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  • Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

    Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges
    A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...
  • Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

    Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
    Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her...
  • Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls

    Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls
    Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age. The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
  • Jury finds Allentown man guilty of child rape

    A Lehigh County jury late Thursday found Nelson Martinez Jr. guilty of repeatedly raping a young girl, starting when she was 10 years old. Martinez, 46, of Allentown, was livid. "I'm going to appeal it," he told county Judge Kelly L. Banach moments...
  • Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills

    Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills
    Orange County deputies on Saturday evening said the man at the center of an 11-hour standoff on Friday was wanted in connection with a double homicide earlier this week at Misty Oaks Apartments. James Stewart, 29, of Orlando, is charged with first-degree...
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son charged with felony cocaine possession

    Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.  He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...