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1 hr ago | News 4 Jax

Gunman accused in mass shooting collapses in court

FACE WITH THE JUDGE. OPENING UP ABOUT THEIR TRAGIC LOSS. CHILLING DETAILS EMERGING THIS MORNING THE ACCUSED KILLER, 33-YEAR-OLD RONALD HASKELL APPEARED IN COURT THIS MORNING, A LOT OF TURBULENT EMOTIONS IN THE ROOM AS DETAILS ABOUT HIS ALLEGED CRIMES WERE READ TO THE COURT.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law

5 hrs ago | KSWO

Cameron man gets life sentence for fatal shooting

A judge has sentenced a Cameron man to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his former brother-in-law.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law, Fort Smith, AR

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Globe and Mail

Crown downplays importance of gang leader's testimony at B.C. murder trial

A former gang leader's testimony at a mass murder trial in British Columbia is far from the only evidence against the alleged killers, the Crown said Friday, downplaying the significance of a witness who has enormous credibility problems.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Law

The Jackson Sun

Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

A former top pediatric cancer doctor was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Friday following his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Law, Ohio State University

KLKN

2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

PATERSON, N.J. - A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, while two other young men were also charged and the girl's family prepared for her funeral.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Passaic County, NJ, Law

WGAL-TV Lancaster

PayPal to refund donations in hot-car death

If you donated to a fund-raising campaign for the family of Cooper Harris, the suburban Atlanta toddler who died after being left in a hot car, you may soon be getting a refund.

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Related Topix: Law, Cobb County, GA, Autos

The Arizona Republic

Man accused of killing 6 collapses in court

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spring, TX, Law

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Teen accused in teacher's murder charged in new attack

A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing his teacher last year faces new charges after an assault on a state youth services staffer.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, MA, Law, Danvers, MA, Salem, MA

LaGrange Daily News

Johnson sentenced to two years in p...

After a guilty plea, a former Union County Magistrate's Office employee was sentenced to two years in prison and five years probation, as well as being required to pay $40,000 in restitution.

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Related Topix: Law, Buffalo, SC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Town Talk

Man busted after towing undercover police car

A man accused of running an illegal towing operation in Oregon was arrested after allegedly towing an undercover police vehicle .

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Related Topix: Independence, OR, Marion County, OR, Law

Washington Times

Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs radical right

The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Law

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud lawsuit against expedition organizers.

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Related Topix: Law, Boat Disaster

WVEC-TV Norfolk

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Law

Tri-cityherald.com

Ex-officer sentenced to 18 months in ATV crash

The judge said Derick Kuilan's actions showed wanton disregard for other's safety.

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Related Topix: Law

The State

Justices: Prosecutor can investigate House speaker

The ruling overturned a lower court's decision earlier this year to halt the prosecutor's investigation.

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Related Topix: Law

Centre Daily Times

Survey of U.S. colleges and universities finds many problems in how...

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri releases results from her survey of colleges and universities on sexual assault, July 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with the law and follow best practices for how to handle student sexual assaults, according to the results released Wednesday from an in-depth ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Law

USA Today

Report: ATF can't fully track some gun probes

The nation's gun enforcement agency lacks the capacity to track the outcomes of thousands of investigations into those who improperly purchased firearms, a government review concluded.

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Related Topix: US News, ATF, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds hearsay law

Hearsay is testimony that quotes someone who isn't available to testify. Such testimony was generally barred at preliminary hearings until 2012.

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Related Topix: Law, Walworth County, WI, Kenosha, WI

The Tribune

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Law

ABC News

GOP Lawmakers Try to Ease New Curbs on Ivory Sales

Republicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such items.

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Related Topix: Law

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