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Hearing to be held in Georgia absentee ballot review case

Jun. 21, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Monday over whether a lawsuit that alleges fraud during the November general election in Georgia’s most populous county should be dismissed. The lawsuit alleges evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper ballot...

Judge to hear motions to toss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia's most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in...

Poopy pipe cancels court in aged Georgia government building

Jun. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A ruptured pipe in Columbus' main government building dumped bird feces, leaves and other debris into a judge's office. Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride tells WRBL-TV he found debris and water in his office suite earlier this month...

Judge: No bail for man accused of road rage murder of boy

Jun. 18, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man charged with the murder of a 6-year-old boy in a road rage incident was ordered held without bail Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Larry Yellin told attorneys that in addition to the murder charge he was...

Man who failed to show for DUI fatality sentencing sought

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Illinois (AP) — A man convicted in the drunken driving crash death of his sister-in-law is being sought by police after he skipped his sentencing hearing in Illinois' Henry County Courthouse. An arrest warrant was issued for Lorenzo Quintero, 50, of Kewanee,...

Last detainees moved out of troubled St. Louis jail

Jun. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The last detainees held at a troubled jail in St. Louis were moved Thursday to the City Justice Center downtown, after years of criticism that the jail's conditions were inhumane. Mayor Tishaura O. Jones had promised to close the 56-year-old Medium...

Former officer at Justice Center charged after inmate beaten

Jun. 17, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis City Justice Center corrections officer is charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly let two detainees into a cell and allowed let them beat another detainee. A St. Louis police report identified the officer involved in...

Alabama judge censured after cursing, threatening defendant

Jun. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state ethics panel on Wednesday censured a municipal judge who cursed and threatened a traffic court defendant, telling her that he would “bust her ass” if she sued his adult son. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled that Leeds...

New education tax again survives, high court appeal pending

Jun. 15, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A trial court judge on Tuesday threw out several legal challenges to a new voter approved tax on high-earning Arizonans, leaving just one additional issue raised by challengers to Proposition 208 in play while the state Supreme Court is considering whether the measure is...

Judge dismisses murder charges against Simone Biles’ brother

Jun. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, ruling Tuesday that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction in a 2018 New Year’s Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men...