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Hochul nominates judge from western NY for state's top court

Nov. 24, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran judge from western New York was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul to serve on the state's highest court. If Justice Shirley Troutman is confirmed by the state Senate, she will be the second-ever Black woman to serve on the Court of...

Judge rules for city in lawsuit over no-knock warrants

Nov. 23, 2021 11:18 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a police union in a lawsuit that sought to stop a ban on no-knock warrants in Kentucky’s second-largest city. A Fayette County judge agreed on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the local police union, the Lexington...

Missouri judge convicts white Kansas City police officer of involuntary manslaughter in 2019 fatal shooting of Black man

Nov. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri judge convicts white Kansas City police officer of involuntary manslaughter in 2019 fatal shooting of Black man.

Greenville may provide new complex for police, fire courts

Nov. 08, 2021 08:52 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in a South Carolina city are looking at the possibility of buying and renovating a large building as a new home for its police and fire departments and municipal court. Greeneville’s city spokesperson says in an emailed new release...

Appeals court agrees city can't ban Catholic group's rally

Nov. 04, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that Baltimore city officials cannot ban a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting. St. Michael's Media Inc. signed a contract with a city...

Rights groups decry conviction of autistic Cambodian teen

Nov. 02, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Rights groups are urging Cambodian authorities to release an autistic teenager who was sentenced to eight months in prison for social media posts critical of the government, saying Tuesday his case was being misused to intimidate his opposition activist parents....

Sheriff defends filing of criminal complaint against Cuomo

Oct. 29, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff on Friday defended his decision to file a criminal complaint against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo without consulting prosecutors or the accuser, a woman who says the Democrat groped her late last year. But Sheriff Craig...

Retired police lieutenant charged with attempted murder

Oct. 21, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

RENSSELAER, New York (AP) — A retired Albany police lieutenant who allegedly shot a man in the leg, then drove him to the hospital, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, police in Rensselaer said. Michael Barone, 55, also faces charges of assault and...

Idaho city asks judge to reject anti-mask group's lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Hailey is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by an anti-mask group, arguing the group's members can't show they've actually been harmed by a local mask mandate. The city of Hailey and other central Idaho towns...

Judge reprimanded over comment deemed sexually suggestive

Oct. 19, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand of a former municipal court judge after a judicial conduct panel concluded that he made a suggestive comment to a female defendant. Judge Hector Rodriguez was serving in Franklin Township in...