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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'

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Teen connected to Gwinnett man’s murder gets $500,000 bond 

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Judge orders Bonnie Liltz, mother who killed disabled daughter, back to prison

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban

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2 Chicago Men Freed

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Judge blocks order on sanctuary cities

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Judge rejects effort to block certification of delegate race
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected an effort to block the Virginia elections board from certifying the results in a House of Delegates race where election officials say some voters got the wrong ballots. Three voters, represented by a law firm closely aligned with the Democratic Party, asked a judge in federal court in Alexandria to block the certification in a race that could determine control of the House   Read More ...
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Federal judge says lawsuit over Trump's Keystone XL pipeline approval can go ahead
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by environmentalists over the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline can proceed. The decision comes just two days after Nebraska regulators lifted the final regulatory obstacle to the project. It creates a potential roadblock for pipeline operator TransCanada's long-stalled project to transport heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refining hubs. On Wednesday, U   Read More ...
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Utah attorney general’s office says panelist who writes for Trib had conflict, fights release of secret opinion on recent election
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office is continuing its fight against public disclosure of a legal opinion on this year’s special congressional election — accusing the State Records Committee of an “improper” conflict of interest. The office, in an appeal to 3rd District Court, asks a judge to overturn a State Records Committee order to turn over the opinion to The Salt Lake Tribune, which has sought the document since June under Utah’s open-records laws   Read More ...
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2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter
CINCINNATI -- An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Judge drops 2 of 12 counts against woman in Great Danes abuse case
2 of 12 animal cruelty counts dismissed A judge has dismissed two of 12 animal cruelty charges against a woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized from her New Hampshire home. The dogs were taken from Christina Fay in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems. Fay pleaded not guilty to the charges. She testified at her recent trial before a judge that she took good care of the dogs   Read More ...
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Government seeking $1.1 million money forfeiture from Kevin Perry Jr., businessman guilty of money laundering
The federal government will demand Kevin Perry Jr. to pay up $1.1 million, the money they say he made during his years of money laundering and running a fentanyl distribution operation. Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a motion in U.S. District Court Wednesday asking a judge to order Perry to forfeit $1,180,943. The money is a result of Perry's illegal activities in the Worcester area, the motion says   Read More ...
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Embattled DA loses bid to block public access to her emails to judges
Embattled Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller can't block public access to emails her critics claim show she had improper communications with judges in criminal cases, the state Supreme Court decided in a ruling issued Wednesday. In that opinion by Justice David N. Wecht, the high court rejected Miller's argument that such information is off limits because her office is a "judicial agency   Read More ...
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Prosecutors want to try teen as adult in Longmont stabbing
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors want to try a 15-year-old accused in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman in northern Colorado as an adult. The teen was charged with first-degree murder in juvenile court in Boulder Wednesday but prosecutors requested that his case be moved to district court. Because he is under 16, a judge will have to decide whether to allow that   Read More ...
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Nevada Condemned Inmate Complains of Death Penalty Delay
The Nevada death row inmate whose execution was postponed last week is complaining to a judge that he's suffering what he calls an open-ended and unnecessary delay. State prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast said Tuesday that Scott Raymond Dozier was returned to suicide watch on Nov. 14, the day he had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at Ely State Prison   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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'People want and deserve answers' on altered arrest report of judge's daughter, Attorney General Maura Healey says
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office will be quick and thorough in its investigation into the altered State Police arrest report of a judge's daughter. Two troopers are suing the State Police in federal court over the edits they say were ordered by supervisors after the arrest of Alli Bibaud, daughter of Judge Timothy Bibaud. In the days since the lawsuits, two top state troopers, Col   Read More ...
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Judge schedules hearing for American accused of fighting for ISIS
(CNN)A federal judge in Washington has scheduled a hearing for next week on the case of a US citizen detained in Iraq for allegedly fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which has called for the unnamed American citizen to have access to legal counsel, filed a motion Monday requesting a hearing in federal court on the pending motions surrounding the case   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Court ruling could weaken federal pressure on VT, BTV immigration sanctuary policies
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from taking grant money from so-called sanctuary cities. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. Correction: Sen. Patrick Leahy is a former Chittenden County state's attorney. His position was misidentified in a former version of the story. A California federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump Administration from enforcing a January executive order denying federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities," a move that could weaken federal threats made last week to withhold police funds to Vermont and Burlington   Read More ...
