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  • Teen suspect in slaying of Oakland Park woman returned to Broward

    It was late on a June night when an intruder awoke 19-year-old Nicole Franco as she lay beneath the covers in her bed. The burglar stabbed the aspiring chef with one of her own knives and watched her call 911 before fleeing with her wallet. Those are...
  • In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

    Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...
  • More jurisdictions defying feds on deporting immigrants

    WASHINGTON Carlos Rodriguez, a 27-year-old Dominican-born chef in New York City, thought he was safe from deportation because his wife and daughter are U.S. citizens and he had never been in trouble with the law. Then he was arrested for trespassing in a...
  • Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested

    Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested
    A Cook County corrections officer was charged with felony theft, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Fernando Munoz, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft. The sheriff’s office “received information” last...
  • A mini-Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Virginia's legislature didn't like the idea of Medicaid expansion to cover all Virginia adults with incomes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty line, but the state has quietly embarked on a kind of mini-expansion. It affects prisoners. And it...
  • At issue: Solitary confinement for death row inmates

    Should prisoners in Virginia sentenced to die for their crimes be kept in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives? That was at issue before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Tuesday, with the Virginia Department of...
  • Survivors of Sawgrass wrong-way crash victims sue driver's ex-employer

    Survivors of Sawgrass wrong-way crash victims sue driver's ex-employer
    The parents of two women killed in a wrong-way crash on the Sawgrass Expressway are suing the surviving driver's former employer, which had entertained employees at a Coral Springs restaurant where alcohol was served, according to a lawsuit. Already sued...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick

    Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick
    As Alexander O. Roscioli waited to be sentenced for fighting and killing a 70-year-old man last year in Emmaus, a Lehigh County prosecutor urged the judge to give him state time. "He needs to be somewhere that protects the community until Mr. Roscioli...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
  • Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege

    Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege
    An Orange County corrections officer was arrested by police Wednesday, accused of pointing a gun at a renter during an argument at her home in June, an arrest report states. Laura Hindman, 49, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,...