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2009-03-02 22:37:05

Former television personality Gary Collins Monday pleaded no contest to driving under the influence in Santa Barbara County, Calif. The charge stems from his Jan. 31 arrest for allegedly driving a motor home while his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

2009-03-02 10:00:00

Pew Report Finds States Can Cut Prison Spending, Improve Public Safety By Boosting Support for Community Corrections WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Explosive growth in the number of people on probation or parole has propelled the population of the American corrections system to more than 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S.

2009-02-23 11:34:05

Preston Lenard Parker, a former star wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, is in police custody for an alleged probation violation, authorities say. Parker, who was kicked off the Florida State team, turned himself over to authorities in Palm Beach County, Fla., during the weekend, The Palm Beach Post reported Monday. Parker allegedly violated his probation from a 2008 misdemeanor conviction stemming from his arrest on felony charges of marijuana possession and carrying a concealed...

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2009-01-23 08:10:00

Alan Panettiere has been placed on probation for two years after pleading no contest in a Beverly Hills, Calif., court to misdemeanor battery.

2009-01-07 13:05:15

An overzealous parent has been jailed for threatening an umpire overseeing a youth league softball game in suburban Chicago, authorities say. A DuPage County judge has ordered 47-year-old Michael Beck to spend five nights in jail for threatening the unidentified umpire and then spitting twice on a police officer who arrived on scene, the Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday. The incident took place on July 13 as Beck's daughter was taking part in a softball game as part of her youth league. Upset...

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2009-01-02 13:27:02

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2009-01-01 13:49:31

Nick Bollea, son of former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, says he wants to serve his probation sentence in California, not Florida. The 18-year-old was sentenced to five years of probation in relation to an August 2007 car accident in which a passenger in a car driven by Bollea suffered permanent

2008-11-21 14:23:25

A former Roman Catholic priest who was allegedly found jogging naked in Frederick, Colo., has been ordered to register as a sex offender. In passing sentence for Robert Whipkey, Weld County Judge Timothy Kerns called the incident a manifestation of the substantial risk posed to the community without treatment, The Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call reported. State law requires Whipkey, 55, to register for 10 years.

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.

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.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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