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  • Woman, 59, dies days after being struck by bicyclist on Upper West Side

    09/22/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/22/2014 | TINA MOORE
    A 59-year-old woman who was being kept alive by a ventilator after she was plowed down by a speed-demon bicyclist in a Central Park crosswalk has died, her family said Monday.
  • LAPD: Suspect Accused In Fatal Hit-And-Run Intentionally Rammed Patrol Car

    05/08/2014 1:10:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 8:47 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Police said Thursday that the man accused of killing an LAPD officer did so intentionally by ramming his SUV into a patrol car in order to help a friend flee police. District Attorney Jackie Lacey and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck held news conference at 8:30 a.m. in downtown LA to discuss the charges against Mynor Enrique Valero. Valero, 20, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of assault on a police officer and one count of leaving the scene of an accident in connection to the death of Officer Roberto...
  • Chicago Police, members of Ex-Mayor Daley’s family sued for manslaughter cover up

    03/31/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/31/14 | Doug Book
    Late on an April night in 2004, Richard Vanecko, the nephew of then Mayor Richard M. Daley, threw a single punch at David Koschman on a sidewalk in Downtown Chicago. Vanecko, Koschman and the small groups accompanying them had been drinking. An argument broke out and the blow from the 6’3″ 230lb Vanecko drove the 5’5″ 125lb Koschman to the pavement. Koschman’s head struck the cement with such force that he died 12 days later in a Chicago hospital. The police investigation didn’t begin until after David Koschman died. “[Police] didn’t conduct lineups to try to identify who threw the...
  • Woman charged with murder following texting squabble gets 7 years

    03/21/2014 4:36:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a heated exchange of text messages led to a fatal shooting, was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison with credit for time served.
  • Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab

    02/06/2014 5:31:12 AM PST · by Wolfie · 31 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 02/05/14
    Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab No minimum time set for treatment The Tarrant County intoxication manslaughter case involving "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch touched off more controversy Wednesday, as the teen was spared further jail time but ordered to rehab. The 16-year-old was back in court Wednesday after prosecutors requested jail time on charges related to two people who suffered injuries in the crash that killed four others last June. On Wednesday afternoon, Couch's attorney said Judge Jean Boyd ordered his client to a rehabilitation facility that would be paid for by his parents, but didn't...
  • Adult entertainer found guilty of manslaughter for helping woman get 'deadly' butt injections

    02/02/2014 4:15:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/01/14
    Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, was found guilty of culpable negligence manslaughter for helping Karima Gordon, 37, get 'deadly' silicone injections in her buttocks. Authorities say Stewart took $200 for referring Gordon to the alleged injector, who she falsely represented as a nurse.
  • ‘A slap on the wrist’: Delaware fines abortionist $1,500 for running filthy ‘meat-market’ clinic

    01/08/2014 9:10:51 AM PST · by topher · 13 replies ^ | Wed Jan 08, 2014 04:07 EST | Ben Johnson
    DOVER, DE, January 8, 2014 ( – An abortionist who ran a “meat-market” style Planned Parenthood facility – singing hymns to Jesus while performing abortions with unsterilized equipment on bloody tables – has been fined $1,500 and given a letter of reprimand. The Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline decided on Tuesday to accept a consent agreement that Dr. Timothy Liveright signed in November.
  • Doctor in landmark abortion case dies of cancer

    12/30/2013 8:44:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2013 10:59 PM EST
    Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday morning in Sarasota, Florida. He was 74. Edelin’s wife, Barbara, confirmed that he died after suffering from cancer. She said that her husband was a great teacher and mentor, guiding many young doctors over his career. “He was a great advocate for the rights of women to have choice in their own reproductive freedom,” Barbara Edelin said. “Particularly for women of color and other minorities.” […] Edelin made national headlines when he was convicted of manslaughter in 1975 for performing an...
  • DA: Heroin In Baby Bottle Caused Marshfield Infant’s 2011 Death

    10/14/2013 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 11, 2013
    MARSHFIELD (CBS) – A Quincy couple has been indicted on charges in the death of their infant daughter in Marshfield two years ago. Five-month-old Mya Barry died of opiate poisoning on September 23, 2011 after drinking from a bottle containing baby formula and heroin, prosecutors said EMTs found Barry on the living room floor of the family’s apartment on Castle Green. She was described as being cold to the touch, not breathing, and her pupils were fixed and dilated. CPR was unsuccessful, and Barry died at the hospital. At the time, police say they found three grams of heroin and...
  • Charlotte police kill unarmed man who may have been running to them for help

