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Man denies charge of spraying manure on Border Patrol car

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Man denies charge of spraying manure on Border Patrol car

- NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, pleaded not guilty Thursday to state charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault of a law enforcement officer with fluids
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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

- Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Former Mrs. America convicted of felony theft in Macy’s clothing scheme

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Former Mrs. America convicted of felony theft in Macy’s clothing scheme

- A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000
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Man, 20, gets life for murder of homeless woman on Grand Rapids campus

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Man, 20, gets life for murder of homeless woman on Grand Rapids campus

- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a 34-year-old homeless woman on a west Michigan college campus. Marcus Bivins learned his sentence Wednesday after being found guilty of first-degree murder last month in the April 2016 death of 34-year-old Jeanne Huntoon of Muskegon. Police said the two didn’t know one another and described the crime as random
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2nd co-defendant convicted in 2015 Indiana shooting deaths

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2nd co-defendant convicted in 2015 Indiana shooting deaths

- CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) _ The second of seven co-defendants has been convicted in the 2015 shooting deaths of two teenage brothers in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 39-year-old David Johnson IV was convicted Wednesday of murder and kidnapping in the deaths of 18-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey of Gary. Authorities say they were shot in a remote area of Hobart
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Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Dealing Firearms at Idaho Gun Shows

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Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Dealing Firearms at Idaho Gun Shows

- We Matched The following is a news release from The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. BOISE — Steven W. Clyne, 70, of Meridian, was sentenced yesterday to 27 months in federal prison for dealing firearms without a license and making false statements when purchasing firearms, Acting United States Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. Clyne was convicted by a federal jury at trial in March of this year
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Woman files federal lawsuit over Punkin Chunkin air cannon explosion

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Woman files federal lawsuit over Punkin Chunkin air cannon explosion

- A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday's lawsuit that she was left with severe and permanent injuries because of negligence and wrongful conduct by the defendants. The defendants include Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, which inspected the air cannon through its boiler safety program
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Boyfriend denies assaulting girlfriend charged with two DWIs in 24 hours

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Boyfriend denies assaulting girlfriend charged with two DWIs in 24 hours

- PLAISTOW — A man charged with assaulting his girlfriend shortly before her second arrest in 24 hours for allegedly driving under the influence denies the allegations. Jeremy Stephenson, 34, of Plaistow, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday on domestic violence simple assault and simple assault charges stemming from the incident that allegedly occurred Aug. 13 in between Sharon Estevao’s two DWI arrests — one of which involved the couple’s 4-month-old daughter who was in the car
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Man sentenced to five years in prison for DUI crash

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Man sentenced to five years in prison for DUI crash

- OMAHA, Neb. — Emotions ran high outside the Douglas County courtroom where Andrew Williams was sentenced to five years in prison for a drunk-driving crash. Williams was driving around 90 mph in February 2016 when he struck another car near 52nd and Blondo, causing the fiery crash. Three people were injured in the crash. Kyle Phillips was the first to address Williams in court
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3 Arizona inmates found guilty of trying to kill jail guard

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3 Arizona inmates found guilty of trying to kill jail guard

- FLORENCE — Three Arizona inmates were found guilty of assaulting and conspiring to kill a jail guard. Robert Villalobos, 30, Santiago Sanchez, 27, and Mauricio Moraga, 26, were found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, The Casa Grande Dispatch reported. Villalobos and Sanchez were accused of stabbing Lt. Sergio Antolin 21 times with sharp weapons they made themselves. Antolin survived
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Defense plans appeal of search after man found guilty of drug possession

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Defense plans appeal of search after man found guilty of drug possession

- Attorneys for Preston Thorpe say trial was tactical move. . Defense plans appeal of search after man found guilty of drug possession Attorneys for Preston Thorpe say trial was tactical move WEBVTT OUTCOME, BUT DEFSE LAWYERS SAYIT WAS A LEGAL MANUVER TO TAKETHEIR APPEAL TO THE NEXT LEVELPRESTON THORPE HAS BEEN FOUNDGUILTY OF ONE COUNT OFPOSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DRUGWITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
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Springfield gynecologist pleads not guilty to pared down indictment in U.S. District Court, 2 years after initial charges of a kickback scheme

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Springfield gynecologist pleads not guilty to pared down indictment in U.S. District Court, 2 years after initial charges of a kickback scheme

- SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Rita Luthra pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to charges included in a pared down version of an indictment that led to her arrest at her Longmeadow home two years ago. Luthra originally was charged by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmaceutical kickback scheme which she vehemently denied since the beginning. Federal prosecutors dropped that charge against her when defense attorney Stephen Spelman filed a motion to dismiss all charges against his client
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Rockford man gets 75 years for murder

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Rockford man gets 75 years for murder

