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Case Dismissed Against Lawmaker Accused of Damaging Monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A judge in Virginia dismissed charges on Monday that were filed against a prominent Black state senator after police said that she and others conspired to damage a Confederate monument in the city of Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot …

California Court: Marijuana OK in Prison, but not for Use

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– A California appeals court says it’s legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison — so long as inmates don’t inhale. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that California voters legalized recreational possession of less than …

Wis. Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

A volunteer firefighter is charged with felony arson for allegedly setting fire to a Sheboygan area farm because he was bored. According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, 26-year-old Sean Bradley, of Cedar Grove, told investigators he chose the barn …

Western Pennsylvania Man Pleads in Prized Cow’s Killing

A western Pennsylvania man faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in killing and butchering a prize-winning cow along with five other vandalism related crimes involving a vacant house fire and vehicles damaged by shooting. Twenty-year-old Graysen …

Gainesville, Fla. Officials: Quit Stealing Stop Signs

Officials in Gainesville have a message for residents and visitors. Please stop stealing stop signs. Since Jan. 1, the city has replaced 52 stops signs taken from 14 locations around the city. Officials say one location has been hit four …

Minnesota Supper Club Owner Charged with Arson

A supper club owner is charged in Aitkin County with starting the fire that destroyed the business. A yearlong investigation by local, state and federal officials into the fire at the Carlsona Beach Supper Club on Mille Lacs Lake resulted …

Calif. Man Arrested on Felony Counts of Insurance Fraud

Oscar Fuentes III was arrested on two Felony counts of insurance fraud, according to the California Insurance Commissioner’s office. Fuentes was booked into the Mendocino County Jail and bail has been set at $60,000.00. According to investigators, on August 14, …

Texas Arson Hotline Nabs Juveniles in Austin Fire

An anonymous phone call to the state’s Arson Hotline resulted in the arrests of two juveniles in connection with an apartment fire in Austin. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage. Austin fire investigators say two boys, ages 12 …

Former California Insurance Agent Sentenced for Theft

Officials reported that Paul Edward Broussard, 68, a former insurance agent in Los Angeles was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of theft from an elder. Broussard was sentenced on March 3 to 36 months of formal probation and 100 …