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WATERTOWN, New York – A former Watertown school bus driver who admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl who was on his bus route was sentenced Thursday. Shane Piche, 25, was sentenced to 10 years probation. He will also have to register as a sex offender. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the judge noted Piche had no […]

R. Kelly lost a judgment in a civil lawsuit case after failing to appear in court in Chicago this week. The woman who brought the lawsuit claims that the troubled R&B singer engaged in sexual activity with her when she was 16 years of age. The Guardian reports: The woman, who accused Kelly of repeatedly […]

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was charged on Monday following a crash and deadly stabbing. Lance Mason, 51, was charged with felonious assault. He remains in the hospital and has not been charged with his ex-wife’s murder. Court documents said Mason is being held without bond. Officers were called to […]

CLEVELAND– It was an unusual sight in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Franklyn Williams, 32, is accused of three armed robberies in Richmond Heights and Euclid. During his sentencing hearing, Williams would not stop talking, despite more than a dozen warnings from Judge John Russo over the course of about 30 minutes. Williams even […]

Judge Joseph Wapner has passed away. He was 97. As the first presiding judge on the landmark reality courtroom series The People’s Court, Wapner became the face of syndicated justice for a 12 season stretch. Not lacking in credentials, Wapner had put in roughly twenty years of service as a L.A. County Superior Court judge […]

In the days following Brock Turner’s June 2 sentencing, presiding Judge Aaron Persky has been unseated from a rape case.   ACalifornia District Attorney requested the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from a new sexual assault trial after he made headlines for the questionable sentencing of Brock Turner, who received a six-month sentence for a rape at Stanford University. Jeff […]

A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday threw out the manslaughter conviction of New York City police officer Peter Liang for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man that sparked emotional protests from both sides of the controversial case. Liang, 28, could have faced up to 15 years in prison for manslaughter. Judge Danny Chun reduced the jury’s conviction to […]

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland woman accused of starving her two young children appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Tuesday morning. Monique D. Mitchell, 25, is charged with two counts of child endangering. She pleaded not guilty, right before exchanging words with Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab. Astrab set her bond at $5,000 and ordered her to […]

The saga continues.   The tragic tale of Bobbi Kristina continues with this new mandate. A judge ordered for Brown’s autopsy to be released to the public. The documents were sealed pending an ongoing criminal investigation against Nick Gordon,her ex-boyfriend. His lawyers called the claims “slanderous and meritless,” Extra reports. Brown died after being found unconscious in a bathtub […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It’s official. Angela Stokes has resigned from the bench. As part of the deal to retire, Stokes has also agreed to never seek re-election. She will also have to re-apply for her law license. Stokes was facing disciplinary charges for her courtroom behavior.   READ MORE: Cleveland19.com Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 […]

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – At a hearing at the Ohio Supreme Courtin Columbus on Thursday, Judge Angela Stokes agreed to retire and never run for the bench again. It was the beginning of the end for a case that cost taxpayers more than $1 million. It was contentious with her attorney’s attempting to block news coverage of […]

Don’t look now, but we may finally be close to a resolution to the seemingly endless DeflateGate saga that has dominated NFL headlines for much of the past eight months. After Tom Brady and Roger Goodell failed to reach a settlement in federal court, Judge Richard M. Berman wrapped up the proceedings by nullifying Brady’s four-game suspension. The NFL will […]