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  • Hedge fund founder Israel loses health bid to leave prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22-year sentence or set him free because prison officials are...
  • Driver charged in fatal Mount Pocono crash

    A Long Pond man was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide in the death of the mother of a Pocono Mountain East High School student. The high-speed crash in which she was killed happened in Mount Pocono shortly after the school's commencement ceremony...
  • Federal judge rules against Hampton man on jail credit for drug court violations

    Federal judge rules against Hampton man on jail credit for drug court violations
    HAMPTON — A federal judge has ruled that a 29-year-old Hampton man is not entitled to more than six months of credit for time spent locked up for drug use violations as he was participating in the Hampton drug court program. The decision by U.S....
  • Allentown child rape trial opens with graphic testimony

    Jurors deciding the case of an Allentown man charged with raping a child heard graphic testimony as the trial opened Tuesday in Lehigh County Court. Nelson Martinez Jr., 46, is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl, starting when she was...
  • 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...
  • Why Is DCF Singling Out Jane Doe?

    Why Is DCF Singling Out Jane Doe?
    What a woefully one-dimensional account the state Department of Children and Families has spun in steering transgender teen Jane Doe's heartbreaking trip through the juvenile justice system. The state agency has singled out her conduct for public...
  • 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...
  • Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers

    Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers
    Alan H. Oren was at home in Upper Mount Bethel Township when state police showed up a couple years ago and did something that, in his words, "wasn't too cool." Acting on what Oren believes was a tip from a neighbor, troopers searched a shed near his...
  • Arizona execution allowed to proceed after court reviews last-minute appeal

    Arizona execution allowed to proceed after court reviews last-minute appeal
    Arizona's supreme court cleared the way on Wednesday for a convicted double-murderer to be put to death, lifting a hold after reviewing a last-minute appeal that involved questions about the lethal drug cocktail to be used in the execution. Joseph Wood,...
  • Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution

    Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution
    Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted double murderer...
  • 2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought

    2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought
    Authorities issued a public plea Thursday to help them find one of two individuals who tried to sneak a drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison. Officials at the South Carolina Department...