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9 min ago | The Fresno Bee

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults' recreational use of marijuana, left any room for such local bans.


Related Topix: Washington, Law, Tacoma, WA, Fife, WA

4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Man who dismembered ex-girlfriend should serve 20 years without parole: Crown

Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend should have to spend 20 years in prison before he can apply for parole.


Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Fort Mill woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon

A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Fort Mill woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Check out this story on ... (more)


Related Topix: Fort Mill, SC, Law

13 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Public cannot see extensive license plate database kept by LAPD, LASD, judge rules

LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge blocked the release of a law enforcement database containing millions of Angelenos' license plates this week as the information could allow stalkers and criminals to track victims and police patrols, according to his ruling.


Related Topix: Law, Los Angeles County, CA, ACLU

17 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Minimum 17-year sentence sought for Detroit man who fatally shot Renisha McBride

Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his lawyer is urging a judge to go as low as six years.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Dearborn Heights, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Ex-Nevada lawmaker pleads guilty in 2 Las Vegas cases

A former Nevada state lawmaker could be freed from jail in Las Vegas after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature last year.


Related Topix: Law

WTOC-TV Savannah

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Law, Death Penalty


John Lennon's killer denied parole again

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Entertainment


Pediatric Nurse Charged With Molesting 2-Month-Old

A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's help to find other possible victims.


Related Topix: Law, San Diego County, CA

ABC News

NYC Council to Hold Hearing After Chokehold Death

The New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing next month on a police department review of its training procedures in the wake of the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man, The Associated Press has learned.


Related Topix: New York, Law

Coakley Orders Investigation in Death of Bridgewater Mental Health Patient

Attorney General Martha Coakley has ordered a criminal investigation in the 2009 death of Joshua K. Messier, a 23-year-old mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital that died while his wrists and ankles were strapped to the corners of a bed.


Related Topix: Law, Bridgewater State Hospital, State Prisons, Prison

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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Related Topix: Belle Chasse, LA, Law, Life, Self Defense

Whittier Daily News

San Bernardino police officer shooting suspects plead not guilty

From left, Jonathan Contreras, 20, Gonzalo Medina, 22, and Orlando Cruz, 24, defendants in the shooting of San Bernardino police officer Gabriel Garcia, stand with Medina's attorney Mark R. McDonald during an arraignment on Wednesday at San Bernardino Superior Court in San Bernardino.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Law

Daily Reporter

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.


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Jasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty

James Meyer, 52, of Salisbury, Connecticut, told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in New York that he removed 22 pieces from Johns' studio in Sharon, Connecticut, without the artist's permission so that he could sell them at a gallery.


Related Topix: Salisbury, CT, Sharon, CT, Law

The New Zealand Herald

Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

An appeals court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.


Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Law, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

WHYN-AM Springfield

Dumb Dumb Criminal; Cops Arrest Fugitive T...

In the grand tradition of those sought by the law making ill-advised Facebook posts comes this arrest from Omaha featuring, of course, an ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Law

Edmonton Journal

Man entered Trudeau home in error, no charges to be laid: Police

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds his 5-month-old son Hadrien while attending the B.C. Day Liberal barbeque in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Canada, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading

The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of using drafts of press releases to illegally earn more than a half-million dollars.


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Cybercast News Service

Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.


Related Topix: Law, Lynwood, CA