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2 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Local cops turning down feds' requests

Since April, 117 law enforcement agencies in 18 states have decided to ignore U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to keep foreign-born people in jail on suspicion they might be undocumented immigrants.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Illegal Immigration, Law

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Girl gets $1.2M settlement over school shooting

The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1.2 million legal settlement.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Bremerton, WA, Law, Kitsap County, WA

6 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Last councilman convicted in Bell corruption scandal sentenced to 1 year in prison

Former Bell Councilman Victor Bello was sentenced today to five years' probation, a year in jail and has been ordered to pay more than $177,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds by accepting money for serving on various city boards that rarely met.


Related Topix: Bell, CA, State Prisons, Prison, Law

10 hrs ago |

Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

"We tortured some folks," Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House.


Related Topix: Prison, Law

11 hrs ago |

Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

In a speech Friday to criminal defense lawyers, Holder said he is concerned that judges in several states have begun factoring in "risk assessments," such as a defendant's education, neighborhood or socioeconomic background, in issuing sentences.


Related Topix: Law

15 hrs ago |

Man charged with raiding ailing wife's account

Cayuga County prosecutors say 31-year-old Brandon Hinman of Weedsport was charged this week with grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument for cashing numerous forged checks from late March to May 3. His wife, 26-year-old Jenna Hinman, died May 5 after a two-month battle with cancer.


Related Topix: Weedsport, NY, Law, Fort Drum, NY

19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Seattle nightclub arsonist gets 10 years in prison

No one was injured when 31-year-old Musab Mohammed Masmari ignited gasoline in a stairwell at Neighbors, a gay nightclub.


Related Topix: Law

23 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Local authorities, feds at odds over immigrant detainees

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill search for a solution to the immigration crisis, an increasing number of local governments are saying enforcing federal immigration policies isn't their job.


Related Topix: Law

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe

A criminal defense attorney says he's been retained by the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatens to widen an investigation into the Democratic governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.


Related Topix: Law, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors


More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency

More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Drugs, Law

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General’s Office “include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI and the CIA in 2009,” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Evan Bayh, Law

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

A not-guilty plea was entered Thursday for Reed, who appeared in court via video on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Related Topix: Law

San Mateo Daily Journal

Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering

A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Lancaster and MoreCambe Citizen

Tag bid to cut alcohol-linked crime

People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor if they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.


Related Topix: Law

Brandon Sun

Archbishop in Minnesota says he doesn't think he mismanaged sex abuse scandal, won't resign

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign, despite criticism that he and other local Roman Catholic Church leaders concealed allegations about abusive priests, and he again dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.


Related Topix: Law, Marijuana, UC Los Angeles

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

Seth M. Jackson made his first court appearance Wednesday to hear the charges against him.


Related Topix: Law, Sedgwick County, KS

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Mansfield, MA, Law, Entertainment

The News Tribune

Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case

Now the roller-coaster life of Joe Isgro is taking another plunge, with new charges that he helped run a mob-linked gambling operation.


Related Topix: Law, Mafia

The Intelligencer

Sex Trafficking Bust Rescues 168

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Law