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  • Oakland teen convicted of burning other teen on bus ...

    Monday Jun 29 | via Inside Bay Area 

    The sentence for an Oakland teen who set fire to another teen on an AC Transit bus was reduced Monday due to his success in juvenile detention, which means he likely won't have to serve any time in adult prison. Richard Thomas, who turns 18 on Thursday, was facing life in prison before he took a plea deal last year and pleaded guilty to setting fire to agender Berkeley teen Luke "Sasha" Fleischman's skirt while Fleischman, then 18, was sleeping on a bus traveling through Oakland on Nov. 4, 2013.

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  • Envoy recalled after cook assault charge

    Saturday Jun 27 | via The Telegraph 

    New Delhi, June 27: India has recalled its high commissioner to New Zealand after his cook told local police the envoy's wife had assaulted him, sparking fears of a repeat of the events that led to diplomat Devyani Khobragade's New York arrest in 2013. The decision to call high commissioner Ravi Thapar back to New Delhi followed a month of hectic back-channel negotiations to settle the case quietly and diplomatically without a public investigation, senior officials said.

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  • Oakland man gets 15 years to life for beating girlfr...

    Friday Jun 26 | via Inside Bay Area 

    A 29-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for beating his girlfriend to death on a Lake Merritt pathway in 2012. Over three years, Dominic Daniel abused Ethiopian immigrant Tsega Tesfoy Tsegay, 33, with increasing violence before killing her in the early morning of July 31, 2012, said prosecutor Laura Passaglia.

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  • Coke in her cleavage: 5 craziest crimes of the week

    Thursday Jun 25 | via USA Today 

    Coke in her cleavage: 5 craziest crimes of the week Breast implants and airline nuts factor into the weirdest crime stories of the week. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1LzfF2L A Honduran woman was arrested at the airport in Bogota, Colombia prior to boarding a flight to Spain, after it was discovered she was carrying over 3 pounds of liquid cocaine in her breast implants.

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  • Prosecutors to lead Berkeley balcony collapse crimin...

    Thursday Jun 25 | via KTVN Reno 

    A New York prison guard charged in connection with the maximum-security prison escape of two killers admitted to providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger meat and even access to a catwalk electrical box -... A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger and even access to a catwalk electrical box, but claims he never knew they planned to bust... The site of a massacre a week ago, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is being reclaimed by parishioners who are pledging to remember the loved ones they lost in a shooting rampage while carrying on the... Police officers stood guard and checked bags as hundreds of people filed into a church Thursday for the first funeral for victims of the massacre at a historic black church.

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  • Criminal inquiry into Berkeley balcony collapse planned

    Thursday Jun 25 | via KSWO 

    An abortion rights group will ask a Kansas judge Thursday to block the state's first-in-the-nation ban on what it says is the most common method for terminating second-trimester pregnancies, contending that the... A Kansas judge on Thursday blocked the state's first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents refer to as "dismemberment abortion." If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again.

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    Wednesday Jun 24 | via UTV 

    By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, check our Cookie Policy City of Berkeley officials have recommended emergency adoption of new, tougher building regulations and the inspection of every balcony in its jurisdiction following the balcony collapse which killed six students and severely injured seven.

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  • Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merc...

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via WLNE-TV Providence 

    Wal-Mart says it's removing items... . Wal-Mart President & CEO Doug McMillon is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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  • Solar plane departure from Japan for Hawaii postponed

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via News9 Oklahoma City 

    Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on the football team, police said. Sean "Diddy" Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative the hip-hop mogul's company said Tuesday.

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  • Passenger's demand nuts and crackers costs airline $...

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via The New Zealand Herald 

    Jeremiah Mathis Thede is escorted off the plane. He allegedly stood up 15 minutes into the flight and demanded "nuts or crackers".

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  • Badly rotted beams identified in deadly balcony coll...

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via KAUZ 

    By The Associated Press Wildfires are tearing through some drought-stricken areas of the West. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires.

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  • Fresh appeal launched over man's death

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via RTE.ie 

    Mr Burke was well known in Dn Laoghaire and was known to frequent Dn Laoghaire pier and the area around The Holy Cross Church in Dundrum. The last confirmed sighting of Mr Burke was on George's Street in Dn Laoghaire on 28 July 2014 at around 2.30pm.

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  • Anti-abortion group criticises UN recommendation

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via RTE.ie 

    The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights yesterday recommended that a referendum be held on abortion in Ireland The Pro-Life Campaign has said it takes issue with a United Nations committee telling Ireland how its people should proceed in the area of abortion. The committee also urged the Government to adopt guidelines to clarify what constitutes a real substantive risk to the life of a pregnant woman.

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  • 80 jobs at new Dublin Airport dining area

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via RTE.ie 

    Eighty jobs are expected to be created at Dublin Airport with the opening of a new dining area in Terminal 1. Recruitment open days are being held in the Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport, from 12pm to 8pm today and Thursday, 25 June. Apple has agreed to pay musicians for songs played during its new music streaming service's trial period, after pop star Taylor Swift threatened a boycott The extraordinary story of Irish football superstar, Patrick 'Paddy' O'Connell - the first Irish man to captain Man Utd - the man feted with saving Barcelona FC from extinction.

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  • Call for commitment on alcohol sport sponsorship

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via RTE.ie 

    The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has said it is disappointed an Oireachtas report on alcohol does not include commitments on sport sponsorship. Speaking on RT's Morning Ireland, Professor Frank Murray, Chairman of Alcohol Policy at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, said the bill, which includes recommendations on minimum pricing for alcohol, could be as big a step forward as the smoking ban.

