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Inmate charged in brutal jail beating of Peter Tosh's son

Tuesday  15:50,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge. The Bergen County Sheriff's Office says the count[...]

This former inmate is fighting for every prisoner’s right to a college degree

Tuesday  15:46,   27 june 2017

As Cheryl Wilkins accepted her college diploma, hundreds of women screamed her name and whooped with joy. They were so loud that Wilkins’ brother, sitting with his four-year-old daughter, couldn’t hear the girl cheering, “Auntie! Auntie!” Other[...]

Judge: Reduce use of shackles, solitary confinement, pepper spray in Wis. juvenile prisons

Tuesday  15:36,   27 june 2017
WISN Milwaukee

A federal judge said Friday that Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement in its juvenile prisons poses "acute, immediate and enduring" harm to young inmates and ordered that it be dramatically scaled back. A federal judge said [...]

Cops issue warning after woman stabbed to death in Philly park

Tuesday  14:06,   27 june 2017
CBS News

Woman brutally killed in park behind Dobbins High School in North Philadelphia identified Monday as 33-year-old Debra Gulliver , CBS Philadelphia reports. The Highest Paying Cash Back Cards Available Today See The Best Cash Back Cards [...]

California father accused of killing son to appear in court

Tuesday  08:50,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

Detectives believe a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months was killed by his father after a family trip to Disneyland. Still, prosecutors say they are confident they can secure a murder[...]

Judge in Brock Turner Rape Case Faces Recall Petition

Tuesday  06:21,   27 june 2017
NBC News

The judge was widely condemned for sentencing the former Stanford swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus. Turner was also put on three years' probation."Santa Clara County residents deserve a judge who[...]

Official: Los Angeles officer had dozens of illegal guns

Tuesday  06:10,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

A Los Angeles police officer who was arrested last week and suspected of having sex with a teenage cadet had dozens of illegal guns in his home, a law enforcement official said Monday. The Highest Paying Cash Back Cards Available Today See[...]

Pharmacist Gets 9-Year Prison Term in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Tuesday  06:00,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

Barry J. Cadden, the former co-owner of a compounding pharmacy, had been convicted on charges related to tainted injections that killed dozens.BOSTON — The tainted injection left Rachelle Shuff with pain that requires 15 medications to manage and,[...]

New Orleans police hunt suspects in brutal beating of tourists in French Quarter

Tuesday  00:25,   27 june 2017
FOX News

Police in New Orleans are searching for four suspects involved in a brutal beating of two tourists during a robbery Saturday night in the city's famed French Quarter that left one victim critically wounded. Surveillance video released by police[...]

Daughter charged with theft of retirement benefits

Tuesday  00:10,   27 june 2017

A federal grand jury recently indicted a woman in connection with receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits, intended for her mother, who died more than 18 years ago. HAGNATA, Guam — A federal grand jury recently[...]

Neighbors say they never suspected Georgia man was holding teen prisoner

Monday  23:21,   26 june 2017
The Charlotte Observer

A Charlotte, N.C., teen who went missing a year ago from her parents home was being held prisoner by a Georgia man in what is described as a quiet middle class neighborhood, authorities say. Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, of Duluth in Gwinnett[...]

U.S. seeks stiff sentence for pharmacist in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Monday  23:05,   26 june 2017

A federal prosecutor on Monday asked a judge to sentence a former Massachusetts pharmacy executive to 35 years in prison for the "devastation" caused by a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak. Barry Cadden, the co-founder and former[...]

Police: TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport

Monday  21:45,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

A Transportation Security Administration employee at a Florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash. The Orlando Sentinel reports 22-year-old Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records [...]

3 boys charged with setting massive Maine mill fire

Monday  21:31,   26 june 2017
WMTW Portland ME

Three Sanford boys have been charged with arson in connection with the fire that destroyed the Stenton Trust Mill in Sanford last week. The World's Richest Agree: This Will Impact Everything See The Tech Sponsored by The Motley Fool [...]

Cosby juror: 'Not enough evidence' led to mistrial

Monday  20:46,   26 june 2017

Another juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial came forward Monday — the first to go on camera — and said the mistrial in the 13-year-old case was due to a lack of convincing evidence for all 12 jurors to agree unanimously on a verdict. [...]