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1 hr ago | Northern Michigan News

Prosecutor: Body fits description of missing boy

A child's body found off a highway in central Massachusetts on Friday matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months, and whose disappearance led to calls for changes in the state's child welfare agency, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Law, Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

5 hrs ago | WHDH

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

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Related Topix: Prison, Law, Charleston, MO, Southeast Correctional Center, State Prisons, Webster Groves, MO

7 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Live Free Or Die: New Hampshire Moves To Decriminalize Adultery

New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."

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Related Topix: Law, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Grossman, GOAL's Wallace Debate Guns

The head of the state's largest gun ownership rights organization and a Democratic candidate for governor faced off outside the Statehouse in Boston on April 17, to debate gun policy.

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Related Topix: Guns, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Law

15 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Students, parents challenge zero-tolerance policies

Michael Reynolds is willing to go to extremes to shed light on what he says is a big problem: zero-tolerance policies that are driving kids like him out of school for often-minor offenses.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Youth, Alternative, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree to End Police Sex Loophole

House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Law

Dallas Morning News

Texas DPS seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, West, TX, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

Former Catholic priest James Schook, right, leaves a Louisville, Ky., courtroom with his brother on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Law

The Salinas Californian

In which states is cheating on your spouse illegal?

Adultery isn't just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.

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Related Topix: Law, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Witney Gazette

Woman jailed over blackmail plot

Debbie Vincent, 52, an animal rights activist, was found guilty of being involved in a conspiracy to blackmail a major animal testing company A former soldier who underwent a sex change has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company through a campaign of terror which involved the use of improvised ... (more)

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Law

Reuters

California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

The former city administrator of Bell, California, who became a symbol of local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of about $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said.

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Related Topix: Bell, CA, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

National Public Radio

Robber Who Was Homesick For Prison To Be Sentenced

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Law

Detroit News

Preliminary exam postponed for Detroit cop accused of sexual assault

A Detroit police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while responding to a domestic violence call had his preliminary exam postponed after he retained a new lawyer, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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Related Topix: Law

KLTV Tyler

Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student.

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Related Topix: Law

Greenwich Citizen

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries Sunday April 13, 2014, while looking at a computer that she used to try and find her in Santa Ana.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Santa Ana, CA, Anaheim, CA, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.

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Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

National Public Radio

New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

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Related Topix: Law

MDJonline.com

Authorities looking for more suspects in kidnapping case

A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested last week.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Republic

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kansas City, MO, Law, Prison

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cold case closed: Missing girls died in car accident

Authorities announced Tuesday that the skeletal remains found inside a car last September belonged to two teens who had been missing for 40 years and that they had died in a car crash.

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Related Topix: Elk Point, SD, Prison, Law, State Prisons

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