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2 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Death of controversial Mill Valley developer ruled accidental

The death of Bijan Madjlessi, the Mill Valley real estate developer mired in criminal fraud investigations and civil litigation, was accidental, authorities confirmed Thursday.


Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Law, Strawberry, CA

6 hrs ago | Times Herald

More states push homicide charges in heroin overdoses

Heroin bundles usually made up of 10 baggies wound together with a rubber band are seen in this Burlington, Vt., police evidence package.


Related Topix: Drugs, Wisconsin, Law, Prison, Milwaukee County, WI

10 hrs ago | Congleton Guardian

Gove to probe 'assault' case MP

Former shadow police minister David Ruffley was given a caution for common assault following an incident between him and his ex-partner A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for a domestic assault has been referred by the party to chief whip Michael Gove, a Conservative source has confirmed.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, World News, Suffolk County, England, United Kingdom,

14 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas prosecutor seeks to clear convicted rapist

A Dallas man who said he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated, the Dallas County district attorney said Thursday.


Related Topix: Law, Dallas, TX, Dallas County, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Police Weighing Charges Against Man, 80, Who Shot Fleeing Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.


Related Topix: Law

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

The amount is equal to the national average annual premium for a bronze level health plan.


Related Topix: Tax, Law

Click Orlando

Shia LaBeouf appears in court

Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."


Related Topix: Celebrities, Shia LaBeouf, Theater, Arts, Law, Entertainment

ABC News

Father Charged After Dresser Deaths of Toddlers

The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday.


Related Topix: Aliquippa, PA, Beaver County, PA, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Man gets 2nd death sentence in Dallas slaying

A Dallas man has been sentenced to death a second time for the 1986 killing of a Dallas civil rights attorney and his wife.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Law

NBC New York

Innocent Man Freed After 20 Years

Rodell Sanders spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.


Related Topix: Law

Hillingdon Times

Ex-Ukip MEP faces misconduct charge

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims.


Related Topix: Law, West Midlands County, England, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, US Governors, Jan Brewer

WFAA-TV Dallas

Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.


Related Topix: Law, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County, NY

Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence

The medical examiner's office has identified the victims as Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Violent Crime, Law, Bernalillo County, NM

Prince George Citizen

Now that Duffy's charged, ethics commissioner should investigate, says Regan

The Liberals called on the federal ethics watchdog to re-open her investigation into the Senate expense scandal on Wednesday, a scenario Mary Dawson's office suggested wasn't on the immediate horizon.


Related Topix: Law, Stephen Harper

Ayer Public Spirit

Holmes lawyers question firearms analysis

Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it's subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.


Related Topix: Law, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

He took a plea deal that involves admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon under an agreement prosecutors outlined last month.


Related Topix: Law


Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school.


Related Topix: Law

News Journal

NYC police express anger at reaction to chokehold death

Members of Internet sites that allow law enforcement to air out issues are expressing outrage and offense over public reaction to last week's death of a New York City man after police administered a chokehold, which is against police department policy.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Bond set for mother accused of killing daughter.

Sheriff's deputies arrested an Athens mother for capital murder on Monday after the woman told police she killed her 4-year-old daughter, the day the young girl was supposed to go and sign up for pre-K.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Law