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More Vermont courthouses ready to reopen for live trials

Apr. 11, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Eight Vermont courthouses are once again ready for jury trials. The Vermont Judiciary announced recently that the move comes after a year of work to construct barriers, test and improve air circulation and filtration systems, and develop process and facility enhancements...

Trial to start for white man accused of killing Black men

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday on murder charges for a Louisiana white man accused of killing two Black men and shooting into the home of another Black family. Jury selection will begin in the trial of 27-year-old Kenneth Gleason in Baton...

Ex-NJ police chief sentencing postponed for medical reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a former New Jersey police chief, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and is awaiting retrial on hate crime assault and civil rights violation charges, was postponed. Former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera, 64, had...

Grandson convicted of murdering grandmother with knife, dish

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A 33-year-old Georgia man has been convicted of murdering his grandmother in 2018 after striking her with a Crock-Pot and stabbing her in the chest with a kitchen knife. Jared Randall Carter was convicted Friday in the June 2018 death of 81-year-old...

Judge allows parts of islander suit alleging discrimination

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is letting part of a lawsuit proceed alleging a Georgia county denied services to residents of Sapelo Island in part because they are Black, but with fewer plaintiffs. The Brunswick News reports U.S. District Judge Stan Baker said...

Downtown hotel sues Charlottesville over tax bill

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A hotel in downtown Charlottesville has filed a lawsuit accusing the Virginia city of overcharging it nearly $100,000 in taxes. The Daily Progress reports that Charlottesville’s City Council last week unanimously voted to allow the city...

Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Apr. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted a former student at an elite university of attempted rape and drug possession, sentencing him to eight years imprisonment atop a previous punishment for other sexual misconduct convictions. It was the second verdict...

Kemp names new district attorney in northwest Georgia

Apr. 11, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed a Cartersville lawyer as district attorney for Bartow and Gordon counties. The Republican governor last week named Samir Patel as chief prosecutor in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. Patel fills a...

Charleston child care worker charged with hitting infants

Apr. 11, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge is denying bail to a child care employee who is charged with assaulting three infants at a Charleston daycare center. WCSC-TV reports 55-year-old Tina Rose Nye was denied bail Saturday. She faces two counts of...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 11, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...