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Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

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Rockford man on parole arrested on drug, weapons charges

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Woman pleads guilty to impersonating a nurse at a St. Louis hospital

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Judge rejects plea deal for Franklin County murder suspects

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Psychiatrist In Court On Attempted Murder Charges
A Manhattan psychiatrist appeared in court Friday, five years after the attempted murder of her ex-lover. Prosecutors allege she coerced a patient, who was also her cousin, to kill the father of her child. CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.   Read More ...
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Woman Pleads Guilty In Drugged Driving Crash That Killed Nurse
HANSON (CBS) – A woman accused of driving while on drugs changes her mind and her plea to guilty. Kathleen Vitello, 54, of Hanson was sentenced to 6 to 8 years for motor vehicle manslaughter two years after she struck and killed Hanover nurse, 32-year-old Amanda Russell. Vitello was under the influence of four different prescription medications when she crossed the line on Winter Street in Hanson December 23, 2015 and struck Russell who was on a run training for the Boston Marathon   Read More ...
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Judge rejects manslaughter plea deal in deadly Franklin County burglary
The daughter of a man who was bound and left to die in a burglary at his home last year is applauding a judge’s rejection of a manslaughter plea deal with two suspects. In September, two of three defendants, all from Union, Mo., pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and burglary in the Nov. 3 death of Kenneth Allen Jr. Allen, 70, was hog-tied by burglars in his home at the 300 block of Elmwood Estates Drive near Washington, Mo   Read More ...
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Jury finds man guilty in longtime coal exec's killing
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted the accused trigger man in the 2016 fatal shooting of a longtime coal executive in West Virginia. News outlets report that 22-year-old Anthony Raheem Arriaga of Ohio was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of conspiracy. Prosecutors said Arriaga told police he killed Bennett "Ben" Hatfield in May 2016 in a plan to steal his SUV and sell it for parts   Read More ...
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Man gets 300 years in prison for killing wife, 2 others
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her husband in a small south-central Montana town has been sentenced to 300 years in prison. Robert James LeCou was sentenced Friday to three consecutive 100-year terms for the April 2016 deaths of 54-year-old Karen Hill-LeCou; 72-year-old Sharon Hill-Lamb and 76-year-old Lloyd Lamb in Belfry. The victims' bodies were discovered on April 7, 2016, after a neighbor grew suspicious about a lack of activity at the house   Read More ...
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Ex-Hawaii police chief, wife plead not guilty to corruption
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police chief, his deputy city prosecutor wife, and current and former officers conspired to frame the couple's relative for stealing a mailbox to discredit him in a family financial dispute, according to an indictment released Friday after a U.S. investigation into department-wide corruption. Louis Kealoha, who retired earlier this year, and four former and current officers misused resources from a special police unit to intimidate the uncle of Katherine Kealoha, the indictment said   Read More ...
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Two men sentenced to prison for investment scheme
Inofin executives bilked investors out of more than $50 million. . Two men sentenced to prison for investment scheme Inofin executives bilked investors out of more than $50 million WEBVTT GARY ANDERSEN HAS THE LATESTFROM FEDERAL COURT.>> THE JUDGE HAS THEINTERSECTION OF THIS CRIME ISN'TLOSING MONEY AND HOMES, BUTTHEIR SENSE OF TRUST.AFTER RING SENTENCED TO 3.5YEARS IN PRISON, MICHAEL CUOMOSENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS BEHINDBARS   Read More ...
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Feds seek life sentence for man who shot Albuquerque police officer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A U.S. attorney is seeking a life sentence for the man who shot an Albuquerque Police officer, just for carrying a gun that night. Christopher Cook opened fire on Officer Lou Golson in January 2015 during a DWI stop. He was in a stolen SUV at the time. Golson was shot in the stomach and leg. He has since recovered and is back at work   Read More ...
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Bail set at $100K for two Polish band members in rape case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The final two members of a Polish metal band had bail set at $100,000 on rape and kidnapping charges involving the gang-rape of a woman on their tour bus following a show in Spokane, Washington. On Friday, 31-year-old Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert Wiecek of the band Decapitated made their initial appearance before a judge in Spokane   Read More ...
