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2008-08-11 09:01:26

By Paul Franz An enrollment counselor at J.P. McCaskey High School remains on the job after being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia. Steven Dinnocenti, 47, of the 600 block of West Chestnut Street, was arrested and charged April 14, 2007. Dinnocenti pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, in March of this year. According to the plea agreement, Dinnocenti was ordered to pay a $100 fine to cover court costs and was sentenced to one year of...

2008-08-10 15:00:30

Two people have avoided jail for their involvement in an unprovoked attack that left a Christchurch man brain- injured. Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill told Christine Louise Saxon and Richard Gareth Sanders that jail could have been justified, but he took into account their youth, that they were first offenders and they were peripherally involved. Both admitted a charge of assault with intent to injure. Sanders was sentenced to 300 hours community work and Saxon to 200...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

Duxbury Two Duxbury teens charged in June with breaking into a high school shed received pretrial probation and community service. Charges of larceny from a building, defacing property, underage possession of alcohol and a reduced charge of misdemeanor break-in against George D. Molina, 18, of 561 Washington St., and Craig Sullivan, 18, of 45 Alexander Way, will be dismissed in six months if the two stay out of trouble. Plymouth District Court Judge Gregory Baler ordered both to perform...

2008-07-31 12:00:33

By Chris Lynett, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 31--Attorney General Tom Corbett announced Wednesday authorities are reviewing the Myspace.com accounts of 185 Pennsylvania sex offenders to see if they violated terms of their probation or parole by using the popular socializing Web site. Deputy Press Secretary Nils Frederiksen said the information would also be forwarded to state and local probation and parole offices for further evaluation once investigators determine where...

2008-07-30 15:00:36

AN internet pervert who arranged meetings with an undercover police officer he thought was a young girl has escaped jail. Father-of-one John McKee, 36, arranged two rendezvous through chat rooms, text messages and an internet messaging service with a 14-year-old girl who he knew as Katie. The store manager bought her a top-up for her phone to set up dates via text message, telling her that he was "melting with lust" and that he wanted to kiss her. But Katie was actually an undercover...

2008-07-22 03:00:34

By Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 22--The Machinists union says Hawker Beechcraft is making "unlawful threats" to new workers who might walk off the job in the event of a strike. Employees who have not completed their probationary period would be subject to termination or other disciplinary action, the company said on its Web site. The union and Hawker Beechcraft are in negotiations for a labor contract. Workers will vote on the company's offer Aug. 2. Should they reject...

2008-07-15 15:00:24

PARIS - The following arrests were recorded at the Oxford County Jail: Naomi J. Waterman, 32, of Sumner, July 11, theft, violation of bail conditions, no bail listed as of July 14, Oxford Police Department. Christopher C. Heath, 31, of Denmark, July 11, violation of bail conditions, no bail listed as of July 14, Oxford County Sheriff's Office. Elliot Delgado-Acevedo, 22, of Parsonfield, July 11, violation of bail conditions, failure to stop for an officer, operating without a license,...

2008-07-12 12:00:15

By Amy L. Edwards and Walter Pacheco, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 12--Judges have long put restrictions on defendants' rights while they await trial. Some people are forbidden from having guns in their homes. Others can't drive. Some can't have contact with children or estranged spouses. Now, as law-enforcement agencies are turning more frequently to the Internet to catch sexual predators and other criminals, judges across Central Florida are barring defendants from logging on to the...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

By LEN WELLS, Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has placed the license of a Norris City physician on indefinite probation. Dr. Hung Nguyen's license to practice medicine was placed on probation after federal investigators found during a probe last fall that Nguyen "failed to properly supervise a physician's assistant, and failed to properly evaluate patients." In late September, FBI and Drug...

2008-06-25 09:02:38

A U.S. district court judge ruled that an Indiana law allowing warrantless monitoring of former sex offenders' Internet activity was unconstitutionally broad. The law, passed by Indiana General Assembly and set to take effect next Tuesday, would have amended the state's sexual predator code to include a provision requiring convicted sex offenders to sign a waiver allowing authorities to watch their Internet usage even after they had finished their sentences, probation and parole, The...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.