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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...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

    Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
    WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday. In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
  • 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...
  • Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism in egging incident

    Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism in egging incident
    Justin Bieber pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vandalism for egging a former neighbor's home in Calabasas and was ordered to pay $80,900 in restitution. Bieber, who did not appear in court, also was ordered to serve two years' probation,...
  • '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...
  • Witness in notorious murder trial back in court on burglary, gun charges

    Witness in notorious murder trial back in court on burglary, gun charges
    Shane Lamb, who turned state’s witness against a former co-worker in the notorious disappearance and presumed murder of a Johnsburg teenager, is now being held in McHenry County Jail on a $300,000 bond in an unrelated case. Judge Sharon Prather on...
  • Former state rep charged with child porn barred from own patio

    Former state rep charged with child porn barred from own patio
    Former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham, on home confinement while facing child pornography charges, was ordered to stay off the patio of his Elgin condominium Wednesday because a young child lives nearby. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert...
  • Former state rep pleads not guilty to child porn charges

    Former state rep pleads not guilty to child porn charges
    Former state Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he knowingly transported child pornography. Farnham, 66, a Democrat from Elgin who faces a four-count indictment, appeared in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse to enter his plea before...
  • Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault

    Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault
    A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked. Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
  • Victims recall knife attack from witness stand

    Victims recall knife attack from witness stand
    The man who viciously attacked his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with a knife was sentenced to 38 years in prison today.  On Thursday, as pleas for help from a recorded 911 call filled a McHenry County courtroom, Kelly Krause could be heard...