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Man found guilty in Etowah Co. murder case
Tyler Parker has been convicted of murder in Etowah County. The jury was out less than an hour, after a trial that took up this week. He was charged with murder in the June 2016 death of Wesley Clifton, who had been missing for several days before he was found buried in a shallow grave on Parker's family property near some chicken houses   Read More ...
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Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state. Monsanto’s lawsuit seeks to block the Arkansas State Plant Board from prohibiting the use of the company’s dicamba herbicide during summer months   Read More ...
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Appeals court takes early look at lawsuits in DACA cases
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York will get an early look at some of the legal issues surrounding President Donald Trump's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. Two lawsuits filed in Brooklyn have sought to block the Republican president from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Those cases still are at early stages, with lawyers arguing over what records the government must turn over to the plaintiffs   Read More ...
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Lawsuit accuses diet soft drink makers of misleading consumers
A class action lawsuit is taking the soft drink industry to task for its use of the word "diet."   Read More ...
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Supreme Court rejects ‘dark stores’ tax assessment
Lansing — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal from retail giant Menard over a tax assessment method that local governments across the state have said left them millions of dollars short of what such companies should be paying. Michigan’s highest court upheld a 2016 decision from the state’s Court of Appeals in Menard, Inc. vs. City of Escanaba that found the state was assessing taxes unfairly by not taking into account multiple ways of assessing property value   Read More ...
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Judge orders Vegas hotel to preserve all surveillance videos and gambling records in shooter investigation
The Las Vegas hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock shot innocent concertgoers from has been ordered by a Nevada judge to preserve evidence, including surveillance footage, gambling records and photos. The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will have to hold on to any information it has on Paddock as part of a lawsuit filed by a California woman, Rachel Sheppard, who was shot in the attack on October 1   Read More ...
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Woman targeted in alleged murder-for-hire plot sues ex-husband, his mother
Plainfield woman’s lawsuit seeks $2 million in damages. WEBVTT N CAROSA IS LIVE INOUR NEWSROOM TO EXPLAIN WHY.KRISTEN: JEAN TEMPLE'S LAWYERSAYS THIS CASE HAS AFFECTED HERLIFE IN MANY WAYS AND DESERVES-- AND SHE DESERVES TO GETCOMPENSATED FOR WHAT SHE HASBEEN THROUGH.JEAN TEMPLE'S EX-HUSBAND AND HISMOTHER ARE IN JAIL AWAITINGTRIAL, BOTH CHARGED WITHSOLICITING MURDER.>> IT IS JUST A BAD DIVORCE CASETHAT WENT OVER THE RAILS   Read More ...
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Alleged target of murder-for-hire plot files lawsuit
WEBVTT N CAROSA IS LIVE INOUR NEWSROOM TO EXPLAIN WHY.KRISTEN: JEAN TEMPLE'S LAWYERSAYS THIS CASE HAS AFFECTED HERLIFE IN MANY WAYS AND DESERVES-- AND SHE DESERVES TO GETCOMPENSATED FOR WHAT SHE HASBEEN THROUGH.JEAN TEMPLE'S EX-HUSBAND AND HISMOTHER ARE IN JAIL AWAITINGTRIAL, BOTH CHARGED WITHSOLICITING MURDER.>> IT IS JUST A BAD DIVORCE CASETHAT WENT OVER THE RAILS.KRISTEN: ACCORDING TO THECOMPLAINT, JEAN AND MAURICETEMPLE FILED FOR DIVORCE IN2007, IT WAS FINALIZED TWO YEARSLATER, BUT THE COUPLE HAS FOUGHTOVER MONEY OWED TO JEAN   Read More ...
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Man gets 100 years in prison for killing wife, 2 others
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) - An ex-con convicted of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her husband in a small south-central Montana town has been sentenced to 100 years in prison. KULR-TV reports Robert James LeCou was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 deaths of 54-year-old Karen Hill-LeCou; 72-year-old Sharon Hill-Lamb and 76-year-old Lloyd Lamb in Belfry. The victims' bodies were discovered on April 7, 2016, after a neighbor grew suspicious about a lack of activity at the house   Read More ...
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Bail set at $100K for two Polish band members in rape case
SPOKANE, Wash. - The final two members of a Polish metal band had bail set at $100,000 on rape and kidnapping charges involving the gang-rape of a woman on their tour bus following a show in Spokane, Washington. On Friday, 31-year-old Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert Wiecek of the band Decapitated made their initial appearance before a judge in Spokane. Superior Court Judge John Cooney set bail, ordered them to surrender their passports and to stay away from the victim if released on bail   Read More ...
