Monthly Archives: December 2015

Eric Weddle Fined for Watching Daughter Perform at Halftime

Eric Weddle Fined for Watching Daughter Perform at Halftime San Diego Chargers star safety Eric Weddle was fined $10,000 by the team for watching his daughter partake in a halftime performance during Week 15’s game against the Miami Dolphins.Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the news Monday, noting the 30-year-old was “furious” about it. Weddle’s agent, David Canter, Continue Reading...

NY Man Who Abducted 2 Amish Girls Appeals 580-Year Sentence

NY Man Who Abducted 2 Amish Girls Appeals 580-Year SentenceA 40-year-old man is appealing his 580-year prison sentence for sexually abusing six children, including two Amish girls he and his girlfriend kidnapped in northern New York last year.The public defender for Stephen Howells filed the appeal Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse, where he and 26-year-old Nicole Vaisey were Continue Reading...

Chicago police kill Quintonio Legrier, Bettie Jones; families outraged

Chicago police kill 2 during domestic disturbance callCHICAGO — A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday accidentally shot and killed a 55-year-old woman, who was among two people fatally wounded, police said late Saturday.Relatives said Bettie Jones lived downstairs from Quintonio LeGrier, the 19-year-old subject of the initial call to police, who also was killed by Continue Reading...

Texas may seek prison for teen who cried ‘affluenza’ in drunk-drive case

Texas may seek prison for teen who cried ‘affluenza’ in drunk-drive caseTexas authorities may seek adult prison for Ethan Couch — the Texas teen who used affluence, or ‘affluenza,’ as a juvenile defense to skip jail time for a drunk-driving accident that killed four people — after they announced he was taken into custody with his mother, Tonya, by Mexican Continue Reading...

Survive Parenting After Divorce: Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes!

Survive Parenting After Divorce: Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes!You have given up half your belongings. You have recovered from the headache of decoding legal jargon and shelling out legal fees! You think you are almost out of the woods when the reality of co-parenting hits you like a ton of bricks. How are you going to parent after divorce?Parenting Continue Reading...

8 Perks Of Being Divorced During The Holidays

8 Perks Of Being Divorced During The Holidays The holidays may be different after divorce but that doesn’t mean the season has to be any less special for you and your family. Below, HuffPost Divorce bloggers and readers from our Facebook community share eight ways the holidays have actually improved since their divorces. 1. You create new traditions with the Continue Reading...

Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen also on the run, investigators say

Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen also on the run, investigators say Investigators in Texas confirmed Monday they’re searching for the teenager who apparently fled after violating probation for a deadly drunken-driving wreck, as well as his mother.Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson says Tonya Couch fled with her son, 18-year-old Ethan Couch. The teenager was sentenced to probation in 2013 for killing Continue Reading...

Texas Public Colleges Can’t Ban Guns From Dorms, Says State AG

Texas Public Colleges Can’t Ban Guns From Dorms, Says State AGEarlier this year Texas passed a new law permitting licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public campuses with some exceptions. The state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, is warning universities not to try to stretch those exceptions too far.In an FAQ-like advisory memo, Mr. Paxton clarified what, in his Continue Reading...

Florida Defendants who receive “withholding of adjudication” on a felony must be cautious

Florida Defendants who receive “withholding of adjudication” on a felony must be cautiousFlorida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of “no contest” or guilty plea to a felony charge may, depending on the nature of the felony, Continue Reading...
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