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01, Nov 2014 - Midland 1,500+ years for couple who produced child pornography
A federal judge levied the maximum penalties possible against a couple who pleaded guilty to charges of producing child pornography.
01, Nov 2014 - Fayette Ex-Pennsylvania county inmate gets state prison sentence for using name confusion to escape
A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9 to 24 months in state prison for taking advantage of county jail guards who were confused by her similar-sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another inmate.
01, Nov 2014 - Sacramento Californians Vote on Lighter Penalties to Relieve Prison Crowding
California voters are being asked to lighten criminal penalties for low-level drug possession and nonviolent thefts such as shoplifting, to help ease crowding in the state's prisons. Support for the ballot initiative is uniting billionaires on opposite ends of the political spectrum, from financier George Soros and Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings to Republican donor B ...
01, Nov 2014 - Faribault US man guilty of attempting to assist Canadian's suicide to be sentenced
FARIBAULT, Minn. -- A former Minnesota nurse who admitted going online and encouraging an English man and a Canadian woman to kill themselves is headed to jail. William Melchert-Dinkel was ordered Wednesday to serve 178 days in jail. He was sentenced to three years in prison, but he won't have to serve the prison term if he complies with conditions of probation that include the jail time. The 52 ...
01, Nov 2014 - Richland Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Oil Patch Murder
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
01, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in Arizona
Arizona's attorney general said he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that applied to that state, and gay couples began marrying in Phoenix.
01, Nov 2014 - Kalamazoo Totten wants to restore Attorney General mission
In a bid to become Michigan’s next attorney general, Democrat Mark Totten brings a belief that current Attorney General Bill Schuette has wandered from the primary purpose of the office.
01, Nov 2014 - Stryker Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits Move Forward With November Conference Scheduled For Stryker Hip Re
Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits Alleging Metal Poisoning, Tissue Damage And Other Health Complications Are Proceeding Through Superior Court In Bergen County, New Jersey. (PRWeb October 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12269620.htm
01, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...
01, Nov 2014 - Jacksonville Florida man sentenced to life plus 90 years in rap music murder
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at his murder trial last month he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he ...
01, Nov 2014 - Minnehaha Mental health crisis part 2: Jails strained by rising costs and psychiatric needs
Editor's note: This is part two of a three-part series on how South Dakota incarcerates mentally ill patients its jails.
01, Nov 2014 - Court finds RGA violated Vermont campaign law
A Vermont court has determined that the Republican Governors Association violated campaign finance law when it set up a political action committee in 2010 that the state said was designed to get around a $2,000 campaign...