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Texas daycare owner gets 80 years for fire death of toddler

Jessica Tata

The owner of a Houston daycare center where four toddlers died in a fire that started after she left the children unattended to go shopping was sentenced on Tuesday to 80 years in prison for a felony murder conviction in one of the deaths.


Texas teacher convicted after sex with 5 students

Brittni Colleps

A former Texas high school teacher was convicted Friday after having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home. It took the jury less than an hour to conclude that Brittni Nicole Colleps, 28, of Arlington, was guilty of 16 counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher. The second-degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison per count.


Mitt Romney's role at Bain Capital fuels Obama campaign attacks

Mitt Romney

"Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments," Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager, told reporters.


Felony charges filed against UC and a UCLA chemistry professor after fatal laboratory fire

Lab Accidents

A research assistant was fatally burned when chemicals burst into flame. Her death three years ago has focused attention on safety issues. Felony charges have been filed against the University of California and a UCLA chemistry professor in connection with a laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant three years ago. On Dec. 29, 2008, Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, 23, was severely burned over nearly half of her body when air-sensitive chemicals burst into flames during an experiment and ignited her clothing. Sangji, who was not wearing a protective lab coat, died 18 days later.


Woman hit by tossed shopping cart, pre-teens charged with assault

Two 12-year-old boys from Harlem have been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon after they allegedly pushed a shopping cart off a fourth-floor walkway in a New York City shopping plaza.

Senh: Jeez. Let's just hope the woman has a full recovery. Luckily, it didn't hit her son.


SF Giants payroll manager accused of embezzlement - San Francisco Chronicle

Federal agents have arrested a San Francisco Giants payroll manager on suspicion of embezzling more than $1.5 million from team accounts. Robin O'Connor, 41, faces federal felony charges of wire fraud and fraud in connection with a computer.


Arrest warrant issued for LSU QB Jefferson, LB Johns

Arrest warrant issued for LSU QB Jefferson, LB Johns

After a week of speculation, rumor and innuendo, the situation down in Baton Rouge has officially gotten very, very serious. LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns have surrendered to police on charges of second-degree battery, a felony in Louisiana, over an alleged bar fight earlier this week.


Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Entertainer Andy Dick ordered to stand trial in West Virginia on 2 felony sex abuse charges.


Lindsay Lohan case: D.A. says reduction in charge forces them to drop theft case, hand it over to city attorney

L.A. County prosecutors said they had no choice but to drop the Lindsay Lohan necklace theft case after a judge reduced the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.


Man faces charges for reading wife's e-mail

Man faces charges for reading wife's e-mail

A Michigan man who says he learned of his wife's affair by reading her e-mail on their computer faces trial Feb. 7 on felony computer misuse charges.

Senh: So the guy finds out his wife was having an affair through email, and he gets a felony charge? Geez, poor guy.


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