Vancouver cop injured after car rammed during chase, police say

Vancouver cop injured after car rammed during chase, police say
KATU
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Police said a corporal was hurt after a man rammed his car during a chase in Vancouver on Friday. Jeremy Cabe Macy, 35, was charged with first-degree assault, attempting to elude, domestic violence felony harassment and …

  August 1, 2014  

IRS to Probe Churches that Preach Politics

     MADISON, Wisconsin (CN) – The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to investigate churches that use the pulpit to preach politics, settling a lawsuit by an atheist group.     The Freedom from Religi…

SEC Wins Judgmentof $70 Million

WASHINGTON (CN) – The SEC said Friday that it has obtained final judgment of nearly $70 million against AIC Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based holding company, a subsidiary brokerage and their CEO.     The SEC sued AIC, Community B…

Crime lab: DNA testing supports conviction in 1987 Fairbanks murder

FAIRBANKS – A modern DNA lab test has reached the same conclusion as an older forensics method in a 1987 Fairbanks homicide.  

Asked to re-analyze 27-year-old evidence in the rape and murder of West Valley High School student Kathy Stockholm, Alaska’s state crime lab this week re-affirmed the link with her convicted killer, Michael Alexander. The crime lab was not able to exclude Alexander as the source of a semen stain found on the victim’s underwear, according to court filling by prosecutors Thursday.      

The new test was part of a lawsuit to challenge Alexander’s conviction filed by the nonprofit Alaska Innocence Project, which picked the case because DNA testing wasn’t available at Alexander’s 1988 jury trial, according to the group’s executive director Bill Oberly. The samples were previously linked to Alexander by other forensic methods. Alexander is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Fairbanks District Attorney Scott Mattern announced the crime lab’s finding in the court filing Thursday. He says the DNA link between Alexander and the victim is enough evidence for the lawsuit to be thrown out and for work to stop on DNA analysis of other evidence used at trial. 

Oberly didn’t immediately return a voicemail Friday asking whether he will oppose Mattern’s motion or challenge the crime lab’s findings. 

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.

  August 1, 2014  

Hawaii Must Sue Credit Companies in State Court

     (CN) – Hawaii’s deceptive-marketing claims against major credit card providers belong in state court, the 9th Circuit ruled Friday.     Attorney General David M. Louie sued Bank of America, Capital…

Mother of Sandy Hook victim visits Allentown, talks gun control

Mother of Sandy Hook victim visits Allentown, talks gun control
WFMZ Allentown
Nicole Hockley says she is doing the work she’s doing so no other parents have to stand in her position. Hockley, a mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, spoke in favor of legislation that supporters say focuses on mental
Sandy Hook mother visits Allentown to push mental health and domestic Allentown Morning Call

  August 1, 2014  

Money From Heaven? Don’t Believe it

     ATLANTA (CN) A 69-year-old man who “claims to be an ordained minister” used his religiously themed companies to defraud investors of millions of dollars in “fictitious securities” he calls “administrative remedies,” the SE…

Major drug bust made in Cleveland

Major drug bust made in Cleveland
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A search warrant was applied for in Harris County and the safety deposit box was found to contain approximately $86,799.00 in US currency that is believed to be drug proceeds,” said Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. Bass is

  August 1, 2014