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Judge tells drug court grads their lives start now

Oct. 02, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — It took a lot of hard work. They had to overcome numerous obstacles. Some doubted they would ever make it. But the time finally came to celebrate their successes. It was a celebration of accomplishment and new beginnings. The 12th Circuit...

Max Baer, Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice, dies

Oct. 01, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Baer, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has died only months before he was set to retire, the court confirmed Saturday. He was 74. Baer died overnight at his home near Pittsburgh, the court said in a news release. The court didn't give a...

Iowa high school shooting defendant takes plea deal

Sep. 30, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the 10 teenagers charged with murder in a drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old boy outside a downtown Des Moines high school in March has entered a plea deal with prosecutors and a second is considering a plea. Court documents said Manuel Buezo,...

DA: 10 students face juvenile court charges in hazing case

Sep. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor announced charges in juvenile court Tuesday against 10 students in connection with alleged hazing of high school football players that prompted cancellation of the team's season. Dauphin County prosecutors said two Middletown players...

New family court judge taking Ninth Circuit seat in WVa

Sep. 16, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A new family court judge is joining the bench in West Virginia. The state Supreme Court said Logan attorney Robert McCormick Ilderton was appointed to the Ninth Family Court Circuit in Logan County after Judge Kelly Codispoti was named to the circuit bench in...

Wisconsin boy waives hearing in 10-year-old girl's death

Sep. 01, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a 14-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of killing a 10-year-old girl after luring her into the woods said Thursday that he will seek to have the case moved from adult to juvenile court. During a brief Zoom appearance in Chippewa County Circuit...

Court: Parentless girl, 16, not 'mature' enough for abortion

Aug. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that a parentless 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was not “sufficiently mature" to end her pregnancy while seeking a waiver from a state law that requires minors to get parental consent for an abortion. ...

Case against Alex Jones can proceed, Connecticut judge says

Aug. 15, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday cleared the way for a defamation lawsuit in Connecticut to proceed against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The case was filed by relatives of some victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...

2 new Family Court judges appointed in West Virginia

Aug. 05, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two new Family Court judges. David L. Jackson was appointed to serve in the Second Circuit, which includes Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties, while Robert M. Ilderton will serve in the Ninth Circuit serving...

Hearing set for 2 teens in pastor's killing in Memphis

Aug. 02, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing has been set for two youths who may be charged as adults in the carjacking and fatal shooting of a United Methodist Church leader in Memphis, Tennessee. A Juvenile Court judge on Monday set a Sept. 12 hearing for two 15-year-old boys charged with...