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Courts: City must release crime camera locations

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' homeland security department must release a map showing the locations of its 400 clearly marked crime cameras, a Louisiana appeals court has ruled in a victory for civil rights groups and a public defender. The state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, in a ruling dated Thursday,...

Man charged with threat to blow up Spokane courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 11:17 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to mailing a threat to bomb the city's federal courthouse has been indicted on suspicion that he sent a similar threat from the Spokane County Jail in October. Scott J. Franklin, 49, was sentenced to 33 1/2 months in prison in 2013 for mailing...

Court often drops charges in misdemeanor domestic violence

Dec. 4, 2019 9:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor's office has dropped charges in nearly 90% of misdemeanor domestic violence cases it has closed since the beginning of 2018, new data shows. The data analyzing domestic violence cases in the local Municipal and Criminal courts was presented to the New Orleans City...

Judge who said men ‘are in control’ calls remarks misguided

Dec. 2, 2019 5:46 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge facing discipline after suggesting to a defendant that men “are in control” has acknowledged that the remarks were inappropriate. Municipal Court Judge Steven Brister’s response published Monday called the comments “well-meaning but...

Indians demand justice after woman gang raped and killed

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other Indian cities on Monday to demand justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed last week. The protesters demanded a fast-track investigation of the case and stringent laws for the safety of women...

Colorado authorities release hold on house of woman killed

Nov. 29, 2019 12:14 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities have released a hold on a Woodland Park town house after a jury convicted a man guilty of killing its resident and the mother of his daughter. The Gazette reported Wednesday that Patrick Frazee was found guilty last week in the death of 29-year-old Kelsey...

Ex-city judge gets 180 days in jail for probation violation

Nov. 26, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A former Rochester City Court judge has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to violating probation related to a 2016 drunken driving conviction. Leticia Astacio appeared in Monroe County Court Tuesday to plead guilty to one of three alleged probation violations....

Special prosecutor appointed to Kansas senator’s DUI case

Nov. 25, 2019 5:20 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special prosecutor will decide whether to pursue a DUI charge against a Kansas legislator who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his vehicle was found in a Topeka ditch. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said he assigned Franklin County Attorney...

Teen accused of killing parents, sister appears in court

Nov. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A teenager charged with shooting and killing his parents, sister and a family friend when he was 16 has made his initial appearance in adult court. Monmouth County prosecutors announced Friday that Scott Kologi’s (kah’-LOGE’-ee) case would be moved out of family...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...