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  • LWV: Maps still stink

    LWV: Maps still stink
    TALLAHASSEE -- The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people. The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other plaintiffs in the ongoing legal...
  • Alleged illegal YouTube video now front and center in Palm Beach fraud case

    Alleged illegal YouTube video now front and center in Palm Beach fraud case
    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge David Crow on Monday said he will privately watch a YouTube video that recently surfaced in a civil court battle between Delray Beach-based real estate developer Anthony Pugliese III and Subway restaurant chain co-founder...
  • Litter crackdown in Nazareth smacks of selective prosecution

    There went Thomas Trachta's hopes for a successful appeal of what had to be the most mortifying court setback since Capt. Queeg was rolling his ball bearings in "The Caine Mutiny." Not only did a judge take a verbal rubber hose to the Nazareth police...
  • Class-action suit filed over Batavia energy deal

    Class-action suit filed over Batavia energy deal
    A class-action suit filed in Kane County Tuesday alleges misinformation was provided about a downstate coal plant that ultimately has cost Batavia consumers higher electric rates. Nine Batavia residents and business owners listed as plaintiffs in the...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80
    James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy...
  • 9 years for man who ran over two people outside nightclub

    9 years for man who ran over two people outside nightclub
    A Melrose Park man who repeatedly ran over two men with his car outside a River North nightclub, reportedly after they intervened in an argument he was having with his wife, pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Alejandro...
  • 'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

    'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges
    Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. Sedrish on...
  • Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute

    Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute
    The city of Annapolis has named dozens of retired police officers and firefighters in a federal lawsuit, the latest tactic in a decade-long legal battle over changes to retiree pensions. In court filings last week, the city asked a judge to rule that...
  • Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

    Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case
    An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ordered...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....