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Judge denies man's request to set aside murder conviction

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Alabama judge refuses to move man's trial from 'S-Town'

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US appeals ruling that blocks cutting off sanctuary cities

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Judge: Mining company in contempt for Idaho water pollution

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Gary Schara held without bail for allegedly raping, killing 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert in 1992

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Gary Schara held without bail for allegedly raping, killing 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert in 1992


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Judge: Tyler Goodson trial staying in "S-Town"

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Hearing set to consider prosecutors' request to exonerate man who has spent last 13 years in prison for murder

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The Latest: Police say some protesters ignored commands
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): Department spokesman Sgt. Shawn McGuire says protesters walked by a line of uniformed officers blocking the entrance to Highway 40, then attempted to get past another line of officers in riot gear nearer the roadway   Read More ...
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Man arrested in slaying of man holding 3-week-old grandson
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio has set bond at $1 million for a man accused of fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child. Bond for 61-year-old Louis Littlejohn was set at a hearing Wednesday. The shooting occurred Monday night during a domestic dispute in Youngstown. Twenty-seven-year-old Charles Pargo died at the scene   Read More ...
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The Latest: Police say some protesters ignored commands
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): Department spokesman Sgt. Shawn McGuire says protesters walked by a line of uniformed officers blocking the entrance to Highway 40, then attempted to get past another line of officers in riot gear nearer the roadway   Read More ...
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Protesters march in St. Louis suburb over police shooting: 'No justice, no profits'
Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration was the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw attention to their cause. It had been announced for Shaw Park in the suburb of Clayton, Missouri, and about 100 people gathered there   Read More ...
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Man arrested in slaying of man holding 3-week-old grandson
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio has set bond at $1 million for a man accused of fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child. Bond for 61-year-old Louis Littlejohn was set at a hearing Wednesday. The shooting occurred Monday night during a domestic dispute in Youngstown. Twenty-seven-year-old Charles Pargo died at the scene   Read More ...
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Protesters march in St. Louis suburb over police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration was the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw attention to their cause. It had been announced for Shaw Park in the suburb of Clayton, Missouri, and about 100 people gathered there   Read More ...
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Judge denies man's request to set aside murder conviction
Tristan Wolusky was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison. DOVER, N.H. — A judge has denied Tristan Wolusky's request to set aside his first-degree murder conviction and grant him a new trial in a 2014 stabbing death. Wolusky, of Rochester, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted in 2015 of killing 18-year-old Aaron Wilkinson during a robbery in Madbury   Read More ...
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Protesters march in St. Louis suburb over police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. Demonstrators marched and chanted near the upscale shopping mall and briefly moved toward an interstate on-ramp, but police blocked the entrance and pushed the protesters back   Read More ...
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The Latest: Police order protesters to disband and leave
ST. LOUIS – The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): St. Louis County police ordered protesters to leave an area near an upscale suburban shopping mall, saying anyone who didn't disperse could be arrested. Protest organizers urged the demonstrators to leave and most complied   Read More ...
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Court sentences two Oklahoma women for allegedly beating a 5-year-old with a hammer
Two women in Oklahoma were sentenced to 20 years in jail on Friday after reportedly beating a 5-year-old so badly that he suffered two strokes. A judge in Muskogee County sentenced Rachel Stevens, 29, and her partner Kayla Jones, 26, to 20 years behind bars on charges of felony child abuse by injury and child neglect, according to court records obtained by Tulsa World   Read More ...
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The Latest: Police order protesters to disband and leave
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): St. Louis County Police ordered protesters to leave an area near an upscale suburban shopping mall, saying anyone who didn't disperse could be arrested or face chemical munitions. Protest organizers urged the demonstrators to leave and most complied   Read More ...
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The Latest: Protesters at mall say 'no justice, no profits'
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): Marching, chanting protesters near an upscale suburban mall outside St. Louis briefly moved toward an interstate on-ramp, but police blocked the entrance and pushed the demonstrators back. Wednesday marks the fifth day of protests since last week's acquittal of white former St   Read More ...
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Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw attention to their cause   Read More ...
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Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw attention to their cause   Read More ...
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Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police shooting
By SUMMER BALLENTINE and JOHN HANNA Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw attention to their cause   Read More ...
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GOP proposal would let Ky. governor appoint appellate judges
