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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | Reuters

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

Detroit News

Preliminary exam postponed for Detroit cop accused of sexual assault

A Detroit police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while responding to a domestic violence call had his preliminary exam postponed after he retained a new lawyer, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.


Related Topix: Law

KLTV Tyler

Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student.


Related Topix: Law

Greenwich Citizen

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries Sunday April 13, 2014, while looking at a computer that she used to try and find her in Santa Ana.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Santa Ana, CA, Anaheim, CA, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.


Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

National Public Radio

New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.


Related Topix: Law

Authorities looking for more suspects in kidnapping case

A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested last week.


Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Republic

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kansas City, MO, Law, Prison

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cold case closed: Missing girls died in car accident

Authorities announced Tuesday that the skeletal remains found inside a car last September belonged to two teens who had been missing for 40 years and that they had died in a car crash.


Related Topix: Elk Point, SD, Prison, Law, State Prisons


Mother says police failed to track sex offenders

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Anaheim, CA, Law

Seattle Times

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.


Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), Law, California

FOX Carolina

Obama commutes sentence made longer by typo

The error was made in a report used to sentence convicted drug dealer Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas, and resulted in 3 1/2 extra years being added to his prison term.


Related Topix: Drugs, Katy, TX, Prison, Law, Federal Prisons

National Public Radio

Obama Commutes Sentence Made Longer By Typo

President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of an inmate who got a longer prison sentence because of a typo.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Katy, TX, Law

Blackpool Citizen

Coulson denies Milly hack knowledge

Andy Coulson today denied knowing Milly Dowler's phone was hacked while he was in charge of the News of the World.


Related Topix: Journalism, Law


Legislative report referred to district attorney

A special legislative report that accuses University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall of possibly criminal misconduct has been forwarded to the Travis County District Attorney's Office.


Related Topix: Law, Travis County, TX, University of Texas at Austin


Better Living Through Chemistry

There are modern movies that acknowledge our misty-eyed nostalgia for the small-town America of the 1950s and smartly skewer it ... and then there are movies that take a blind leap in the general direction of the golden age America knew six decades ago, and end of skewering nothing but themselves.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Fly, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, David Cronenberg, Law

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Texas grand jury to be seated in Gov. Rick Perry ethics case

A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Austin, TX, Law, Travis County, TX

KNUS-AM Aurora

Disgraced former city manager gets prison

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Related Topix: Tax, Law