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City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

3 Indiana judges suspended for fight that led to shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has temporarily suspended three judges who were involved in a fight in downtown Indianapolis during which two of them were shot. The order Tuesday says the justices imposed the suspensions after finding that Clark County judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs...

Court allows seizure of camera in elk feeding case

Nov. 8, 2019 11:22 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court says a game warden had the right to seize a wildlife camera without a warrant during an investigation into illegal elk feeding in Elk County. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel on Friday overturned a county judge's ruling that a Game Commission...

Blade of glory: The mystery around a late president's sword

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio sheriff wearing white gloves displayed a sword wielded in the American Revolution and by a future U.S. president in the War of 1812, and pledged Wednesday an exhaustive investigation to determine whether it's the one that disappeared from Cincinnati four decades ago. It's believed...

The Latest: Democrats claim victory in another Philly suburb

Nov. 6, 2019 12:32 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's election results on Tuesday (all times local): 12 a.m. Another suburban Philadelphia county has flipped to Democratic control. Democrats declared victory late Tuesday night in races for the Chester County board of commissioners, beating two Republican...

Pennsylvania settling close races for judge, county control

Nov. 5, 2019 11:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's municipal elections Tuesday featured two statewide appellate judge seats, as well as some potential firsts in local races as most counties debuted new voting systems. Ballots were still being counted at about 11:30 p.m. in many closely watched contests across...

Nevada Supreme Court struggles with appeal in 4 killings

Nov. 5, 2019 8:04 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court justices acknowledged Tuesday they are struggling with complicated jurisdictional questions as they consider an appeal involving a Salvadoran immigrant accused of four killings during a 16-day rampage in January. Lawyers for 20-year-old Wilber Ernesto...

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court

Nov. 5, 2019 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the town of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, prison officials said Tuesday. Corrections Department Director-General Naras Savestana said in a statement that the three, who were shackled, escaped Monday...

Judge: Redistricting guru's documents no longer confidential

Nov. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge ruled on Monday that more than 100,000 computer documents generated by a recently deceased Republican redistricting guru that address political work in several states are no longer under the court's confidentiality order. The files were collected earlier this...

Man gets home detention in case where 2 judges were shot

Nov. 2, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a May fight during which two judges were shot in downtown Indianapolis has been sentenced to home detention. Alfredo Vazquez pleaded guilty Friday to one misdemeanor battery count. A Marion County judge then sentenced the 24-year-old to 180 days of home...