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  • 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...
  • Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified

    Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified
    The Highland Park police officers who fatally shot a man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital last week were justified in their actions, authorities announced Tuesday. Christopher Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, was killed Nov. 3 after he drew a gun from his...
  • Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds

    Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds
    Medical staff members flee from the hospital room, apparently fearing for their lives, in harrowing, newly released video footage of the Nov. 3 police shooting of a Waukegan man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. Christopher Anderson, 27, and his 9-...
  • BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial

    BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday. Assistant...
  • Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody

    Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody
    One by one, five teenagers in maroon jumpsuits were led into a courtroom Thursday afternoon at the Seminole County Juvenile Detention Center to face a judge for the first time since they were arrested on rape charges. Family members packed the gallery,...
  • Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

    Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says
    A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office. Lisa Nichole Leroy, 33, is accused of writing letters to the inmate and engaging in sex...
  • More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
  • Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area

    Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area
    Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend. The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...
  • Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

    Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison
    Former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson was sentenced this morning to 7-1/2 years behind barsĀ for his conviction on two bribery-related charges. Batterson, who has been incarcerated since he was found guilty Aug. 26, was granted...
  • Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country

    Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
    Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...