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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Prosecutor: No criminal charges in Irene aid fraud

Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.


Related Topix: Law

6 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Federal judge Mark Fuller could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.


Related Topix: Law

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Christopher Brandon Lee to be extradited in case of Erin Corwina s murder

Erin Corwin, 19, vanished without a trace June 28. She was reported missing the following day by her husband, Marine Cpl.


Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Law, Celebrities, Christopher Lee


Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Beavercreek, OH, Law

Boston Herald

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Law, Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, North Carolina, Law

CBS Local

Steven Brooks Taking Plea Deal

An expelled Nevada state assemblyman plans to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a plea deal that would get him out of jail and into a mental health program.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Law


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

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

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

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

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