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20, Dec 2014 - Prison Task Force Member Speaks on Epps
Governor Phil Bryant has added three new members to a task force to review Mississippi prison contracts.
20, Dec 2014 - Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.
20, Dec 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petition Signatures to AG's Office
More than 1,000 signatures on a petition will be delivered to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel urging him to decline an appeal, a Nov. 25 federal court ruling in Jernigan v. Crane, which declared the state's laws denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry unconstitutional.
20, Dec 2014 - Maine welfare case to remain in state court
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge says that a case challenging Republican Gov. Paul LePage's policy on municipal welfare benefits for immigrants will stay in state court. LePage's administration had tried to have the case moved to federal court because it said that federal issues are involved. ...
20, Dec 2014 - NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system says he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, despite the lack of an...
20, Dec 2014 - Shoplifter had heroin, needles, say police
PORTSMOUTH — A York, Maine, woman was on bail for a drug charge when she was caught stealing 15 items from a Newington store, while in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles, allege Newington police.
20, Dec 2014 - Lockheed Faces Pension-Mismanagement Trial Over Returns
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) , builder of the Orion spacecraft that may one day take people to the Mars, is fighting claims it mismanaged retirement benefits because employees ended up with smaller returns from company stock than outside investors.
20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 110 years in boy's death, girl's rape
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.
20, Dec 2014 - Southern Indiana judge resigning after discipline
A southern Indiana judge says he will step down at the end of the year in compliance with a state Supreme Court disciplinary order after he pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
20, Dec 2014 - 5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.1. US Says North Korea Responsible for Sony HackThose who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment - releasing a trove of emails and stealing personal data from company executives - were directed to do so by North Korean officials, a senior administration official told ABC News. ...
20, Dec 2014 - In western Wisconsin murder-for-hire, woman pleads guilty
A Rice Lake woman once accused of trying to hire more than one man to kill her ex-husband faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to a homicide charge Monday in Barron County Court.
20, Dec 2014 - Florida Man Gets 28 Months For Role In Group That Stole, Sold Prescription Meds In N.J.
A Florida man has been sentenced to prison for his role with a group that stole prescription medication from a tractor trailer and sold it in New Jersey.
20, Dec 2014 - Second man sentenced in Fort Wayne death
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A second man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to the 2011 death of a Fort Wayne woman. In November, Andres Gonzalez Junior pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2011 death of Erin Justin.
20, Dec 2014 - Idaho senators start search for new federal judge
Idaho's U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are looking for people interested in becoming Idaho's next federal district judge.
20, Dec 2014 - Law Enforcement Urge Congress to Renew Women in Prison Prevention Program
DES MOINES, Iowa – Twenty-seven law enforcement leaders joined activists from the group, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, at the Des Moines Police Department Thursday to urge the public to support renewal of a program funding home visits by trained nurses to mothers in poverty. The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program provides federal funding to state agencies for nurses to ...
20, Dec 2014 - Court's ruling on Mt. Bachelor lawsuit sparks debate
The Oregon Supreme Court's ruling that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort has everybody talking -- and while the case's outcome is uncertain, some fear the impact on the industry and those who hit the slopes.
20, Dec 2014 - Kane adds chief of staff, realigns Pa. attorney general executive office
HARRISBURG — As a statewide grand jury investigates her office, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday announced an executive staff shakeup that establishes a ...
20, Dec 2014 - Federal suit filed in Barber, McSally CD2 race
TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona as his campaign argued for including ballots that were rejected in the Nov. 4 election. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson is the latest attempt by the Tucson-area Democrat to challenge the results that had him losing to Martha McSally by 161 ...
20, Dec 2014 - Blankenship pleads not guilty, released on $5 million bail
By Ken Ward Jr. BECKLEY - Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges that he conspired to put coal production and profits ahead of miner safety at Massey's Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 workers died in an April 2010 explosion. "Not guilty," Blankenship said in a courtroom filled with news media and with family members of the miners killed in the ...
20, Dec 2014 - Jail phone calls offer valuable weapon in Indiana - sometimes
Inmates are warned that their phone calls are monitored and recorded. But is anyone really listening? An Eyewitness News investigation finds some inmates use jail phones and a lax state law to intimidate their victims, resulting in a virtual "get out of jail free" card.
20, Dec 2014 - Holder: New policy will "help end racial profiling"
Attorney General says plan to be unveiled this week will "institute rigorous new standards and robust safeguards" for law enforcement
20, Dec 2014 - Minnesota efforts against youth crime commended
Report shows Minnesota’s cost of locking up young offenders is relatively low, thanks to diversionary programs.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge overturns Arkansas’ gay marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas --- A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for same-sex marriages in another conservative southern state, though the ruling faces an appeal.   Judges across America have ruled against bans similar to Arkansas' since the U.S. Supreme Court struck part of a federal anti-gay marriage law in June 2013, and gay marriage ...
