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  • Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison

    Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison
    An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing. Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
  • Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail

    Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail
    An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday. The report is the latest in a spate of problems at Rikers...
  • DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs

    DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs
    EAST LYME — Six prison workers have been placed on leave after their actions were found to be contrary to a prisoner's health, a correction spokesman said. The incidents involved four Department of Correction workers, plus two contractual health...
  • Supreme Court should give half an inch on inmate's beard

    When it ruled this year that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit corporation, had a religious right to refuse to include contraception in its employee health insurance plans, the Supreme Court pushed an important principle to unreasonable extremes. But the...
  • Hit man in 'Yom Kippur murders' dies of natural causes on death row

    A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the "Yom Kippur murders," died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said. Steven Homick, 74, died at a nearby hospital, according to...
  • Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

    Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor
    In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive. On Wednesday morning...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws

    Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws
    Jailed former Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Conahan has written to the in-laws of his co-conspirator, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., demanding they repay nearly $130,000 he says they owe him. Incarcerated in a Florida prison, Conahan recently wrote to Gerald...
  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...
  • 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...