Latest Municipal courts News

Judge who said men are 'in control' suspended for 1 month

Sep. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge who suggested to a domestic violence suspect that men are “in control” has been suspended without pay two years after he made the comments. The state Supreme Court announced Friday it adopted the recommendation of a panel on...

Lawsuit alleges St. Louis violating Missouri Sunshine Law

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A civil rights group sued the St. Louis City Department of Corrections Wednesday for allegedly violating the Missouri Sunshine Law. The ACLU of Missouri said in a news release that it filed suit on behalf of ArchCity Defenders over requested records...

Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a New York City jury at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial to hear profane video and audio recordings they say demonstrate how he threatened his victims with violence. On one of the 2008 tapes, an enraged Kelly can be heard accusing an...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

Sep. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined the agency and signals the city's...

Alabama trying to revive lawsuit over Confederate monument

Sep. 08, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general's office is trying to revive its lawsuit over the removal of a Confederate monument from outside the county courthouse in the city of Huntsville. The state claimed in court documents that a judge shouldn't have...

SC high court rejects capital city's school mask mandate

Sep. 02, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court on Thursday tossed out a school mask mandate in the state's capital city, saying it contradicts a state budget measure aimed at preventing face covering requirements. State Attorney General Alan Wilson had sued the...

Ohio fishery, 3 individuals cleared of wildlife violations

Aug. 29, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio fishery and three individuals have been cleared of wildlife violations in what investigators alleged was abuse and waste of game fish. A judge in Oregon Municipal Court ruled that the state had failed to prove its case against Szuch Fishery...

Municipal official charged with stealing from highway group

Aug. 27, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A grand jury has charged a municipal official with embezzling more than $100,000 from the South Dakota Association of Highway Superintendents. Brookings County State’s Attorney Dan Nelson announced Friday that Duane Buthe has been indicted,...

Oklahoma City must pay nearly $1M over panhandling lawsuit

Aug. 26, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City must pay nearly $1 million to five attorneys who successfully challenged an anti-panhandling ordinance adopted by the city, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton issued the order approving 2,474 billable hours...

Colorado City says police ties to polygamous group are past

Aug. 22, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Colorado City, Arizona, is asking a federal judge for changes in a long-running lawsuit alleging discrimination in policing and government services by members of a polygamous church. In a recent court filing obtained by Fox13 in Salt Lake City,...