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  • Despite horrible childhood, U. Nazareth man gets prison for sex with girl

    By all accounts, Vincent Ritchie of Upper Nazareth Township endured a childhood of horrors. When he was about 6 years old, Ritchie was hungry and complained to his mother that the bread on his sandwich was stale. So, according to court records, she...
  • Ex-West Palm cop sentenced to 5 years in federal prison

    Ex-West Palm cop sentenced to 5 years in federal prison
    A former West Palm Beach police officer was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday for knowingly carrying his gun while committing a drug-trafficking crime. Dewitt McDonald, 46, of Wellington, pleaded guilty to the charge in April, which...
  • U.S. judicial agency OKs early release of federal prisoners

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency - unless Congress blocks the change. The U.S....
  • Missouri executes convicted triple murderer

    Missouri executes convicted triple murderer
    After a nearly day-long delay amid a flurry of final appeals, Missouri put to death a triple murderer who had claimed both that he was innocent and that he suffered from mental incompetence. John Middleton, 54, was given a lethal injection and...
  • Deputies: Backpage led to man being beaten, robbed after going to meet woman

     Deputies: Backpage led to man being beaten, robbed after going to meet woman
    Be careful about the people you meet online. That's solid advice following Tuesday's arrest of two men who allegedly beat and robbed a 54-year-old man on July 12 at an International Drive hotel. According to Orange County deputies, the man thought he...
  • Missouri executes triple murderer after stay is lifted

    Missouri executes triple murderer after stay is lifted
    (Reuters) - After a nearly day-long delay amid a flurry of final appeals, Missouri put to death a triple murderer who had claimed both that he was innocent and that he suffered from mental incompetence. John Middleton, 54, was given a lethal injection...
  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...
  • U.S. judge stays execution of convicted triple murderer in Missouri

    (Reuters) - A United States judge has halted the execution of a former methamphetamine dealer who was convicted of murdering three people with ties to the drug trade who he feared would inform on him to police. John Middleton, 54, met a standard for...
  • Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela

    Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's...
  • Woman stole from elderly victim after car accident, cops say

    Woman stole from elderly victim after car accident, cops say
    A woman posing as a Good Samaritan helping an 89-year-old woman after she was in a car accident ended up stealing items from her purse, according to Orlando police. The 89-year-old woman was stuck in her car awaiting paramedics and police when Rachel L....
  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus...