02, Apr 2015 - Oregon, IL Portland man acquitted in murder trial; pact left wife dead - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A jury on Wednesday acquitted an Oregon man who was charged with murdering his wife after what he described as a suicide pact left her dead and him wounded.
02, Apr 2015 - Man gets life without parole in revenge killing of girl, 2 - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
DETROIT (AP) - Kenneth French glared Tuesday at the man awaiting his sentence for fatally shooting French's 2-year-old daughter in what authorities said was a revenge attack.
02, Apr 2015 - Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from an Alabama prison after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.
02, Apr 2015 - UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.
02, Apr 2015 - Court weighs once-condemned man's wrongful imprisonment suit - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois &
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Dale Johnston was sent to death row in 1984 for a double homicide he didn't commit. He's spent the years since his 1990 release trying to get back the life he lost.
02, Apr 2015 - Will, IL Americans' trial in Indonesia delayed after baby gets sick - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mi
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - The trial of an American couple accused of killing the woman's mother in Indonesia adjourned after their newborn baby fell ill in prison, a prosecutor and a doctor said Thursday.
01, Apr 2015 - In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
NEW YORK (AP) - An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.
01, Apr 2015 - Harvey, IL Defense wants potatoes to be evidence in Etan Patz trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge is considering whether 50 pounds of potatoes and a produce box can be used as evidence in the trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
01, Apr 2015 - Christian, IL Pastor jailed 1 year for questioning cross removals in China - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
BEIJING (AP) - A Christian pastor who questioned authorities in eastern China about the forced removal of crosses from the roofs of churches was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison, his lawyer said.
01, Apr 2015 - Sharp partisan divide in high court's same-sex marriage case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois &
WASHINGTON (AP) - The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far.
01, Apr 2015 - Lawyers: Millionaire Robert Durst illegally arrested - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Millionaire Robert Durst was illegally arrested on charges that he murdered a woman in California, as well as drug and weapons charges filed in New Orleans, attorneys said in court papers Friday.
01, Apr 2015 - 73-year-old gets 75 years for trying to reclaim former ranch - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A 73-year-old man who threatened from behind bars to forcibly take back the western Montana ranch he lost in a 1979 divorce has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for intimidating and stalking its owners.
01, Apr 2015 - Kansas commune leader gets life term for slaying of member - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man who led a Kansas commune that collected millions of dollars in life insurance payouts from dead members was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the drowning death of one of them 12 years ago.
01, Apr 2015 - Girl's mother calls for death sentence in run-to-death case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & M
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Just as when she was run to the point of collapse as punishment for a lie, 9-year-old Savannah Hardin's final moments alive in a hospital bed were drowned out by her grandmother's shouts, Savannah's mother testified Monday.
01, Apr 2015 - Montgomery, IL Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to leave prison for halfway house - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is expected to leave an Alabama prison, a year and a half after going in following his guilty plea to illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on items like furs and vacations.
01, Apr 2015 - Alabama postpones executions as Supreme Court reviews drug - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge says Alabama has agreed to put executions on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the humaneness of a drug that the state plans to use for its next lethal injection.
01, Apr 2015 - 2nd suspect goes in court in case of child cuffed to porch - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea Tuesday in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.
01, Apr 2015 - Ex-executive at fatal-crash sentencing: I wasn't suicidal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mis
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - A former Fortune 500 executive who admitted causing a highway crash that killed a Vermont couple and their unborn fetus told a judge on Wednesday that he wasn't suicidal at the time of the crash.
01, Apr 2015 - Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.
01, Apr 2015 - Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois &
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.
01, Apr 2015 - Christian, IL Life in prison for man convicted in headphone slaying case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man convicted in a Philadelphia slaying over a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
01, Apr 2015 - Protesters disrupt Supreme Court proceedings - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters have disrupted Supreme Court proceedings for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance.
01, Apr 2015 - What happens next in marathon bomber's death penalty trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mi
BOSTON (AP) - Now that the prosecution and defense have rested in the first phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, there are a few steps left before jurors begin deliberating.
01, Apr 2015 - Ala. abortion law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion.
01, Apr 2015 - International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Palestinian Authority has become a member of the International Criminal Court and is marking the momentous occasion with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters.
01, Apr 2015 - Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mis
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.
01, Apr 2015 - Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit.
01, Apr 2015 - Silicon Valley trial over cause of teen's suicide to start - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mi
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her during a Labor Day house party without adult supervision.
31, Mar 2015 - Anna, IL UN moves closer to pulling peacekeepers from troubled Darfur - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - It was an awkward reminder of the world's failure to hold to account a president accused of war crimes: A group photo from Egypt's economic summit over the weekend shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry standing just behind Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir.
31, Mar 2015 - Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer - Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. - has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product.
31, Mar 2015 - Cambridge, IL Defense gets ready to rest case in marathon bombing trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber prepared to rest their case Tuesday after an FBI fingerprint examiner testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fingerprints weren't found on any of the marathon bomb components, but his older brother's were.
31, Mar 2015 - Henry, IL Computer expert: Tsarnaev's brother searched for bomb parts - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & M
BOSTON (AP) - A computer expert testifying in the Boston Marathon bombing trial says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) older brother did Internet searches on bombing components in the weeks before the 2013 terror attack.
31, Mar 2015 - Indiana lawmakers send religious objection bill to governor - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A religious objection bill that opponents say could legalize discrimination against gays cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.
31, Mar 2015 - Bronx man sentenced in rat poison death of 5-year-old son - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man will spend 20 years to life in prison for killing his 5-year-old son and sickening his 7-year-old daughter with poison-laced pizza.
31, Mar 2015 - Leak forces inmates to use portable toilets, trucked water - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
ALBION, Pa. (AP) - Inmates and staff at a northwestern Pennsylvania prison are using portable toilets and trucked in water after a leak drained the facility of more than 3 million gallons.
31, Mar 2015 - Hernandez lawyers fight to bar jail calls from murder trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are fighting to keep his jailhouse conversations out of his murder trial.
31, Mar 2015 - Obama says he should have closed Guantanamo on his first day - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
CLEVELAND (AP) - President Barack Obama says if he could start his presidency over, he would have closed the Guantanamo Bay prison his first day. Instead, the president ordered the detention center for terrorism suspects closed within a year.
31, Mar 2015 - Jersey, IL Man behind New Jersey corruption sting out of prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The rabbi's son and admitted con man who became the central figure in New Jersey's largest federal corruption sting is out of prison.
31, Mar 2015 - US files appeal of judge's hold on immigration action - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.
31, Mar 2015 - Ex-Miami pitching coach pleads guilty in steroid probe - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
MIAMI (AP) - A former University of Miami pitching coach pleaded guilty Monday to reduced misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to probation for his actions arising from the baseball steroids scandal centered at a South Florida clinic.
31, Mar 2015 - Perry, IL Ex-drug officers lose bid to toss racketeering charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Six former Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with robbing and beating drug dealers in a gangland-style enterprise have lost a bid to halt their upcoming trial over claims that at least one accuser lied before the grand jury.