• Dec 5, 2019

    Maryland Police Officer Accused of Raping Woman in Custody Held Without Bond

    An attorney for a former police officer accused of raping a woman he had in custody says his client is innocent and asked for his release. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports a judge denied the request.

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Man Gets 9 Years in Prison in ‘Ghost Guns’ Case

    A judge sentenced a man to 40 years in prison with all but nine years suspended in an illegal firearms case.

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Maryland Man Sentenced in ‘Ghost Gun’ Operation

    A Silver Spring man will spend almost a decade in prison in a case of mass production of illegal guns. Investigators call the fire arms ghost guns because they can’t be traced. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports those weapons landed in the hands of some of the most dangerous criminals in the community.

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Brazil’s President Criticizes Leonardo DiCaprio Over Amazon Fires

    Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. DiCaprio’s environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Willie Veasy Celebrates Thanksgiving at Home After 27 Years Behind Bars

    Willie Veasy celebrated this Thanksgiving at home with his family. Until last month Veasy spent decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The NBC10 Investigators have been following his story and we’ve checked in with Veasy to see how he’s doing.

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Librarians Need Restraining Orders Against Threatening, Violent Patrons

    Libraries are built for reading and research, and librarians are trained to help patrons find what they need. But staffers at San Diego city libraries are also coping with threats to their safety and occasional violence, according to court records and interviews. At least 16 city library department employees have asked judges for protection from unruly patrons, according to documents...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Legal Settlement Will Keep Confederate Statue Off UNC Campus

    The University of North Carolina announced Wednesday that a torn-down Confederate monument won’t return to campus under a legal agreement that hands over the “Silent Sam” statue to a group of Confederate descendants. The University of North Carolina System said in a news release that a judge approved a settlement giving possession of the monument to the Sons of Confederate...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Judge Puts Brief Hold on McGahn Testimony Order

    The federal judge who ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena for his testimony put her ruling on a brief hold Wednesday. Such holds, known as administrative stays, are often issued to give lawyers a change to file their appeals, NBC News reported. U.S. District Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson said her order “should...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    On the Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, With a Side of Impeachment

    Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households with a taste for politics. Bryan Wright, of Cincinnati, said “impeachment will definitely come up”...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    3 Hurt at Texas Chemical Plant Hit by 2 Massive Explosions

    Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. Officials say they have no estimate for...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • Nov 26, 2019

    DC Lottery Delays District-wide Sports Betting App Again

    When D.C. leaders approved a plan to bring sports betting to the District, they said they wanted local small businesses to get in on the action. Now, at least one restaurant owner says his business is being shut out by special treatment.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    3 Maryland Men Exonerated After 36 Years in Prison

    Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges. They were teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984....

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Father, Daughter Hurt When Tree Fell on SUV in Purcellville

    A young Loudoun County girl is in a medically induced coma, recovering from a horrific accident, according to a family friend. The girl was one of three people inside an SUV when a tree smashed onto it Friday night in Purcellville, Virginia. Northern Virginia Reporter Drew Wilder has an update on the victims.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials for deportation upon her release. Because she received nearly eight months’ credit for being jailed since...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Jerry Sandusky Resentenced to 30 to 60 Years, Same as Before, in Penn State Child Sex Abuse Case

    A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and his own attorney described as effectively a life term during a hearing ordered this...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Man Found Guilty of Murdering British Tourist in New Zealand

    A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment in central Auckland. Prosecutors said the man strangled Millane to...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Geena Davis Says She Never Legally Married Plastic Surgeon Filing for Divorce

    Geena Davis testified Thursday that she does not believe she was ever legally married to a plastic surgeon who filed for divorce from her in 2018 even though a video of a 2001 ceremony shows her vowing to love him as her husband until death.

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