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  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was 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...
  • Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant
    Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public...
  • Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery

    Orlando man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for CVS robbery
    A 32-year-old Orlando man was sentenced this week to nine years in federal prison for a March armed robbery of a CVS on Lake Underhill Road. Darin Leon Givens pleaded guilty to the charges of robbery of a retail store and carrying a firearm during...
  • James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council

    James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council
    United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic. "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
  • State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses

    State audits find prison, hospital payroll abuses
    Audits of a state prison and psychiatric hospital detail hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper payments and financial problems, including outright payroll fraud, and medical staff and guards receiving questionable bonuses and holiday pay, according...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions

    Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions
    A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday. Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's...
  • Repeat DUI driver gets nearly 13 years in jail for hit-and-run

    Admitted alcoholic James William Lauer called the January hit-and-run crash that landed him in Lehigh County Court on Thursday his "worst nightmare" and said he wished he could apologize to the pregnant woman and children he injured. "I almost wiped...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Homeless Allentown man accused of prowling inside Lower Milford home

    A homeless man was charged with prowling Wednesday in an unoccupied Lower Milford Township home. Police said they found his personal papers, including his photograph, in the house. Edward J. Winebarger, 34, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass,...