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Morrow Pleads Guilty in Sandyville Animal Neglect Case

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Morrow Pleads Guilty in Sandyville Animal Neglect Case

- WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — A woman accused of neglecting several dogs earlier this year has pleaded guilty in the case. Lindsey Morrow faced five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2nd degree fraudulent practices, and 2nd degree theft. The plea agreement, which was filed Monday morning, has Morrow pleading guilty to three counts of animal neglect
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Mom who towed kids in wagon behind car pleads guilty

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Mom who towed kids in wagon behind car pleads guilty

- SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene woman arrested for towing children behind her car on a city street July 12 has pleaded guilty and been released from custody. The Register-Guard reports 27-year-old Alana Donahue pleaded guilty this week to recklessly endangering another person. The agreement requires Donahue to not engage in any similar conduct, and says she must comply with any state Department of Human Services directives and not have contact with the 8-year-old victim in her case
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Death row inmate's appeal dismissed by the Nebraska Supreme Court

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Death row inmate's appeal dismissed by the Nebraska Supreme Court

- LINCOLN — Erick Vela pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shootings of five people in a Norfolk bank in 2002, a plea that ultimately landed him on Nebraska’s death row. But had his lawyer advised him to plead guilty a few months earlier, Vela contends that he would be serving a life sentence instead. On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court rejected that argument and dismissed his death penalty appeal
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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

- Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits. Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix were among seven Baltimore officers indicted in March as part of an alleged conspiracy involving those and other crimes. The seven officers, members of Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force, were accused of stopping people — some of whom were not suspected of any crimes — seizing their money, and pocketing it
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Dentist pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

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Dentist pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A dentist who operated clinics in West Des Moines and Des Moines has pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges. Court records say Shawn Kerby pleaded guilty Wednesday to obtaining a painkiller by misrepresentation and being a user of a controlled substance who also possessed firearms. Prosecutors dropped several other charges in return for Kerby's pleas. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov
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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

- The officers are among seven charged in the federal racketeering case The other five officers are awaiting trial, scheduled for next year (CNN)Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits. Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix were among seven Baltimore officers indicted in March as part of an alleged conspiracy involving those and other crimes
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Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old

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Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old

- An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. MARENGO, Iowa — An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 29-year-old Cody Stevenson filed the plea electronically Wednesday in Iowa County District Court
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Hohn sentenced to prison for raping Helena child

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Hohn sentenced to prison for raping Helena child

- HELENA - Andrew Hohn has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to charges that he raped a 7-year old girl in Helena last year. The judge sentenced Hohn on Wednesday morning to 100 years in prison. In May, Hohn pleaded no contest to allegations that he raped the girl at the Capital City Health Club in June 2016. Prosecutors said the child was swimming in the pool with a relative when she went to use the restroom at the club
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Southern Utah mother pleads guilty to child abuse charges for malnourished, neglected son

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Southern Utah mother pleads guilty to child abuse charges for malnourished, neglected son

- (KUTV) The mother of a southern Utah boy who was found malnourished and locked in a bathroom for nearly two years has pleaded guilty to three charges of child abuse on Tuesday. Brandy Jaynes, 36, pleaded guilty in 5th District Court to three 2nd degree child abuse felonies, each charge related to the three injuries the boy received. Jaynes will be sentenced on Aug
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Last suspect in fake Domino's heist pleads guilty

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Last suspect in fake Domino's heist pleads guilty

- TWIN FALLS — The last suspect in a staged Super Bowl Sunday pizza place robbery has pleaded guilty. Dustin Farnworth pleaded guilty on Monday to aiding and abetting a burglary, grand theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, according to court records. Farnworth, along with co-conspirators Nicholas Anthony Slane and Katelyne Nicole Plaster, robbed the Domino's in Twin Falls and tried to make it look like a stick-up, authorities said
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Man pleads guilty in crash that killed fiancee

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Man pleads guilty in crash that killed fiancee

- TWIN FALLS — A Utah man whose fiance was killed when he ran a stop sign and crashed has pleaded guilty. Sean David Rees, 23, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor, on July 11, according to court records. Authorities said Rees was driving with passenger Ashley Webb, 23, of Filer, in June 2016 when he ran the stop sign at 2500 East and 3800 North, slamming into a pickup truck and sending it crashing through a fence and into a home’s garage wall
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The Latest: Ex-hippie guilty in police station bomb attempt

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The Latest: Ex-hippie guilty in police station bomb attempt

- DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a man who pleaded guilty to trying to bomb a Colorado police department (all times local): A man harboring a decades-old grudge against authorities pleaded guilty Tuesday to planting a backpack bomb outside the police station in a Colorado mountain town. David Michael Ansberry acknowledged his motive stemmed from the 1971 killing of his friend and fellow hippie by the town marshal
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Wilmington man facing life in federal prison after pleading guilty to heroin and gun charges

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Wilmington man facing life in federal prison after pleading guilty to heroin and gun charges

- A 30-year-old Wilmington man is facing between a minimum mandatory five years to a possible maximum of life in prison after he pled guilty in federal court to heroin and gun charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. According to the DOJ, Timothy Czeiner pled guilty on July 10, 2017, to possession of 100 grams or more of heroin with intent to distribute, two counts possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
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Former Newark man sentenced to a year-and-a-day in federal prison after pleading guilty to financial crimes

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Former Newark man sentenced to a year-and-a-day in federal prison after pleading guilty to financial crimes

- A 68-year-old man formerly from Newark was sentenced to a year-and-a-day in prison after pleading guilty to one count of structuring financial transactions to avoid currency reporting requirements, U.S. Department of Justice officials announced Monday. According to officials, Matthew Czap, who pled guilty on March 22, 2017, was sentenced on July 12. Officials said Czap made 18 separate cash deposits between November 2, 2015, and March 30, 2016, totaling $163,460--but each deposit was less than $10,000
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Nederland police station bomb suspect to plead guilty

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Nederland police station bomb suspect to plead guilty

- DENVER | A man accused of leaving a bomb outside a police station in a small Colorado mountain town to avenge the killing of a fellow member of a hippie group in the 1970s is expected to plead guilty. David Michael Ansberry is expected to acknowledge Tuesday that he left a powerful bomb containing arsenic outside the Nederland Police Department on Oct
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Rams tight end Tyler Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

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Rams tight end Tyler Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

- BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in a parking lot in Kentucky. The Daily News reports the former Western Kentucky University standout pleaded guilty on Friday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson ordered Higbee to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and perform 250 hours of community service
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Rams tight end Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

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Rams tight end Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

- BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in a parking lot in Kentucky. The Daily News reports the former Western Kentucky University standout pleaded guilty on Friday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson ordered Higbee to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and perform 250 hours of community service
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Baby sitter pleads guilty in 8-month-old boy's death
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Woman pleads guilty in her fiance’s kayaking death on the Hudson River 
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Mom who towed kids in wagon behind car pleads guilty
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Mom who towed kids in wagon behind car pleads guilty
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Death row inmate's appeal dismissed by the Nebraska Supreme Court
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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case
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Dentist pleads guilty to drug, gun charges
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Mom who towed kids in wagon behind car pleads guilty
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene woman arrested for towing children behind her car on a city street July 12 has pleaded guilty and been released from custody. The Register-Guard reports (https://goo.gl/GyVqzk ) 27-year-old Alana Donahue pleaded guilty this week to recklessly endangering another person. The agreement requires Donahue to not engage in any similar conduct, and says she must comply with any state Department of Human Services directives and not have contact with the 8-year-old victim in her case   Read More ...
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Utah teen says he will plead guilty to causing two crash-related deaths
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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case
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Former SLC firefighter union treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds
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2 Baltimore police officers plead guilty to racketeering
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Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old
Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. Iowa man pleads not guilty in punching death of 2-year-old An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. MARENGO, Iowa — An Iowa man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 29-year-old Cody Stevenson filed the plea electronically Wednesday in Iowa County District Court   Read More ...
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Burbank teens plead no contest to stealing packages from homes
Burbank teens plead no contest to stealing packages from homes Two 18-year-olds from Burbank pleaded no contest Wednesday to stealing two packages from two different homes in Burbank, authorities said. The theft was reported at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Griffith Park Drive, said the Burbank Police Department. Sage Del Castillo and Angel Herrera were arrested in connection with the thefts after they were detained the same day and admitted they had just stolen the packages from nearby homes, police said   Read More ...
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Dentist takes deal, pleads guilty to drug, gun charges
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A dentist who operated clinics in West Des Moines and Des Moines has pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges. Court records say Shawn Kerby pleaded guilty Wednesday to obtaining a painkiller by misrepresentation and being a user of a controlled substance who also possessed firearms. Prosecutors dropped several other charges in return for Kerby's pleas   Read More ...
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Dentist takes deal, pleads guilty to drug, gun charges
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A dentist who operated clinics in West Des Moines and Des Moines has pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges. Court records say Shawn Kerby pleaded guilty Wednesday to obtaining a painkiller by misrepresentation and being a user of a controlled substance who also possessed firearms. Prosecutors dropped several other charges in return for Kerby's pleas   Read More ...
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Former virtual currency CEO pleads guilty to $9M fraud
Former virtual currency CEO pleads guilty to $9M fraud HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of companies that sold the virtual currency Paycoin and hashlets has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to a $9 million fraud. Homero Joshua Garza pleaded guilty on Thursday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say the former Somers resident ran several companies in the business of virtual currency. Virtual currency can be mined by computers doing complex algorithms   Read More ...
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Former virtual currency CEO pleads guilty to $9M fraud
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of companies that sold the virtual currency Paycoin and hashlets has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to a $9 million fraud. Homero Joshua Garza pleaded guilty on Thursday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say the former Somers resident ran several companies in the business of virtual currency. Virtual currency can be mined by computers doing complex algorithms   Read More ...
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Ex-DEA task force member, pleads guilty in drug money theft
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars seized in a drug raid. Fifty-year-old Karl Emmett Newman pleaded guilty Thursday to using a firearm during a robbery and to "conversion of property" by a government employee. Prosecutors said in court documents the charges stemmed from his August 2015 raid of a Hammond, Louisiana, home, where he seized drugs and firearms   Read More ...
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Former virtual currency CEO pleads guilty to $9M fraud
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of companies that sold the virtual currency "paycoin" and "hashlets" has pleaded guilty to a $9 million fraud. The U.S. attorney's office in Connecticut says 32-year-old Homero Joshua Garza, formerly of Somers, Connecticut, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of wire fraud. Prosecutors say Garza ran several companies in the business of virtual currency   Read More ...
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Prosecutor seeks judge's order for Greg Gianforte's mug shot
Prosecutor seeks judge's order for Greg Gianforte's mug shot A Montana prosecutor is asking a judge to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert asked Justice Court Judge Rick West Thursday to reject the Republican congressman's request that he be exempted from the usual booking process for criminal defendants. Gianforte pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the day before the May 25 special election won by the Bozeman entrepreneur   Read More ...
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Prosecutor seeks judge's order for Greg Gianforte's mug shot
Prosecutor seeks judge's order for Greg Gianforte's mug shot HELENA — A Montana prosecutor is asking a judge to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert asked Justice Court Judge Rick West Thursday to reject the Republican congressman's request that he be exempted from the usual booking process for criminal defendants. Gianforte pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the day before the May 25 special election won by the Bozeman entrepreneur   Read More ...
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Mesa councilman pleads guilty in DUI case
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa councilman has pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated after being arrested in May. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2tu82bS ) Ryan Winkle will serve six days in jail and 49 days of home detention. The Tempe city prosecutor's office says Winkle pleaded guilty to the charges at Tempe Municipal Court. Tempe police say Winkle was given a criminal citation for DUI on May 7 after the car he was driving was reportedly weaving in the roadway before it was pulled over   Read More ...
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OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada; Could be released in October
OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada; Could be released in October LAS VEGAS - UPDATE: O.J. Simpson granted parole in Nevada. Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. You can watch it live here. A gray-haired O.J. Simpson went before a Nevada parole board Thursday to plead for release after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, saying -- as he has for years -- that he was only trying to retrieve his own sports memorabilia and never meant to hurt anybody   Read More ...
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Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar
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Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty
Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar to the University of Illinois from Southeast China, who disappeared on June 9   Read More ...
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Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of China scholar
Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of China scholar URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China plans to plead not guilty. Defense attorney Tom Bruno tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2gNnH06 ) that Brendt Christensen will enter the plea during a hearing Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court, near the school in Urbana. A grand jury returned an indictment last week charging Christensen with kidnapping   Read More ...
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Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of China scholar
Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of China scholar URBANA, Ill. (AP) _ A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China plans to plead not guilty. Defense attorney Tom Bruno tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette that Brendt Christensen will enter the plea during a hearing Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court, near the school in Urbana. A grand jury returned an indictment last week charging Christensen with kidnapping   Read More ...
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Model Gigi Hadid's father Mohamed to be sentenced for building illegal Bel-Air mega-mansion
Model Gigi Hadid's father Mohamed to be sentenced for building illegal Bel-Air mega-mansion VAN NUYS — Sentencing is scheduled today for a famed luxury-home developer -- better known as the father of models Bella and Gigi Hadid -- who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges stemming from the construction of a 30,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion that city officials said violated building permits. Mohamed Hadid, 68, pleaded no contest May 30 to misdemeanor counts of building a non-permitted structure, failing to bring the building into conformance and failing to comply with an order issued by the city Department of Building and Safety   Read More ...
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