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  • Serial flight stowaway from California arrested in Arizona

    (Reuters) - A serial airplane stowaway recently released from jail in California was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass for lingering at the Phoenix airport without a ticket, police said.
  • Malloy Department of Correction Commissioner Stepping Down

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that his recently appointed state correction commissioner James E. Dzurenda is stepping down to take a leadership role in the New York City prison system. A Stratford resident who has worked for the Connecticut DOC...

    Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again

    Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again
    Walter Medlin, an Osceola County developer who has already been jailed for tax evasion, was sentenced again on Monday for the same crime. The latest prison term for Medline, 71, is 30 months, as handed down by U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell. He...

    Not guilty plea entered in hospital attack

    A man accused of trying to kill his roommate in a Fountain Valley hospital pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday. Orange County prosecutors say Ibrahim Yousef Battat, 36, used his hands to cover the nose and mouth of a 91-year-old man sharing his...

    Media and ACLU sue Oklahoma over right to watch executions

    Oklahoma prison officials violated the 1st Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and its...