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  • Prop. 47 floods courts with pleas for resentencing and records purges

    Prop. 47 floods courts with pleas for resentencing and records purges
    Proposition 47, a sweeping ballot measure that reduced penalties for certain crimes, has already led to the release of hundreds of jail and prison inmates statewide and inundated courts with scores of applications from people who want their records...
  • Governor: No special prosecutor in Darren Wilson case

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Despite calls for a special prosecutor to present Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's case to a new grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon said he would not entertain the idea. On Monday night, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert...
  • Three, including girl, charged in Bangor home-invasion robbery

    Three, including girl, charged in Bangor home-invasion robbery
    Three people, including a girl, are charged in a home-invasion in Bangor last week, police said. Police said the three forced their way into a home at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and held a woman down, according to Bangor police. The woman escaped the home in...
  • Police shut down Eustis marijuana grow house

    Police shut down Eustis marijuana grow house
    EUSTIS — Stephan Oakley didn't follow proper fire safety protocol when flames erupted in his backyard Monday night. Instead, the 41-year-old ran toward the blaze, scooped up a potted marijuana plant and rushed inside, according to an arrest...
  • Scott Keenan, detective and children's advocate, dies at 67

     Scott Keenan, detective and children's advocate, dies at 67
    While working as a detective in the Chicago Police Department in 1994, Scott Keenan was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo major neck surgery. Mr. Keenan, who investigated violent crimes against women and children, was given a choice: a surgery...
  • Norfolk man accused of vandalizing business after interstate police chase

    A Norfolk man was accused of vandalizing a local business after police said he was caught after a high-speed interstate chase Wednesday. Dominique D. Cherry, 26, of the 6300 block of Wailes Avenue, was charged with felony destruction of property and has...
  • Bethlehem police, NYPD nab New York homicide suspect

    Bethlehem police, NYPD nab New York homicide suspect
    A man wanted in connection with a New York slaying barged into a Bethlehem apartment building Tuesday after Bethlehem and New York City police surrounded him, police said. Alex Martinez, 23, of the Bronx is wanted in connection with a Nov. 12 killing...
  • Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

    Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault
    A celebrity radio host was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on Wednesday in a scandal that has grabbed Canada's media spotlight. Jian Ghomeshi, 47, former host of the internationally syndicated music and arts program Q on Canadian...
  • Judge to defendant: 'You chose drugs over your child'

    Judge to defendant: 'You chose drugs over your child'
    A Lehigh Township man who left his 3-year-old son unattended in a parking lot after snorting heroin and passing out escaped Wednesday with a county prison sentence. At 34, Richard Kohler II has a lot of problems: hepatitis-C, mental health disorders...
  • In case you needed another reason to use cash

    In case you needed another reason to use cash
    The call came from our bank: Someone in Chicago was using my husband's debit card to purchase booze at a liquor store while we were in Florida. Since then, I've tried to use cash for purchases. Carrying cash can be risky too, if I lose my wallet or it's...
  • Charges reinstated against Park Ridge cop accused of off-duty beatings

    In the eight years since allegations he beat two teenagers for shattering a window on his personal car, Jason Leavitt has gone from a lieutenant to a commander for Park Ridge police. But Leavitt, 43, finds himself once again stripped of his police...