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  • October 2013: Amazon workers seek pay for time in security checks

    Workers at Amazon.com warehouses across the country are suing the online retail giant to collect wages for time they spent passing through security checkpoints designed to prevent employee theft. In lawsuits filed in Philadelphia and Luzerne County...
  • SXSW 2014: 'Fort Tilden,' 'Great Invisible' win top jury awards

    SXSW 2014: 'Fort Tilden,' 'Great Invisible' win top jury awards
    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced its jury awards on Tuesday night in a ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. “Fort Tilden” won the grand jury prize in the narrative competition. Written and directed...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose photo went viral, says he's not proud of past

    Jeremy Meeks, whose photo went viral, says he's not proud of past
    Jeremy Meeks, the man whose sigh-inducing Stockton police booking photo went viral, said he's not proud of his criminal past. Meeks, 30  was charged Friday with illegally possessing a firearm, as well as other gun- and gang-related charges. He was...
  • 'Handsome' felon faces federal gun charge in new indictment

    A Stockton man whose police mugshot went viral and earned him the nickname "handsome felon" faces a federal gun possession charge, according a new indictment. Jeremy Meeks, 30, was charged Thursday with being a felon in possession of a semi-automatic...
  • Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors

    Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors
    A seven-minute video shot by a speeding motorcyclist as he eluded police could end up costing the rider up to six years in prison when he is sentenced Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali was accused of trying to goad a Westmont officer into a high speed chase...
  • Bessman Okafor: Accused witness killer asks judge to appoint pollster

     Bessman Okafor: Accused witness killer asks judge to appoint pollster
    A judge has yet to decide where Bessman Okafor's trial will be conducted, but the accused killer's defense on Friday discussed an unorthodox request: A court-appointed pollster, to gauge whether a fair jury is likely to be found in Orange County. Okafor...
  • Man accused in witness-killing asks judge to grant bail

    Man accused in witness-killing asks judge to grant bail
    One of the men accused in the witness murder plot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar has asked to be granted bail in the first-degree murder case, set for trial in October. Donnell Godfrey's lawyer mentioned the motion at a hearing in...
  • Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot

    Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot
    Orange County residents won't be getting cold calls about Bessman Okafor any time soon, after a judge denied the suspected killer's request for funding to poll the public about its knowledge of his high-profile murder case. "After considering all of the...
  • Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary

    Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary
    As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler. "This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison
    Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago. Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...
  • Suburban father, son charged with education fraud

    Suburban father, son charged with education fraud
    A father and son who run education companies based in suburban Niles defrauded more than $33 million in federal grants from school districts across the country by misrepresenting the tutoring services they purportedly provided to low-income students,...