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4 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.


Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law

8 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Sheriffa s candidates for chief differ over deputiesa immigration role in jails

As the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department works out a new deal to detain immigrants for deportation, candidates vying to head up the agency disagree on whether deputies should do the work of federal agents.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Law

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont man charged with attempted murder

Police say 34-year-old David Godin was arrested Sunday afternoon in Burlington. He being charged with attempted homicide, burglary, criminal mischief and interfering with access to emergency services.


Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Law

WPTV Local News

NYC cabbie accused of dodging $28,000 in tolls

A New York City taxi driver is charged with keeping more than $28,000 that should have gone to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in E-Z Pass toll fees over the past two years.


Related Topix: Long-Island-City, NY, Law

The Willits News

Sheriff: Man wanted for questioning in possible SoHum homicide

On Friday the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received information regarding a possible homicide involving a firearm that occurred in the Southern Humboldt area.


Related Topix: Law, US News

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Allen County worried about new law's impact

A new law revamping the state's criminal code has sparked concerns in northeastern Indiana's Allen County that it will saddle the county with new costs and fill up the local jail.


Related Topix: Law, Allen County, IN, Fort Wayne, IN

The Olympian

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Law, Sterling, MA, Fitchburg, MA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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


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

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


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

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

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