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  • 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...
  • Judicial nominee ignored by Congress

    Judicial nominee ignored by Congress
    In February, President Obama selected Mary Barzee-Flores as the nominee to fill the vacancy on the Federal Southern District Court of Florida. Barzee-Flores served as a circuit judge on Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami for almost a decade,...
  • State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court

    State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court
    RICHMOND – State Sen. Richard Stuart, who chairs Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory Council, said Wednesday he expects legislation will crop up soon in response to the Daily Press' ongoing battle to wrest a criminal records database from a...
  • Justices show skepticism in Drew Peterson's bid for new trial

    Justices show skepticism in Drew Peterson's bid for new trial
    Appellate court justices Thursday peppered attorneys for Drew Peterson with questions about why the former Bolingbrook police sergeant should be granted a new trial over claims that another attorney and a judge denied him a fair trial for the murder of...
  • Hearing held on Peterson appeal of murder conviction

    OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson's murder conviction in his third wife's 2004 death should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes by his former attorney, lawyers for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant told a...
  • Yale Law Students Take On Middletown Woman's Deportation Case

    NEW HAVEN — When Paula Milardo of Middletown pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny in exchange for a 10-month prison sentence, she had no idea her plea would lead to her deportation to Italy, thousands of miles from her family and the place she...
  • Transgender California inmate awaiting surgery gets parole, procedure in doubt

    Transgender California inmate awaiting surgery gets parole, procedure in doubt
    A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled. The pair of decisions makes it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael...
  • Christian musician gets more than 8 years for child pornography, feds say

    Christian musician gets more than 8 years for child pornography, feds say
    Mark DeHaven, the former worship minister who pleaded guilty to receiving child porn, used his church email address to send lewd photos of abused children, a federal prosecutor said at his sentencing on Thursday. His family learned about his problem five...