worked.
21, Dec 2014 - Sterne Agee Sues Ex-CEO Claiming Company-Card Spree
Sterne Agee Group Inc., one of the fastest-growing brokerages in the South, sued its former chief executive officer over claims he took his corporate credit card on a decade-long spending spree for fishing boats, a yacht, a vacation condominium and ownership in a luxury ski chalet.
21, Dec 2014 - Postmaster sentenced for stealing gift card
IDAHO CITY, Idaho (AP) - The former postmaster for Idaho City who stole a gift card from the mail has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, two years of probation and fined $1,000. The Idaho Statesman reports that 55-year-old Teresa Belau received the sentence Monday in 4th District Court. Judge Roger E. Cockerille suspended 170 of the days in jail and $750 of the fine.
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