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  • News in Brief

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via RTE.ie 

    "We were informed by the Met Police on 20th of June that they had arrested general Emmanuel Karenzi Karake," a Foreign Office spokesman said. The protesters, Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin, were demonstrating against the closing of a case that they say is police brutality after the emergence last month of a video clip that showed policemen shoving and punching a black soldier.

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  • Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

    Monday Jun 22 | via KWWL-TV Waterloo 

    Cooler weather Monday was expected to aid crews making progress against a huge forest fire in a remote area of the San Bernardino Mountains - the largest of several blazes burning across California.

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  • RTE wins prestigious radio award

    Monday Jun 22 | via RTE.ie 

    In addition to being named Broadcaster of the Year, RTE also received a total of 34 awards in the radio categories It is the third time in four years that RT has won the overall award, ahead of stations from 32 countries. In addition to being named Broadcaster of the Year, RT also received a total of 34 awards in the radio categories, including 23 medals for individual programmes on RT Radio 1 and RT lyric fm.

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  • Cork service to mark Air India attack anniversary

    Monday Jun 22 | via RTE.ie 

    Family members of the 329 passengers and crew who died when a bomb exploded on board Air India Flight 182 off the Irish coast in 1985 are gathering at Ahakista in west Cork to mark the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. The memorial service will be attended by Canada's Minister for Justice, Peter MacKay, and by Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.

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  • Tsipras says ball now in EU's court

    Monday Jun 22 | via RTE.ie 

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said last night it is now up to European authorities to find a debt deal to save Greece from default, after his government submitted a reform plan to Brussels. "The ball is in the court of the European authorities," the leftist leader told reporters after an emergency eurozone summit in Brussels.

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Berkeley Law

Will I need to take the 18 month dui program?
Hi I got a dui when I was 18, it was dismissed in court and I never took the first offender program but I also did not request a hearing in those first 10 days, i paid 100$ and got my license reinstated. A year ago I got my second dui, this one did not get dismissed, I was convicted and told I had to do a 3 month dui first offender program by the court. I was not eligible to get a restricted license to and from work because of where I sit in the middle of 2 duis or not, my question is will i have to take the 18 month second dui offender program even if the court says I have to do the 3 month? I have to get an h6 from the dmv and I'm afraid my first dui will show up even if it was dismissed in court years ago. Thank you
We need to know whether the 1st DUI arrest was within 10 years of the second. If so, you will have to do the 18 month...
I was arrested for a DUI on Halloween.
Last march I was arrested for drunk in public with resisting but it was dismissed. 7 years ago I was convicted of a OWIL in Michigan. I honestly would have said in any of the prior occasions that I did not think that I have a serious problem, but man this is not looking like it is the case. I am a pre-med student and single father. I am terrified of the consequences and am looking into support groups for harm reduction/ abstinence. Is there any hope?
You best hope is to get a criminal defense attorney who has practiced in your area for decades. The attorney will...
How can I get my driver's license back in this situation?
If I got 2 DUIs in 2003, and have paid all the fines, completed all the community service, and am now enrolled (6 months) in the 18-month DUI program, can I get my license back? Another group member with the same situation has gotten hers (after just 3 months of enrollment), but a MAU clerk told me I couldn't until I completed the year-and-a-half program. Is there a way I can get it back (the clerk also said I was not ordered to have an interlock device installed)?
DMV controls when and if you can get a temporary license or actual license. If there are unpaid traffic tickets, there...
Is it possible that my breathalyzer test was LOWER than my blood test?
I was recently arrested for a DUI, my breathalyzer results were .09 - Once arrested, my blood was drawn for further analysis. Do I need to be concerned about the blood test results? Or are breathalyzer results typically congruent with blood analysis?
It really depends on many scientific factors. Just a few to start with are whether your alcohol level was going up or...
Got my first DUI and I'm planning to plead not guilty and get a public defender. Is that the right thing to do?
I was pulled over for speeding. The CHP asked if I had been drinking and I said I had one drink. They did a sobriety test and breathalyzer and then arrested me. I was breathalyzed again at the station and it was .11. I spent the night in jail. The cops were extremely nice to me and said I might not get charged with a full DUI. They didn't give me a speeding ticket, just the DUI. I'm extremely nervous about my court date, but I can't afford a lawyer. I'm just not sure what to expect. Any info you have would be most appreciated!
You'll be fine. If you qualify for the public defender, enter a not guilty plea and let the public defender do his or...
Can I get my DUI blood test results before my court date and can I leave town before then to visit family as long as I'm back?
I was arrested under suspicion of DUI last night and took a blood test. I have a court date in a month and would like to find out my results before I go to see what legal actions I need to take. Also, I would like to visit my family before then, but I wasn't sure if I'm allowed to leave the state before my court date. I'll be back for my court date though.
Sometimes DMV will give your attorney your blood results, but they are usually not ready for a number of weeks. If...
Can I become an attorney with three misdemeanors on my record?
September 2010: Wet Reckless. November 2010: DUI (original Wet Reckless from September then turned into a DUI) May 2011: Driving with a suspended driver's license Completed all of my court-ordered obligations. Fees and fines paid in full. Three misdemeanors altogether within a 9-month period or so. NO priors besides two speeding tickets and some parking citations. I'll have completed 2 bachelor's degrees by June 2014. Looking to get into a law program by 2016. Should I still pursue this?
Its possible that you could become a lawyer though this isn't certain. As you know attorneys must demonstrate their...