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Judge forward first-degree murder case to District Court
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was held on Nov. 13 after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession to killing 39-year-old Jennifer Nalley, saying investigators questioned Ohlson after he asked for an attorney   Read More ...
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Judge forwards first-degree murder case to District Court
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was held on Nov. 13 after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession to killing 39-year-old Jennifer Nalley, saying investigators questioned Ohlson after he asked for an attorney   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI – An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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Student sues university (and wins) for ADA violations over service dog in sorority house
A judge has decided a sorority sister who uses a service dog can return to live in the Chi Omega house at The Ohio State University for now, even though another sister claims she’s allergic to the dog and it’s making medical conditions she suffers from even worse. “The panic attacks restrict her breathing” Madeleine Entine, a sophomore, sued the school’s ADA coordinator for forcing her and her service dog to move   Read More ...
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In transgender ruling, another judge finds Trump credibility gap
The Trump administration has a credibility problem in the courtroom. In one case after another involving White House policies, federal judges have questioned the professed motives of President Trump and his surrogates and have poked gaping holes in arguments by government lawyers. Their rulings are peppered with doubts about the administration’s intentions and not-so-subtle jabs at its legal strategy. Put differently, Trump and his administration have struggled to convince judges hearing their cases that they can be taken at their word   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Windsor auto body owner sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for fraud
A judge on Tuesday sentenced the owner of a classic car and body shop in Windsor to more than 15 years in prison for defrauding dozens of customers out of approximately $850,000. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Robert Laforge sentenced Christopher Miranda, 43, to 15 years and four months in state prison. Miranda had pleaded no contest in September to 13 counts of felony grand theft and one count of identify theft   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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Federal judge grants temporary restraining order in West Jefferson stink case
A smelly situation in a small town in Jefferson County is now playing out in court.Tuesday, a federal judge gr anted a restraining order to temporarily delay criminal proceedings against Sumiton Timber and Big Sky Environmental. Jefferson County attorneys say the area where the sewage is being shipped in isn’t zoned for it. Residents living along Snowville Brent and Flat Top Roads say they can’t go outside because the smell is unbearable   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent for trial
COLORADO SPRINGS | A Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent, keeping the case against him stalled nearly two years after the shooting. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Robert Dear didn’t appear in court Tuesday for the routine update from the state psychiatric hospital. Dear has been in treatment there since he was deemed incompetent in May 2016   Read More ...
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Teen connected to Gwinnett man’s murder gets $500,000 bond 
Alex Powell, 17, faces an assault with intent to commit a crime charge after accepting a plea deal for his involvement in 21-year-old Akeem Turner’s murder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. A judge gave Powell a $500,000 bond “because this is a big case,” Channel 2 reported. Powell was also placed on house arrest and is only allowed to leave the home for work or church   Read More ...
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Seattle judge hears arguments on transgender military ban
A federal judge in Seattle says she'll decide by Dec. 8 whether to join her counterparts in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore in blocking the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman heard oral arguments between lawyers for the Justice Department and transgender rights advocates, including Lambda Legal, on Tuesday — just hours after the Baltimore judge's ruling   Read More ...
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Federal judge blocks Trump’s executive order
FBN’s Lou Dobbs on Federal Judge William Orrick blocking President Trump’s executive order cutting funding to sanctuary cities.   Read More ...
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Federal judge rules sanctuary city order is unconstitutional
The ruling means the administration cannot claw back federal money or withhold new grant money from cities that refuse to help deport criminal aliens; William La Jeunesse has the details for 'Special Report.'   Read More ...
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Waterbury man sentenced to 38 years in prison after fiancee’s body found in closet
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury man has learned his fate for killing his fiancee and then stuffing her body in a closet. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Adam Plaeger to 38 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in August to killing his fiancee, Melanie Hueberger, in July of last year. One of her roommates says Plaeger even admitted to it   Read More ...
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Federal judge grants stay in South Carolina execution
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal injection. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis issued the stay Tuesday in the case of 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone, who was scheduled to die Dec. 1   Read More ...
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Federal judge grants stay in South Carolina execution - | WBTV Charlotte
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal injection. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis issued the stay Tuesday in the case of 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone, who was scheduled to die Dec. 1   Read More ...
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