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Tacoma man charged with beating mother to death
TACOMA, Wash. - A 49-year-old Tacoma man has been charged with murder for allegedly beating his mother to death with a liquor bottle. The Seattle Times reports Sebastian Samuel Levy-Aldrete pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court. Court documents say Levy-Aldrete called 911 early Monday and reported that his mother, Maria Aldrete-Levy had been killed in her secured apartment by an intruder   Read More ...
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Rockford man on parole arrested on drug, weapons charges
A Rockford man found not guilty of murder earlier this year was arrested Thursday on drug and weapons charges. Anthony Sims, 29, has been arrested on armed habitual criminal, armed violence, possession with intent to deliver cocaine (15-100 grams), possession with intent to deliver heroin (15-100 grams) and possession with intent to deliver heroin within 1,000 feet of a school (1-15 grams) charges   Read More ...
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State attorney general accuses retailer Curacao of unlawful business practices
Curacao, a Southern California electronics retailer that caters to Latinos, was accused of several unlawful business practices in a civil lawsuit filed by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra. The practices harmed consumers and in some cases resulted in shoppers paying substantially more for products and services than advertised, Becerra alleged at a news conference Friday in Los Angeles. “They are taking advantage of people who work very hard, who don’t have very much money and who believe that they’ll get fair treatment,” Becerra said   Read More ...
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Utah man pleads guilty in Easter Sunday murder, robbery near Jordan River Parkway
A man accused of the Easter Sunday shooting death and robbery of 46-year-old Matthew Earl Holt near the Jordan River Parkway has pleaded guilty. Jeffery Ray Shepherd, 36, of Tooele, was charged in May with first-degree felony aggravated murder, which carries the potential for the death penalty. Shepherd also was charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery and second-degree felony obstructing justice   Read More ...
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Woman pleads guilty to impersonating a nurse at a St. Louis hospital
ST. LOUIS, MO — Samantha Rivera, 36, pleaded guilty to health care fraud and identity theft. She admitted to lying about her nursing credentials and work experience after spending months working as a nurse at a St. Louis hospital. In September 2016 Rivera used the name and license number of a New Mexico nurse with a similar name to get a job at St   Read More ...
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Judge rejects plea deal for Franklin County murder suspects
UNION, MO - A victory for the family of a murder victim in Franklin County. A judge today rejected a plea deal for two murder suspects. Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Gael Wood rejected the prosecutor's plea deal to reduce the charges from second degree murder to involuntary manslaughter for two suspects in the killing of 70-year-old Ken Allen. Judge Wood called that deal too lenient   Read More ...
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Coca-Cola, Pepsi among major diet soda companies sued for false advertising
(WTNH)–Three of the biggest diet soda brands are under fire, accused of false advertising. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group are facing proposed class-action lawsuits, which allege that the marketing of their diet sodas are “false, misleading and unlawful.” The suits also claim the aspartame used in the sodas causes weight gain. “Products that are marketed as diet products should be helpful in helping people lose weight, and these products are not helpful in losing weight   Read More ...
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Lawsuit: Prison did nothing as fungus ruined inmate's brain
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An Kansas prison inmate died in April after a brain fungus gave him a form of meningitis that left him weak and so disoriented that he drank his own urine while prison health care staff ignored his pleas for help, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of his mother and daughter. Marques Davis complained for months about symptoms at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, his attorney, Leland Dempsey, said in the lawsuit filed this week in federal court, The Kansas City Star reported   Read More ...
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Appeals court revives lawsuit over wipes labeled 'flushable'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses Kimberly-Clark of falsely advertising that four of its cleansing wipes were flushable. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the lawsuit provided adequate support for the allegation that Kimberly-Clark's wipes were not safe to dispose in the toilet. The court also said the lawsuit by consumer Jennifer Davidson did not have to allege the wipes damaged her plumbing   Read More ...
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Officer’s Question Drew Deadly Response in Queens, Prosecutor Says
Photo In a Queens courtroom filled with police officers, the trial of the man charged with the 2015 murder of officer Brian Moore, 25, began on Friday, with the prosecutor laying out a timeline of events. “When most people are making plans for Saturday evening, Brian Moore was getting ready for work,” David A. Saunders, an assistant district attorney, told the jury   Read More ...