    09/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2013 | Jessica King and AnneClaire Stapleton
    (CNN) -- Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning -- but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck. Officers responded to a "breaking and entering" 911 call at a home in Charlotte. The homeowner told dispatchers that a man had been knocking on her door repeatedly. Police say that when they got to the scene, a man matching the caller's description ran toward them. One of the officers fired his stun gun, but it was "unsuccessful." Another officer then opened fire, police said. Jonathan Ferrell died at the...
  • WA:Spokane homeowner who shot carjacker charged with manslaughter

    05/30/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Jillian Raftery
    Dori thinks it should be legal to use deadly force to protect your property, but Spokane prosecutors disagree. They announced Wednesday that they are charging Gail Gerlach, who shot and killed a carjacker, with First Degree Manslaughter. According to reports, 56-year-old Gail Herbert Gerlach had left his Chevy Suburban running in his driveway to warm it up on a cold day in March when Brendon Kaluza-Graham tried to drive away with it. Gail fired his gun, hitting Brendon in the head and killing him. Gail said he saw Brendon raise his arm in his direction; he thought Brendon had a...
  • Illegal immigrant charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County deputy’s death

    05/23/2013 4:49:15 PM PDT · by mykroar · 21 replies ^ | 5/20/2013 | staf
    HOUSTON -- The man accused of hitting and killing a Harris County sheriff’s deputy while driving drunk was in the country illegally, a judge said in court overnight. Andres Munos-Munos, 23, was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Sgt. Dwayne Polk. According to the Houston Police Department, Munos-Munos allegedly ran a red light on Little York at N. Shepherd and hit Polk's personal truck shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. HPD said there were no skid marks to indicate Munos-Munos even attempted to stop prior to the crash.
  • Woman Dies After Planned Parenthood Botched Her Abortion, Congress to Investigate

    07/28/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 28, 2012 | Staff
    The negligence of Planned Parenthood appears to be a contributing factor in the tragic death of 24 year old Tonya Reaves. Ms. Reaves passed away last Friday after complications from a failed abortion at an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic. Documents released by CBS detail just how disastrously the clinic responded to her medical emergency. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a...
  • Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ Defendant is Convicted in Slaying (Disabled, Retired Marine Convicted)

    05/31/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 30, 2012 | Mensah M. Dean
    Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ defendant is convicted in slaying A PHILADELPHIA JUDGE said Wednesday he was convinced that a disabled, retired Marine was being attacked in the moments before he fatally stabbed a man last October, but he concluded that the stabbing was still a criminal act rather than self-defense. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner then convicted Jonathan Lowe, 57, of voluntary manslaughter and possession of an instrument of crime. The judge found him not guilty of the more-serious charges of first- and third-degree murder. Lowe, who wears a pacemaker and has survived two strokes and two heart surgeries, could face...
  • Okla. cop's attorney says race a factor in charges

    04/23/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    Prosecutors' decision to charge a white Oklahoma police captain with felony manslaughter after he shot a fleeing black teenager in the back was made in part to prevent the kind of racial discord that erupted after high-profile shootings in Florida and Tulsa, the officer's attorney claimed Monday. Capt. Randy Harrison was charged last week with one count of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr., who was shot March 14 after a car chase in the Oklahoma City suburb of Del City.
  • Attorney: Accused polo magnate’s Bentley malfunctioned

    03/14/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Laura Weisman
    The attorney for a Houston socialite — accused of causing a crash that killed a Florida college graduate — says his client was the victim of a malfunctioning $250,000 Bentley, according to ABCNews.In opening statements in his trial in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, defense attorney Roy Black also countered prosecutors’ contention that John Goodman was drunk, ABC reports: Black explained to jurors that Goodman was not drunk until after the accident, when he was with a friend.“This man is in pain and he sits down and there’s a bar right in front of him,” the attorney said, adding that...
  • Murray Manslaughter Trial Verdict Reached (to be announced in 2 hours)

    11/07/2011 11:22:49 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11-7-11 | TMZ Staff
    The jury just notified the court ... they have reached a verdict in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial. Guilty, not guilty -- the verdict will be announced in TWO HOURS. Stay tuned.
  • Drunk Driver Strikes Two, Kills One On Poplar Street Bridge

    09/26/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    KMOX ^ | September 26, 2011 | KMOX
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -Charges are pending against an illegal alien driver who police say struck and killed a pedestrian on the Poplar Street Bridge early Sunday morning. The victim, 26 year old Daunte Simmons of St. Louis died later at a hospital and  27-year-old Elvira Secic of St. Louis was critically injured.Police report Brandon Oggun Garcia from Florissant struck a St. Louis Police patrol car downtown about 3:30 a.m. and fled onto the bridge. After hitting the couple, Garcia was stopped by Illinois State Police, and found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.Garcia also admitted...
  • Orange County DA Announces Charges (Brutal beating death of man by Fullerton California police)

    09/21/2011 3:57:44 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 11 replies
    KFI Radio ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Fullerton police officers charged in death of Kelly Thomas have made their first court appearance. Cpl. Jay Cicinelli pleaded not guilty today to charges of involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force. He was released on $25,000 bail and is due back in court November 4. Arraignment for Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos was continued until Monday. He's being held on $1 million bail. Thomas' father asked that bail not be reduced based on the "horrific way my son was murdered." Both officers have been ordered by the court not to be in possession of firearms.
  • Fatal Car Accident Sparks Debate Over Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
    MILFORD, Mass. — Six communities around the state have asked to join a controversial federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes. These jurisdictions want to join the program, called Secure Communities, before it becomes mandatory for all states in 2013. But one city isn’t waiting. The town of Milford is small. The latest Census says 25,000 people live in this community off Interstate 495 near Hopkinton. Town officials estimate 2,000 of them are from Ecuador. The men work in roofing, the women in service jobs. After A Fatal Car Accident, A Crackdown On...
  • Driver charged in deaths of four [drunk illegal alien]

    08/22/2011 1:12:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    Brenham Banner Press ^ | , August 22, 2011 | Brenham Banner Press
    A man charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter is an illegal alien who only a few weeks ago was arrested on another alcohol-related charge, officials say. Roberto Castillo, 19, remained in the Washington County jail this morning under $2 million bond after authorities say he slammed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 36 South and FM 109 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said Castillo’s pickup truck struck a 1998 Mustang carrying four people, who all died from injuries they suffered in the crash. Their identities had not yet been released this morning. Authorities were carefully piecing together...
  • Is Florida Case an Example of Checkbook Justice?

    06/07/2011 8:44:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2011 | Nathan Koppel
    The hit-and-run conviction of Ryan LeVin, a wealthy Florida man, is generating controversy due to what some say is an unusually lenient sentence. On Friday, LeVin pleaded guilty to killing two businessmen in 2009 with his Porsche 911 but received a sentence of house arrest after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to the widows of the victims, the Chicago Tribune reports. The son of a family that ran a direct-sales jewelry company, LeVin is on probation for a 2006 crash in which he drove into a police officer; court records show that he has more than 50 traffic violations...
  • 10 year old in PA charged with shaking baby to death

    04/30/2011 2:44:45 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A 10-year-old central Pennsylvania girl who allegedly caused a baby's death by violently shaking him and throwing him into a crib was charged with third-degree murder. The charges filed against the fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin County came after a coroner's inquest into the death of 11-month-old Heath Ryder. The girl was released into the custody of her parents and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 5. "This is not a kid that has a mental health disorder. She does not have a personality disorder," the girl's attorney, Jason Kutulakis, told The Public Opinion...
  • 17-year-old accused in Chesterfield wreck now facing manslaughter charges

    03/21/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 2 replies
    Virginia State Police say this morning that a 17-year-old accused in a wrong-way wreck early Saturday that killed two on the Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield has been charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • A mutiny for Mike

