Plea bargain

This booking photo provided by Shenandoah County police shows Jessie Lee Herald.  Herald has agreed to have a vasectomy as part of a plea deal in a child endangerment case. Shenandoah County assistant prosecutor Ilona White says she believes the unusual condition is appropriate for Herald, 27, who also pleaded guilty to hit and run and driving on a suspended license. She says she came up with the idea after reading a transcript from a previous case in which a judge expressed concern that Herald had fathered at least six children with six different women. (AP Photo/Shenandoah County Police)

Man’s plea deal includes vasectomy requirement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case […]


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks after agreeing to resign at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. The former 10-term congressman learned […]


Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Sexual ‘tasting games’ teacher pleads no contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called “tasting games” pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him. Mark Berndt, 62, entered […]


Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for racketeering involving killings of a rival gang member and one […]


David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

Federal plea deal in NH details hepatitis C pains

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One man infected with hepatitis C hasn’t been able to return to work. Another won’t kiss his wife on the lips even though the blood-borne virus can’t be spread that way. […]


James Holmes (AP Photo)

Colo. prosecutors seeking death penalty for Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year’s movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado.


Bobby Brown arrested in Los Angeles; DUI suspicion

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year. Los Angeles police spokeswoman Venus Hall says the singer was stopped in his car in […]


Stepmother may make plea in Alabama girl's death

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A defense attorney says a plea deal may be in the works for the stepmother of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who prosecutors say was run to death as punishment for lying. […]


Teen who ID'd attackers on Twitter testifies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A judge in Kentucky is hearing from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal was lenient. Savannah Dietrich testified […]



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