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2nd girl in Slender Man stabbing enters insanity plea
Both the girl and 14-year-old Morgan Geyser face one count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide as adults       
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Wisconsin girl enters insanity plea in Slender Man stabbing
The second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man entered Friday a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to an attempted homicide charge. The 14-year-old girl changed her previous not-guilty plea during a 15-minute...
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Former school leader gets 40-year sentence for sex crimes
SAWYER, N.D. (AP) - Sawyer's former school superintendent and high school principal has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for sexually abusing three teenage boys and possessing child pornography. Charles Soper, 52, pleaded guilty in April to several felony and misdemeanor charges, and prosecutors dropped a human trafficking ...
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Ex-Texas driver's license worker took bribes, gets 18 months
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former Texas Department of Public Safety worker must serve 18 months in prison for accepting bribes to help people in the U.S. illegally get a driver's license. Jose A. Ytuarte (ee-TWAHR'-tay) was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in San Antonio. Ytuarte in March pleaded ...
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Aceves - and three others - for Superior Court
Efrain Matthew Aceves is a well-regarded Los Angeles County deputy district attorney with 18 years of trial experience who also serves as a member of the Whittier school board. The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. has rated him “well qualified” to be a Superior Court judge. His opponent in the race...
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Prosecutor: Man stole $250K from Harley shop
Elliott is charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.        
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Southeastern New Mexico DA's office faces budget crisis
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A district attorney's office in southeastern New Mexico is facing a budget crisis and will cut cutting personnel. The Roswell Daily Record reports ( Fifth Judicial District Court District Attorney Diana Luce said last week her office has asked the Legislature for a 1.5 percent budget ...
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Lawyers for NYPD whistleblower awarded $1.1M for fees
Lawyers for NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft have been awarded $1.1 million in fees — far less than the $4.6 million they wanted.
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Inmates flooding courts with frivolous lawsuits
Dozens of Bay State inmates have filed hundreds of pleadings as part of frivolous lawsuits that are clogging the courts and turning judges into prisoner “pen pals” — according to one jurist and a top lawyer who are both clamoring for changes in what they call a “broken” system.
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Boston top cops pledge to wear body cameras
Eight top cops have volunteered to don body cameras — including the department’s superintendent-in-chief, William G. Gross — if the city wins its legal battle to go ahead with its controversial pilot program today.Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins is expected to decide today whether he supports or rejects the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association’s motion for an injunction that would halt the city’s six-month pilot that is slated to launch Monday.
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Montana Supreme Court candidates outline differences
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The two candidates vying for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court are outlining the stark differences in their legal experience. Law professor Kristen Juras and District Judge Dirk Sandefur spoke to about 100 people at a forum in Great Falls on Thursday night. ...
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Defense group joins objection to ‘Las Vegas Law’
A group of defense attorneys asked the Nevada Supreme Court to join in a request to prevent the Clark County District Attorney’s television show from filming trials.
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Jules Wainstein out at Bravo as divorce drama takes nasty turn
She's leaving "Real Housewives of New York" to deal with her personal life after just one season.
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Lawyer: Former Mississippi officer indicted in 2015 shooting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer says a former Mississippi police officer has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said Thursday that a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus, has been indicted for manslaughter in ...
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Palatine man found not guilty of killing father, teen son
A Cook County jury has found a Palatine man not guilty of shooting and killing his 15-year-old former friend and the boy's father. The verdict was reached after about four hours of deliberations and a trial that lasted eight days. Before the case went to the jury at about 1 p.m. Thursday, prosecutors...
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U.S. Ends Corruption Case Against Former Virginia Governor
The Justice Department said Thursday that it would cease its prosecution of Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
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First attorney applies to fill Nevada Supreme Court vacancy
A 68-year-old attorney from the Gardnerville-Carson City area is there first person to apply to succeed retired Justice Nancy Saitta on the Nevada Supreme Court. Michael King Powell has worked ...
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Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Va. governor
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.         
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Brazil's Attorney General Asks High Court to Allow Abortions for Women With Zika
Brazil’s attorney general is urging the nation’s Supreme Court to permit abortions for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
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The Latest: Hearing scrapped for man accused in house fire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a man accused of killing his husband in house fire (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Attorneys for a man accused of setting a house fire that killed his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur, have withdrawn their request for a bail ...
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State attorney general will not file charges in Pasco case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state attorney general is closing his investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by Pasco police. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that his office will not bring criminal charges in the 2015 death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Three members of the Pasco Police ...
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Lawyer suspended for 91 days in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practice for 91 days for her actions in the NCAA investigation of University of Miami athletics. The court Thursday agreed to the Florida Bar recommendation in the case of attorney Maria Elena Perez. She was accused of violating ...
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Mike Coffman takes aim at challenger Morgan Carroll’s work as a state senator, personal injury lawyer in new radio ad
Mike Coffman is out with his first radio ad Thursday, and it's a doozy, alleging an "odor of corruption" around opponent Morgan Carroll's tenure as a state senator and her career as a lawyer. Carroll, a Democrat, is challenging Coffman in the 6th Congressional District.
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Cases pushed back for cop accused of driving drunk in hit-and-run crash
Both the discipline and criminal cases for a Lake County Sheriff's Department lieutenant charged with driving drunk after working security at the Gary Air Show this summer have been pushed until next month. Guy Mikulich was back in Lake County Superior Court Thursday morning, dressed in a suit,...
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September start for Gurnee murder tried delayed until January
A September murder trial for a man charged with shooting his ex-wife in Gurnee last year has been postponed to at least January to allow time for a defense motion to suppress evidence in the case. A hearing on a motion to suppress evidence in the murder case against David Brocksom, 44, was scheduled...
