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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...
  • 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...
  • Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5

    Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5
    A man accused of opening fire on a car carrying a family, killing a 5-year-old boy, had been aiming at the boy’s father,  prosecutors said today during the opening of the defendant’s murder trial. But defense attorneys for accused gunman...
  • Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial

    Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial
    Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011. Eric Galarza, 33, father of the dead child,...
  • Man pleads guilty to DUI on same road he killed 4 in 1999 DUI

    Man pleads guilty to DUI on same road he killed 4 in 1999 DUI
    Walter Depner, who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in 1999 while driving drunk, pleaded guilty today to again driving under the influence on the same road in 2013. Depner, 62, waived his right to a jury trial that was set to begin...
  • Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say

    Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say
    An Elgin man and his two sons are among four people charged with heroin trafficking following an investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies, DuPage prosecutors said Friday. Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive...
  • Former McHenry sheriff's deputy drops suit against county

    Former McHenry sheriff's deputy drops suit against county
    A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy has dropped a long-running lawsuit against the county in exchange for escaping a hefty court fine, officials said today. Zane Seipler filed a federal suit in 2008 claiming he was wrongly terminated for...
  • Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case

    Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case
    An Elgin woman who had a menagerie of goats, horses and other creatures seized wants Kane County to turn over records related to the resignation of the county official who oversaw the process. The attorney for Stacy Fiebelkorn said that the documents...
  • Man gets 16 years for attacking woman who stopped sexual assault of girl, 10

    Man gets 16 years for attacking woman who stopped sexual assault of girl, 10
    An Elgin man serving time on a domestic battery charge was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman who interrupted an attack on a 10-year-old girl, prosecutors said. Jesus E. Hernadez, 40, pleaded...