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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Casket wheeled through downtown Phoenix in protest

Supporters of a mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by Phoenix police wheeled her casket along downtown streets on Friday to protest the way authorities have handled the case.


Related Topix: Law, Maricopa County, AZ

7 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Ferguson remains calm for another night

Two weeks after a police-involved shooting sparked violent protests in a St. Louis suburb, the mood turned more tranquil early Saturday with thinner crowds and lots of music.


Related Topix: Riot, Law

10 hrs ago | KFBB

Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.


Related Topix: Law, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 8th time

Mark David Chapman, who gunned down Beatles legend John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole Friday for the eight time, the New York Department of Corrections announced.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Lennon, The Beatles, Albany, NY, Law

WSET-TV Lynchburg

No charges against Va. deputy who shot daughter

Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder.

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Related Topix: Law, Loudoun County, VA, Winchester, VA


Calm in Ferguson, but controversy not over

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Thursday night and early Friday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ex-Nevada lawmaker taking plea deal in Vegas cases

The only lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature agreed Thursday to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a bid to get out of jail and into a mental health program.


Related Topix: Law

Cybercast News Service

Prosecutor: No criminal charges in Irene aid fraud

Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.


Related Topix: Law

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Federal judge Mark Fuller could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.


Related Topix: Law

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Christopher Brandon Lee to be extradited in case of Erin Corwina s murder

Erin Corwin, 19, vanished without a trace June 28. She was reported missing the following day by her husband, Marine Cpl.


Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Law, Celebrities, Christopher Lee


Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Beavercreek, OH, Law

Boston Herald

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Law, Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, North Carolina, Law

CBS Local

Steven Brooks Taking Plea Deal

An expelled Nevada state assemblyman plans to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a plea deal that would get him out of jail and into a mental health program.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Law


Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.


Related Topix: Drugs, Law, Ogden, UT, Weber County, UT

ABC News

Trial Begins in Kindergartner's Abduction, Rape

Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.


Related Topix: Law

Andover Advertiser

No sex trial for undercover police

Several Scotland Yard officers who allegedly started intimate relationships with women while working undercover will not be prosecuted for sexual offences, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.


Related Topix: Law

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Ferguson prosecutor to Missouri governor: 'Man up'

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch juggled two roles on Wednesday: overseeing the presentation of evidence in the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and responding to the flurry of attacks and calls for his recusal from the case.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Law

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Stepfather of teen accused in South Pasadena mass shooting plot speaks out

PASADENA >> The stepfather of one of two boys accused of threatening to kill teachers and students at South Pasadena High School said his child was non-violent and was a good student.


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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Federal agents find big cocaine stash in towed car

Federal agents have discovered cocaine worth $400,000 hidden in a car that was driven to a Saginaw hotel and towed to a pole barn.


Related Topix: Drugs, Saginaw, MI, Law