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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

National Public Radio

Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline As Cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: West Allis, WI, Law

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism In Egging Case

Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with misdemeanor vandalism for egging his neighbors house, reports TMZ.

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Related Topix: Law

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Protest erupts after deputy cleared in boy's death

This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Violent Crime, Law

Turnto10.com

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation - will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Law

Congleton Guardian

Police chief facing safety charge

A chief constable will appear in court today accused of health and safety breaches after a man was shot dead by one of his officers.

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Related Topix: Law, World News, United Kingdom,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Island Packet

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

Though the agreement with Delilah Williams seemed distasteful and "difficult to swallow," U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said it was necessary in prosecuting a murder case against her husband, Naeem Williams, who prosecutors said delivered the punch that killed his daughter Talia on July 16, 2005.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Law

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