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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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22, Sep 2014 - Convicted murderer faces more charges
PEORIA, Il. -- Convicted killer Nicholas Sheley will go on trial for two murders in Missouri, but not any time soon.
22, Sep 2014 - Butler Co. family outraged after seeing relative's killer on work detail
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.      
22, Sep 2014 - Judge: Iowa agent's firing didn't violate public policy
The firing of a state investigator who reported Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV wasn't a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, a judge ruled Monday in dismissing one of four claims in h
22, Sep 2014 - Rape victims file new lawsuit against city, county for untested rape kits
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There’s a new twist in the legal battle between rape victims and the City of Memphis. Lawyers representing the class action suit dismissed their federal lawsuit and filed a civil lawsuit against the city, police department, Shelby County, and the district attorney. Lawyers say this is a difficult case. Legal experts tell […]
22, Sep 2014 - 3 sentenced in November beating
Three young men. Three guilty pleas and three sentencing hearings in one case.
22, Sep 2014 - Plea deal ends trial over 40 year old murder case
The trial was about half over Tuesday.
22, Sep 2014 - Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in
Two Medina men suspected of being involved in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of handguns from a Medina gun shop remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $250,000 each. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of West North Street, and Mason S. Farnsworth, 21, of the 500 block of Miller Read More... The post Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in appeared ...
22, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit over dragstrip injury kept alive
For the second time, the Arkansas Court of Appeals has reversed a summary judgment in favor of Wayne and Patty Styles, owner of the Centerville Dragway, which was sued by a racing fan injured when she fell from bleachers on account of what she believed was an unsecured plank. The court had earlier reversed a summary judgment that held the plaintiff, Susan Ver Weire, who suffered multiple ankle ...
22, Sep 2014 - Spell fights trial ruling
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A mentally disabled Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher and burying her body is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a judge's ruling that he is fit to stand tr
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 - War Machine, Christy Mack Update: Arrested MMA Fighter Claiming Innocence, Returning To Nevada To F
Professional MMA fighter War Machine, aka Jonathan Koppenhaver, 32, will be extradited to Nevada to stand trial for the alleged beating of ex-girlfriend and adult film actress Christy Mack, 23. Koppenhaver, who has maintained his innocence since the incident on Aug. 8, is facing multiple assault, felony battery and coercion charges that could land him in prison for more than 25 years if found ...
22, Sep 2014 - Teen gets 20 years in deadly crash
EDINBURG (AP) — A South Texas teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in a 2012 accident that killed nine immigrants.
22, Sep 2014 - Jeffrey sentenced to 40 years after guilty plea for 1991 Central Lubbock murder
Jeffrey sentenced to 40 years after guilty plea for 1991 Central Lubbock murder
22, Sep 2014 - Lynchburg man cleared of attempted murder charges after retrial
A Lynchburg man is cleared of attempted murder charges after a retrial.
22, Sep 2014 - Michael Dunn Doesn’t Want Jordan Davis Called A ‘Victim,’ Wants Trial Away From Jacksonville
Michael Dunn has long claimed he is the real victim in the so-called “loud music trial” and his lawyer is now asking that everyone be required to not list Jordan Davis as the victim. Dunn’s lawyers have also requested that Michael Dunn’s trial be moved out of the Jacksonville area because the notoriety of the Michael Dunn Doesn’t Want Jordan Davis Called A ‘Victim,’ Wants Trial Away From ...
22, Sep 2014 - Indiana Toll Road operator files for bankruptcy
A judge and creditors will have to decide who runs the Indiana Toll Road after the highway's private operator filed for bankruptcy protection, formally acknowledging that it couldn't afford the debt from ...
22, Sep 2014 - Greenacres, 2nd Joliet trial to revisit grisly details of killings
A Joliet man accused of killing two men and saying he wanted to scalp them so he could wear one of their faces is scheduled to go to trial Monday on murder charges.
22, Sep 2014 - Friday Must Reads: Support for Death Penalty Plummets in California; Homes Prices in Alameda County
Stories you shouldn’t miss: 1. Support for the death penalty has plummeted to a fifty-year low in California, with only 56 percent of residents saying they still back capital punishment, the Chron reports, citing a new Field Poll.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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 - ‘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 - New presiding judge named for Yolo Superior Court
The next two top jurists for Yolo County are women, possibly for the first time in the court's history. The Yolo Superior Court announced the unanimous election of new presiding and assistant presiding judges of Kathleen White and Janet Gaard, respectively, for 2015-2016.
