DAs, Retailers In California Calling For Tougher Retail Theft LawNational retail groups last month estimated the annual losses to be in the tens of billions of dollars.
Trial To Begin In Death Of Girl Who Was Padlocked Inside BoxPHOENIX (AP) — Members of a Phoenix family awoke nearly six years ago a disturbing discovery in their home: A 10-year-old girl who lived there was found dead inside a padlocked plastic storage box, a punishment for having stolen a popsicle.
For Some Californians, Effects Of Punishing Drought Not OverDespite record rain and snow, California's drought emergency has not ended for thousands of people in four rural counties.
Tennessee Governor Signs Bill To Punish Pregnant Drug AbusersGov. Bill Haslam has signed into law legislation that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics and harm their babies as a result.
Calif. Agency Says PG&E Should Pay $2.25B For BlastThe California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading up to the blast.
Local Crack Cocaine Trafficker Gets 24 Years In PrisonEdward Mallory, 45, of Sacramento was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison after he was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and two counts of possessing the drug for distribution.
Calif. Judge Who Halted Prison Executions Tours Death RoomA federal judge who shut down the death chamber at San Quentin State Prison after an inspection five years ago returns there Tuesday to tour the new facility.