    12/31/2010 3:35:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31, 2010 | Editorial
    So it transpires that the city Depart ment of Investigation has been on to reports of a snow-removal slow down all week. Go to it, folks. People could have died because of the mini-mutiny -- and those responsible have much for which to answer. The Post reported yesterday that sanitation employees purposely delayed plowing streets during and after the Christmas weekend blizzard. It now seems that there was an effort to target certain politically connected neighborhoods -- like Borough Park in Brookyn and Middle Village in Queens. Why? Because hard times are on the city, austerity looms for everyone --...
  • DUI Checkpoints Deemed to Be Racist

    12/29/2010 9:11:04 AM PST · by La Lydia · 54 replies · 12+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | December 29, 2010
    California's colonization by illegal aliens with a well-known penchant for driving drunk may put an end to the inconvenience of DUI checkpoints, which moonbat activists deem to be racist: Two local advocate groups for undocumented immigrants have publicly accused the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department of using DUI checkpoints to legally seize thousands of cars. The Southern California Immigration Coalition and the South Central Neighborhood Council claim DUI checkpoints are strategically placed in and around Hispanic communities as a trap to catch unlicensed and undocumented drivers. "In one impound, four cars were impounded because...
  • Driver in fatal Conn. crash sues victim's parents

    11/19/2010 5:58:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dave Collins (Associated Press)
    HARTFORD — A driver who's serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim's parents, blaming them for their son's death because they allowed him to ride his bike in the street without a helmet. Matthew Kenney's parents, Stephen and Joanne, sued 48-year-old driver David Weaving shortly after he was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison, accusing him in Waterbury Superior Court of negligence and seeking more than $15,000 in damages. Weaving, who has a history of drunken driving convictions, responded months later with a handwritten countersuit accusing the Kenneys of "contributory...
  • Man involved in Valrico shooting charged with manslaughter (Tampa, FL)

    VALRICO - For 48 hours, the family of David James had to cope with questions. Why was the 41-year-old Iraq war veteran gunned down in front of his 8-year-old daughter? Why was the man deputies say killed him, in a dispute over a teen skateboarding, allowed to remain free and continue working with children? Tuesday afternoon, some of those questions were answered.
  • Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion

    09/14/2010 8:39:05 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies ^ | September 14, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion Hyannis, MA -- Massachusetts-based abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter on Monday in relation to his killing 22-year-old Laura Smith in a failed abortion. The plea in court from Osathanondh came on the third anniversary of Smith's death.
  • Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today

    09/13/2010 1:34:34 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday September 13, 2010 Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today By Kathleen GilbertBOSTON, September 13, 2010 ( - The trial into charges of involuntary manslaughter against a Massachusetts abortionist whose botched abortion killed Laura Hope Smith, 22, begins Monday, exactly three years after the young woman's death, according to an Associated Press report.Prosecutors charged Dr. Rapin Osathanondh of Cape Cod with manslaughter in July 2008 in connection with the death of Smith, 22, whose heart stopped during an abortion. Osathanondh resigned his license in February 2008, the same day the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine issued charges...
  • Nunez son sentenced to 16 yrs for SD manslaughter

    06/25/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/25/10
    San Diego, CA (AP) -- A judge has sentenced the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to 16 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a San Diego college student.
  • Lay aside opinion and wait for the trial

    05/19/2010 6:27:00 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 211+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/19/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Is the charge of reckless homicide the appropriate charge against Cory Pinkerton? It is not that he thought out the violent act he committed, so that rules out a murder charge. That brings us to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter versus reckless homicide.
  • Jury finds Roderick Scott not guilty (indicted for self-defense shooting)

    12/20/2009 7:30:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 2,286+ views
    Rochester, N.Y. —After nearly 20 hours of deliberating, a jury has found Roderick Scott not guilty of manslaughter. Scott says he never meant to shoot and kill 16-year-old Christopher Cervini in April, when he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhood. Scott faced a charge of first-degree manslaughter. His trial in state Supreme Court began Nov. 30. Scott says Cervini threatened him — and he fired his gun in self-defense.... Assistant District Attorney Julie Finnochio said she respects the verdict and recognizes that it was a difficult case. "I just hope it's not a message...
  • Is decapitating your wife 'malicious'?

