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  • New Illinois law forces judges to restrict travel by flight risks

     New Illinois law forces judges to restrict travel by flight risks
    A new Illinois law requires judges to confiscate the passport or restrict the travel of a person charged with first-degree murder or another violent crime if the court determines the defendant is a flight risk. Previous state laws gave judges more...
  • Granger woman accused of dumping baby allowed to attend wedding

    Granger woman accused of dumping baby allowed to attend wedding
    GRANGER--A Granger woman accused of throwing her newborn in a dumpster will be allowed to attend a family wedding in Chicago this weekend. St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Hurley issued the order, even though the state objected to the...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Ashton to assist prosecutor in Okafor home invasion murder case

    Ashton to assist prosecutor in Okafor home invasion murder case
    Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will assist in the prosecution of Bessman Okafor, a home invasion defendant who was accused last year of slaying a witness expected to testify against him, Ashton's office confirmed. According to Chief...
  • Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years

    Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement — that low-level drug offenders with no history of violence and no ties to gangs will no longer face severe, mandatory federal prison sentences — is the first step in returning sanity and integrity...
  • Gang member gets life in Costa Mesa murder

    A Fountain Valley man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the 1995 death of a fellow Vietnamese street gang member. Giang Thuy Nguyen, 37, had been found guilty April 10, 2012, of murder and...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Gunpowder marks at center of day's analyses by experts

    George Zimmerman trial: Gunpowder marks at center of day's analyses by experts
    SANFORD — One of the most powerful pieces of defense evidence in the George Zimmerman murder trial is a two-inch circle of tiny gunpowder marks around the bullet hole in Trayvon Martin's chest. That same ring appears on his hoodie and shirt, but...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Trayvon's father takes the stand

    George Zimmerman trial: Trayvon's father takes the stand
    SANFORD - Two days after his son Trayvon had been shot, Tracy Martin wanted answers about why the killer, George Zimmerman, had not been arrested. So Tracy Martin went to the Sanford Police Department and met with investigators. Lead detective Chris...
  • Thirteen murderers released after court ruling

    Thirteen murderers released after court ruling
    Thirteen inmates convicted of murder have been released from prison — and dozens more could be freed — after Maryland's highest court ruled that jurors had been given improper instructions in the decades-old cases. The Court of Appeals...
  • Former prosecutor: 'I couldn't work for an office that no longer encouraged me to do the right thing'

    Former prosecutor: 'I couldn't work for an office that no longer encouraged me to do the right thing'
    By now, the Cook County state's attorney's office is accustomed to the withering critiques of reporters, pundits and activists with their crusading attorneys. We challenge the prosecutors' commitment to truth — not just locally but in many such...
  • Yes, we really do keep senior citizens behind bars

    Yes, we really do keep senior citizens behind bars
    One of the ironic consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in the matter of criminals sentenced to life in prison is that it undermines, with fine judicial reasoning, what two Democratic governors tried to keep in place with crass political...