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  1. Woman who sent texts urging suicide gets 15 months in jail

    Nation

    TAUNTON, Mass. — A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.  …

    Michelle Carter awaits her sentencing at Taunton trial court in Taunton, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP)
  2. Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel while jailed, dies at 61

    World

    BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him an 11-year prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2010 while locked away, died Thursday. He was 61. …

    In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says Liu died of multiple organ failure Thursday at age 61. [Associated Press]
  3. Day care worker who kicked toddler receives jail time

    Criminal

    NEW PORT RIC HEY — A day care worker who was caught on video kicking a girl has been sentenced to four months in jail. …

    Linda Klemm
  4. Family of Oldsmar man who died in jail suing Pinellas Sheriff's Office

    Publicsafety

    It started as a typical DUI traffic stop. George Arthur Hunt IV had been driving off the road in East Lake Woodlands on May 18, 2013, when a deputy stopped him. Seven hours later, the 41-year-old married father of four with no criminal history was dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail. …

    George Hunt IV, 41, died in 2013 inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail after his DUI arrest.
  5. Manhunt under way for 3 armed inmates who escaped from California jail

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — Investigators are pursuing several leads in the search for three inmates who masterminded a brazen escape from a Southern California maximum-security jail and are considered dangerous, authorities said Sunday.  …

    Orange County sheriff's deputies and a search dog investigate early Saturday after three jail inmates charged with violent crimes escaped from Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif.  [Associated Press]
  6. Florida briefs: Prosecutors seek jail for mom who drove into surf

    Briefs

    Daytona Beach Prosecutors seek jail for mom who drove into surf Prosecutors are asking a judge to send back to jail a South Carolina woman who drove her three young children into the Daytona Beach surf two years ago.  …

  7. Hudson man who wanted to go to jail arrested after targeting home of deputy

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A man who wanted to go to jail tried to light the home of a Pasco County sheriff's deputy on fire early Thursday, Sheriff Chris Nocco said. …

    Daniel Thomas Hall, 30, of Hudson, was charged with arson and burglary after he tried to light on fire the house of a Pasco County sheriff's deputy. Hall told detectives he had wanted to go to jail.
  8. Deputies: Man who took joy ride on jail lawn arrested again for crashing into jail entrance

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — The same man who took a joy ride through the lawn of the Hernando County jail before crashing into a flagpole two weeks ago returned to the scene of the crime for more mischief Sunday, sheriff's officials said. …

  9. Kim Davis, jailed clerk who fought gay marriage, is ordered released

    Courts

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After five days behind bars, county clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.  …

    Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was ordered released on Tuesday. [Carter County Detention Center via AP]
  10. Murder charge dropped against woman who spent three days in jail for taking abortion pill

    Nation

    A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a 23-year-old woman whose arrest after taking pills to end her pregnancy baffled even abortion opponents.  …

  11. Bondi criticizes judge who sentenced 'Ochocinco' to jail

    The Buzz

    Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made national headlines this week when his courtroom antic resulted in a surprise 30-day jail sentence. Americans seemed to split into two camps: those who agreed Johnson deserved jail time for disrespecting the court and those who believed it was overkill by Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh. …

  12. Questions raised about history of officer who drove Pinellas jail transport van

    Crime

    LARGO — The security officer who was driving a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office transport van last month when a man in custody in the back was severely beaten by another detainee had a checkered past as a Pasco deputy. …

  13. For offenders who can't pay, it's a pint of blood or jail time

    Nation

    MARION, Ala. — Judge Marvin Wiggins' courtroom was packed on a September morning. The docket listed hundreds of offenders who owed fines or fees for a wide variety of crimes — hunting after dark, assault, drug possession and passing bad checks among them. …

  14. Sports in Brief

    Sports

    Swimming Americans put on a show at WORLDS …

  15. Authorities say woman who almost hit jail van was DUI

    Briefs

    Check your B of A ATM transactions inellas counties. Clearwater Woman charged with DUI almost hits jail van …

  16. Ruskin mailman who flew gyrocopter into Capitol released from jail, headed back to Florida soon

    Criminal

    WASHINGTON — He made the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and USA Today for flying through protected airspace and plopping his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. He captured air time on an alphabet of news channels for an act of civil disobedience to spotlight campaign finance reform. …

    Doug Hughes flies his gyrocopter last month near Wauchula Municipal Airport.
  17. Ballistic tests show man wrongly charged with murder in Tampa drug deal, point to gun of victim's friend

    Criminal

    TAMPA — When a 17-year-old boy died in a shootout at a Busch Boulevard hotel last year, all eyes turned to a man in a dark shirt who was seen in a surveillance video firing a weapon. Tampa police jailed Leroy Livingston Johnson, 25, on a second-degree murder charge. …

    Kelly Stacy, 17, was fatally shot last Oct. 30 at the former Tampa Hotel.
  18. Jailed Va. lawmaker who won re-election is sworn in

    Politics

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker newly re-elected despite serving time for a sex scandal hitched a ride from the jailhouse to the statehouse Wednesday for his swearing-in, even as legislative leaders discussed how to throw him out.  …

  19. Repeat fraudster gets 9 years added to federal sentence for investment scheme

    Criminal

    TAMPA — The fraudster spoke with all the eloquence he could muster. He was sorry for the lies he had told investors. He regretted deceiving them in a scheme that cost them more than $500,000. …

    Anthony J. Klatch, 33, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tampa to a charge of wire fraud for an investment scheme that defrauded investors of more than $500,000, according to prosecutors. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  20. Pinellas jail inmate who hung himself dies at hospital

    Publicsafety

    CLEARWATER -- An inmate at the Pinellas County Jail died in the hospital Saturday after he hung himself in his cell, deputies said.  …

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