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37 min ago | Cybercast News Service

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Law

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

4 hrs ago | Channel3000

Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Law, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

S.I. Cigar Importer Accused Of Failing To Pay Millions In Taxes

A Staten Island man whose company imports cigars into New York state was accused Tuesday of failing to pay more than $6.1 million in state taxes.


Related Topix: Law

11 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

FBI to join investigation into planned South Pasadena mass shooting, official says

SOUTH PASADENA >> Three days before the start of the school year, two teenage boys were arrested in connection with “a huge plan of a school massacre,” officials said.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Law, Family, Teenagers

12 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Trial opens in Los Angeles for alleged serial strangler

LOS ANGELES >> Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling three women in the 1980s.


Related Topix: Law, Drugs

16 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Man surrenders in Orangeburg County shooting death

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell told local media outlets that 36-year-old Shagura Ramon Mack turned himself in around 6:15 p.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Orangeburg County, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Law

20 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

In New Orleans, a change in police command

Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Law

22 hrs ago | WBRZ

Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Law

Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

PG&E pleads not guilty to criminal charges in San Bruno explosion case

PG&E pleaded not guilty on Monday to a new federal criminal indictment on an array of felony charges connected to a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno that could lead to a fine of up to $1.13 billion.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

A look at the key figures in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Aug. 9 - a death that has stoked days of violent unrest north of St. Louis.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Missouri, Law, Jennings, MO

Ex-officer pleads not guilty in suitcase slaying

Steven Zelich, 52, entered his plea in Kenosha County, where he has been charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the 2012 death of Jenny Gamez, a 19-year-old college student from Cottage Grove, Oregon.


Related Topix: Kenosha County, WI, Law

News Herald

Analysis: Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson

Analysis: Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson After days of unrest, authorities seek a recipe for peace.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Law, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Business Journal

No criminal charges filed in fatal 2010 Tesoro refinery blast

No criminal charges were filed by the Dept. of Justice regarding the 2010 Tesoro refinery blast in Anacortes that killed seven people.


Related Topix: Law

York Press

'Needless' jail remands are costing millions, a charity says

Up to A 230m has been spent "needlessly" holding people on remand in custody who eventually avoided jail, a penal reform charity has said.


Related Topix: Prison, Law

Red Deer Advocate

Son, friend arrested in murder of Castor family

RCMP Insp. Tony Hamori speaks to gathered reporters at a press conference in Calgary on Saturday, Aug. 16. Hamori provided an update to the nine-month-old homicide investigation in Castor, where Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus were killed, and their home burned.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fire, Law

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WHEC-TV Rochester

Attica whistleblower still pushing full disclosure

The whistleblower who spurred a state investigation of the 1971 Attica prison uprising is still on the case four decades later.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, Violent Crime

At rally, civil-rights attorney calls Brown shooting 'an execution'

The attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, fatally shot in 2012., told a rally Sunday that police are trying to assassinate the character of Michael Brown, the young man shot dead by police.


Related Topix: Law, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

Brandon Sun

Holder orders federal autopsy in Missouri shooting case, citing 'extraordinary circumstances'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ferguson, MO, Law


Ex-school superintendent charged in couple's death

Mark Porter, 53, of Ozark was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder in the May 1 deaths of Gary Tyrrell, 60, and his wife, 61-year-old Jan Tyrrell.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Law

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Law, Michael Turner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal