By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/09 — The recently completed California legislative session continued a years long effort to lower criminal sentences,
LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/12 — A 92-year-old man beaten repeatedly in the face with a brick in Los Angeles on Wednesday thanked the passer-by who took video of the aftermath of the attack that may have helped lead to an arrest in the case.Read more »
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/27 — A Vermont teen accused of plotting a shooting with mass casualties at his former high school in a case that led to the first significant limits on gun ownership in Vermont was released Friday into the custody of his father.Read more »
By STEPHANIE MORALES, Associated Press 04/23 – Prosecutors have dismissed the four most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school and cause mass casualties in a case that has led to new restrictions in the state’s gun laws.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) 04/21 — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday.
The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at the Marion County Jail,
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — Vermont’s top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state’s gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.Read more »
By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 03/21 — A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 03/21 — A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 03/06 — A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night,
ROWLETT, Texas (AP) 03/02 — A Dallas-area teenager was being held on $1 million bond Thursday after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a semi-automatic rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) 02/13 — A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to court and face justice after more than five years inside Ecuador’s London embassy.
LONDON (AP) 02/06 — A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position unchanged after more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy.Read more »
By MATT O’BRIEN and DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) 01/31 — The centuries-old process of releasing defendants on bail, long the province of judicial discretion,
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 12/27 — Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died,
By DON THOMPSON and JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) 11/16 — Police on Wednesday called the deadly shooting rampage in California a clear case of “a madman on the loose”
By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) 11/16 — One of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him because he was violent and unpredictable,
By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) 11/15 — The gunman behind a rampage in Northern California was out on bail for a charge of stabbing a neighbor,
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/13 — A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.
By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) 11/05 — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator’s Kentucky home,