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22, Sep 2014 - Attorneys offering free services to influx of unaccompanied minors
An influx of immigrant children from Central America are making their way into Louisiana. Advocates, lawyers and translators have started a pro bono project to help these unaccompanied minors who need immigration services and can not afford it.
22, Sep 2014 - Goodman jurors to come from Tampa or Jacksonville | Video
Polo executive's DUI manslaughter retrial still to be held in Palm Beach County Jurors for John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial won't be selected from Palm Beach County. Instead, attorneys will head to Tampa or Jacksonville next month to find the folks who will decide the Wellington polo club founder's fate.
22, Sep 2014 - Guilty plea, sentencing in connection with New London area drug trafficking case
A New London man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute cocaine in southeastern Connecticut, while another was sentenced for a guilty plea as part of the same investigation.
22, Sep 2014 - Vikings' new Bridgewater plan: Trial by fire
NEW ORLEANS -- The biggest moment of Teddy Bridgewater's college career came on this field, in a Sugar Bowl MVP-winning performance that thrust him into Heisman Trophy conversations and had him among the early favorites to be the top pick in the 2014 NFL draft. On Sunday, Bridgewater was back in the Superdome, for another career milestone that looked nothing like the last one. The Minnesota ...
22, Sep 2014 - 2 Lumberton men in prison for 30 years seek new trial in North Carolina
Half brothers in prison for the killing and rape of an 11-year-old ask that their convictions be overturned based on DNA analysis of a cigarette butt found at the crime scene.
22, Sep 2014 - California golf coach pleads guilty to molesting boys
A popular Northern California golf teacher pleaded guilty to molesting his students and plotting to kill them from jail by hiring a hit man, prosecutors said. Andrew Nisbet, 32, of Livermore, entered his pleas Thursday to seven felonies including murder solicitation, committing lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, and possessing child pornography, Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman ...
22, Sep 2014 - Orange County Man Seeks $2 Million For False Arrest; Federal Judge Says Not So Fast
Santa Ana's Jose Manuel Lopez is angry about what he sees as his 2012 false arrest resulting in 67 days of wrongful confinement, but he chose to serve as his own lawyer to sue law enforcement of...
22, Sep 2014 - NC judge overturns convictions of 2 men in 1983 murder of 11-year-old girl, orders release.
A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case.
22, Sep 2014 - Murder trial for Alabama grandmother rescheduled
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Etowah County woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died has been rescheduled. The Gadsden Times reported ( ) Tuesday that Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree issued an order moving the trial for 49-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard to Feb. 23, 2015. The order says the case has been rescheduled ...
22, Sep 2014 - Woman gets 22 months for role in local heroin distribution ring
A New York City woman who played a key role in the heroin pipeline between the Dominican Republic and southeastern Connecticut was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
22, Sep 2014 - Judge sets trial date in theater shooting - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge set a tentative trial date on Wednesday in the case of a 72-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument in a movie theater.
22, Sep 2014 - Ex-Big-Dig chief guilty to underreporting his income
By Gintautas Dumcius State House News Service SOUTH BOSTON -- Former Big Dig chief James Kerasiotes on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to underreporting his income.
22, Sep 2014 - Judge says no bond for suspect in boy’s slaying
FULTON, Mo. (AP) _ A Missouri judge has ordered a man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy to be held without bond after an unidentified person inquired about whether a cashier’s check could be used to post what had been a $1 million cash-only bond. The Fulton Sun reports 27-year-old Scottie Willett of Fulton is […]
22, Sep 2014 - U.S. Circuit of Appeals considers oral arguments about same-sex marriage
All eyes were on Chicago Tuesday as the future of same-sex marriage in Wisconsin lies in the hands of a three-judge panel with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
22, Sep 2014 - Court orders Arizona to recognize one same-sex marriage
A federal judge agreed that a death certificate should recognize a marriage that occurred in California this summer.
22, Sep 2014 - 75-year-old Missouri woman sentenced to life for killing husband in the 1970s
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming has sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison for killing her husband in the mid-1970s. Alice Uden was sentenced Monday in Laramie County by District Judge Steven Sharpe. In May, jurors in Cheyenne didn’t buy Uden’s argument that she shot 25-year-old Ronald Holtz in the […]
22, Sep 2014 - Web cam used to detect abnormal heart rhythm
By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With a regular laptop camera and sophisticated software, researchers may be able to detect atrial fibrillation about as accurately as with a standard electrocardiogram (ECG), according to a new pilot study. The technology records and analyzes video footage of a person’s face and detects subtle shifts in skin color that indicate changes in blood ...
22, Sep 2014 - Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier
Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence before being recaptured, the union representing Ohio guards said Friday.
