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1 hr ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

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, US News, Illegal Immigration, Palm Beach County, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

4 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

California prison officials pledged Friday to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, CA

8 hrs ago |

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

Records released to Wood's attorneys show he was administered the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone in 50-milligram increments 15 times between 1:53 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., for a total of 750 milligrams of each drug.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), California, California Government, Death Penalty

12 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Obama speaks to Putin, raises US concerns about Ukraine crisis, missile treaty compliance

President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States is still deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

13 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.


Related Topix: Bell, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

17 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Drone with drugs, phones crashes outside prison

One man was arrested and police are still searching for a second suspect after the drone crashed in the bushes outside Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville on April 21, according to ABC News.


Related Topix: Bishopville, SC

21 hrs ago | KOMO News

Lynnwood man detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Lynnwood, WA, Edmonds, WA, South Korea

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Suspect in border agent's death extradited to US

A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.


WBOC-TV Salisbury

Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire.



Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise in Kentucky

The Office of Drug Control Policy says 230 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013, a 60 percent increase from 2012.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

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: Criminal Defense Law, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Israel calls up thousands more reservists

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Autos

Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor

The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Hocking Correctional Facility

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Member of 'swatting' ring pleads guilty in Texas

Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, California, Bob McDonnell, US Governors


Senators push for military aid to Ukraine

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.


Related Topix: Drugs

ABC News

Drone Carrying Contraband Crashes at SC Prison

Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

San Jose Mercury News

Kelsey Grammer forgives man who raped, killed his sister

Actor Kelsey Grammer on Tuesday offered his forgiveness to the man who raped and killed his sister in 1975, but he said he wants to see him remain behind bars.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Buena Vista Correctional Facility


Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, East St. Louis, IL, O'Fallon, IL

U.S., Europe hit Russia with new sanctions

The new sanctions may target large sectors of the Russian economy, such as energy and finance.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin