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  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes

    Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes
    A former corrections officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after he admitted to accepting bribes and smuggling contraband into a Sumter County prison. Jason Epstein, 29, of Orlando pleaded guilty to the bribery charges in September....
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...
  • LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

    LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.
    Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD officers...
  • Man arrested after telling Hemet police that he killed his mother

    A 51-year-old man was arrested after he walked into the Hemet Police Department and told officers that he killed his mother, authorities said. The man entered the Police Department at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to a department news release. Officers...
  • Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested

    Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested
    A Cook County corrections officer was charged with felony theft, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Fernando Munoz, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft. The sheriff’s office “received information” last...
  • L.A. City Atty. Feuer makes valid case for funding under Prop. 47

    Proposition 47, adopted last month, turned six drug possession and low-level property felonies into misdemeanors, setting in motion some rejiggering of California's criminal justice system. Among the changes in Los Angeles is the transfer of caseloads...
  • Survivors of Sawgrass wrong-way crash victims sue driver's ex-employer

    Survivors of Sawgrass wrong-way crash victims sue driver's ex-employer
    The parents of two women killed in a wrong-way crash on the Sawgrass Expressway are suing the surviving driver's former employer, which had entertained employees at a Coral Springs restaurant where alcohol was served, according to a lawsuit. Already sued...
  • John Goodman to appeal for new trial, release from jail

    John Goodman to appeal for new trial, release from jail
    After his first conviction in March 2012, Wellington polo executive John Goodman remained in the Palm Beach County Jail for nearly two months until he was sprung on a $7 million cash bond pending his appeal. Now that he's been found guilty of DUI...
  • Polo magnate John Goodman's sentencing set for Nov. 19

    Wellington polo executive John Goodman's sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Goodman, 51, was convicted Tuesday of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, both with failure to render aid, in the Feb. 12, 2010 death of Scott Patrick Wilson, 23. He...
  • Jail officer arrested, accused of giving phone to inmate

    Jail officer arrested, accused of giving phone to inmate
    An officer with the Marion County Sheriff's Office was arrested today, accused of sneaking a cellphone into the Marion County Jail for an inmate. Corrections Officer William Brooks was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a...