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Measure Seeks to Limit Cities Ability to Impound Cars

August 31, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Sacramento, CA —  A new measure to restrict a city’s ability to impound cars driven by people caught at sobriety checkpoints without a valid driver’s license passed on Tuesday.  The measure must return to the assembly for final approval.  The measure was introduced in response to the city of Bell’s use of impounding cars to make money.  Some other cities do the same.  24,000 cars were impounded in 2009 at DUI checkpoints in California, but only 3,200 of those behind the wheel were charged with driving under the ...

Florida Parents Charged With Child Neglect

August 23, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Mount Dora, FL — Police took three children into protective custody after they were called to a Walmart parking lot and found a family of five living in their car.  The 1987 Cadillac Coupe de Ville was full of clothes and garbage such as old chicken bones, spoiled milk cartons and a bottle of tequila. The oldest child, a 7-year-old girl, had second-degree burns covering her back and was treated at a hospital. The other two children were boys, ages 4 and 1.  An illegal prescription drug clonazepam was also found ...

Waste Spill From Louisiana Paper Mill Kills Fish

August 23, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Louisiana — Thousands of dead fish clogged the Pearl River after a Bogalusa paper plant released ‘black liquor,’ a waste byproduct of paper making into the river on Aug. 9.  The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is holding the plant liable for the massive fish kill.  Some of the fish that were killed include the federally protected Gulf sturgeon as well as catfish and flounder.  The paper company could be liable for penalties and fines. Over 400 workers participated over the weekend to clean up the river by clearing the water ...

Casey Anthony Back In Court

August 22, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Casey Anthony is back in Florida awaiting the decision on whether she must serve a year’s probation resulting from a check fraud case in 2010.  She is scheduled to start by Aug.26, but her lawyers are appealing that decision. Before her first degree murder trial, Anthony pleaded guilty to stealing checks from best friend Amy Huizenga during the time that Caylee was missing.  She was ordered to serve 412 days in jail and a year’s probation.  An error occurred giving Anthony credit for the probation when she was ...

Trial Begins For Mom Accused Of Child Abuse With Hot Sauce

August 18, 2011 by Legal Information  
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ANCHORAGE—A 36-year-old Anchorage mother  went on trial Wednesday morning for the charge of misdemeanor child abuse. Jessica Beagley and husband, a police officer, adopted two young boys from Russia.  The boys, age 7, are twins who had been in an orphanage in Russia for three years after being abandoned by their parents.  The Beagleys have four biological children.  Jessica Beagley began having trouble disciplining the boys when they lied and misbehaved in school.  She said traditional methods of discipline did not work. In November, Beagley appeared on the Dr. Phil show ...

San Diego Police Want to Question Bryant Regarding Church Incident

August 17, 2011 by Legal Information  
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San Diego — Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant was with his wife at St. Therese of Carmel Valley church in Carmel this past Sunday when he thought someone near him was taking his picture with a cell phone.  Kobe grabbed the cell phone from the man’s hand and looked to see if there were pictures of him.  There were no pictures of him and Kobe returned the phone. The man who owned the phone, 21-year-old Thomas Hagos, said that his wrist was injured in the incident and he had to go ...

Teen Arrested in Alleged Bomb Plot

August 17, 2011 by Legal Information  
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TAMPA — Acting on a tip from an informant, police arrested a teen for planning a bomb attack at a local high school.  The student, Jared Cano,17,  who had been expelled from Freedom High School in 2009 was discovered with bomb-making material at his home.  Police learned from the informant that the attack was planned for the first day of school, August 23. Cano has multiple juvenile arrests, which have included burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, altering serial numbers on a firearm and drug possession. All have been either ...

Teen Arrested in Alleged Bomb Plot

August 17, 2011 by Legal Information  
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TAMPA — Acting on a tip from an informant, police arrested a teen for planning a bomb attack at a local high school.  The student, Jared Cano,17,  who had been expelled from Freedom High School in 2009 was discovered with bomb-making material at his home.  Police learned from the informant that the attack was planned for the first day of school, August 23. Cano has multiple juvenile arrests, which have included burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, altering serial numbers on a firearm and drug possession. All have been either ...

Physician Convicted of Sexual Assault in Los Angeles

August 16, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Dr. Kevin Brown, a Los Angeles physician and son of a former premier of Bermuda, was found guilty Monday on 21 charges which included sexual battery by fraud, sexual exploitation by a physician and lewd act upon a child.  He  was accused of assaulting nine female patients, including a 15-year-old and an undercover police officer. Brown, who had been free on $4-million bond, was immediately handcuffed and taken to county jail.  His father, former Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown, was in the court room along with other family ...

Push-pin Causes Death of 3-year-old Boy

August 11, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Tyler Howell, a 3-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after choking on a push-pin.  The toddler was attending the Montessori School of Oceanside at the time of the accident.  The teacher told police that the boy made a gasping sound, grabbed his neck and became unresponsive. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on the child while paramedics  rushed to the scene.  Paramedics took the boy to Tri-City Medical Center, where he died at 1:50 p.m.  The death was ruled an accident.   An official with the medical examiner’s office, said the child’s airway ...

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