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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Assessing blame

    As the latest horrific and bloody war in the Gaza Strip continues, protests have sprung up all across Europe to point accusatory fingers in the direction of Israel. That country's strikes have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians and wounded thousands...
  • 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...
  • McKinney Wrong On Deputy Wardens

    I worked for the state of Connecticut for 39 years, starting as a correction officer and retiring as the commissioner of the Department of Correction, appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and reappointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. I was taken aback reading a...
  • After first drug dose failed to kill Arizona inmate, logs show 14 more

    A convicted murderer who died in a botched execution last month in Arizona was injected with 15 separate doses of a drug combination because the initial drug protocol of one dose didn’t seem to be enough to kill him, according to documents...
  • 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...
  • Dade Correctional back in spotlight after inmate strangling

    MIAMI An inmate at Dade Correctional Institution who pleaded to be transferred because he feared he would be killed by his cellmate was found strangled in his cell Monday, allegedly by that same cellmate. It was the latest in a series of problems at...
  • Police: Newly sentenced inmate forgot about cocaine in his pants

    A Monroe County man landed in hot water this week when he allegedly reported to prison with three bags of cocaine in his pants. Monroe County detectives said Cory Mosley, 23, of Stroudsburg, formerly of Beechwood, N.J., was sentenced Tuesday at the...
  • Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case
    After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often...
  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...