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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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24, Jul 2014 - Annual Greek festival starts in Warren
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas.
24, Jul 2014 - Marriage: It's for the children
Attorney General Greg Zoeller moves forward on an appeal to defend the state's definition of marriage as between one man and one woman only. by Amber Stearns Indiana advocates of gay marriage are confident a federal judge's ruling on an emergency recognition of a same sex couple's marriage will lean in their favor. They also believe the lengthy deliberations mean a positive opinion on the ...
24, Jul 2014 - Prison employee charged with sexual battery
An East Mississippi Correctional Facility employee arrested Tuesday is accused of having sexual contact with a male inmate at the prison. Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said Autumn Leigh Wedgeworth, 33, is charged with one count of sexual battery.
24, Jul 2014 - Afghan Sentence of Pakistani Journalist Draws Condemnation
Media rights groups are condemning the sentence of a Pakistani journalist by a court in eastern Afghanistan. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with Pakistani television channel ARY News, was sentenced to four years in prison earlier this week on charges he entered Afghanistan without proper travel documents. Afghan authorities had accused Khan of spying but no formal espionage charges were brought ...
24, Jul 2014 - UPDATE: Former Mingo County Prosecutor Sentenced to Year in Prison
Former Prosecutor Michael Sparks will spend the next year in prison.
24, Jul 2014 - Inmates Request Fee Waiver To Sue Over Prison Overcrowding
Six inmates alleging overcrowded conditions have asked a district court to let them sue the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services without paying a filing fee.
24, Jul 2014 - Judge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail? - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time.
24, Jul 2014 - Clothing for court: Lawyers hunt for trial attire
Witness' jail jumpsuit led to new trial for Leon County man. Rodger Hayes was convicted by a six-member Leon County jury on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm. But an appeals court this month reversed that verdict and granted Hayes a new trial.
24, Jul 2014 - Iowa Supreme Court Ruling to Boost Solar Power, Trade Group Says
An Iowa Supreme Court ruling may spur the growth of solar energy in the state, accord to an industry group.
24, Jul 2014 - Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for Sioux County, Iowa, theft
A man convicted of stealing an all-terrain vehicle in Sioux County, Iowa, will serve prison time.
24, Jul 2014 - Inmate Population Drops, Pulaski Co. Jail Reopens
The facility had been closed for just over three weeks.
24, Jul 2014 - Idaho begins takeover of private Boise prison - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 PST
BOISE – The state takeover of a privately managed prison in Boise is now underway. Idaho corrections staff have been preparing for months to take over the 2,080-bed prison – ...
24, Jul 2014 - Woman pleads not guilty in death of 8-year-old
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — A woman driver has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a car accident that killed an 8-year-old boy. Christine Gregory, 62, of Chagrin Falls, appeared in Bedford Municipal Court Friday to face several charges including a felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Eli Sachar, of Virginia, was visiting family in […]
24, Jul 2014 - Federal Consumer Agency Seeks Permanent Injunction Against SoCal Lawyer
A California lawyer listed at a Garden Grove address already had a "Consumer Alert" warning placed on his State Bar of California entry as the agency probes at least 15 instances of alleged unp...
24, Jul 2014 - Man Arrested In Recent Lexington Shooting
Charles Taylor was arrested for one of Lexington's recent shootings. George Beldsoe was shot on June 30, on Georgetown Street, and according to court documents, Taylor surrendered himself at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday in relation to that shooting. There had been a warrant out for Taylor's arrest.  Taylor was charged with assault and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday ...
24, Jul 2014 - With 'Boland Bill' deadline looming, courts say they're in compliance
Officials from many, but not all, county probate courts in and around the Lowcountry said they have complied with new requirements of the "Boland Bill." 
24, Jul 2014 - Couples' passion for the past saves carousel
A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
24, Jul 2014 - Missionary, supported by East Texans, jailed for child sex abuse in Cambodia
A missionary worker, who was financially supported by East Texas churches, has been convicted on a child sex charge.
24, Jul 2014 - Old-guard District Court in Tampa makes way for a new judge
Their senior status makes way for rising judges and helps ease a full docket.
24, Jul 2014 - Former Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $84,264 in restitution.
24, Jul 2014 - Wedding: Ashley Carrroll and Thomas Gillmore
Ashley Marie Carroll and Thomas Robert Gillmore exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. on May 10, 2014 in the Rose Garden at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Judge Michael Burkett officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Andy and Michele Carroll of Fremont and the granddaughter of Betty Raths of Clyde. The groom is the son of Bob and Kathy Gillmor of Old Fort. He is the ...