22, Sep 2014 - Candidates back reform of drug sentencing guidelines
By Michael Norton and Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Candidates for major offices this year in Massachusetts are backing the repeal or reform of mandatory minimum criminal sentences for drug offenses, according to a report
22, Sep 2014 - ‘Drop the knife!': Officer body cam shows shocking arrest of murder suspect
BRATENAHL, Ohio — The man accused in the stabbing death of a Cuyahoga Falls woman was arraigned via video Friday morning in Stow Municipal Court. “On Thursday, August 28th, Metroparks Police had called us for some assistance of a male wielding a knife,” said Chief Richard Dolbow with the Bratenahl Police Department. According to the […]
22, Sep 2014 - Florida officials appeal gay-marriage rulings
The motion argues the sole legal issue is the constitutional validity of the state ban and any changes should come from voters, not the courts. Florida voters approved the ban in 2008.
22, Sep 2014 - The Skanner Newspaper - Justice 4 Youth: Group Wants Reform of Oregon's Measure 11 Law
PHOTO: Multnomah Youth Commissioner Violeta Alvarez (center front with glasses) was one of the speakers at the Justice4Youth event in Portland's Pioneer Square, Saturday Sept. 13. Alvarez and other youth volunteers handed out information about a new campaign to repeal of Measure 11 laws that allow teens to be tried and sentenced as adults.
22, Sep 2014 - Pilcher stuns courtroom during retrial
In less than a week, the retrial of Gene Pilcher is over.
22, Sep 2014 - Committee to weigh new jail for Lawrence
IRONTON -- A committee has been formed to look into building a new jail in Lawrence County by 2020.
22, Sep 2014 - Former prison employee allegedly stole over $200,000
An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has determined that a former trust fund custodian at the Tennessee Prison for Women allegedly stole money from inmate trust funds, according to a press release issued by State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson.
22, Sep 2014 - Sex trafficker faces life in prison
A South Florida man is facing up to life in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sex-trafficking and firearm offenses Thursday.
22, Sep 2014 - 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.
22, Sep 2014 - Middlesex DA race highlights local ballots
FRAMINGHAM -- A high-profile race for the top law enforcement position in Middlesex County highlights a slate of local primary contests on the ballot Tuesday.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, who was appointed to the post in 2013 by Gov. Deval Patrick, will fend off a challenge by Cambridge Democrat Michael Sullivan.With no Republican on the ballot, the primary contest between Ryan - a ...
22, Sep 2014 - Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
22, Sep 2014 - Peanut butter killed his mom; now son watches company stand trial
ALBANY, Georgia — It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother’s death. Shirley Mae Almer, 72, survived lung cancer and a brain tumor. But not peanut butter. One of America’s favorite foods — tainted with salmonella — killed her, […]
22, Sep 2014 - U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognise gay couple's marriage
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognise the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban. District Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona must prepare a death certificate for George Martinez that lists him as being married and names partner Fred McQuire as the surviving ...
22, Sep 2014 - GOP chides Braley on prison issue
DES MOINES | Republicans  took to task Democrat Bruce Braley’s support for opening a federal prison near the Iowa-Illinois border, claiming that indicates Braley’s willingness to allow the transfer of terrorist prisoners to the Midwest.
22, Sep 2014 - Big dairy, Scott Walker donor at center of high-capacity well controversy in Adams County
A ruling from an administrative law judge calls into question a Department of Natural Resources policy developed under Walker.
22, Sep 2014 - When food kills your mom
It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.
22, Sep 2014 - Jury deliberates in illegal buttocks injection case
The jury continues to deliberate in the Tracy Lynn Garner depraved heart murder trial. The verdict is expected Friday night.
22, Sep 2014 - Oshkosh man convicted in 1989 murder is appealing, claiming district attorney lied
OSHKOSH, Wis. — An Oshkosh man serving time for a 1989 murder is appealing his conviction again. Mark Price, 55, was convicted for the shooting of Michael Fitzgibbon, whose body was shoved under the ice on Lake Butte des Morts.
22, Sep 2014 - Jane Orie promises fed appeal of corruption case
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former state senator Jane Orie promised Wednesday to file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence.
22, Sep 2014 - Rodella’s attorney to question State Police
The New Mexico State Police chief and two other high-ranking officers have been subpoenaed to federa ...
22, Sep 2014 - Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland declines to take stand in conspiracy trial
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland. Rowland opted not to take the stand, and the defense rested Wednesday. His lawyers called just one witness. Brian Bedard, who ran Apple Health Care Inc., testified ...
22, Sep 2014 - Wisconsin deputy accused in double homicide due back in court for preliminary hearing
MADISON, Wis. — A judge on Thursday ordered a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy to stand trial in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister-in-law.
22, Sep 2014 - Editorial: How to fix Yakima’s racially polarized elections
Yakima city officials should not appeal a court ruling calling for district-based elections. And state lawmakers should follow suit by protecting small populations from voter discrimination.
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