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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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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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Man charged in strangling death of a Lancaster repairwoman

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Man charged in strangling death of a Lancaster repairwoman

- A man accused of strangling a repairwoman in his Lancaster home pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, officials said. Williams Franklin Hughes III, 30, is charged in the death of Lyndi Fisher, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He is being held on $2.5-million bail. Hughes was arrested July 15, a day after deputies found Fisher dead inside his home in the 43200 block of Doverwood Court, authorities said
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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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The State’s argument about why a former St. Louis police officer is guilty of murder

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The State’s argument about why a former St. Louis police officer is guilty of murder

- ST. LOUIS, MO — The judge who will decide the fate of former officer Jason Stockley now has a written pleading from the prosecution. The judge had asked for pleadings from both sides to be due Friday. The following 10 page argument was filed just before 5pm. It lays out the entire case involving the fatal 2011 police shooting from the prosecution’s perspective
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Four plead guilty in telemarketing fraud case

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Four plead guilty in telemarketing fraud case

- ST. LOUIS – A 37-year-old Brentwood man is one of four people to plead guilty in federal court in connection with a telemarketing scam that targeted the elderly, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Carrie Costantin said. According to prosecutors, a Phoenix, Arizona-based telemarketing company sold phony business opportunities to elderly clients as part of a scheme spanning the United States and into Canada
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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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Sentence

  • 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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Pleading

  • Four plead guilty in telemarketing fraud case
    Four plead guilty in telemarketing fraud case

    , fox2now.com

    ST. LOUIS – A 37-year-old Brentwood man is one of four people to plead guilty in federal court in connection with a telemarketing scam that targeted the elderly, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Carrie Costantin said. According to prosecutors, a Phoenix, Arizona-based telemarketing company sold phony business opportunities to elderly clients as part of a scheme spanning the United States and into Canada
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Appeal

  • Chevron drops appeal over landmark Australian tax ruling
    Chevron drops appeal over landmark Australian tax ruling

    , reuters.com

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chevron Corp () has withdrawn an appeal to Australia's High Court over a disputed A$340 million ($268 million) tax bill, leaving in place a landmark court ruling on related-party loans that could affect other multinational companies. "Chevron Australia has reached agreement with the Australian Taxation Office on the loan transfer pricing dispute and have withdrawn our appeal to the High Court," the company said in an emailed statement
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Evidence

  • Hurricane police department employee accused of selling evidence
    Hurricane police department employee accused of selling evidence

    , sltrib.com

    An employee of the Hurricane Police Department has been was arrested for allegedly selling police evidence through his daughter’s online store. Kurt Tanner, an evidence technician, was charged Monday in 5th District Court with one count of third-degree felony misuse of public money because the money from the sale wasn’t returned to the city, as is normally done when police evidence is sold or auctioned off
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