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Ruling could free man in 'Making a Murderer' case.

Brendan DasseyBrendan Dassey, who was convicted along with his uncle, Steven Avery, in the murder of Teresa Halbach, had that conviction overturned by a federal magistrate judge in Milwaukee Friday.

In his 91-page ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin was highly critical of investigators, Dassey's attorney and the state courts on how they handled the case, concluding that Dassey's Constitutional rights were violated.


Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers

Police taser studentsIt was just a dumb fight. Two boys, both juniors, stood in the hallway discussing a classic teenage hypothetical: whether one of them could win in a fight against another student. But when one of the teens, Scott, said he didn’t think his friend could win, things turned personal.

They flung curse words back and forth that Thursday morning in March, lurching through the hallway of Knightdale High School, slamming into a row of lockers and tripping over a trashcan. A video shot by another student shows a teacher breaking up the fight after a few seconds, and both teens ending up on the ground, hurt only in pride.


Up to 7 missing after explosion at Silver Spring, Md., apartment complex

Md. house explosionMontgomery County, Md., fire officials said up to seven residents of a Silver Spring apartment complex were missing Thursday after an explosion and subsequent fire.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Scott Goldstein said at least five to seven Flower Branch Apartments residents are missing. Search dogs have been deployed to find the missing people.


Appeals court blocks order easing Wisconsin voter ID law

Voter ID ban weakened in WisconsinA federal appeals court has blocked a lower court's order that would have eased the Wisconsin voter ID law in advance of the November election.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Wednesday staying an injunction a district court judge issued last month allowing voters without legally-approved photo identification to vote by signing an affidavit saying they faced a "reasonable impediment" to getting such an ID.


Two Sebastian County, Arkansas Officers Shot, Suspect In Custody

Sebastian county officers shotA man who is suspected of shooting two Sebastian County officers  on Wednesday (Aug. 10) has been taken into custody, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

The suspect has been identified as Billy Monroe Jones of Greenwood.

Police said Jones, 34,  barricaded himself inside a home on 4722 Highway 253, which is a south Greenwood address. Officers were able to talk Jones into coming out of the home peacefully with his hands up.


Aide said Christie 'flat out lied,' according to Bridgegate filing

Christie 'flat out lied'Gov. Chris Christie “flat out lied” about the involvement of one of his top aides in the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to a newly uncovered text message from another aide contained in a new court filing.

During a December 2013 press conference, the Republican governor was asked if he could “say with certainty” that no one on his staff was involved in the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge three months earlier.


DOJ: Baltimore police regularly violated constitutional rights

Baltimore police report from DOJThe U.S. Department of Justice concludes in a study that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated citizens' constitutional rights and describes the relationship between the community and the police as "broken."

Investigators started the probe after the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man fatally injured while in police custody.


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