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  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...
  • Hit man in 'Yom Kippur murders' dies of natural causes on death row

    A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the "Yom Kippur murders," died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said. Steven Homick, 74, died at a nearby hospital, according to...
  • Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

    Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor
    In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive. On Wednesday morning...
  • Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws

    Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws
    Jailed former Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Conahan has written to the in-laws of his co-conspirator, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., demanding they repay nearly $130,000 he says they owe him. Incarcerated in a Florida prison, Conahan recently wrote to Gerald...
  • BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial

    BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial
    The former leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore Detention Center spoke publicly for the first time Monday from the witness stand, describing his unlikely rise to power and the gang's inner workings. Tavon White, 37, has pleaded guilty...
  • Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail

    Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail
    An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday. The report is the latest in a spate of problems at Rikers...
  • DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs

    DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs
    EAST LYME — Six prison workers have been placed on leave after their actions were found to be contrary to a prisoner's health, a correction spokesman said. The incidents involved four Department of Correction workers, plus two contractual health...
  • Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison

    Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison
    An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing. Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
  • Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system

    Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system
    Los Angeles County Public Defender Ron Brown walked into a Pomona court Wednesday and saw first-hand the impact of Proposition 47 — the voter-approved initiative that reduces penalties for drug possession and other nonviolent crimes. His office...
  • Broward legislators begin shaping priorities

    Broward legislators begin shaping priorities
    Broward County's state legislative delegation on Tuesday started to shape priorities for the coming session. The group formed five subcommittees that would each focus on one issue, including healthcare, insurance, the environment, charter schools, and...
  • Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin

    Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin
    Once largely relegated to Baltimore City, heroin use and its related adverse consequences are spreading to every part of the state, and an increasing number of Maryland's citizens are dying of heroin overdoses. This shift reflects national trends...