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Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Disgraced Bell administrator Rizzo in court today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Robert A. Rizzo, the disgraced former top administrator in the city of Bell, made his first court appearance today since agreeing agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in a scheme […]

12/23/2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Pa. abortion doc gets 30 years in drug sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is serving life without parole […]

12/16/2013

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 […]

12/09/2013

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

Teacher to plead no contest in lewd ‘tasting game’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher has agreed to plead no contest to molestation charges involving more than 20 students. Mark Berndt is accused of blindfolding children and spoon-feeding them […]

11/14/2013

Guilty plea in Miss Teen USA extortion case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old Southern California computer science student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other women and secretly photographing them with their own webcams. Jared […]

11/12/2013

This video frame grab provided by Alex Sheen of becauseisaidiwould.com shows Matthew Cordle. who confessed in a video posted online that he's to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed another man.He says he's willing to take "full responsibility." (AP Photo/becauseisaidiwould.com)

Man gets 6½ years after DUI crash confession

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced Wednesday to 6½ years in prison for causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, which he had confessed to in an online […]

10/23/2013

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 […]

10/21/2013

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)

Former San Diego mayor booked into jail, released

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was booked into jail and then released on charges of false imprisonment and battery. San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Schaller says Filner arrived just […]

10/19/2013

This booking photo released by the Westminster, Colo., Police Department shows Austin Reed Sigg. (AP Photo/Westminster Police Department, file)

Colo. teen pleads guilty in killing of school girl

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teen charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to all 22 charges against him, against the advice of his attorneys. Austin Sigg, 18, could be […]

10/01/2013

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George Zimmerman’s wife filing for divorce

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce Thursday, less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his […]

09/05/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.: a 2 ½-year sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed […]

08/14/2013

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