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  • After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash

    After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash
    Duke Energy may have been hauled into federal court and smacked with a $102-million penalty for polluting North Carolina rivers with potentially toxic coal ash, but that didn’t do much for the tainted well water at Barbara Morales’ house....
  • GPS evidence can be used in Aurora man's retrial

    GPS evidence can be used in Aurora man's retrial
    Evidence that a police officer gathered via a GPS unit can be used at the retrial of an Aurora man on armed robbery charges, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled. In a 4-3 decision handed down Thursday, the high court found that a police officer who in...
  • Scrutiny of school vouchers remains off limits

    Scrutiny of school vouchers remains off limits
    Because of a court ruling, Florida could be on the way to spending nearly $1 billion on an education program without knowing if the program works. Last week, Leon County Circuit Court Judge George Reynolds dismissed a lawsuit by the Florida Education...
  • Family 'outraged' at 33-year sentence in death of 3-year-old

    Family 'outraged' at 33-year sentence in death of 3-year-old
    A 22-year-old man convicted in the beating death of a 3-year-old Waukegan boy was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Mark Levitt. Citing "brutal and heinous" circumstances, assistant state's attorneys Eric Kalata...
  • Inmate who won order for sex reassignment surgery recommended for parole

    Inmate who won order for sex reassignment surgery recommended for parole
    A prison board Thursday approved parole for an inmate who recently won a federal court order for state-paid gender reassignment surgery, even as a federal appeals court issued its own order postponing the operation. Michelle Lael-Norsworthy, 51, was...
  • Abortion injunction upheld for Osceola County medical park

    Abortion injunction upheld for Osceola County medical park
    An appeals court Friday upheld a temporary injunction that would block Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando from performing abortions at an Osceola County medical park. The 2-1 ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeal focused on a restrictive...
  • Mistrial Declared After Jury Deadlocks In Brett Bednarz Triple Murder Trial

    Mistrial Declared After Jury Deadlocks In Brett Bednarz Triple Murder Trial
    HARTFORD — A mistrial was declared Friday after a Superior Court jury could not reach a verdict in the Brett Bednarz triple murder trial. The jury sent out a note Thursday evening, saying it had reached an impasse. When it returned Friday morning...
  • Court awards higher damages in malpractice case

    Court awards higher damages in malpractice case
    TALLAHASSEE — A dozen years after the Legislature approved limiting damages in medical-malpractice lawsuits, the Florida Supreme Court sided with an injured woman who argued the limits should not apply to her case. In a 5-2 decision Thursday,...
  • Lake County courts: Gary man gets 14 years for shooting at cops

    Lake County courts: Gary man gets 14 years for shooting at cops
    Man gets 14 years for shooting at cops Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a Gary man to 14 years on Wednesday for attempted aggravated battery for shooting a laser-equipped handgun at Gary police officers. Melvin Macon, 25, will serve...
  • Six face federal charges in $2.2 million drug bust

    Six face federal charges in $2.2 million drug bust
    Six men arrested by Berks County detectives as they allegedly transported $2.2 million worth of drugs bound for Reading and Allentown now face charges in federal court. The men, arrested in March, are charged in U.S. District Court in Allentown with...
  • Preservationists, Costa Mesa weigh next moves in Banning Ranch saga

    Preservationists, Costa Mesa weigh next moves in Banning Ranch saga
    While this week's appeals court decision in the lawsuit between Newport Beach and a preservation group over the proposed development of Banning Ranch is a bump in a long road for environmentalists, the group that has made it a mission to preserve the land...