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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

- So many laws designed to protect the powerful, at the expense of the powerless. Until you look at rape. Again Alabama protects the powerful. And shame the powerless. But priorities are a discussion for another day. This one is about the law. The victim, Megan Rondini, told police she resisted, that she tried to leave, that she turned away when the man kissed her and continued to say she wanted to go home

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Three arrests, three loaded guns off street

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Three arrests, three loaded guns off street

- Gang cops took three loaded guns off the street and arrested three men during two incidents that occurred seven hours apart, police said yesterday. The first arrest occurred about 6:40 p.m. Friday, when police say Youth Violence Strike Force officers arrested Alfredo Andrade-Ascencio, 23, in East Boston’s Maverick Square for possession of an illegal firearm after cops found a loaded 9 mm Luger handgun in his backpack

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Ypsilanti Ripper leaves trail of women’s mutilated bodies along Michigan highway in late ’60s

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Ypsilanti Ripper leaves trail of women’s mutilated bodies along Michigan highway in late ’60s

- As of July 23, 1969, six young women had been murdered and dumped in remote spots around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Mich. All had been shot, strangled, stabbed, or subjected to acts of “unspeakable savagery,” author Edward Keyes wrote in his 1976 book “The Michigan Murders.” Most had been raped and mutilated. Whoever killed them was still on the loose. Law enforcement officials had issued urgent pleas to girls to stop hitchhiking

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Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal Jefferson Co. crash

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Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal Jefferson Co. crash

- We Matched RIGBY — A 52-year-old man has been charged nearly two months after Gary Thompson, 64, died due to injuries sustained in a rural Jefferson County crash. A warrant was issued for Timothy P. Kostial on June 14 for a felony vehicular manslaughter charge. The charge stems from the April fatal crash. Kostial was arrested June 15 and made his first court appearance that afternoon

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Man claiming to be ‘Mad Max’ arrested for ‘numerous illegal weapons’

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Man claiming to be ‘Mad Max’ arrested for ‘numerous illegal weapons’

- BARSTOW, Calif. – An armed man who claimed to be “Mad Max” was arrested while driving an all-terrain vehicle in Barstow, California shortly before midnight, authorities announced Friday. Jack Lee Ernest, 49, told the arresting deputy that he “fashioned himself as ‘Mad Max,’ a reference to a violent movie involving deadly assaults from vehicles,” stated a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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Biker in Mongols gang is arrested in fatal shooting of rival Hell Angels member

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Biker in Mongols gang is arrested in fatal shooting of rival Hell Angels member

- A Mongols motorcycle gang member is accused of fatally shooting a member of the Hells Angels biker gang last month in Riverside as part of an ongoing rivalry, authorities said. Joshua Ryan Herbert, a 27-year-old Corona resident, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, according to the Riverside County district attorney’s office. Prosecutors allege the offenses were committed for the benefit of the Mongols gang

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Off-duty black cop mistakenly shot by white cop

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Off-duty black cop mistakenly shot by white cop

- The black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police say. . . Off-duty black cop mistakenly shot by white cop The black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police say Off-duty black cop mistakenly shot by white cop The black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police say ST

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Doctor charged with murder in patients' opioid deaths

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Doctor charged with murder in patients' opioid deaths

- MIDWEST CITY, Okla. According to The Associated Press and Washington Post, police arrested Dr. Regan Nichols on Friday and charged her with five counts of second-degree murder. One of the patients, Sheila Bartels, reportedly died after overdosing on painkillers in 2012. The Post reported that on the day Bartels was discovered dead, she had filled a prescription for 510 pills. The also reported that Nichols “prescribed more than 3 million doses of controlled dangerous drugs from 2010-2014" and in 2010 “prescribed one 47-year-old patient a total of 450 pills

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Former inmate wants Missouri Supreme Court to know: Troubled kids need intervention

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Former inmate wants Missouri Supreme Court to know: Troubled kids need intervention

