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when they go to the dictionary there was one copy only for the pronouncer who already mentioned that the words are small and she can't see very well. I wan(...)
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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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02, Sep 2014 - 'Oh, it's gorgeous': WVSU dedicates first new dorm in decades
By Mackenzie Mays Judge Damon Keith's eyes lit up Wednesday as he got a tour of his namesake - the first residence hall to be built on West Virginia State University's campus since 1969. "Oh, it's gorgeous," Keith said. "My, my, my. Can't beat this." The Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall features suite-style dorm rooms with a sleek and modern design. There's a gaming room, a study lounge, a ...
02, Sep 2014 - Fort Bend ISD reacts to ruling on school finance system
Fort Bend ISD is pleased that Judge John Dietz once again ruled that the current school finance system violates the requirements of the Texas Constitution. Despite the actions of the 2013 Texas Legisl
02, Sep 2014 - Circuit Judge, Group 3
Circuit Judge | Group 3 Incumbent Sandy K. Kautz has drawn three challengers to the nonpartisan seat she has held since 2008. Although generally well-regarded by colleagues and peers, Kautz drew some fire recently from the Judicial Qualifications Commission when it was alleged she tried to use her influence in a family …
02, Sep 2014 - Ms. Senior Georgia is ‘bringing manners back’
Now in its 25th year, the Miss Senior Georgia pagaent is open to women 60 and older. Newly crowned queen Dolores Lauderdale (fourth from left) is pictured with 2013 winner Cindy Woods and membrs of the 2014 court.
02, Sep 2014 - Mallery & Zimmerman Adds Two New Attorneys
Local Milwaukee real estate and business law firm adds new attorneys to increase their capabilities. (PRWeb August 27, 2014) Read the full story at
02, Sep 2014 - After murder conviction overturned, Scharf made list of things he would accomplish if freed [video]
When he heard that his conviction for murdering his wife on the Palisades in Englewood Cliffs had been thrown out and he was likely facing a new trial, Stephen Scharf made a list of the things he would accomplish if he returned to his former life. He would brush up his computer skills. Buy some new clothes. Get a pair of eyeglasses. He would not attempt to contact the family members who had ...
02, Sep 2014 - Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.
02, Sep 2014 - Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair. "It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only jurisdiction in the entire world which now involuntarily subjects inmates to the electric chair," said federal public defender Kelly Henry ...
02, Sep 2014 - California requires insurers to provide abortion coverage
Spurred by faculty and staff outrage over the refusal by two Catholic universities to pay for elective abortions, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday announced that health insurance companies in the state can no longer deny coverage for these procedures. California's Department of Managed Health Care, which oversees HMOs, issued letters to seven insurance companies saying refusing to pay ...
02, Sep 2014 - Quick Summary of McDonnell Trial If You Ignored It: Opening Line
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves his trial at U.S. District Court, in Richmond, Virginia, on Aug. 29. Close Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves his trial at U.S. District Court, in...
02, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania teens to stand trial in freeway rock-throwing incident
By David DeKok LEWISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Four Pennsylvania teenagers were ordered on Tuesday to stand trial on felony assault charges after prosecutors said they went on a night-long rampage that ended with an Ohio woman critically injured by a rock thrown from a highway overpass. Sharon Budd, 52, a teacher from Uniontown, Ohio, had her head split open in July by a rock hurled by one of the boys ...
02, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma man charged with threatening to kill Senator Reid
An Oklahoma man has been charged with threatening to kill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his family, according to court documents obtained on Wednesday. Charles Jason Moreland, 31, of Tulsa, is suspected of sending profanity-laced email messages in April directed at the veteran Democratic senator from Nevada that said if Reid "ever steps out foot out of D.C., he will be done. You're a ...
02, Sep 2014 - Gang Member Gets 30 Years Jail For 2 Slayings
A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012.
02, Sep 2014 - Gettysburg man sentenced in burglary case
A Gettysburg man will spend one to four years in a state prison for his role in a rash of burglaries around Adams County that led to five arrests and more than $130,000 in stolen property, according to the Adams County District Attorney's office.
02, Sep 2014 - Is shaming a legal form of punishment for crime?
With the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment in the background, judges who impose sentences on an individual convicted of a crime are supposed to know that there are limits on the kind of punishment they may mete out.
02, Sep 2014 - NH Supreme Court upholds education tax credit law
CONCORD – The state Supreme Court has left intact a New Hampshire law that creates a business education tax credit to fund scholarships to private schools. In its unanimous ruling Thursday, the justices vacated a lower court ruling that deemed unconstitutional part of the law making religious school students eligible for scholarships. The program was passed in 2012 by Republican lawmakers who ...
02, Sep 2014 - SundanceTV Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama "Rectify" for Season Three
The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, "Rectify" is created and written by Ray McKinnon.
02, Sep 2014 - Texas man gets 2 life sentences for robberies
A 23-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for robbing elderly women in their homes. The Tarrant County district attorney's office says Erik White admitted during his sentencing Friday to committing other burglaries and shoplifting daily. White testified that he often targeted the elderly, especially people with nice cars with handicap placards. His first life ...
02, Sep 2014 - Court: No First Amendment violation by Dearborn police at Arab-American festival
Police didn't violate the First Amendment when they threatened to ticket Christian evangelists at an Arab-American street festival in Dearborn, a federal appeals court said Wednesday in a 2-1 decision that drew a pointed dissent from a judge who called it a 'blueprint' to stifle speech.
