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  • South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse

    South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse
    South Carolina child protection workers visited the family of a man accused of killing his five children at least a dozen times since 2011 in response to reports of abuse and neglect, state records released on Thursday show. The children, aged 1 to 8,...
  • Sheriff: We don't know why father killed his five children

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they still have no motive from the Lexington County father who will be charged in the killing of his five children in one of the largest mass murders in the region's recent history. On Tuesday,...
  • Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month

    Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month
    A judge delayed the sentencing on Wednesday of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife for their voter fraud and perjury convictions. Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli set the Alarcons' next court date for Oct. 14, when...
  • Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges

    Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges
    Repeat drunken driver Leslie Thurow walked out of Cook County Jail last Thursday night with orders to stay off the roads and report to probation. But on Tuesday she was in Cook County Jail again, this time without bail after being accused of...
  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in County Jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. "Richard Alarcon is not...
  • Missouri executes murderer after appeal over lethal drugs fails

    Missouri executes murderer after appeal over lethal drugs fails
    Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr., who killed two people at a restaurant in 1998, was...
  • Missouri executes man after appeal over lethal drugs fails

    (Reuters) - Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr., who killed two people at a restaurant in...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. “Richard Alarcon is...
  • Ex-prisoner settles claims over assault by Northampton County Prison guard

    An Allentown man who claims he was beaten by a Northampton County corrections officer in retribution for smuggling a cellphone into prison has settled a federal lawsuit against the county and the guard. Frank Buccini will receive a total of $72,500...
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...