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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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20, Aug 2014 - Sister: Executions reveal botched system
She's 75, enjoys a strong drink and tells silly jokes. She's also committed each day of her life to trying see that not one more person is executed in America.
20, Aug 2014 - Former radio host now facing federal child porn charges
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A former West Michigan radio host accused of child molestation is now facing charges at the federal level. According to court documents filed Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, John Balyo is facing charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography. Balyo allegedly took sexually explicit […]
20, Aug 2014 - Judge upholds revocation of Tyler school's charter
A Texas judge upheld the revocation of an East Texas school's charter Tuesday morning. Promote to Mobile Breaking News read more
20, Aug 2014 - Luis Figueroa faces court in three-state crime spree touching Warren County
The 33-year-old could face life in prison plus fines if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the New Jersey District.
20, Aug 2014 - Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power. This indictment is fundamentally a political act that seeks to achieve at the courthouse what could not be ...
20, Aug 2014 - Attorney General's report lists errors revealed by Michael Elliot escape
A new report from the Michigan Attorney General lists a hosts of failures and errors that led to the escape of convict Michael Elliot.Elliot escaped from an Ionia County prison in February by reportedly slipping under prison gates and making holes in fences. After escaping, he allegedly carjacked a woman and made her travel with him until she escaped at a gas station in Middlebury. Elliot was ...
20, Aug 2014 - Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. A Madison County judge sentenced 29-year-old Patrick Chase of Alton to 45 years on a first-degree murder charge and 20 years on a charge of […]
20, Aug 2014 - Gay Marriage Update: 4th Circuit, Fla. Court Strike Down Bans
The East Coast has been a legal battleground for gay marriage of late, with the federal 4th Circuit and a state court in Florida striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional.
20, Aug 2014 - Totten Rips AG After Court Threatens Subsidies
A Democrat hoping to topple Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is criticizing the Republican for backing a lawsuit that led to a ruling that could derail tax subsidies for families who bought insurance under the federal health care law.
20, Aug 2014 - Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison
Ionia — The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funeral funds.
20, Aug 2014 - Judge: Chesley owes $42 million in diet drug case
A Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit. The ruling from ...
20, Aug 2014 - Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill
TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling the seats.
20, Aug 2014 - Former Lansing grocer sentenced for food stamp fraud
The co-owner of a former Lansing Asian grocery store has been sentenced to two years probation for food stamp fraud.
20, Aug 2014 - Lubbock man gets life sentence for smoke shop aggravated robbery, sexual assault
Lubbock man gets 2 life sentences for smoke shop aggravated robbery, sexual assault
20, Aug 2014 - Caught in a culture of drugs and crime
Romeo Parent's family describe Romeo as smiling, sweet and silly. Michael McNaughton's family say Michael is smart, funny and caring — despite the fact he was convicted 13 days ago of killing Parent.
20, Aug 2014 - Texas’s Perry Heads to Court Punching With Video Attack
Texas Governor Rick Perry will go to the Travis County criminal courthouse in Austin to be booked on charges of public corruption, a day after his defense team rejected the indictment as a political hatchet job. Perry lawyer Tony Buzbee said the grand jury's action last week was an attempt to criminalize politics. Perry, a Republican, is accused of abusing his authority by trying to force out a ...
20, Aug 2014 - Cybercrime Breaks Into Top 10 Risks
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20, Aug 2014 - Federal appeals court taking up six gay marriage cases Wednesday
In an unusual convergence of high-stakes litigation, a federal appeals court on Wednesday is taking up six different cases challenging aspects of same-sex marriage restrictions in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The cases, being heard by a three-judge panel in Cincinnati, are among the front edge of nearly 80 pending lawsuits seeking to overturn barriers to gay marriage nationwide. On ...
20, Aug 2014 - Father, son sentenced for selling cocaine
A father and son from Whitefish have been sentenced to prison for distributing cocaine in the Flathead Valley.
20, Aug 2014 - Brooklyn Park man sentenced to 27 years in rape
A judge declared Gideon Arrington "every woman's worst nightmare."
