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'Son of Sam' killer Berkowitz denied parole in 12th attempt

May. 28, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz, who set New York City on edge with late-night shootings in the 1970s, was denied parole after his twelfth board appearance. Berkowitz, 70, was rejected after a Board of Parole prison interview on May 14, according to...

American is flying home after getting suspended sentence for ammo possession in Turks and Caicos

May. 25, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AP) — An American arrested in the Caribbean for illegally carrying ammunition received a suspended sentence Friday, according to a spokesperson for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and his spokesman said he was flying back to the United States. ...

Governor appoints Jared Hoy as the new leader of Wisconsin's prison system

May. 24, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that he is promoting a deputy secretary at the embattled Wisconsin Department of Corrections to be the new leader of the state's prison system that has been plagued by overcrowding and understaffing. Jared Hoy will take over...

Wisconsin criminal justice groups argue for invalidating constitutional amendments on bail

May. 22, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin criminal justice advocates argued in court Wednesday that Republican-backed cash bail constitutional amendments approved by voters last year should be invalidated over procedural flaws, a case that elections officials and the Legislature call a cynical attempt to...

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Petrochemical company fined more than $30 million for 2019 explosions near Houston

May. 21, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Texas petrochemical company has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Air Act and agreed to pay more than $30 million in connection with two explosions that injured workers and caused the evacuation of thousands, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. ...

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

May. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges a law that makes it a state crime —...

Department of Justice sues Oklahoma over new law imposing state criminal penalties against those in the US illegally

May. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Department of Justice sues Oklahoma over new law imposing state criminal penalties against those in the US illegally.

A man is convicted in Malawi over a TikTok video showing a caricature of the president dancing

May. 17, 2024 08:19 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — A man in Malawi was convicted of insulting President Lazarus Chakwera after posting a TikTok video that shows an animated figure with Chakwera's face superimposed on it doing some wacky dance moves. Sainani Nkhoma was found guilty by a court on Thursday,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 14, 2024. Editorial: More Feedback Prior To Parole The Mississippi Legislature was unable to agree on several prominent bills this year: expanding Medicaid, a ballot initiative procedure, restoration of voting rights to non-violent felons...