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1 hr ago | KTVN Reno

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

2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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


Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.


Related Topix: Law, Kauai County, HI


Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Law, Clayton, MO

The Reporter

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.


Related Topix: Prison, Law

KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

WSJV-TV South Bend

No charges against officer in UP fatal shooting

The Marquette County prosecutor says no charges will be brought against a Munising police officer who fatally shot a man following a high-speed chase.


Related Topix: Marquette County, MI, Munising, MI, Law, Marquette, MI

Cybercast News Service

Lawsuit alleges sex assault by Maryland doctor

A suspended western Maryland physician at the center of a licensing scandal and facing molestation charges now has been hit with a lawsuit saying that he sexually assaulted a second female patient.


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Rawlings, MD, Prison, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cybercast News Service

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Law


Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Law, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

CBS Local

S.I. Cigar Importer Accused Of Failing To Pay Millions In Taxes

A Staten Island man whose company imports cigars into New York state was accused Tuesday of failing to pay more than $6.1 million in state taxes.


Related Topix: Law


FBI to join investigation into planned South Pasadena mass shooting, official says

SOUTH PASADENA >> Three days before the start of the school year, two teenage boys were arrested in connection with “a huge plan of a school massacre,” officials said.


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

Whittier Daily News

Trial opens in Los Angeles for alleged serial strangler

LOS ANGELES >> Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling three women in the 1980s.


Related Topix: Law, Drugs

Post and Courier

Man surrenders in Orangeburg County shooting death

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell told local media outlets that 36-year-old Shagura Ramon Mack turned himself in around 6:15 p.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Orangeburg County, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Law

Cybercast News Service

In New Orleans, a change in police command

Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Law


Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Law