- The man found guilty of shooting and killing a Rockford man last year has learned his fate. Demario Thompson, 23, of Rockford, has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. In June, Thompson was found guilty for the murder of 22-year-old Lanair Jones-Sullivan last September. Police say Jones-Sullivan was shot in the head near the 1400 block of Birch Court. Thompson was arrested the following month after police found him inside an apartment in the 2900 block of Conklin Drive
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Defense asks for mistrial in murder case | Courts | Journal Gazette

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Defense asks for mistrial in murder case | Courts | Journal Gazette

- Defense lawyers for Christopher L. Figgs, accused of killing Edword Kiel in a car in the 3500 block of McKinnie Avenue in Fort Wayne early on July 6, 2016, abruptly asked for a mistrial Wednesday morning. The request was out of earshot of the jury and turned down by presiding Allen County Superior Court Judge Frances C. Gull. It came after a prosecution witness for the first time revealed the woman in the car with Kiel told her within minutes of the shooting that Figgs had killed Kiel
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Man gets 30 years for killing uncle with a hammer in St. Louis County

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Man gets 30 years for killing uncle with a hammer in St. Louis County

- CLAYTON • A St. Louis County man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for bludgeoning to death his uncle with a hammer in 2009. A jury in April found Jason Ayansu guilty of fatally beating his uncle with a hammer in 2009. Ayansu, 39, of the 10500 block of Edgefield Drive, was convicted after a three-day trial in St
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St. Louis jury acquits Berkeley man of murder, robbery attempt

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St. Louis jury acquits Berkeley man of murder, robbery attempt

- A St. Louis jury has found a Berkeley man not guilty of murdering and robbing a Spanish Lake teen in January 2016. The jury ended a two-day trial Tuesday evening by finding Montrell Jeffery, 19, of the 8000 block of Frost Avenue, not guilty of second-degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Jeffery, then 17, was accused of fatally shooting Trevon D
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Judge denies ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request for new trial

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Judge denies ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request for new trial

- Judge denies ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request for new trial Judge denies ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request for new trial A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who may spend her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a sham charity that was purported to be aiding poor students
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Podiatrist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

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Podiatrist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

- ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A Chicago podiatrist has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $7 million in restitution following his conviction for health care fraud. Yev Gray was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis. The 49-year-old doctor pleaded guilty in May to two felony charges. Gray owned Chicago-based Aggeus Healthcare, which provided podiatry services at long-term care facilities in Missouri and 15 other states
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  • Former Mrs. America convicted of felony theft in Macy’s clothing scheme
    Former Mrs. America convicted of felony theft in Macy’s clothing scheme

    , bostonherald.com

    A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000
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Pleading

  • Dubuque man admits to aiding a Maquoketa bank robbery
    Dubuque man admits to aiding a Maquoketa bank robbery

    , kcrg.com

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Dubuque man faces at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to aiding a bank robbery, selling heroin that caused an overdose, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dante Rhodes pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of bank robbery. He admitted to handing a note to a teller demanding money and leaving with $6,543 before leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase into Dubuque County that ended with two separate crashes in Dubuque
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Evidence

  • Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys
    Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

    , courant.com

    Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Hearing

  • Attorney: Tiger Woods won't attend impaired driving hearing
    Attorney: Tiger Woods won't attend impaired driving hearing

    , wfsb.com

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will not attend his arraignment Wednesday on a driving under the influence charge, his attorney said, meaning under court rules the superstar golfer will be pleading not guilty. Attorney Douglas Duncan said in an email Tuesday to The Associated Press that Woods will not be attending the hearing, but he didn't elaborate. Any plea other than not guilty requires the defendant's attendance
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Defense

  • Defense asks for mistrial in murder case | Courts | Journal Gazette
    Defense asks for mistrial in murder case | Courts | Journal Gazette

    , journalgazette.net

    Defense lawyers for Christopher L. Figgs, accused of killing Edword Kiel in a car in the 3500 block of McKinnie Avenue in Fort Wayne early on July 6, 2016, abruptly asked for a mistrial Wednesday morning. The request was out of earshot of the jury and turned down by presiding Allen County Superior Court Judge Frances C. Gull. It came after a prosecution witness for the first time revealed the woman in the car with Kiel told her within minutes of the shooting that Figgs had killed Kiel
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  • Lake County Sheriff Buncich not original focus of bribery investigation, feds say
    Lake County Sheriff Buncich not original focus of bribery investigation, feds say

    , chicagotribune.com

    A multi-year investigation culminated last November when FBI agents raided the office and home of Sheriff John Buncich, but Lake County's top cop wasn't the initial target when towing first piqued federal investigators' interest, according to courtroom testimony. Federal authorities sought information on an alleged pay-to-play scheme, starting in 2012, but testimony presented in federal court this past week revealed Buncich was an unintentional target after investigators chased other leads
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