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  • Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Richard Lapointe

    Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Richard Lapointe
    A divided state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial in the controversial murder case against Richard Lapointe, concluding that the mentally disabled dishwasher was denied evidence supporting his innocence when he was tried and convicted a...
  • Man arrested after police officer shoots at him; no one hurt

    Prince George's County Police have charged a man with attempted murder after, they say, he drove at officers who tried to pull him over in Capitol Heights. It happened about 10:45 p.m. Monday on Seat Pleasant Drive. Police say officers tried to stop a...
  • Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

    Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. The London-based human rights group expressed...
  • Human rights groups join Mexico-UN dispute over accusations of torture

    MEXICO CITY A controversy over the use of torture in Mexico and whether the government has retreated on human rights and rule of law issues intensified Tuesday, with human rights groups denouncing the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto for his...
  • Police blotter: Witness reports gold SUV sideswipes parked vehicle in Hinsdale

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court can make that determination. Hinsdale HIT AND RUN A witness reported...
  • Cops: Man attempted to eat gram of cannabis during traffic stop

    Corey L. Woodard, 39, of the 200 block of South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of manufacture or delivery of cannabis and a Class 4 felony count of obstruction of justice/destroying evidence following an arrest Monday....
  • Etan Patz's mom testifies again in murder trial but about another suspect

    Etan Patz's mom testifies again in murder trial but about another suspect
    The mother of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school nearly 36 years ago, retook the witness stand Tuesday in the trial of her son's accused killer as prosecutors sought to undermine defense claims that police arrested the wrong...
  • Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge

    The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting. Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, faces one...
  • Agents probing drug site accused of taking online currency

    Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the online black market known as Silk Road while they and their agencies operated an undercover...
  • Mom sentenced to 15 to 30 years in infant's murder

    Mom sentenced to 15 to 30 years in infant's murder
    Wendi Stanford was, the prosecutor said, "a woman who killed her son and almost got away with it." But the dogged determination of two police detectives, plus forensic evidence that cracked a cold case, led to a guilty verdict more than 10 years after 2-...
  • Trooper, Catasauqua officer 'entirely justified' in fatal shooting, DA rules

    Trooper, Catasauqua officer 'entirely justified' in fatal shooting, DA rules
    Catasauqua police officer Scott M. Rothrock had already been stabbed once in the chest with a 13-inch butcher knife and was trying to block more thrusts as he lay on his back in a snowbank Feb. 23 in east Allentown. With Jerome D. Nichols refusing to...