Sherman Oaks neighbors complain about stench from hundreds of chickens, ducks and Guinea pigs

Neighbors next to the small white stucco house on Willis Avenue had complained for three years about an increasingly fowl stench wafting into their yards and windows.This week, San Fernando Valley neighborhood prosecutor Tamar Galatzan filed criminal charges against Georgeanne Leaong, 54, of Sherman Oaks, who had a herd of 270 chickens, ducks and Guinea pigs — inside her 1,400-square-foot home.In an Aug. 15 raid, Los Angeles Animal Services officers sent to confiscate the birds and pigs found ...
  October 22, 2014  

Modesto police release name of officer involved in shooting

Modesto police release name of officer involved in shootingModesto BeeThere were five children – the suspect's two sons and his sister's three daughters – in the home at the time of the initial family disturbance and the subsequent officer-involved shooting. Graves said two of the children were 9 years old and two were ...
  October 22, 2014  

Witness heard “big ol’ crash” as wounded robbers wrecked car

Witness heard "big ol' crash" as wounded robbers wrecked carAlbuquerque JournalThat's how a criminal complaint describes the holdup and shooting at the Pajarito Corner Store on Monday evening, which was the third time in less than three months a store clerk or owner has shot and killed an alleged armed robber in Albuquerque.Man accused of murder in robbery death NewsWest9.comSouth Valley robbery: Surviving suspect appears in court KOAT Albuquerque
  October 22, 2014  

Last of four defendants in convenience store robbery spree is sentenced

By Katie Visconti (contact) Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | 5 p.m. The last defendant from a convenience store robbery spree in April 2012 was sentenced to prison this week, said Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Michael Hall, 28, on Monday to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Hall pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to four counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in fur...

Disability hate crime convictions drop, says CPS

Disability hate crime convictions drop, says CPSBBC NewsProsecutors have pledged to do more to tackle disability hate crime after a drop in the number of convictions. The total number of hate crime convictions rose by over 1,000 in 2013/14, according a report by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  October 22, 2014  

Police: Michigan man ignited self after bank robbery, chase

Police: Michigan man ignited self after bank robbery, chaseLimaOhio.comLaw enforcement officers investigate the scene where a Bluffton bank robbery suspect was arrested on West Main Cross Street in Findlay on Tuesday. Brian Matheny, 43, of East Jordan, Mich., reportedly tried to set himself on fire after State Highway ...
  October 22, 2014  

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz have this article in the WaPo with the above headline:Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer's gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown's body.Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the ca...
  October 22, 2014  

Two Arrested After Car Chase Through Fort Smith

Two Arrested After Car Chase Through Fort Smith5newsonline.comFORT SMITH (KFSM) – Two people were arrested after speeding away from police and leading them on a chase through Fort Smith, authorities say. Jenny Jo Elle Matlock and Matt Cole Hutchinson, 33, of Muldrow were both arrested after they were served ...
  October 22, 2014  

Goldman Sachs Gender-Bias Suit Turns a Corner

Goldman Sachs Gender-Bias Suit Turns a Corner      MANHATTAN (CN) - Goldman Sachs urged a magistrate judge on Wednesday not to certify a class action lawsuit accusing them of running a "boy's club," and requested the green light for an expert who chalked up the bank's gender wage gaps to its "extreme jobs."     The start of a two-day hearing marked a turning point in a gender discrimination lawsuit that three former Goldman employees filed against the megabank four years ago in federal court...
  October 22, 2014  

Two charged with Great Falls hate crime get probation

Two charged with Great Falls hate crime get probation Two charged with Great Falls hate crime get probationGreat Falls TribuneTwo men charged with Montana's rarely used hate crime statute in January after vandalizing an apartment occupied by two black men with graffiti referencing Hitler and racial slurs were sentenced to probation Wednesday. Jesse Boland and Randy Hayes, ...
  October 22, 2014