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2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced

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2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced

- Dearborn — Two men have been sentenced to jail or prison, months after they entered a Detroit-area police department with body armor and firearms. James Baker posted a video, saying he and Brandon Vreeland had been illegally stopped in February and felt the need to protect themselves as they visited the Dearborn police station to file a complaint. Baker, an Oakland County man, was sentenced to nine months in jail Friday for carrying a concealed weapon
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Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman

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Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman

- Reginald Briggs, 33, faces up to 170 years in prison for the Sept. 17 shooting death of Teresa Longo. Judge Mark Ashford will sentence him in October. Briggs killed Longo, 31, with a shot to the head in a flophouse near 39th and Blondo Streets. After an eight-day trial, jurors deliberated about five hours before rendering the verdict. The jury of four women and eight men could not unanimously agree that Briggs intentionally shot Longo or that the killing was premeditated
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Man going to jail for posing as ex-wife in Craigslist ad to hire hitman

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Man going to jail for posing as ex-wife in Craigslist ad to hire hitman

- CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail. The Public Opinion reported 30-year-old Christian Koelsch was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to false reports Wednesday. Craigslist provided information to law enforcement about the ad, and that helped authorities determine who had created it
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Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

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Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas’ recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber. The state Department of Correction said Thursday it had paid $250 in cash to buy enough midazolam for use in two executions
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Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

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Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

- With his handgun drawn and cocked sideways, Chicago police Officer Marco Proano charged up to a stolen car filled with black teenagers during a traffic stop nearly four years ago. As the Toyota Avalon reversed quickly away from him, Proano steadied the gun with both hands and fired 16 bullets into the car, wounding two of the teens. Proano's actions during the December 2013 incident — captured in a police dashboard camera video — will take center stage in a federal courtroom Monday as the 11-year veteran officer faces civil rights charges alleging he used unreasonable force
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B-52's Frontman Sues ... You Ruined My Christmas Album

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B-52's Frontman Sues ... You Ruined My Christmas Album

- EXCLUSIVE 's frontman, Fred Schneider, and his side project, The Superions, are suing their record label, claiming it failed to live up to any of the holly jolly obligations of their Xmas album. According to legal docs, the synth rock trio -- made up of Schneider, Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall -- dropped "Destination ... Christmas!" in 2010, stocked with nontraditional yuletide gems like "Fruitcake" and "Christmas Conga (Jungle Bells)" that led it to debut at #13 on the Billboard Comedy Album Chart
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Merit board fires embattled Lake County cop accused of hit-and-run

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Merit board fires embattled Lake County cop accused of hit-and-run

- A suspended Lake County officer accused of a hit-and-run at last year's Gary Air Show was fired Thursday. Last month, the Lake County Sheriff's Police Merit Board found Guy Mikulich, 38, guilty of all eight disciplinary charges he faced in connection to the incident. He had a two-day disciplinary hearing before the merit board in June, in which multiple witnesses were called, including the victim's wife, Maureen Dircks, who described running to her husband's side
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Husband of Birmingham cop arrested in court says allegations against her are false

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Husband of Birmingham cop arrested in court says allegations against her are false

- A Birmingham man is defending his wife. She's a cop and accused of being drunk when she showed up in court to testify this week. Jonathan Smith says his wife, Velvet Smith, was on standby to testify. But was called late in the day and had to rush to court. And within minutes of getting there, she was cuffed and behind bars
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Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for 2013 gang rape

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Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for 2013 gang rape

- Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his involvement in the gang rape of an unconscious female student in 2013. Banks’ former teammate Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in November and Cory Batey, another former teammate, was sentenced 15 years in July 2016. The defense argued Banks, 23, feared he would be assaulted himself if he did not participate in the rape, ESPN reported
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Newhall man sentenced to prison for killing friend, dumping his body

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Newhall man sentenced to prison for killing friend, dumping his body

- SAN FERNANDO >> A Newhall man who confessed to fatally shooting a childhood friend and leaving his body in the Angeles National Forest near Sand Canyon was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison. David Aldana, who turned 23 on Thursday, pleaded no contest Aug. 7 to voluntary manslaughter in the February 2016 killing of Maximiliano Bernal. Aldana also admitted an allegation he personally used a handgun
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Roman Polanski is denied latest request to unseal testimony in his statutory rape case

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Roman Polanski is denied latest request to unseal testimony in his statutory rape case

- Roman Polanski has been denied his latest request to unseal testimony given by the original prosecutor in the filmmaker’s four-decade-old statutory rape case. In a ruling issued Friday afternoon, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon also denied Polanski his efforts to resolve the entire case after Samantha Geimer, the victim of the 1977 crime, asked the court in June to bring the case — which has caused her great personal anguish — to an end
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California mass killer spared death sentence

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California mass killer spared death sentence

- SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over local authorities' use of jailhouse informants, a judge decided Friday. Judge Thomas M. Goethals said Scott Dekraai would not be sentenced to death after pleading guilty to killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon
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Third man convicted in beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji

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Third man convicted in beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji

- A third person has been convicted in the beating death of a USC graduate student that shook the university community, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Jonathan Del Carmen, 22, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the July 24, 2014, killing of Xinran Ji, an engineering student from China who had been walking home from a study group when he was attacked in the middle of the night
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Mother pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case

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Mother pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case

- FESTUS, Mo. – A Festus mother pleaded guilty Thursday to what police said was one of the worst cases of child abuse they’ve ever seen. Layla Fast Evans died two years ago after police said she was beaten to death by her mother. The child was 19 months-old. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 35 years and this is the worst case of child abuse I’ve ever seen,” said Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis
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Navy captain latest to plead guilty in bribery case

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Navy captain latest to plead guilty in bribery case

- SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The former assistant chief of staff of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet admitted in federal court in San Diego Friday that he accepted bribes in the form of parties and prostitutes while sneaking proprietary information to foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis and his Singapore-based firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia. U.S. Navy Capt. Jesus Vasquez Cantu, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov
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3-year sentence recommended for engineer in Volkswagen emissions scandal

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3-year sentence recommended for engineer in Volkswagen emissions scandal

- Federal prosecutors are recommending a three-year prison sentence for a key engineer involved in the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scheme and cover-up. James Liang, who pleaded guilty in September in U.S. District Court in Detroit to conspiracy, could have received a sentence of up to five years based on the guidelines, but the government cited his "substantial assistance" in recommending a shorter prison sentence
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California mass killer spared death sentence

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California mass killer spared death sentence

- By AMY TAXIN Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over local authorities' use of jailhouse informants, a judge decided Friday. Judge Thomas M. Goethals said Scott Dekraai would not be sentenced to death after pleading guilty to killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon
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  • Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens
    Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

    , chicagotribune.com

    With his handgun drawn and cocked sideways, Chicago police Officer Marco Proano charged up to a stolen car filled with black teenagers during a traffic stop nearly four years ago. As the Toyota Avalon reversed quickly away from him, Proano steadied the gun with both hands and fired 16 bullets into the car, wounding two of the teens. Proano's actions during the December 2013 incident — captured in a police dashboard camera video — will take center stage in a federal courtroom Monday as the 11-year veteran officer faces civil rights charges alleging he used unreasonable force
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  • B-52's Frontman Sues ... You Ruined My Christmas Album
    B-52's Frontman Sues ... You Ruined My Christmas Album

    , tmz.com

    EXCLUSIVE 's frontman, Fred Schneider, and his side project, The Superions, are suing their record label, claiming it failed to live up to any of the holly jolly obligations of their Xmas album. According to legal docs, the synth rock trio -- made up of Schneider, Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall -- dropped "Destination ... Christmas!" in 2010, stocked with nontraditional yuletide gems like "Fruitcake" and "Christmas Conga (Jungle Bells)" that led it to debut at #13 on the Billboard Comedy Album Chart
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Trials

  • Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens
    Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

    , chicagotribune.com

    With his handgun drawn and cocked sideways, Chicago police Officer Marco Proano charged up to a stolen car filled with black teenagers during a traffic stop nearly four years ago. As the Toyota Avalon reversed quickly away from him, Proano steadied the gun with both hands and fired 16 bullets into the car, wounding two of the teens. Proano's actions during the December 2013 incident — captured in a police dashboard camera video — will take center stage in a federal courtroom Monday as the 11-year veteran officer faces civil rights charges alleging he used unreasonable force
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Courts

  • Nebraska high court rejects man's Zoloft defense in killing
    Nebraska high court rejects man's Zoloft defense in killing

    , ketv.com

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a defense by a Nebraska man who argued an antidepressant caused him to kill his girlfriend in 2002. Randall Robbins pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Brittany Eurek and was sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison. In an appeal, Robbins argued he should be allowed to undergo DNA testing to show that his body was unable to properly metabolize Zoloft, which he was taking at the time of the killing
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  • Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence
    Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

    , nytimes.com

    Photo In a strongly worded ruling on Thursday, a federal judge presiding over an intellectual property fight between Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car unit spun out of Google, said jurors in a coming trial may be told that Uber has been withholding key evidence. The trial, in United States District Court in San Francisco, is not expected to start until October, but Judge William Alsup did little to hide his frustration with the resistance or inability of Uber and its lawyers to hand over evidence in a pretrial discovery process, according to a hearing transcript provided by the court
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  • California mass killer spared death sentence
    California mass killer spared death sentence

    , bostonherald.com

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over local authorities' use of jailhouse informants, a judge decided Friday. Judge Thomas M. Goethals said Scott Dekraai would not be sentenced to death after pleading guilty to killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon
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Sentence

  • Iowa man given new trial gets probation in daughter's death
    Iowa man given new trial gets probation in daughter's death

    , kcci.com

    Iowa man given new trial gets probation in daughter's death CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man who got a new trial after being convicted in the 2010 death of his 17-month-old daughter has been sentenced to probation. KCRG reports that 29-year-old Zyriah Schlitter was sentenced Friday in a Linn County court and will not serve more prison time in the case
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