Daughtry Sues Former Band Mates Over Songs

     (CN) - American Idol finalist turned hit maker Chris Daughtry sued his former band mates in an effort to get a federal judge to declare he's the sole writer of songs he recorded before he was famous.     Daughtry was an American Idol finalist during the show's fifth season, and he signed with RCA Records shortly thereafter. He then formed a band to record his debut album, which reached number one on Billboard's pop music charts, and went on ...

Detectives arrest suspects for Spokane delivery driver robbery

Detectives arrest suspects for Spokane delivery driver robberyKREM.com (subscription)Spokane County Major Crimes Detective arrested 24-year-old Justin T. Lancaster for the robbery of the pizza delivery driver in Spokane Valley. A 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were booked into Juvenile Detention for assisting during the robbery.
  November 24, 2014  

‘Illegal’ Cavity Search Won’t Help Husband

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Vermont state troopers played all sorts of dirty trucks to find drugs in a young woman's vagina, but that's tough luck for her accused drug-trafficker husband, the 2nd Circuit ruled.     Valentino Anderson, a 48-year-old from Rutland, Vt., and his wife Crystal, hoped to escape heroin charges that carry 20-year maximum sentences by suppressing evidence resulting from a search that a federal judge said "shocks the conscience."...

High-speed chase leads pursuers from Lancaster to Culver City

High-speed chase leads pursuers from Lancaster to Culver CitySanta Clarita Valley SignalAn ensuing foot chase led LAPD officers into nearby buildings and a bike path by Ballona Creek. One person was taken into custody shortly after the car was stopped. A second was spotted on the roof of a Culver City building with police surrounding the ...Driver in High Speed Car Chase Leads Police From Palmdale to Culver City LA Magazine (blog)High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Culver City; Man Barricaded on Roo...
  November 24, 2014  

Attorney Leondra Kruger Pickedfor California Supreme Court

     (CN) - Governor Jerry Brown has chosen Leondra Kruger, a black lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, to replace retiring Associate Justice Joyce Kennard on the California Supreme Court.     Kruger, 38, has been a government attorney in Washington, D.C. since 2007, where she worked as Assistant to the Solicitor General and as Acting Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2013, she becam...

Jury deliberations begin in Janepsy Carballo murder trial

Jury deliberations begin in Janepsy Carballo murder trialLocal 10Janine Stanwood: SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT HEIFERS, BUT PROSECUTORS SAY HE PLANNED OUT TO MURDER AS AN ACT OF REVENGE FOR HER HUSBAND'S WILLING. CARLOS SUAREZ IS LIVE IN COURT WITH WHAT ...
  November 24, 2014  

Second man charged in Lakewood home-invasion robbery

Second man charged in Lakewood home-invasion robberyTheNewsTribune.comPierce County prosecutors on Monday charged a 17-year-old boy suspected in a home-invasion robbery in Lakewood where the homeowner shot and killed one of the three alleged intruders. Qiuordai Taylor pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter, ...Final suspect arrested in Lakewood home invasion KOMO News19-year-old pleads not guilty to charges in Lakewood home invasion; bail set ... Q13 FOX62-Year-Old Man Unties Himse...
  November 24, 2014  

Off-duty officer shoots at 3 burglars who broke into his storage shed

An off-duty Dallas ISD police officer shot at three burglars who broke into a storage shed outside his Mesquite home Sunday. The homeowner reported the break-in about 2:30 p.m. at his home in the 900 block of Micarta Drive, police said. He said he went out to investigate an alarm and spotted two men and a woman removing property from his storage building. He confronted them as they got into their pickup to leave and identified himself as an officer with the school district. He told them not to l...

Man Forced to Lie About Height Can Press Claim

Man Forced to Lie About Height Can Press Claim      (CN) - Police officers may have coerced a California man into admitting that he was 5'11" when his driver's license listed him as 5'6," leading to his wrongful detention, the 9th Circuit ruled.     Police in Chino, Calif., pulled over Jose Ventura in December 2007 for a traffic violation and discovered a 1994 warrant for his arrest. The warrant described "Jose Ventura" as a Hispanic male who was 6'1" tall, weighed 200 pounds, and had black h...

LAUSD Settles Sex Abuse Claims for $139 Million

LAUSD Settles Sex Abuse Claims for $139 Million      LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Friday that it had reached a $139 million settlement with the families of the children who came forward with shocking sexual abuse allegations against a third-grade Miramonte elementary school teacher.     Authorities investigated teacher Mark Berndt after evidence of his misconduct showed up in photos that were developed by a photo store employee in 2010.   &...
  November 24, 2014