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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Lake County Jail guards indicted in inmate's death

    Lake County Jail guards indicted in inmate's death
    Three years after a Lake County Jail inmate's neck was broken in a scuffle with guards, two former corrections officers have been indicted by a grand jury on official misconduct charges for their involvement, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran announced....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill colleague

    A Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy was shot to death by a fellow officer at a Las Cruces, N.M., hotel early Tuesday morning after the two got into an argument at a nearby bar, law enforcement officials think. Las Cruces police were called to the lobby...
  • There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment

    The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'

    Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long in the business of selling discount goods to low-income customers, is offering a new service — checking accounts targeted at those who don't use traditional bank accounts. The service, called GoBank, is being rolled out...