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3 hrs ago |

Pediatric doctor seeks shorter sentence for child porn

COLUMBUS, Ohio A pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography is citing a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lower prison sentence.


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio State University, Law

7 hrs ago | WCAV

Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years after 3 Customers Die

A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fairfax County, VA, Law, Fort Belvoir, VA, Alexandria, VA

11 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

In this March 25, 2014 photo, inmates carry their belongings as they enter the new 192-bed facility at the Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.


Related Topix: Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Modesto, CA, Stanislaus County, CA

15 hrs ago | KFVS12

Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

'Scandal' ended with more questions than answers for the millions of gladiators who love the Shonda Rhimes-created show.


Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Kerry Washington, Law

18 hrs ago |

Lawyer: Teen Charged in Mob Beating Reacted on 'Spur of the Moment,' Not Out of Hate

The lawyer for a teenager alleged to have been the instigator in the vicious beating of a 54-year-old Clinton Township tree trimmer two weeks ago said his client reacted on the "spur of the moment" and should not be charged with a hate crime.


Related Topix: A-Cappella, Law, Clinton Township, MI

22 hrs ago |

It's up to our politicians to explain how that secret $90,000 payment can be legal

When the RCMP announced on Tuesday that it was not going to charge Nigel Wright in connection with his secret $90,000 payment to Mike Duffy, I felt happy for him, because he seems in many ways an admirable man, whatever mistakes he may have made in this affair, and he appears to have suffered.


Related Topix: Law

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Olympian

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker, of Grandview, has been charged with 18 felony counts and was being held on $1 million cash bail.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law

Westland Observer

Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Law, Violent Crime

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.


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


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.


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

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."


Related Topix: Law, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Law


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.


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.


Related Topix: Prison, Law