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2008-10-02 06:00:34

By Matthias Gafni The state budget makes significant cuts in social services funding despite an unprecedented demand, as people lose their homes, health insurance and jobs and fall back on Contra Costa's safety net. Case in point: Since 2006, the county's Employment and Human Services department has seen a 37 percent increase in the number of individuals applying for cash aid from CalWORKs, according to the department. In Sacramento, Gov. Schwarzenegger cut 5 percent from the state...

2008-09-16 12:00:39

Prosecutors say a New York woman was sentenced to three years probation for poisoning a housemate by putting eye drops in his ice tea. Kristine Anzalone, 25, of North Bellmore, N.Y., pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was ordered to pay victim Joseph Gentissi Jr.'s $10,205 medical bill, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Gentissi, 32, who suffered rectal bleeding after drinking the tea in 2006, called the sentencing unfair and alleged Anzalone also tried to kill his Chihuahua....

2008-08-30 02:10:50

An Orem, Utah, film-sanitizer has been sentenced to 44 days in jail after he was convicted of having a one-minute sexual encounter with two underage girls. Daniel Thompson, 31, who owns a business that edits adult content out of Hollywood films, was also sentenced to two years probation and fined $740 by a 4th District Court in American Fork, Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Thompson admitted to the January sexual encounter...

2008-08-17 00:00:09

One of the brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violation of probation. Paul Dhaliwal, 20, and his brother, Kulbir, 27, were at the zoo with a friend, Carlos Sousa, 17, when a Siberian tiger escaped from an enclosure on Christmas Day, 2007. The tiger mauled all three, killing Sousa. Dhaliwal's legal troubles began in April 2007, when he was arrested after leading police in Santa Clara County on a chase that reached...

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...