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  • $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide

    $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide
    A Park Manor man who prosecutors say sped away from police before crashing his car Thursday night, killing a teen riding in the back seat, was ordered held Sunday on $1 million bail. Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue,...
  • What kind of prison might the inmates design?

    What kind of prison might the inmates design?
    The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day,...
  • Slain girl's family wants 15-year-old tried as adult

     Slain girl's family wants 15-year-old tried as adult
    Jonie Dukes still doesn't leave home much nearly four months after her 14-year-old daughter was gunned down by another teenage girl in one of Chicago's most notorious slayings this year. Since the loss, Dukes hasn't worked her nursing job — her...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry

    Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry
    Circuit Judge Frederick Lauten will become the top judge in Orange and Osceola counties next month, and is looking forward with "excitement that is mixed with moments of stark terror," he quipped during a recent interview. The terror comes in...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told. We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge

    Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge
    It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases. "It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
  • Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post

    Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post
    A pair of Democratic lawyers are squaring off in an Aug. 26 primary to become Orange County's next Clerk of Circuit Court. County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell faces attorney James "Jimmy" Auffant. The winner takes on Clerk Eddie Fernandez, who was...
  • In unusual move, trial exhibits posted online in McDonnell case

    Aside from all the testimony coming from the witness stand, there is another surprising thing about the federal corruption case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell: The public access that U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer has granted to trial exhibits....
  • Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts

    Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts
    NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges. Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...