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  • 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,...
  • Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions

    Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions
    A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday. Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's...
  • Repeat DUI driver gets nearly 13 years in jail for hit-and-run

    Admitted alcoholic James William Lauer called the January hit-and-run crash that landed him in Lehigh County Court on Thursday his "worst nightmare" and said he wished he could apologize to the pregnant woman and children he injured. "I almost wiped...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery

    Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery
    A 32-year-old Orlando man was sentenced this week to nine years in federal prison for a March armed robbery of a CVS on Lake Underhill Road. Darin Leon Givens pleaded guilty to the charges of robbery of a retail store and carrying a firearm during...
  • State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses

    State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses
    Audits of a state prison and psychiatric hospital detail hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper payments and financial problems, including outright payroll fraud, and medical staff and guards receiving questionable bonuses and holiday pay, according...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council

    James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council
    United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic. "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
  • Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex

    Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex
    A Coral Springs man admitted Friday that he arranged to meet a teenage boy for sex at a park in Lauderhill. Brian Keith Dunn, 50, faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced Oct. 28. A divorced father of three who worked for a towing...
  • HIV-positive man charged with having sex without alerting partner

    HIV-positive man charged with having sex without alerting partner
    An inmate booked on misdemeanors last week in Orange County is now facing a felony charge after a woman came forward to report that he'd had sex with her without telling her that he is HIV positive, an arrest affidavit states. The woman came forward...