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  • Man gets 30 years in baby's murder, trying to get girlfriend's relatives killed

    Man gets 30 years in baby's murder, trying to get girlfriend's relatives killed
    A Cicero man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his 3-week-old daughter and trying to have his girlfriend’s family members killed, prosecutors said. Jorge Galvez, 24, was charged with murder after his...
  • Texas tycoon Wyly found not liable for insider trading

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and his late brother, Charles, were found not liable for insider trading by a U.S. judge on Friday but still could face hundreds of millions of dollars in damages after a jury in May found they committed fraud....
  • Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor

    Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes...
  • 'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival

    'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival
    Many people in North Canaan say the town is flagging badly and needs a lift. Some say sure, it has its share of problems but no more of a crisis than towns across America that struggle to revive Main Street commerce. Mary Monnier puts up "North Canaan -...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Report reveals 34 percent recovery for Detroit limited-tax GO bonds

    (Reuters) - Holders of Detroit's $164 million of unsecured, limited-tax general obligation bonds would only get 34 percent of their investment back under the city's debt adjustment plan, according to a consultant's report released on Thursday. The 34...
  • Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash

    Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash
    The judge who found a Highland Park woman guilty of aggravated DUI for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl won’t reverse his ruling, he announced today. Carly Rousso understood when she inhaled a cleaning product that the act would impair her...
  • Why such secrecy on gun permits?

     Why such secrecy on gun permits?
    The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...
  • Death-Row Inmate's Case Goes Before Supreme Court Thursday

    Death-Row Inmate's Case Goes Before Supreme Court Thursday
    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether Russell Peeler Jr., convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son Leroy "B.J." Brown in Bridgeport, should have received the death penalty. Peeler, a former...
  • Jail cracks down on inmates' pungent assaults on deputies

    The foul-smelling glob splattered into Deputy Stephen Vasquez's mouth and eyes. The inmate who was suspected of throwing it said the mixture was only water and apple jelly, according to an incident report. But Vasquez thought he tasted urine, and a...
  • Philippines' Aquino keeps budget chief amid corruption scandal

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino,...