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2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

1. 4 arrested in connection with body in ...

Dispatch received a call Tuesday around 11 a.m. reporting that a man had been injured in a fight and was locked in the basement of a burning home, according to Price police.


Related Topix: Price, UT, Fire, Carbon County, UT, Utah State Prison, Prison

7 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Drone Carrying Drugs, Phones Crashes Outside SC Prison

A crashed drone carrying contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and cellphones, was found outside the razor wire fence at a maximum security prison in South Carolina.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Bishopville, SC, Lee Correctional Institution

8 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

'Spiritual healer' sentenced to prison for assault

A San Bernardino County man who described himself as a spiritual healer has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman who visited his makeshift office.


Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA, Prison, Los Angeles County, CA

9 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Former Bell mayor sentenced to 1 year in jail in corruption case

Former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez was sentenced today to one year in jail and five years probation for misappropriating public funds by receiving salaries for serving on various city boards that rarely met.


Related Topix: Bell, CA, Prison

13 hrs ago | The Independent

Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975

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Related Topix: Kelsey Grammer, Prison, Limon Correctional Facility, Colorado

17 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Serial arsonist to be arraigned on murder charge in Syracuse...

A Syracuse man accused of setting a Butternut Street house on fire will be arraigned today on a murder charge after the house's resident died.


Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Connelly, NY

21 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Standoff suspect to plead guilty

A man facing 13 charges in connection with car break-ins and a lengthy armed standoff with police has agreed to plead guilty to the crimes.


Related Topix: Prison, Amesbury, MA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

More inmate romance in Michigan prisons -- this time a guard is accused

Two corrections officers at a state prison in Jackson were suspended this week and face possible firings, and one case involves an officer suspected having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate and smuggling him a cell phone, a Corrections Department spokesman confirmed today.


Related Topix: Prison

Brandon Sun

Ohio levies 2nd fine against prison food vendor over shortages, staffing, maggots concerns

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: Dining, Ohio, Prison, Hocking Correctional Facility

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: Prison, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Pa. man seeks new trial in fatal 2011 crash

A central Pennsylvania man convicted of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in a crash that killed one of his friends and critically injured two others is seeking a new trial.


Related Topix: Prison

Merced Sun-Star

Valley State Prison emphasizing water conservation

With water less plentiful than in past years because of California's drought, Valley State Prison is doing its part to conserve.


Related Topix: Prison, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Central California Women's Facility

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Camera

Kelsey Grammer forgives sister's killer but doesn't want him released

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, Prison, Buena Vista Correctional Facility

Bangor Daily News

Orono man pleads guilty to 15 of 135 sex abuse charges involving 4 victims

An Orono man pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012.


Related Topix: Orono, ME, Penobscot, ME, Penobscot County, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Maine Correctional Center, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.


Related Topix: Prison

Courier News

Teacher gets prison term for sex assault of studentsTeacher gets...

Teacher gets prison term for sex assault of students Jaclyn Melillo admitted to sexually assaulting two male teens last year Check out this story on A former English teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School has been sentenced to four years in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage male ... (more)


Related Topix: Sayreville, NJ, Prison, New Brunswick, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

WKXW-FM Trenton

Former teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

A former New Jersey high school teacher who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison.


Related Topix: Middlesex County, NJ, Sayreville, NJ, Prison

The Fresno Bee

Man pleads no contest to torturing dog

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that 32-year-old Alan Benjamin Velete of Redwood will be sentenced to no more than three years in state prison in the plea deal.


Related Topix: Prison, San Mateo County, CA

The Times Leader

Andre Fuller pleads guilty in 2013 shooting of Wilkes-Barre teen

Appearing before a judge on what was supposed to be the start of a trial Monday, Andre Fuller instead agreed to plead guilty to a charge of attempted homicide in the Aug. 3, 2013 shooting of William Uggiano, then 19. Fuller was sentenced to six to 12 years in a state prison.


Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Prison, Luzerne County, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News-Star

Criminal justice system has become caretaker for mentally ill, emotionally disturbed

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, a 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons