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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Report shows Regina's crime down
Regina Leader-PostFebruary 23, 2012

Theft of property increased by 428 reported incidents to 5501 in 2011. Combined, crimes against the person and property show an overall reduction of 1.6 per cent. Reported offences in other categories include a 16-per-cent increase in prostitution (116 ...more »

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Father found not guilty in dog mauling case
Jacksonville Daily NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Listle, 21, was found not guilty by a jury of felonious negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. “I feel exonerated,” Listle said after the verdict was read and the presiding ...more »

Criminal Defense
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University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murder was very drunk ...
Fox NewsFebruary 15, 2012

Defense attorney Francis Lawrence said the relationship drama and infidelity went both ways. A videotape of Huguely's interview with police will show he's incapable of being a calculating criminal, he told the jury. "He's not complicated.more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Police Blotter: Stabbing Suspect, School Arrest, Armed Robberies
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Patch Staff 01/25/12 Parole Violation: Officers contacted Robert Pollard (Age 41 of Lake Elsinore) at Joy St. x Riverside Dr. arrested him for a parole violation. L120250023 Possession of Illegal Drugs: Officers contacted Kurtis McMorries (Age 42 of ...more »

Police Brutality
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No indictments; civil suit promised
The Westerly SunFebruary 2, 2012

WESTERLY - A statewide grand jury has declined to return indictments against the Westerly Police officers involved in the arrest of Ryan O'Loughlin. According to a press release issued Wednesday morning by the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Former Crisp and Cole Agent Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Mortgage ...
Mortgage DailyFebruary 1, 2012

Mortgage fraud is a priority area for the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Even Police Surprised at Extent of New Milford Man's Arsenal
Litchfield County TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Vincent Scoca, 51, 71 Washington Ridge Road, was arrested in February 2011 for criminal possession of a firearm after a combined New Milford Police, East Hartford Police and State Police effort, crossing judicial districts and investigations.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts Alexandria man on murder charge
Alexandria Town TalkFebruary 1, 2012

»Rayshon Mekeal Jones, 19, and Bryant Marcues Powell, 21, both of Alexandria, were each charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and second-degree kidnapping. The grand jury issued a "pretermitted" decision on Tedrick Richardson, which means jurors ...more »

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Defense lawyer fights racism in death row cases
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

As director of the criminal justice unit at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Swarns, 43, is one of the most prominent capital-defense lawyers in the country — the rare black woman in a community whose public face is most often white and male.more »

Gun Charges
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Virginia Houses of Delegates votes to repeal gun limit law
Kingsport Times NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Kilgore indicated his support of the gun limit repeal on Tuesday before Wednesday's final vote in the House of Delegates. The repeal measure passed 66-32. Kilgore said the gun limit law may have had a legitimate purpose when it was originally passed, ...more »

Search & Seizure
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IT team unearths 'large chest' at liquor baron's mall
The HinduFebruary 1, 2012

During a search at the popular Centrestage Mall in Noida, owned by the Chadha Group, a team is learnt to have come across a “very large” chest allegedly containing huge amounts of cash. The chest was opened late in the evening. The search and seizure...more »

Driver charged with vehicular homicide four months after crash
WJAC JohnstownFebruary 1, 2012

Court documents show that 26-year-old Travis Burckhard is facing charges of vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter. Authorities said Burckhard was the behind the wheel of a Dodge Neon that crashed on a curvy stretch of Axemann Road in Spring ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Once convicted of sex crime, priest returns to church
CTV.caFebruary 2, 2012

"He has done wrong, so nobody wants that back," said one woman, while another expressed surprise that the church forgave Lynch's crime. "I don't feel the same as I used to," said another parishioner. While it seems the Church is ready to forgive, ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Mississippi Pardons Issued By Gov. Haley Barbour Challenged in Court
ABC NewsFebruary 9, 2012

The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments today that could send 10 freed convicts, some of whom were convicted of murder, back to prison following controversial pardons issued by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Sarkozy financial transaction tax an act of folly
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 2, 2012

NICOLAS Sarkozy's plan to impose a financial transaction tax on French banks is a disastrous move. It's little more than populist posturing. If the President wants to present himself as a modern-day Robin Hood then he will fail.more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Liberal group targets data retention bill
The Hill (blog)February 2, 2012

An online protest against HR 1981, the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act, by Demand Progress has resulted in roughly 75000 emails to lawmakers, opposing what the group has termed an "Internet snooping bill," according to executive ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Animal farm makes fixes, awaits USDA visit
Columbia Daily TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

But none of the violations, he said, puts the animals' health at risk. He said he plans to visit the sanctuary every six months to make sure they're continuing to keep up. “I think they've got a future as long as they're willing to keep moving forward ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Troopers search for juvenile escapee
Newark PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Delaware State Police are currently searching for a subject who walked away from the grounds of the Delaware Youth and Family Center, located at 1825 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, on Tuesday night. Troopers are looking for Quamyr Seals, 14, ...more »

White Collar Crime
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$25 Barnes & Noble membership not booked
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 5, 2012

A good place to report such online scams is at, the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The center is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center with funding from the US Justice Department. Getting the runaround over ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Exmore man back in jail for violating probation
Tasley Eastern Shore NewsFebruary 17, 2012

He said Stanley was convicted of assault and battery of a police officer and forgery of a public document in a Norfolk, Va., court. When released here, he also faces pending charges in Georgia of kidnapping, robbery of a business with a firearm and ...more »


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