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  • Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison

    Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison
    A longtime Franklin County Jail warden is in line to become the next director of the Northampton County Prison. Daniel S. Keen, warden of the 474-bed prison in Franklin County since 2011, is Northampton County Executive John Brown's choice to take...
  • Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison

    Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison
    Charged with allowing his 6-year-old daughter's teeth to rot and under investigation in the deaths of three of his other children, a Lehigh Township man was able to avoid jail in November by promising a judge that he'd check himself into drug rehab. But...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows

    BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows
    Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.  Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...
  • Woman admits killing grandfather for touching himself while watching her girlfriend

    Woman admits killing grandfather for touching himself while watching her girlfriend
    An Allentown woman wept in a Lehigh County courtroom Tuesday as she admitted stabbing her grandfather to death after catching him touching himself sexually while watching her girlfriend. "I just blacked out when I seen what he was doing," Chene A. Mejias...
  • Carpenter Says She Didn't Want To Testify In Murder-For-Hire Trial

    Carpenter Says She Didn't Want To Testify In Murder-For-Hire Trial
    ROCKVILLE — Beth Carpenter sat on the witness stand Tuesday in a Rockville courtroom and recalled the last time she had been in that position — the day she testified at her own murder trial in 2002. "I didn't want to testify even when they...
  • Feds Criticize New Immigration Policy; State Cites Liability Concerns

    Feds Criticize New Immigration Policy; State Cites Liability Concerns
    A new immigration policy in Connecticut puts the state among a number of jurisdictions across the country that have stopped honoring detention requests issued by federal immigration authorities - heightening debate over whether the detainer requests are a...
  • 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...