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Charleston man pleads guilty to having sawed-off shotgun
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge, admitting he possessed an illegal sawed-off shotgun. According to prosecutors, Joe Orville Fooce III, of Charleston, had a shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches long that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. South Charleston police in July 2016 said they found Fooce unresponsive at an intersection and discovered the gun in his backpack   Read More ...
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Walker administration asks state Supreme Court to block salmon protection initiative
State attorneys announced they had appealed a ruling by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner, issued this month, that would allow the initiative to move ahead. Walker's administration had previously rejected the initiative proposal, saying it would unconstitutionally appropriate a state asset – water – away from big development projects like mines and pipelines. The proposal would set up a new permitting system for projects that affect fish habitat, requiring new levels of review for those that would have "significant adverse impacts" and barring those that cause irreparable damage   Read More ...
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Suspended Jefferson County DA Charles Henderson found guilty of perjury
WEBVTT -- LISA: JEFFERSON COUNTY'S TOPPROSECUTOR FOUND GUILTY OFPERJURY TODAY AND IT COST HIMHIS JOB AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY.SHERI: WVTM 13'S CHIPSCARBOROUGH IS LIVE AT THECRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER TOBREAKDOWN THE VERDICT ANDREACTION FROM BOTH SIDES.CHIP?CHIP: WELL, SHERI, THE JURY CAMEBACK JUST BEFORE 11:00 THISMORNING, FINDING CHARLESHENDERSON GUILTY OF PERJURY INTHE FIRST DEGREE.THE EXECUTION, OBVIOUSLY,PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME WHILE, THE DEFENSE IS A UNEASY ABOUTHOW THE JURY REACHED THATVERDICT   Read More ...
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Class-action lawsuit accuses diet soda makers of misleading consumers
A class action lawsuit is taking the soft drink industry to task for its use of the word "diet."   Read More ...
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Buhl man accused of stealing checks from a friend who was in the hospital
BUHL — A Buhl man is accused of stealing checks from a friend who was in the hospital. Wyatt Eugene Layton, 19, of Buhl was arraigned Thursday in Twin Falls County Fifth District Court. He’s charged with felony grand theft and forgery. A court affidavit explains that a man came into the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 22 to report a possible grand theft and forgery of his checkbook   Read More ...
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Appeals court revives lawsuit over wipes labeled 'flushable'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses Kimberly-Clark of falsely advertising that four of its cleansing wipes were flushable. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the lawsuit provided adequate support for the allegation that Kimberly-Clark's wipes were not safe to dispose in the toilet. The court also said the lawsuit by consumer Jennifer Davidson did not have to allege the wipes damaged her plumbing   Read More ...
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Vermont high court says private emails can be public records
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's public records law can extend to state employees' private email accounts if messages in them otherwise meet the state's definition of public records. The ruling suggests methods the state can use to ask employees if they have messages that would be subjected to Public Records Act. "This approach strikes a balance between protecting the privacy of state workers and ensuring the disclosure of those public records necessary to hold agencies accountable," said the decision, written by Justice Beth Robinson   Read More ...
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NW Portland public masturbator sentenced to prison
A man accused of masturbating in front of two women in Northwest Portland was sentenced Friday to almost four years in prison for at least his 11 offense. Raul Ralph Rios pleaded guilty to a single public indecency charge as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to 45 months in prison and 15 months of post-prison supervision. He had previously pleaded not guilty in the case   Read More ...
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Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. Monsanto asked a state judge to block the Arkansas Plant Board from enforcing a rule it adopted last year that prevents its dicamba product from being used each year from April 15 through September 15   Read More ...
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Iowa man convicted of vehicular homicide in teen's death
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of crashing his car into a river in western Iowa, killing a teenager, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide and eight other charges. The Sioux City Journal reports that a Crawford County jury convicted 26-year-old Ramon Hernandez on Friday. Besides the homicide count, Hernandez was found guilty of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, one count of delivery or possession with intent to deliver and four counts of providing alcohol to a minor   Read More ...
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Court won't review death sentence in prison riot murders
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't reconsider the case of a death row inmate convicted in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-eight-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of five inmates during an uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Institution at Lucasville. He received the death penalty for four of the five killings   Read More ...
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