20, Aug 2014 - Lawrence school board members defend recess
Lawrence school board member Adina Morse compared the practice to something that one might see in a prison setting. By Scott Rothschild
20, Aug 2014 - Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges, vows to 'prevail'
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities Tuesday evening at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor's legal team told Fox News.
20, Aug 2014 - Appeals court upholds conviction in day care fire that killed four children
A Texas appeals court Tuesday upheld the felony murder conviction of a Houston woman who was sentenced to 80 years in prison for a day care fire that killed four young children and severely injured others. The bag proved to be a significant clue in the case against Tata, as it contained a receipt with a time stamp that indicated she was actually at the store when the fire started - and not at ...
20, Aug 2014 - State Board of Corrections OKs leasing space to house prisoners
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.
20, Aug 2014 - Man gets 65 years in prison in dismemberment killing
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison.
20, Aug 2014 - Jury gives life in prison for family assault
A Montgomery County jury convicted a repeated felony offender of assault against a family member earlier this week in the 221st state District Court.
20, Aug 2014 - Court asked to reset election schedule to create new map
Florida should delay the primary or adjust its election dates this year in order to fix its unconstitutional congressional map and avoid an invalid election, lawyers for a coalition of voters argued Thursday in circuit court.
20, Aug 2014 - Changes urged after Ionia prison break
Bill Schuette, who was asked to conduct an independent probe by Gov. Rick Snyder, blamed Michael Elliot's 24-hour escape on problems with video surveillance, fences, motion detectors and prisoner coun
20, Aug 2014 - Defendants enter guilty pleas in child pornography cases
Three defendants charged in unrelated cases appeared yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings and pleaded guilty to various felony child pornography offenses.
20, Aug 2014 - South Texas EMS worker gets prison over child porn
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas emergency medical services employee found with child pornography on his work computer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. Investigators say the devices linked to Waldrop had hundreds of child porn images and child sexual assault and incest stories, including some apparently written by him.
20, Aug 2014 - Appeals court upholds forest management plan
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a federal appeals court has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest. Jackley says the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has affirmed federal court decisions in Colorado and Wyoming denying challenges ...
20, Aug 2014 - Man gets 50-year sentence for burglarizing Hank Aaron's home
No one messes with Aaron in Atlanta. No one.
20, Aug 2014 - Judge: Disbarred attorney Stanley Chesley owes $42 million to former clients in diet drug case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit....
20, Aug 2014 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:40 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of killing his parents in their suburban Dallas home is being held in juvenile custody. DETROIT (AP) — A man and teenager are scheduled to return to court in the death of an 8-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping inside his Detroit home.
20, Aug 2014 - U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.
20, Aug 2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives to face abuse of power charges
Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at a county courthouse Tuesday to be booked on felony charges that accuse him of abusing his power by carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors.
20, Aug 2014 - Fast facts
Here is some background information about Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence for nine murders committed in July and August of 1969 near Hollywood, California. Manson did not actually commit any of the murders, but orchestrated the killings. He was initially sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted when California's death penalty was overturned in 1972.
20, Aug 2014 - Utah man who allegedly killed ex-wife's new husband to appear in court
A Lindon man is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon on charges he killed his ex-wife's new husband while seeking to kill his ex-wife. Fred Richard Lee, 59, was is charged in 4th District Court with first-degree felony aggravated murder - wh...
20, Aug 2014 - Williams: Shorting Tesla's Batteries
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20, Aug 2014 - Judge allows lawsuits against cinema owner in Colorado massacre
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge has again refused to dismiss wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits filed against a movie theater chain by victims of a 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson on Friday rejected a motion for summary judgment filed by lawyers for Texas-based Cinemark USA ...
20, Aug 2014 - Burglar Receives 50-Year Sentence After Breaking into Hank Aaron's Home
Two rules to live by: Don’t mess with Georgia and don’t steal from Hank Aaron . A Georgia man will be on probation for the next half-century after pleading guilty to breaking into the Hall of Famer’s house and taking several of the former pro’s prized baseball possessions. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ’s Steve Visser (h/t Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated ) reports that Fulton County ...
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