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High court suspends law license of St. Louis municipal judge

Sep. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County municipal judge has seen her law license suspended for at least two years for mismanaging an account that held the funds of several clients. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the license of Jennifer Fisher. The case...

Broncos seeking to clear decks for potential sale of team

Sep. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The next quarterback clash in Denver could very well pit John Elway and Peyton Manning vying to serve as the public face of any new Broncos ownership group. The decks must be cleared of any possible pitfalls before any multibillion-dollar bid, however,...

Vandals deface `Black Lives Matter' mural in Michigan city

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street mural painted this summer in southeastern Michigan has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white paint. The weekend attack in Ypsilanti left the 260-foot mural's words “Black Lives” drenched...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Alabama sheriff to serve sentence in nearby county

Sep. 18, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and using his office for personal gain will serve time in a nearby county, a judge ruled. The Decatur Daily reported that a judge ruled former Limestone County Sheriff Mike...

Judge who said men are 'in control' suspended for 1 month

Sep. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge who suggested to a domestic violence suspect that men are “in control” has been suspended without pay two years after he made the comments. The state Supreme Court announced Friday it adopted the recommendation of a panel on...

Hearing on Kevin Strickland's future to be in Jackson County

Sep. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing that could determine whether Kevin Strickland will be released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder conviction will be held in Jackson County, a judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Kevin Harrell rejected a...

Indiana man gets 46 years in twin sons' house fire deaths

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man convicted in his twin 3-year-old sons’ deaths in a 2014 house fire has been sentenced to 46 years in prison. Brandon Abbott, 38, was sentenced this week after a Tippecanoe County jury convicted him in June on 13 counts, including...

Lawsuit alleges St. Louis violating Missouri Sunshine Law

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A civil rights group sued the St. Louis City Department of Corrections Wednesday for allegedly violating the Missouri Sunshine Law. The ACLU of Missouri said in a news release that it filed suit on behalf of ArchCity Defenders over requested records...