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges. State Rep. Jason Nemes pre-filed the legislation Wednesday. It would amend the state constitution to let the governor pick judges from a list of three nominees provided by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Right now, the commission is only used to fill vacancies   Read More ...
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GOP proposal would let Ky. governor appoint appellate judges
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges. State Rep. Jason Nemes pre-filed the legislation Wednesday. It would amend the state constitution to let the governor pick judges from a list of three nominees provided by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Right now, the commission is only used to fill vacancies   Read More ...
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Wentworth Military alumni’s ‘Doughboy’ fight is over, and they’re happy
The alumni cadets of Wentworth Military Academy won their fight over their “Doughboy.” On Tuesday in Lafayette County Circuit Court, a judge granted a temporary restraining order to stop the beloved sculpture from being part of an upcoming auction of assets of Wentworth, which closed in May after 137 years. “It was a great day for us,” alumni president Scott Hefner said Wednesday   Read More ...
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More prison time added for inmate who escaped for birthday
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge tacked another year and three months onto the sentence of a federal inmate who escaped from prison to celebrate his birthday. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday 36-year-old Fernando A. Settles of Augusta escaped from the minimum-security camp at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta in May. Settles was sentenced in 2009 to serve 20 years in prison after he was convicted of drug trafficking offenses   Read More ...
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Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug." Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp — the fibers of the plant that are used to make rope, clothing and other products — and other uses for the cannabis plant, they have failed to consider a number of proposals that would let people use marijuana as medicine   Read More ...
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The Latest: St. Louis police investigating Facebook meme
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): St. Louis police say they're investigating whether an officer responded to a protester's Facebook post with a meme equating the Black Lives Matter movement with domestic terrorism. City resident Lisa Clancy said Tuesday she reported the meme to police after it was posted in response to her reflections about participating in a Friday night protest in the Central West End district   Read More ...
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More St. Louis protests planned over acquittal of ex-officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another demonstration is expected in suburban St. Louis to protest a judge's acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Protesters say they will take to the streets again Wednesday to dispute the ruling Friday that found Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith   Read More ...
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Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal
By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California judge says the attorney general's description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase is misleading. County Superior Court judge Timothy Frawley issued a tentative ruling Tuesday saying he's likely to order Democratic AG Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr'-ah) to rewrite the ballot title and summary   Read More ...
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Judge orders special prosecutor in stun gun-related death
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered a special prosecutor to present evidence to a grand jury in the case of Omaha police officers' actions in the stun gun-related death of a mentally ill man. The Omaha World-Herald reports the judge issued the ruling Tuesday, citing the county prosecutor's announcement in July of charges against former officers Scotty Payne and Ryan McClarty — separate from the grand jury process — in the June 5 death of 29-year-old Zachary Bearheels   Read More ...
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Judge rules special prosecutor must present in-custody death case to grand jury
The new ruling creates questions as to how Zachary Bearheels' in-custody death case will proceed. OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has called for a special prosecutor to present the in-custody death of Zachary Bearheels to a grand jury, which will decide whether the actions of the officers were justified. Judge Duane Dougherty's decision was filed Tuesday following a motion from attorney Steve Lefler, who is representing Scotty Payne, an Omaha police officer charged with second-degree assault   Read More ...
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Judge delays decision on whether to lock up convicted Chicago cop
A federal judge on Wednesday delayed for the second time a decision whether to take Chicago police Officer Marco Proano into custody following this conviction last month in the on-duty shooting of two teens during a traffic stop on the South Side. U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman said he needed more time for legal analysis to determine whether the counts that Proano was convicted on constitute a “crime of violence,” which under federal law would require the officer to be jailed immediately   Read More ...
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Tecumseh inmate ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed fellow prisoner during uprising
LINCOLN — A judge has ordered a Nebraska prison inmate to stand trial on charges that he killed a fellow inmate during a violent uprising earlier this year. Johnson County Judge Steven Timm ruled Wednesday that the prosecutors presented sufficient evidence against Eric L. Ramos to justify advancing the case to District Court. Authorities have charged Ramos, 26, with first-degree murder in the March 2 killing of Michael J   Read More ...
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Lawyers ask SJC to toss mountain of cases tied to disgraced chemist
The state's public defenders office is asking the Supreme Judicial Court to toss every case -- potentially thousands -- tied to disgraced state chemist Sonja Farak, two months after a judge ruled that prosecutors handling her criminal case had misled and "committed fraud" upon the court. The Committee for Public Counsel Services said today it has filed a petition with the state's highest court asking to dismiss, with prejudice, "every case tainted" by the conduct by Farak, a former chemist at the Amherst drug lab who was convicted of tampering with evidence   Read More ...