24, Jul 2014 - Texas election map trial goes to federal court
SAN ANTONIO — A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
24, Jul 2014 - Horvath trial starts today
SANDPOINT - A former Sandpoint man's murder trial in North Dakota is set to start today.
24, Jul 2014 - NYC murder accomplice with 'extraordinary' record denied parole
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - An accomplice in the fatal shooting of a New York City police officer on Thursday lost his latest bid for parole, despite what a state appeals court said was an "extraordinary" 30-year prison record and broad support from corrections officials. The court said that since Samuel Hamilton's 1983 incarceration, he had earned bachelor's and master's degrees ...
24, Jul 2014 - Ill. Supreme Court to appoint judge for vacancy
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis (TYS') has announced an application process for filling a vacancy in the 7th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County.
24, Jul 2014 - Tom Cotton: "Mark Pryor thinks that faith is something that only happens on Sunday mornings.&q
In an interview with KNWA in Fayetteville, Rep. Tom Cotton commented on Sen. Mark Pryor 's faith in response to a question about the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case . Cotton was asked what the ruling meant. Here's his response: It's another example of how Obamacare infringes on the liberties of all Arkansans. Barack Obama and Mark Pryor think that faith is something that only ...
24, Jul 2014 - Amy Goodman: U.S. must pressure Egypt to release jailed journalists
Harsh sentences for three journalists who were just doing their jobs have rightfully generated global outrage.
24, Jul 2014 - Judge doubts value of split districts
Split judicial districts in Arkansas should be eliminated if their costs outweigh need, according to a master's thesis written by Carroll County Circuit Judge Gerald Crow.
24, Jul 2014 - Utah insurance subsidies secure, at least in short term
SALT LAKE CITY — First things first: If you have insurance through the Federal Marketplace, there is not an immediate threat. On a 2-1 vote, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. said the Affordable Care Act bars enrollees in federally run marketplaces, like the Utah Exchange, from getting subsidies to help pay […]
24, Jul 2014 - Fayette County commissioner critical of warden’s tardy report of inmate fight
A Fayette County commissioner who criticized the way he learned an inmate required surgery after he was injured in a fight at the county prison ...
24, Jul 2014 - Man convicted in sexual assault of girl in 2002
A re-trial jury convicted Cecilio Chavez of sexually assaulting a disabled girl in near Firestone in 2002.
24, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court clarifies rules for consecutive sentences
A Delaware County judge pretty much hammered a Columbus man when the career criminal appeared before him for prying open hotel vending machines and stealing $117 in change. Common Pleas Court Judge W. Duncan Whitney sentenced Randall Bonnell Jr. to 8 1/2 years in prison by imposing four consecutive sentences on three counts of burglary and a count of tampering with coin machines. Whitney called ...
24, Jul 2014 - Texas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to entice a minor to have sex
A Texas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release today for contacting a 14-year-old girl in order to start a sexual relationship, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley. Elton Ray Jones, 67, of Zavalla, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one of count attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. He was ...
24, Jul 2014 - Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded
A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
24, Jul 2014 - Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are 'innocent until proven guilty' in the A.G. scanda
The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has...
24, Jul 2014 - Warring Episcopalians in South Carolina court over $500 million in property
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON South Carolina (Reuters) - A dispute between the U.S. Episcopal Church and a breakaway diocese angered over its acceptance of gay rights wound up in court on Tuesday as a trial got under way to decide the fate of $500 million in historic real estate. The fight pits the Diocese of South Carolina, consisting of some 50 parishes, against a national church it left in ...
24, Jul 2014 - Police: Man runs over estranged wife's boyfriend
A Longview, Washington, man is in jail Friday on investigation of assault after he allegedly ran over his estranged wife's boyfriend with his car.
24, Jul 2014 - John Lewis Posts Mugshot to Mark 1961 Civil-Rights Arrest
Rep. John Lewis marked his arrest with the Freedom Riders on Twitter, posting his mug shot. The lawmaker said that 53-years ago today, he was released from jail, after being arrested for using a "white" restroom. In a few hours, the tweet was retweeted 10,000 times.
24, Jul 2014 - 1 charge dropped in Beaver County sheriff's trial
One charge is dismissed against a western Pennsylvania sheriff who is being tried on charges that he threatened to shoot an online news reporter who questioned him about a contract.
24, Jul 2014 - Portage County man to stand trial for allegedly killing stepfather with baseball bat
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A 32-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly beating his stepfather to death with a baseball bat in central Wisconsin.
24, Jul 2014 - Judge denies bid to suppress Hernandez evidence taken from home
A Massachusetts judge has rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance taken from his home during an investigation into the...
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