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Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children. The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007. In 2015, the state...

Bills' McCoy says child abuse allegations are 'ridiculous'

Sep. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son were "ridiculous" and being made by people attempting to further their own agendas. "These people honestly have so much to gain by doing this," McCoy said after practice Wednesday. "But I'm...

Court allows reporters to inspect slain family's autopsies

Sep. 19, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reporters on Wednesday viewed preliminary autopsy reports in the still-unsolved slayings of eight Ohio family members in one of the state's most notorious crimes, following a decision by the Ohio Supreme Court. The reports provided few new details. The court ruled unanimously in favor...

The Latest: Few details about slayings in autopsy reports

Sep. 19, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio Supreme Court decision allowing reporters to inspect preliminary autopsy reports in the unsolved slaying of eight family members (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Preliminary autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight Ohio family members are providing details...

Court allows reporters to inspect slain family's autopsies

Sep. 19, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reporters can view preliminary autopsy reports and photos in the still-unsolved slayings of eight Ohio family members in one of the state's most notorious crimes, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court ruled unanimously in favor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, saying Ohio law...

Mother of LeSean McCoy's son alleges he was abusive

Sep. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

The mother of LeSean McCoy's young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true. In a three-page document filed in Fulton County State Court in Georgia, Stephanie...

Lawyer: Move trial from courthouse with Confederate monument

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed. Niles Haymer, a lawyer for defendant Ronnie Anderson, says the answer is no. He released copies Tuesday of his new motion to have...

Rhode Island union wants courthouse shutdown due to bedbugs

Sep. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs. The Providence Journal reports that the union representing court clerks and deputy sheriffs is asking the state judiciary to close the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence and relocate workers...

Bills' McCoy seeks to have ex-girlfriend's lawsuit tossed

Sep. 17, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for LeSean McCoy have asked a judge in Georgia to throw out a lawsuit in which the former girlfriend of the Buffalo Bills running back accuses him of failing to protect her from a violent home invasion. The lawsuit filed last month by Delicia Cordon alleges that McCoy failed to...

Prep school grad convicted of sex assault wants new trial

Sep. 13, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With the family of his accuser looking on, a graduate of an elite New England prep school who was convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting his female classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest took his bid for a new trial to the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday. The parents...