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  • Lawyer: Case's flaws merit retrial of death-row ex-cop

    Lawyer: Case's flaws merit retrial of death-row ex-cop
    A lawyer for former Mascotte police Officer James Duckett, on death row for raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl, thinks the ex-lawman could get a new trial because flawed FBI forensics testimony was used to convict him. But others familiar with...
  • 911 tape, crash video played as 'huffing' trial gets underway

    911 tape, crash video played as 'huffing' trial gets underway
    The voice of a frantic woman, with screaming and chaos in the background, filled a Lake County courtroom on Tuesday as a tape of a 911 call was played. Then came the airing of a video that caught the moment that Carly Rousso, then 18, ran her Lexus onto...
  • Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes

    Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes
    Two west suburban men who authorities say illegally possessed stolen firearms have been indicted on federal gun charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday. Walter Freeman, 35, of Lisle, and Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park, are...
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...
  • Who's who in the McDonnell trial

    Key figures Former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Virginia's governor from 2009 through 2013, he is facing 14 federal corruption charges for accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman, Jonnie R. Williams St. McDonnell previously served as Virginia...
  • U.S. appeals court nullifies Okla. ban on gay marriage

    U.S. appeals court nullifies Okla. ban on gay marriage
    For the second time in less than two months, a federal appeals court panel in Denver has upheld same-sex marriage, giving gay couples another victory en route to a final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the...
  • Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal

    Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal
    As he tearfully apologized in court Thursday to the woman he illegally arrested, fired Broward Sheriff's Detective Jeff Poole said his crime has changed his life, cost him his job, and damaged him and his family forever. Just moments before he was...