- ST. LOUIS COUNTY • When Billy Harris was 16 years old, he and a group of teenagers murdered someone who had been accused of rape by a friend of theirs. Harris served 15 years in prison for second-degree murder. Now, at 46 years old, he wants to make sure Missouri’s justice system understands how he became the person that he once was

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Teenager found shot to death in Riverview

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Teenager found shot to death in Riverview

- RIVERVIEW • A teenage boy was found shot to death in an apartment complex Saturday afternoon, police said. Police were called to the 10000 block of Toelle Lane for a shooting at about 2:15 p.m. The victim, who had a gunshot wound, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released after family members are notified, police said

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Man's Family Reacts To News Of Alleged Murder By Girlfriend Inside Brockton Home

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Man's Family Reacts To News Of Alleged Murder By Girlfriend Inside Brockton Home

- BROCKTON (CBS) – The family of the victim who was allegedly murdered by his live-in girlfriend is in shock over the news. Daughter of Brockton man allegedly murdered by his girlfriend tells #wbz the family is in shock and devastated. Live at 11 pic.twitter.com/DNSyNbffaY. Just after 1 p.m. on Friday, police received a 911 call about the stabbing on Maguire Road where Kirsten Smith, 53, lived with 52-year-old Scott Benoit

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Missouri Supreme Court seeks to improve juvenile justice system

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Missouri Supreme Court seeks to improve juvenile justice system

- ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The Missouri Supreme Court is in the process of examining the status of the state’s juvenile justice system. Part of that process included a public forum at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in north St. Louis County. She is also co-chair of a working group representing the Missouri Supreme Court’s Juvenile Subcommittee for the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness

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St. Louis County Police searching for escaped prisoner

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St. Louis County Police searching for escaped prisoner

- CLAYTON, MO – The St. Louis County Police Department is searching for an escaped prisoner from the St. Louis County Justice Center. The escape happened Saturday around 9:30 am in Clayton when an inmate was being taken to the hospital for treatment, after allegedly swallowing a battery. While at the hospital, 36-year-old Bruce Brutsman managed to escape from a St. Louis County Correctional Officer and was last seen fleeing on foot

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St. Louis County police probe car wreck, baby’s death

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St. Louis County police probe car wreck, baby’s death

- ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A toddler is dead after a crash in north St. Louis County, and the 18-year-old driver is in custody. Police say that driver hit multiple parked vehicles in the 14 hundred block of Sherwood Forest Drive just before 9 pm Friday night. A 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, along with the 14-month-old who later died at the hospital

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

- The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men. . Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said

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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

- NEW YORK — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements." Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" coal segment criticized the Trump administration's effort to revive the industry, saying coal jobs have dropped for decades and other energy alternatives are driving the industry's decline

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Ten charged with conspiring to sell painkillers prescribed to them by former Casper doctor

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Ten charged with conspiring to sell painkillers prescribed to them by former Casper doctor

- CASPER — Ten people face felony drug charges after state agents tied them to the sale of prescription painkillers illegally prescribed to them by a former Casper doctor. Five of the 10 people charged appeared for their arraignments Friday morning in Natrona County District Court. Charlie Edwards, Melissa Bishop, Deni Antelope, Tammy Jonas and Amy Tomlinson each pleaded not guilty to the felony drug charges they face for allegedly delivering prescription painkillers they bought from Shakeel Kahn, a former doctor who practiced in Casper

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    Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

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    So many laws designed to protect the powerful, at the expense of the powerless. Until you look at rape. Again Alabama protects the powerful. And shame the powerless. But priorities are a discussion for another day. This one is about the law. The victim, Megan Rondini, told police she resisted, that she tried to leave, that she turned away when the man kissed her and continued to say she wanted to go home

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  • Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation
    Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

    , billingsgazette.com

    NEW YORK — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements." Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" coal segment criticized the Trump administration's effort to revive the industry, saying coal jobs have dropped for decades and other energy alternatives are driving the industry's decline

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