22, Sep 2014 - Courtroom Cameras Sought in Theater Shooting Trial
News organizations ask judge to allow cameras in courtroom for Colorado theater shooting trial
22, Sep 2014 - Jury resumes deliberations in 3rd Hell's Angel trial
The jury will return to deliberations Monday in the trial of a man accused of murdering three Pittsfield, Massachusetts men. Caius Veiovis is the last of *three defendants to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.
22, Sep 2014 - U.S. court to rehear Obamacare case; White House welcomes ruling
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Giving another chance to a key part of the Obamacare health law, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to rehear the question of whether the subsidies should be available in all 50 states or only in some. Justice Department had asked for the rehearing after a three-judge panel on the court ruled against the Obama ...
22, Sep 2014 - Man gets 107 years for sexually abusing 5 boys
A 45-year-old western New York man has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for molesting five boys under age 13...
22, Sep 2014 - Norwich man, 70, pedals his way to cycling gold
Dave Burnett, the 70-year-old executive director of Reliance House in Norwich, was the big winner at the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship last week in Ogden, Utah.
22, Sep 2014 - Iowa agency changed judges in prison rape case
The Iowa Department of Corrections illegally removed an administrative law judge from a disciplinary case against an inmate accused of participating in a gang rape, a federal court has ruled.
22, Sep 2014 - Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil
A law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued in July by a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information with the Department of Homeland Security has warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America. 
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 - South Carolina dad accused of killing his 5 children was ex-con
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
22, Sep 2014 - OUR VIEW: Squealing state lawmakers
Where will the money come from? How will the Arizona Legislature find the funds to meet its court-ordered $317 million obligation, owed to state public schools? Thursday Maricopa Judge Katherine Cooper rejected a reprieve sought by the State Legislature to put off paying what Arizona voters approved by referendum in 2000. She said it is clear that lawmakers ignored the mandate and now it is time ...
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 - Juror's misconduct leads to new trial for convicted killer
A convicted killer whose death warrant was signed by then-Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has been granted a new trial. Bryan Galvin was granted the new trial due to misconduct by one of the jurors during the previous trial in August 2007, officials said. The jury convicted Galvin of first degree murder for the death of Kristopher Kolesnik, whose body was found in the back of a van Galvin was ...
22, Sep 2014 - Woodland Hills and the problems of running a detention center like a learning facility — or is it
Neither Prison Nor School by Steven Hale Woodland Hills Youth Development Center is not supposed to be a prison. Or at least it's not supposed to sound like one. When Tennessee Department… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
22, Sep 2014 - PolitiFact Florida: Checking Pam Bondi's record on pill mills
Attorney General Pam Bondi has launched her re-election advertising campaign with a major milestone in Florida law enforcement: the death of the state's infamous "pill mills."
22, Sep 2014 - Two plead guilty to throwing baseballs loaded with marijuana, other contraband into federal prison
BRUNSWICK | Sometimes a baseball gets lost in the weeds. A Waycross woman and a Virginia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to placing weed and other contraband in baseballs and throwing them over the fence at the federal prison in Jesup.
22, Sep 2014 - Lawyer claims mom of boy who died in hot car ‘passed polygraph test’
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The wife of a Georgia man charged with murdering his toddler by leaving the child in a hot car for hours this summer has passed a polygraph test, her lawyer said Monday. So-called lie detector exams are not admissible in Georgia criminal court, and the test given to Leanna Harris was not […]
22, Sep 2014 - Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state’s correctional facilities are adequately prepared for emergencies. The Bloomington Pantagraph reports a storm on Aug. 20 caused a 92-minute blackout at Vandalia Correctional Center. One prisoner at the maximum-security facility attacked a guard and others […]
22, Sep 2014 - Three Attorneys At Hammerle, Finley & Scroggins Achieve Texas Super Lawyer Status
DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hammerle, Finley & Scroggins is pleased to announce today that three of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers, a prestigious designation bestowed to the state's top legal counsel by Super Lawyers Magazine. Virginia Hammerle, Mark L. Scroggins, and Robert S. Morris earned spots on the 2014 list of Texas Super Lawyers, an ...
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 - Trial date pushed back in slaying of MCC instructor
KINGMAN — New charges against a Fort Mohave man accused of killing his girlfriend have pushed back his murder trial to January.
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