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  • 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...
  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill colleague

    A Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy was shot to death by a fellow officer at a Las Cruces, N.M., hotel early Tuesday morning after the two got into an argument at a nearby bar, law enforcement officials think. Las Cruces police were called to the lobby...
  • There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment

    The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to...
  • Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home

    Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home
    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday they've arrested at least one of the two juveniles involved in a May arson. Deputies said the juvenile, who was 16 when the fire occurred but is now 17, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail...
  • Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'

    Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long in the business of selling discount goods to low-income customers, is offering a new service — checking accounts targeted at those who don't use traditional bank accounts. The service, called GoBank, is being rolled out...
  • FCC right to scrutinize fees for prison phone

    FCC right to scrutinize fees for prison phone
    One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that "Sesame Street" felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired character, Alex, to talk about his locked-up dad. Keeping the Alexes of the...
  • Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

    Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail
    Jacqueline Davis thought the man charged with killing her son was securely behind bars, awaiting a retrial. She was shocked when she heard Sunday that he had been seen in her neighborhood, riding in a white Buick and flashing his release papers. Davis...
  • Mistakenly freed murder suspect captured in Baltimore

    Mistakenly freed murder suspect captured in Baltimore
    A fugitive who was mistakenly released from a state detention center in Baltimore last week while awaiting trial for murder was caught Thursday, police said. Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was arrested about 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Belmont Ave., less than...
  • California will end race-based punishment in state prisons

    When a group of prisoners attacked two guards at California's High Desert State Prison in 2006, the warden declared a full lockdown that confined African Americans in one wing of the prison to their cells, and kept them there for 14 months. No outdoor...
  • Officials Hope New Cold Case Playing Cards Generate Tips In Unsolved Crimes

    Officials Hope New Cold Case Playing Cards Generate Tips In Unsolved Crimes
    HARTFORD — Playing cards that feature the photos of victims in crimes that have gone cold are being distributed to inmates in the state prisons with the hope they'll generate tips that will help investigators solve some of the case. It's the third...