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Judge to review case files in Kenilworth murder 50 years ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Fifty years after a 21-year-old woman was killed in her home in a suburb north of Chicago, police are fighting the release of documents in the case, arguing the investigation remains active. The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports that a Cook County judge ordered Kenilworth officials to ...
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Gov. Hogan names appointments to Baltimore's District Court
Gov. Larry Hogan's office on Thursday announced three judicial appointments to the District Court in Baltimore. Hogan named Katie O'Hara, Michael Studdard, and Nicole Taylor after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Baltimore, according to a statement from the governor's...
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Judge cracks food jokes during Chipotle exec’s court appearance
A Manhattan judge mocked a top Chipotle executive indicted in a cocaine ring by cracking food jokes during the suspect’s brief court appearance Thursday. Mark Crumpacker, 53, who was leading the Mexican fast-food chain’s efforts to get back on its feet following an e. coli outbreak, sat in Manhattan Supreme Court looking melancholic as Judge...
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Drug suspect must pay $175 to get back $171 seized by police
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who was arrested on drug charges with $171 in his pocket has been told he'll have to pay a $175 filing fee to try to get the money back.
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Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Virginia governor McDonnell
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.       
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The Latest: Lawyer who won gun ownership case expects appeal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court ruling giving some people convicted of crimes a chance to legally own guns (all times local):
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Arkansas city denies claims in lawsuit over hot check court
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A central Arkansas city and judge are denying a lawsuit's claims that they're effectively operating a debtors' prison with a court that has imposed hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks…
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Brooklyn prosecutor slammed for seeking delay in cop assault case
Judge Danny Chun was furious that prosecutors weren't ready Thursday for the trial of two cops accused of beating up a suspect.
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Judge rejects challenge to case filed in suicide-pact crash
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A judge is upholding an adult murder case against a 16-year-old girl charged with killing two people in a high-speed crash on her way to carry out a suicide pact. Judge Brent West rejected defense arguments it's cruel and unusual for teenagers to face possible state ...
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2 soldiers’ injuries cited in Bergdahl arguments
The motion lays out how prosecutors plan to tie the injuries into arguments that Bergdahl is guilty of misbehavior        
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$100K bail for homicide suspect accused of escaping police
A Las Vegas judge cited community safety and increased bail to $100,000 for a Nevada homicide suspect who was re-arrested four days after authorities say he broke a set of handcuffs and ...
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German hardline preacher's trial for helping Syria militants begins
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A German man charged with supporting an Islamist militant group in Syria stayed silent on the first day of his trial in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, though his lawyer told the court that the prosecution was "flying blind" and its witnesses were unfit.
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Real-estate developer Michael Shvo indicted for alleged tax scam
Major real estate developer Michael Shvo has been indicted for ripping off New York State in a tax evasion scam, prosecutors said.
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Ogg calls for special prosecutor in Precinct 4 evidence scandal
DA candidate Kim Ogg calls for special prosecutor in the Precinct 4 evidence scandal.
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Animal cruelty trial postponed for ex-Nevada shelter chief
Trial has been postponed amid talk about a plea deal involving a former animal control supervisor accused of illegally killing dogs at the Boulder City shelter. Court records show that prosecutors and Mary Jo Frazier's attorney decided Tuesday they'll meet again ...
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Ezekiel Elliott’s nervous drug test texts invite NFL suspicion
In sidestepping one potential prompt for NFL discipline, prized Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott may have opened himself up to another line of scrutiny. On Tuesday, the Columbus, Ohio prosecutor’s office said it would not press charges against Elliott in connection with domestic violence allegations made in July by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. The NFL has not closed the...
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Paris attack suspect invokes silence for 3rd time with judge
The only surviving suspect in last November's attack on Paris refused to speak to a judge Thursday for a third time, in frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his prison cell. Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton, said the judge repeatedly asked questions to no avail on Thursday. Berton...
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Wisconsin taxpayers to pay $1.6 million to attorneys in abortion case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin taxpayers will pay $1.6 million to attorneys who represented Planned Parenthood and others in a lawsuit that successfully challenged a law requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the state Department of Justice agreed ...
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St. Vrain school bus driver pleads guilty to careless driving 1 year after crash
A former St. Vrain Valley School District bus driver arrested last year on DUI, vehicular-assault and child-abuse charges following a crash west of Lyons pleaded guilty in Boulder District Court on Wednesday to careless driving.
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Hartford man pleads guilty in shooting death of friend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Hartford man who said he accidentally shot and killed a friend has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Hartford Courant ( ) reports that 32-year-old Daniel Morales was about to go on trial on a murder charge but pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and criminal ...
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Judge dismisses insurance fraud case against Fallston resident, pharmacy owner
Citing missteps by prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against a one-time Fallston resident, who had been accused of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers of millions of dollars through a chain of pharmacies he owned in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington,...
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About 370 county SEIU members to get $1.5 million-plus in back pay
Clark County will pay more than $1.5 million in retroactive wage and benefit increases to a group of unionized employees after settling a legal dispute with the Service Employees International Union Local 1107.
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With delays in Baltimore Police crime lab drug testing, extended trial timetable coming to District Court
Baltimore Police Department on Tuesday acknowledged a backlog in its crime lab to analyze drugs seized during arrests, while the city's District Court said it is working to implement an extended timetable for bringing certain cases to trial.Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said police have been...
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Federal judge dismisses fraud case, blasts prosecutors' actions
A federal judge has dismissed fraud charges against the owner of a local pharmacy chain, accusing prosecutors of failing to disclose evidence, presenting "significant" false testimony at trial and destroying evidence.U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III called the actions of federal prosecutors...
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Looking at Cosby's past for a pattern of drugging, sex abuse
They were models and aspiring actresses. One was a flight attendant. Another was a masseuse ...
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