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  • State Supreme Court ruling strikes blow to red light cameras

    State Supreme Court ruling strikes blow to red light cameras
    The traditional red light camera program appears to be stopped – for now. An effort by Hollywood to keep its vendor-run program as is was dealt a blow by the Florida Supreme Court, which refused on Monday to hear its appeal. The decision, which...
  • Man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

    Man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges
    A Manchester man is facing a minimum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to production and possession of child pornography in federal court. Jesse David Kuchta, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, according to...
  • Wenc joins Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLC

    The law firm of Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLC announced that Attorney David J. Wenc has joined the firm. Wenc brings extensive experience as a trial lawyer. He has a trial and appellate practice with an emphasis on federal and state criminal defense and...
  • State Judicial Branch Issues Warning About Phony Emails

    State Judicial Branch Issues Warning About Phony Emails
    The state's Judicial Branch is warning residents about a scam email going around claiming to be from the court. The phony email claims to come from "state court" and orders the recipient to appear in court for a hearing, judicial officials said...
  • Time for merit selection for state judges?

    As a dozen candidates raise a combined $2.5 million in their quests to win one of three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a Republican and Democratic lawmaker are teaming up to try to take the politics out of state court races. Rep. Bryan...
  • French court OKs adoption by lesbian partners

    A French court has authorized four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through artificial insemination. While France has legalized gay marriage and adoption, only heterosexual couples are allowed to have medically assisted...
  • Cincinnati man becomes a face of gay marriage movement

    Jim Obergefell hadn't thought about becoming one of the most visible figures in the marriage-equality movement. He just wanted to marry the love of his life for 21 years. Obergefell (OH'-bir-guh-fell) remembers watching the news on TV with John Arthur...
  • Dwyer ordered to pay $92,000 in 2012 boating accident

    Dwyer ordered to pay $92,000 in 2012 boating accident
    Former state delegate Don Dwyer has been ordered to pay nearly $92,000 in a lawsuit stemming from his 2012 drunken boating accident, according to court records. In a March 31 order, county Circuit Court Judge Paul Goetzke ordered Dwyer to pay Earl...
  • After 27 years in office, Newport News' Circuit Court Clerk stepping down

    After 27 years in office, Newport News' Circuit Court Clerk stepping down
    Circuit Court Clerk Rex A. Davis — Newport News' longest currently serving elected official — is stepping aside after 27 years leading the office and 44 years in the judicial system. The longest-serving circuit court clerk in Hampton Roads...
  • 2 Seattle elephants on 2,000-mile trip to Oklahoma City Zoo

    Loaded in climate-controlled crates aboard a flatbed truck and accompanied by an entourage and special snacks, two aging female elephants have left a Seattle zoo on a 2,000-mile trip to their new home in Oklahoma City. The Wednesday evening departure was...
  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. O'Connor, who was appointed in 1981 and retired...