NC Officer Won't Face Charges for Forcing K-9 onto Suspect

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_53ea08601f.jpgABC News (WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A grand jury declined to indict a North Carolina K-9 officer, clearing him of criminal charges after dash cam video showed him pushing his dog through a car window and into a driver's lap at the conclusion of a wild police chase. A grand jury Monday in Wilmington, N.C., cleared K-9 officer Stafford Brister of criminal wrongdoing after dash cam video showed the officer lifting the dog into Johnnie Williams' car in October.

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Actress Pleads Guilty to Sending Ricin to Obama

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_bc5b5f45bf.jpgKuzma/Thinkstock (DALLAS) -- Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last spring, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to her role in ordering the components to make the ricin and mailing the letters. In exchange for her plea, the federal government has agreed to a sentence not exceeding 18 years.

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Oregon Football Player Suspended for Snowball Fight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_cb84116df0.jpgWFTV/ABC News (EUGENE, Ore.) -- A playful snowball fight that got out of control at the University of Oregon has prompted the school to suspend one of its starting football players for the team’s upcoming bowl game and could result in the prosecution of other students. The snow brawl broke out Friday when the football team, one of the best in the country, challenged fans to a snowball fight.  But it escalated and turned on innocent bystanders with students blocking traffic and attacking cars.

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District Attorney Fights for Job in Civil Trial After DWI Conviction

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_8a55098ec4.jpgABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) -- A Texas judge is hearing testimony in a civil trial to determine whether Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg should stay in office after a drunken-driving conviction. Lehmberg, who told authorities she is 60, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 days in jail after her arrest this past April.  Her license was suspended for 180 days and she was fined $4,000. Since then, Lehmberg has issued a public apology and gone to rehab.

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Mass Indictments at LA County Sheriff's Department

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_42cd9a8c92.jpgfotokon/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- The U.S. attorney's office announced on Monday that 18 current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials, including lieutenants and sergeants, have been indicted due to allegations of abuse and misconduct inside L.A. County jails.  The allegations include beating up prisoners and unlawful detainment. Prosecutor Andre Birotte Jr. said the "behavior that had become institutionalized" also included obstructing a probe into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail.

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