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  • Jury finds Allentown man guilty of child rape

    A Lehigh County jury late Thursday found Nelson Martinez Jr. guilty of repeatedly raping a young girl, starting when she was 10 years old. Martinez, 46, of Allentown, was livid. "I'm going to appeal it," he told county Judge Kelly L. Banach moments...
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son charged with felony cocaine possession

    Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.  He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...
  • Hedge fund founder Israel loses health bid to leave prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22-year sentence or set him free because prison officials are...
  • Driver charged in fatal Mount Pocono crash

    A Long Pond man was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide in the death of the mother of a Pocono Mountain East High School student. The high-speed crash in which she was killed happened in Mount Pocono shortly after the school's commencement ceremony...
  • 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...