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  • Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

    Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison
    Former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson was sentenced this morning to 7-1/2 years behind bars for his conviction on two bribery-related charges. Batterson, who has been incarcerated since he was found guilty Aug. 26, was granted...
  • San Bernardino County detectives make arrest in 1992 slaying

    More than two decades after a man was found shot to death on the side of a San Bernardino County road, 170 miles from his home, sheriff’s investigators say they have arrested a suspect. Gabino Mondragon Morales, of Phoenix, was arrested in Arizona...
  • 10-year-old in jail writes 'how to escape' on notebook paper

    10-year-old in jail writes 'how to escape' on notebook paper
    Law enforcement officers searched the cell Wednesday of the 10-year-old boy accused of killing a 90-year-old woman and found a piece of notebook paper with three words written at the top: How to escape. The execution of the search warrant came the same...
  • Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support

    Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support
    A man who helped the FBI build a criminal bankruptcy fraud case against his ex-wife is now suing the federal agency, claiming it kept nearly $150,000 in cash and jewelry seized from the former Winnetka woman that he says is owed to him for child support....
  • Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail

    Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail
    A lawyer for a corrections officer accused in the Black Guerrilla Family jail plot wants to take federal jurors on a walking tour of the Baltimore City Detention Center so they can see for themselves the conditions officers worked in. A trip would allow...
  • Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

    Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
    A Superior Court judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 120 days in County Jail on Tuesday, sending a signal to politicians that the court does not take residency laws lightly. Alarcon is the ninth politician to be...
  • Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'

    Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'
    Under attack from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — who gave him an "F for new ideas" and accused him of plagiarism — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley blamed his campaign staff Thursday for copying language from Internet sources into an...
  • Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison

    Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison
    The man who was killed by a SunRail train last week in Sanford is an ex-convict with a history of drug offenses, drunkenness and burglaries who had been released from prison in April. Sanford police on Thursday released his name: Richard Dean Holley, 55....
  • John A. Walker Jr. dies at 77; masterminded family spy operation

    John A. Walker Jr. dies at 77; masterminded family spy operation
    John A. Walker Jr., a convicted spy who masterminded a family operation that sold military secrets for nearly two decades and enabled the Soviet Union to decipher more than 1 million classified messages sent and received by U.S. Navy vessels, has died...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
  • Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

    Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
    A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother's death, according to an appellate court ruling. The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate...