Prison
3 weeks ago
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NC man sent to prison, bilked foreign-currency investors

A federal judge is sending a North Carolina man to prison for more than 11 years after he operated a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled elderly investors.
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4 weeks ago
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Friend of accused church shooter wants sentencing delayed

A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church wants to delay his own sentencing.
Happy Birthday
1 month ago
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Judge approves settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.
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1 month ago
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Inmate sentenced for contraband-loaded football scheme

An inmate involved in a plan to toss a football filled with drugs and cellphones over the fence of a Michigan prison will spend an additional three to five years in prison.
Jared Fogle
2 months ago
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Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle’s appeal of sentence rejected

A federal appeals court has rejected former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his sentence of more than 15 years in prison, finding his arguments unpersuasive.
Prison
2 months ago
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Young Detroit man released from prison

After eight years, a young Detroit man who entered prison as a 15-year-old is free. It comes a day after a judge threw out his convictions in four execution-style slayings.
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2 months ago
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Jury picked for reputed gang head’s kidnap trial

Jurors are ready to start hearing the case of a reputed Bloods street gang leader who could spend the rest of his life in federal prison if convicted of orchestrating the intended kidnapping of the prosecutor who put him in state prison for life.
NC State Crime Lab (Photo: Hannah Patrick/ WWAY)
3 months ago
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: NC State Crime Lab Conundrum

"It not only slows cases down, but it also it brings to bare a huge burden on counties having to house prisoners waiting for trial."
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3 months ago
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Fired Mocksville police officers’ case goes to federal court

Three officers who say they were fired for telling state officials about corruption within the Mocksville Police Department will finally have their case heard by a jury.
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4 months ago
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Judge nixes singer Kesha’s sexual abuse claims vs. producer

A New York judge has thrown out pop star Kesha's hate-crime and human-rights claims that producer Dr. Luke drugged, sexually abused and emotionally tormented her.