02, Sep 2014 - Amended Charge Filed Against Teen in Strangulation of Jail Guard
A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
02, Sep 2014 - Exploding keg death trial delayed to 2016
PORTSMOUTH — It's been 28 months since Benjamin Harris died from injuries related to an exploding beer keg at the Redhook Ale Brewery, while a related civil suit isn't scheduled to go to trial for another two years.
02, Sep 2014 - Salem man accused of killing his wife headed to trial
PROVO -- A final pretrial hearing was held Thursday morning as attorneys prepare for trial in the murder case against Tracy Scott.
02, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit hopes to better enforce mental health treatment for inmates
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Thursday seeks a court order to provide inmates with mental illness who are incarcerated in parish jails access to mental health treatment ordered by the court.
02, Sep 2014 - Prosecutor in contested Texas execution faces new scrutiny by Innocence Project
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Scott Cobb, right, joins about 15 members of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty at a protest before a hearing about the Cameron Todd Willingham case outside the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas.
02, Sep 2014 - Western Kentucky Man Sentenced for Selling Steroids
A Livermore, Kentucky man is sentenced to 12 months in prison followed by a three year period of supervised release for pushing steroids.
02, Sep 2014 - Four Indicted for Newton County Bank Robbery&n
According to the indictment, on June 25, 2014, law enforcement authorities were alerted to a robbery at the Sabine State Bank & Trust Company on Highway 63 in Burkeville, Texas. A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Collins, Byerly and Clark with bank robbery, conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and accessory after ...
02, Sep 2014 - California to appeal federal court ruling striking down state's death penalty
A federal judge ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out. 
02, Sep 2014 - Former Pontiac Emergency Manager Louis H. Schimmel Returns To Municipal Financial Consultants Incor
GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith A. Shanle, President of Municipal Financial Consultants Incorporated, announced today that Louis H. Schimmel, who served as Vice Chairman of MFCI from 2004 to 2010, returned to the company on August 1st to serve in a similar capacity. Mr. Schimmel had resigned from MFCI in March 2010, to serve as Executive Administrator for the ...
02, Sep 2014 - Penn ex-justice won't have to send out photo of self in handcuffs
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice is studying an appeals court ruling that upheld her corruption conviction but released her from a requirement that she send a photo of herself in handcuffs to other judges, her lawyer said on Friday. The former justice, Joan Orie Melvin, was found guilty last year of using public employees to work in her 2009 ...
02, Sep 2014 - Paralegal sentenced to Federal Prison for Mortgage Fraud
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jacqueline Polverari, 47, of Branford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New...
02, Sep 2014 - $100,000 bond set for Champion man accused of raping teen
A 61-year-old Champion Township man is accused of raping a 14-year-old boy. Michael Jachimiak pleaded not guilty to one count of rape when he appeared in Warren Municipal Court.
02, 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."
02, Sep 2014 - Iowa Supreme Court approves expedited track for civil trials
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Supreme Court approved new court rules which will reduce the cost and time to resolve many civil lawsuits, and get more cases back into court. One new set of rules will establish expedited procedures for lawsuits claiming less than $75,000 in damages. The court also has made changes to the pretrial rules that govern all civil cases. These changes are intended to modify ...
02, Sep 2014 - Appeals court: Wilkes Co. murder suspect should get new trial
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a man serving a life sentence in a 2009 murder case in Wilkes County should be granted a new trial.
02, Sep 2014 - Mississippi Supreme Court Strikes Down Pollution Control Regulation
DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mississippi Supreme Court ("Court") has ruled that the Mississippi Department of Revenue ("MDOR") regulation for the exemption of pollution control equipment contradicts the plain language of the statutory exemption. In Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Mississippi Power Company, No. 2013-CA-01234-SCT (Miss. August 7, 2014), the Court upheld the ...
02, Sep 2014 - NM city to argue 10 Commandments part of history
The small, northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield is choosing orders handed down to Moses over one issued by a judge, but they say it is a matter of history, and not religion.
02, Sep 2014 - Lawyers for Texas Governor Perry file motion to dismiss charges
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Attorneys for Texas Governor Rick Perry filed a motion on Monday to dismiss two felony charges of abusing his power, saying it is unjust to prosecute the leader of the state over a political dispute by trying to criminalize a veto. Perry, a possible candidate in the 2016 Republican presidential race, was indicted earlier this month for trying to use the ...
02, Sep 2014 - Mahomet man gets 4 years for aggravated DUI
A Mahomet man weaving into oncoming lanes of traffic two months ago while drunk has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. URBANA — A Mahomet man weaving into oncoming lanes of traffic two months ago while drunk has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. Assistant State's Attorney ...
02, Sep 2014 - Judge: Top state prison official may have lied about role in firing
A judge has found that the No. 2 official at the Michigan Department of Corrections may have committed perjury when he testified at a hearing about his role in the firing of another official.
02, Sep 2014 - Liberia to give two doctors trial drug, Ebola toll at 1,013
By Clair MacDougall and Daniel Flynn MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease. The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the highly contagious disease has climbed to 1,013 since ...
02, Sep 2014 - Detroit man sentenced to nine years in federal prison for dealing heroin in the east end of Charles
Darrell Shawton Collins, 36, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for selling heroin to a confidential police informant in December at the corner of Washington Street East and Thompson Street in Charleston's East End.
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