    09/22/2009 11:02:04 PM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 25 replies · 1,779+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/22/09 | Marylou Barry
    "Words mean things," Rush Limbaugh likes to say. Well, if the word manslaughter means anything at all, why would a court in the state of New York – where English presumably is still spoken and understood – accept a plea of manslaughter from Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan? Hassan, if you remember, is the Bridges TV founder charged with the decapitation death of his wife, Aasiya Zabair Hassan, in his upscale suburban Buffalo office last February, where she was found with three dozen stab wounds to her body and her head sawed off with a steak knife.
  • Probationary driver naked during fatal crash

    09/08/2009 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 36 replies · 1,956+ views ^ | Spetember 8, 2009 | Staff
    Teenager Jessica Maree Langford has pleaded not guilty to charge of culpable driving which led to the tragic death of her boyfriend Daniel Glover. Evidence used in the Melbourne Magistrates court against the 19-year-old included evidence of speeding, an unlawful blood-alcohol reading and the fact that she was naked at the time as means by which to commit her to trial. Miss Langford told the court she and Glover had been skinny-dipping around midnight at Shoreham on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and had used their clothes to dry themselves. She denied any suggestion that sexual activity had taken place whilst driving....
  • Chappaquiddick Revisited

    07/31/2009 3:26:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 60 replies · 2,689+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/31/2009 | R. P. George and D. Quinn
    On the evening of July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne died while trying to free herself from Edward M. Kennedy’s submerged automobile in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island. The fortieth anniversary of Miss Kopechne’s death passed with scarcely a word’s being mentioned of it in the media. Perhaps it was not simply a matter of liberal bias. With Senator Kennedy now seriously ill, many journalists no doubt considered that it might be unseemly to bring up the subject. But however uncomfortable it may be to recall the circumstances of Mary Jo Kopechne’s death, Americans must not forget what happened...
  • Agents Descend on Vegas Home of Jackson Doctor

    07/28/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies · 369+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Ken Ritter
    Authorities searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson's personal doctor Tuesday, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer's death. Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents entered Dr. Conrad Murray's home in a gated community while others across town searched Murray's medical offices, Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc. Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Las Vegas DEA office, said the warrants were sealed and he couldn't say what documents agents were seeking. He said he expected the search would last five hours.
  • Calif woman gets 6 years for fatal texting crash

    04/06/2009 12:16:16 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 29 replies · 1,828+ views
    MyWay ^ | April 4, 2009 | Staff
    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles. Deborah Matis-Engle was sentenced Friday by a judge in Redding, Calif.snip
  • Chappaquiddick Thirty-Nine Years Ago July 19, 1969

    07/18/2008 6:06:49 AM PDT · by Quaker · 44 replies · 364+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 18, 2008 | Quaker
    Saturday is the 39th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquidick Island. A day that Mass. Senator Ted Kennedy would rather forget.
  • Woman hit by off-duty officer ID'd

    11/27/2007 12:20:25 PM PST · by Enterprise · 1 replies · 110+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 11/27/07 | Louis Galvan
    Fresno police say Jen was either jogging or walking quickly when she was hit by a pickup driven by officer Craig Howard, 39, of Fresno, who had just finished a 10-hour shift at 7 a.m. The accident was reported 10 minutes later.
  • Barack Obama is JFK heir, says Kennedy aide

    10/12/2007 4:55:24 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 15 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 12, 2007 | Toby Harndon
    John F Kennedy's closest living aide has anointed Barack Obama as the heir to the assassinated president's legacy and predicted that Hillary Clinton would lose an election to a Republican. Ted Sorensen, 79, Mr Kennedy's chief speechwriter, drew parallels between today and 1960 when another youthful senator espousing hope and change was written off by the Establishment. Barack Obama greets supporters in Largo, Maryland. Mr Sorensen says his mannerisms echo those of John F Kennedy in 1960 He told The Daily Telegraph: "Both Kennedy and Obama have fantastically winning smiles and I might say both are very relaxed in front...
  • (On This Day In History) July 18, 1969: Incident on Chappaquiddick Island (Teddy Swims Away)

    07/18/2007 7:36:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 2,837+ views ^ | July 18, 2007 |
    On This Day In History July 18, 1969: Incident on Chappaquiddick Island Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. On the evening of July 18, 1969, while most Americans were home watching television reports on the progress of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, Kennedy and his cousin Joe Gargan were hosting a cookout and party...
  • INJUSTICE: Winkler Sentenced to 3 Years for Killing Husband, May Serve Only 60 Days