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Inmate drug reaction wasn't enough to stop execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge says the physical reaction of an Ohio inmate being put to death wasn't enough to stop the execution under current legal precedent governing lethal injection in the state. Judge Michael Merz also says it was likely too late for him to act by the time attorneys for inmate Gary Otte (OH'-tee) reached him by phone last week   Read More ...
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More St. Louis protests planned over acquittal of ex-officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another demonstration is expected in suburban St. Louis to protest a judge's acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Protesters say they will take to the streets again Wednesday to dispute the ruling Friday that found Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith   Read More ...
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Inmate drug reaction wasn't enough to stop execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge says the physical reaction of an Ohio inmate being put to death wasn't enough to stop the execution under current legal precedent governing lethal injection in the state. Judge Michael Merz also says it was likely too late for him to act by the time attorneys for inmate Gary Otte (OH'-tee) reached him by phone last week   Read More ...
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Court rejects Ohio policeman's challenge in 1997 slaying
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a former police captain's latest attempt to obtain a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife. The court voted 5-1 Wednesday to uphold a 2014 appellate court decision overturning a judge's ruling that exonerated former Akron officer Douglas Prade and led to his release from prison. The 71-year-old Prade challenged both the prosecutors' right to appeal his exoneration and the appellate court's authority to take the case   Read More ...
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Company fined $500,000 for death of ironworker at Kansas City job site
A federal judge imposed the maximum $500,000 fine against a company found liable for the 2014 death of a worker at a Kansas City construction site. Eric Roach, 22, of Raymore, died after he fell more than 30 feet from a steel beam while working on July 24, 2014, at the site in the 3500 block of East 149th Street. In January, a federal judge in Kansas City ruled that DNRB Inc   Read More ...
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Judge denies new trial for member of Detroit's Highwaymen Motorcycle Club
A federal judge has rejected claims by an imprisoned member of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club which could have undermined a racketeering case that sent more than 30 members of Detroit's home-grown motorcycle gang to prison. Highwayman Gary (Junior) Ball, Jr. uncovered records that showed the lead defendant in the case — former Highwaymen vice president Aref (Steve) Nagi — had previously served as a police informant   Read More ...
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When will a judge decide whether Robert Durst should stand trial in his L.A. murder case?
New York real estate scion Robert Durst could learn as soon as Wednesday when a Los Angeles judge will hold a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face trial for murder. Durst, who is charged with murdering his best friend in 2000, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in mid-October — an opportunity for a judge to say whether there’s enough evidence for the case to go to trial   Read More ...
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Judge won't overturn conviction in killing of Providence police officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge says he won't overturn the 2006 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing a Providence police officer with the cop's service weapon at police headquarters. The Providence Journal reported that U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. dismissed the lawsuit on Monday filed by 39-year-old Esteban Carpio seeking a new trial in the 2005 killing of Detective Sgt   Read More ...
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Judge says prominent forensic accountant can’t be expert witness in fraud case because of conflict
A state judge on Tuesday disqualified prominent forensic accountant Gil Miller from testifying as an expert in the criminal trial of a Fountain Green father and son accused of defrauding investors in their company. Third District Judge Paul Parker at the end of a hearing accepted defense attorney arguments that Miller had a conflict of interest because he had previously worked for Wendell and Allen Jacobson and their attorneys when the pair was under investigation by federal regulators   Read More ...
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Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority
PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law." He made the comments a day after the Trump administration appealed a judge's ruling blocking its efforts to withhold money from the cities. Sessions, speaking to law enforcement officers in a sanctuary city in the sanctuary state of Oregon, urged officials who have decided that local police should not cooperate with federal immigration agents to reconsider those policies   Read More ...
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Mother at sentencing: ‘This man didn’t just kill two of my kids, he also took my life.’
“This man didn’t just kill two of my kids, he also took my life,” a grieving mother told a judge through an interpreter at a sentencing hearing Tuesday. Mario Cervantes-Angel, 29, was sentenced Tuesday to serve a total of 50 years to life in prison for fatally shooting 15-year-old Abril Izazaga and her brother, 16-year-old Jose Izazaga, outside their Midvale apartment July 6, 2016   Read More ...
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Sanctuary cities undermine the law, says Jeff Sessions
PORTLAND, Ore. — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that ‘‘undermine the moral authority of the law.’’ He made the comments a day after the Trump administration appealed a judge’s ruling blocking its efforts to withhold money from the cities. Sessions, speaking to law enforcement officers in a sanctuary city in the sanctuary state of Oregon, urged officials who have decided that local police should not cooperate with federal immigration agents to reconsider those policies   Read More ...
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