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27, Nov 2014 - Thespians And Pagans Fight Assessors In New York Court
VideoMerry-Go-Round Playhouse Inc operates a professional summer stock theater in Auburn, New York. MGRP recruits actors and staff from all over the country. Given the short term nature of the gig and the low pay, MGRP needs to provide the aspiring thespians with housing. This had been handled by leasing [...]
27, Nov 2014 - California prisoners freed quickly after voters approve ballot initiative reclassifying crimes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
27, Nov 2014 - Nevada justices uphold death penalty for Las Vegas killer
The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the petition of death-row killer James Ray Walker who claimed his attorney was incompetent ...
27, Nov 2014 - Trial scheduled in lawsuit alleging PLO bombings
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says a trial set for January can resolve decade-old $1 billion civil claims brought by U.S. terrorism victims against the Palestine Liberation Organization for attacks near Jerusalem.
27, Nov 2014 - Iowa teen found not guilty in brother's death
LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday found an Iowa teenager not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of his 5-year-old foster brother, after the teen testified that he had powerful fantasies and thought at the time that he was killing a goblin.
27, Nov 2014 - Orleans New Orleans man pleads guilty to selling redfish, speckled trout, other game fish
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally selling a host of inshore fish to undercover agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Paul Haptonstall, 35, was fined $3,730 by Municipal Court judge Desiree Charbonnet, and received...
27, Nov 2014 - Lauderdale EDITORIAL: Feeding the homeless should not be a crime
On Monday, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott and two ministers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida were arrested for feeding the homeless. For each citation, violators of the law can receive 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
27, Nov 2014 - Monroe Detective: Pennsylvania death row inmate also says he killed women in Texas
A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live.
27, Nov 2014 - President nominates Loretta Lynch as attorney general
President Obama says Loretta Lynch is his pick for attorney general
27, Nov 2014 - Monroe Pennsylvania man sentenced to death in dismemberment case
By Joe McDonald STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A jury on Tuesday sentenced a Pennsylvania man to death for the first-degree murder of a homeless woman whose body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags strewn along two highways. The convicted murderer, Charles Hicks, 40, showed no emotion as the decision was read out in the Monroe County courtroom. A jury reached the sentence after deliberating ...
27, Nov 2014 - Banks Man admits robbing two banks in Amarillo in one week
Jon-Michael Murray, 30, most recently of Arizona, pleaded guilty this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to one count of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas.
27, Nov 2014 - Obama picks Loretta Lynch for AG
President Barack Obama on Saturday said he is nominating U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, describing her as a "tough, fair and independent" lawyer.