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Man sent to prison for child sexual abuse

Dec. 09, 2021 09:13 AM EST

SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) — A Sweet Home man who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Linn County Circuit Court Judge Brendan Kane on Wednesday sentenced Grady Nading to 12.5 years in prison for three counts of first-degree sexual...

West Texas man acquitted in fatal shooting of police officer

Dec. 08, 2021 20:48 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man was acquitted of murder Wednesday in the 2019 fatal shooting of a police officer who was shot while checking a security alarm at the man’s home. A Midland County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding David Wilson not guilty of...

Frat members arrested for cyberstalking in hazing case

Dec. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Seven members of the recently suspended Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Mississippi have been arrested after they were accused of using social media to harass a former frat member who reported the organization for hazing. The fraternity members...

Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

Dec. 08, 2021 16:58 PM EST

REFORM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for driving twice the speed limit through a rural Alabama community, former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. wound up in a jail where he allegedly beat up another prisoner while trying to steal socks, authorities said. Foster showed signs of mental instability during a...

Judge declares mistrial in case of pastor's wife's slaying

Dec. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged in the fatal 2015 shooting of an Indianapolis pastor’s wife after learning some jurors knew she had been pregnant — a fact defense attorneys had successfully moved to keep from the jury. Marion County...

Mistrial declared in Pennington County murder case

Dec. 08, 2021 10:59 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge in Pennington County judge has declared a mistrial in a murder case after discovering that prosecutors failed to inform the defense in a timely manner that immunity had been granted to several key witnesses. Judge Matthew Brown did not immediately...

Oklahoma judge stays Jan. 6 execution for competency hearing

Dec. 06, 2021 19:44 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state court judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary stay of execution on Monday for a death row inmate convicted of killing a security guard during a 2004 bank robbery in Tulsa. Pittsburg County Associate District Judge Tim Mills issued the stay so that a...

Judicial conduct commission files charges against judge

Dec. 06, 2021 09:28 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct announced it has filed a statement of charges against former Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman. The commission found probable cause that Zimmerman allegedly violated the Code of...

Judge could bar future prosecution of 2004 murder suspects

Dec. 04, 2021 13:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge is deciding whether he will agree with prosecutors' request to dismiss murder charges in a 2004 fatal shooting where charges were filed after the involvement of a true crime reality show. Muscogee County Assistant District Attorney...

Arizona evictions up, but not close to pre-pandemic levels

Dec. 03, 2021 19:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but they are not even close to pre-pandemic levels as agencies do a better job of getting out rental aid, court officials and advocates say. Scott Davis, spokesman for the Maricopa County Justice Courts, which...