    06/08/2007 2:30:09 PM PDT · by midwesteastcoastconnection · 65 replies · 1,369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/08/07 | AP
    SELMER, Tenn. — A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but she may end up serving only 60 days in a mental hospital. Mary Winkler must serve 210 days, or about seven months, of her sentence before she can be released on probation, but she gets credit for the five months she has already spent in jail, Judge Weber McCraw said. That leaves only two months, and McCraw said up to 60 days of the sentence could be served in...
  • Ted Kennedy Gets a Little Republican Respect

    05/30/2007 7:56:37 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 63 replies · 1,921+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2007 | Elizabeth Williamson
    In a recent speech to a Mississippi civic group, Sen. Trent Lott brought up Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's role on important domestic legislation, including Kennedy's latest push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. When Lott was finished, a man in the audience came up to him and said: "You did real good. But that part about Kennedy -- don't say that no more." "He is the number one boogeyman for conservative Republicans," Lott said later of the longtime Democratic senator from Massachusetts. But, Lott added, "he is a good legislator, and you can't take that away from him." That Lott...
  • Fred Barnes: A Bridge Too Far for Conservatives ( The perils of working with Ted Kennedy)

    05/29/2007 6:05:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 38 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 4, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    Don't listen to Teddy Kennedy. If you belong to the small band of conservative brothers inclined to support immigration reform, the Massachusetts senator is on your side. But what he says is likely to make you anxious, vexed, or even crazed. At times, Kennedy makes the compromise immigration bill sound like the latest loopy liberal legislation to provide welfare to the world.It's not. Indeed, much of the organized left opposes it. The AFL-CIO is especially upset about the provision to bring foreign workers here temporarily. But when you hear Kennedy on the subject, you have to wonder what they're so...
  • U.S. drunk driving deaths rise

    05/29/2007 11:22:46 AM PDT · by Millee · 77 replies · 1,480+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/29/07 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Alcohol-related deaths on U.S. roads rose to their highest level in 14 years in 2006, while the overall number of people killed in traffic crashes declined slightly but still topped 43,000, according to preliminary government estimates Friday. The Transportation Department said that drunken driving deaths rose 2.4 percent to 17,941 after a slight decline in 2005. It was the highest level since 1992 when 18,290 deaths were reported. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 41 percent of all traffic deaths, which dropped less than 1 percent last year to 43,300. Annual auto deaths have hovered around 43,000 for the past...
  • Drunk Driving Illegal Alien Ends 8-Yr-Old's Life

    05/15/2007 2:08:41 PM PDT · by GatorGirl · 82 replies · 2,093+ views
    A car-train crash in Pasco County killed an 8-year-old boy shortly before midnight Thursday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an SUV driven by Heather Eres was stopped at the railroad tracks waiting for a freight train to pass. A pickup truck driven by illegal alien, drunken, Eli Alvarez slammed into the SUV, pushing the vehicle into the passing freight cars, killing Eres' son, Kevin Bryant and severely injuring her. Full Story at BayNews9
  • Mich. Men Accused of Spying for Iraq [pre-2003 war]

    04/17/2007 8:09:31 PM PDT · by jdm · 3 replies · 353+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | April 17, 2007 | David Aguilar
    Two Michigan men spied for the Iraqi government before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of the country, federal authorities said Tuesday. A grand jury indictment accuses Najib Shemami, 58, of Sterling Heights, of four espionage-related charges between March 2002 and early 2003, according to a statement by the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI. A criminal complaint filed against Ghazi Al-Awadi, 78, of Dearborn, claims he told the Iraqi intelligence in 1997 that he killed his son-in-law because the man belonged to an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Both men were arrested Tuesday. Shemami and Al-Awadi are charged with conspiring to act...
  • Road-rage deaths draw 2 life terms

    04/17/2007 11:07:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 58 replies · 2,036+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-17-07 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jason Reynolds never planned his victims' deaths, never saw their faces, never even knew their names before they died. But Reynolds was sentenced yesterday to two life terms without parole in a precedent-setting case that saw him convicted of first-degree murder resulting from a lethal case of road rage. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour yesterday lambasted Reynolds, a 34-year-old gravel-pit worker, for his "universal malice" and said he doubted he could ever be rehabilitated.