20, Dec 2014 - Report slams psychologists who devised Bush-era interrogation
By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA paid $80 million to a company run by two former Air Force psychologists without experience in interrogation or counter-terrorism who recommended waterboarding, slaps to the face and mock burial for prisoners the U.S. suspected of being terrorists, according to a U.S. Senate report. The two men are referred to in the report by the pseudonyms ...
20, Dec 2014 - Sandusky won't get his pension back
Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Board. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky testifies via webcam at his pension hearing in Harrisburg on Jan. 7, 2014.
20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 5 ½ years in S. Ore. police confrontation
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Idaho fugitive shot and wounded by officers after a pursuit last March in southern Oregon has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison. The Jackson County, Oregon, district attorney's office said Wednesday that 29-year-old Wayne Pearson pleaded no contest to multiple charges, including attempted assault, attempting to elude and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. ...
20, Dec 2014 - California man sentenced to 18 months for hacking into cash registers at Subway sandwich shops
BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi
20, Dec 2014 - Montana trial starts in exchange student's death
Opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial of a Montana man who said he was defending his home against a prowler when he fired a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student.
20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 110-year term for rape of girl, death of 6-year-old brother who came to her defense
A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.
20, Dec 2014 - Prison panel: Fire administrators and reform system
A legislative committee that has spent the past seven months investigating the Nebraska prison system on Monday recommended replacing Director Mike Kenney and firing three other corrections employees.
20, Dec 2014 - Genene Jones: ‘Angel Of Death’ Who Killed Up To 40 Infants Set To Go Free In 2017, New Effort U
Genene Jones killed as many as 40 infants in the 1980s and was sentenced to serve 99 years for her crime, but the serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” is set to walk free in less than four years due to overcrowding in Texas prisons. Jones, who has been denied parole several times, Genene Jones: ‘Angel Of Death’ Who Killed Up To 40 Infants Set To Go Free In 2017, New Effort Underway To ...
20, Dec 2014 - California Town Seeks Financial Salvation in Imprisonment
Adelanto, California, a Mojave Desert community with more prisons than supermarkets, is poised to authorize two more detention facilities as city leaders try to stave off insolvency.
20, Dec 2014 - Illinois Supreme Court speeds up pension reform law appeal
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday fast-tracked the state's appeal of a trial court ruling that found a new law aimed at easing the state's huge pension burden unconstitutional. The court ordered public labor unions and retiree groups challenging the law and the state to file their briefs in January and February with oral arguments to be scheduled in March. Illinois ...
20, Dec 2014 - Veterans Treatment Court is ‘a blessing in disguise’ on graduation day
RACINE – It’s not every day that a man receives a hug from a judge in the middle of his criminal courtroom.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge prepares to make decision in stopping Oklahoma executions
OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony wrapping up today inside a federal courtroom as a judge prepares to make a decision in stopping Oklahoma executions. Today, the court mainly heard about what went wrong in the execution chamber. One paramedic told investigators, “Black people have smaller veins than white people.” The paramedic was saying that’s one reason […]
20, Dec 2014 - Defense Prepares For Testimony By Eric Williams’ Wife
In anticipation that convicted killer Eric Williams' estranged wife Kim will testify against him, defense lawyers today called several witnesses who described her as "money hungry" and "very in to herself."
20, Dec 2014 - Top New Jersey Attorney Wins in New Jersey Supreme Court
Donald Vanarelli, Esq. is proud to announce victory in the New Jersey Supreme Court. The high court ruled to allow survivor benefits to be designated to a special needs trust for children with disabilities ...
20, Dec 2014 - Closure of Dwight prison a failure, says watchdog group
SPRINGFIELD -- A critical new report says Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial 2013 closure of the Dwight Correctional Center has not meant better conditions for the state's female prison inmates.
20, Dec 2014 - 3 men face prison terms for deadly botched robbery that used strippers
Three men will face life in prison when they’re sentenced in January for a fatal shooting during a botched armed robbery that involved a pair of strippers, Sacramento County prosecutors said.
20, Dec 2014 - Guardsman convicted of sex crime in Texas facing child porn charges in Kansas
A Goddard, Kansas, man awaiting sentencing in Texas on a federal sex conviction involving a child was indicted this week on child pornography charges in Sedgwick County.
20, Dec 2014 - Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a standard they could not meet. A three-member panel of the 5th U.S ...
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