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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...
  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
  • American journalist purportedly beheaded by Islamic State militants

    American journalist purportedly beheaded by Islamic State militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison

    Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison
    A legal team representing California prisoners is questioning adequacy of emergency medical care at the state's newest prison, where admissions recently resumed after being halted to remedy problems. In an Aug. 4 memo to the court-appointed receiver...
  • Deputies: Felon, sex offender robbed bank

    Deputies: Felon, sex offender robbed bank
    A convicted felon and registered sex offender was arrested Friday after allegedly robbing a bank in Poinciana, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Kenneth Jacques Merlin, 40, was charged with robbery and grand theft. The robbery occurred...
  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex

    Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex
    A Coral Springs man admitted Friday that he arranged to meet a teenage boy for sex at a park in Lauderhill. Brian Keith Dunn, 50, faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced Oct. 28. A divorced father of three who worked for a towing...
  • Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge

    Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge
    It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases. "It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
  • A seminary behind bars seeks to change Texas prison system

    ROSHARON Texas (Reuters) - In a solitary confinement unit at a maximum-security prison in Texas, convicted murderer Troup Foster offers spiritual guidance to offenders as a part of a program designed to spark a cultural change in the country's largest...