Latest Legal proceedings News

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

May. 27, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two broad...

Victim's brother thinks deputy could've stopped fatal wreck

May. 27, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The news that his brother had been killed by an unlicensed driver, with three DWIs and zonked out of his head on Xanax, was hard enough on James Ozburn. Learning that a deputy with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office had found the driver and another person passed out in their car...

City aims to block release of dangerous psychiatric patients

May. 26, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The city that houses Western State Hospital, Washington's main psychiatric facility, is fighting to keep patients from being released into its boundaries. The News Tribune reports Lakewood on Monday approved a moratorium on city business licenses for new adult family homes and...

Man gets 23 years in fatal shooting over joke about sneakers

May. 26, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during an argument that started over a joke about sneakers. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Lloyd "Buddy" Whitley-Cuffee was sentenced Friday in the 2017 killing of 23-year-old Keith "Byrd"...

Investigation: Police fired 14 bullets, shotgun at man

May. 26, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An investigation by the Portland Police Bureau says Portland police officers and a Multnomah County sheriff's deputy fired 14 bullets, three shotgun blasts and nine less-lethal rounds at a man inside a Portland homeless shelter. KATU-TV reports the investigation material released...

Appeal disputes exclusion of village residents from juries

May. 26, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals' decision on a case could impact how remote Alaska village residents are included in juries. Attorney Kelly Taylor argued Thursday that his client, Teddy Kyle Smith, was not tried by a jury of his peers when he was convicted of attempted murder for...

Ex-office administrator gets probation for theft from clinic

May. 26, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former Chesterfield pediatric clinic administrator has been sentenced to five years' probation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 44-year-old Becky Ann York was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit device. York was...

Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

May. 26, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. NJ.com reports that Ed Forchion raised his arms in victory after the verdict Thursday in Mercer County Superior Court. His supporters cheered and he smilingly invited the...

Woman's murder conviction upheld by appeals court

May. 26, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the third-degree murder conviction of a woman in the 2011 shooting death of her boyfriend. Thirty-four-year-old Jessica Lynn Alinsky had appealed the verdict and the 20- to 40-year sentence in the September 2011 slaying of Matthew Gailie at the...

Tennessee court dismisses lawsuit to null marriage laws

May. 26, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate all of the state's marriage laws. The Tennessean reports the lawsuit was filed by a group of conservative Williamson County residents. They argued the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision that effectively...