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Ex-NJ police chief granted delay on reporting to prison

Jan. 16, 2022 12:53 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler agreed last week that...

Judge in Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial warns would-be jurors

Jan. 13, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over Michael Avenatti’s trial on charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book deal proceeds twice warned prospective jurors Thursday that perjury charges could result if they don’t honestly fill out a written questionnaire, after a recent trial...

Grand jury will investigate election equipment tampering

Jan. 13, 2022 12:51 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury will investigate allegations of tampering with election equipment and official misconduct in a Colorado county where the clerk is being investigated for an alleged security breach of elections equipment, prosecutors said Thursday. In joint...

Lake County halts jury trials through Jan. 31 over COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Jury trials have been halted through Jan. 31 in Indiana’s second most populous county because of rising local infection rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19, a judge said Wednesday. “We’re doing the best we can under very difficult...

Trial scheduled in fatal health clinic shooting in Minnesota

Jan. 12, 2022 14:09 PM EST

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Minnesota man accused of walking into a medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year. Gregory Ulrich, 68, will stand trial beginning May 16 on charges of murder, attempted...

New trial set for man charged with killing 18 in Dallas area

Jan. 11, 2022 19:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span is set to be retried in April after the first jury to hear a murder case against him deadlocked. The retrial of Billy Chemirmir, 49, in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris is...

Judge in federal trial in Floyd death urges quick proceeding

Jan. 11, 2022 18:32 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The judge handling the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights urged attorneys Tuesday to “move the case along” to reduce chances that the proceeding will be disrupted by COVID-19. Jury...

Lawyer: Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting feared for safety

Jan. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a man charged with killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a crowded bar in Wisconsin said Tuesday that his client wasn't the one looking for trouble. Rakayo Vinson, 25, is accused in the deaths of 24-year-old Cedric...

Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

Jan. 11, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will agree to drop pending perjury charges against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell if her sex trafficking case goes to sentencing later this year, prosecutors said. The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the...

Marion County jury trials halted after COVID-19 hits staff

Jan. 07, 2022 13:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jury trials have been halted in Indiana's most populous county after dozens of court employees tested positive for COVID-19 amid a statewide surge driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant. All jury trials in Marion County will be delayed and reset to dates...