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  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect

    GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect
    As bank robberies go, this one went by the book. There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand. Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...
  • 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...
  • Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls
    Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January. As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...