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Ex-federal prosecutor sizes up case of reporter protecting source

Tom Dupree a former deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, told Live on Friday that reporter Jana Winter could face a tough time avoiding jail for protecting her source in an exclusive story in the aftermath of the movie theater massacre last year in Aurora, Colo. “There’s no question she’s in a challenging position,” Dupree said. Winter’s story was about law enforcement officers obtaining a notebook of the defendant in the massacre, James Holmes. A Colorado judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether Winter will be called to testify. Click for full coverage of Fox News’ First Amendment fight. Continue Reading →

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California college student body president is sex offender

When flyers appeared at Riverside City College on April Fool’s Day saying the student body president was a sex offender, students were stunned by the cruel prank. They were even more stunned when they learned it was true. “I was flabbergasted,” said Amanda Waring, a theater arts major who works for the school newspaper. “At first people thought it was a joke.” Doug Robert Figueroa, 40, who was elected to a one-year term as student body president in May, pleaded guilty in 2005 to kidnapping and lewd and lascivious acts with a boy under 14, the Riverside Press Enterprise reported. Continue Reading →

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Charter bus crash in eastern Virginia kills 1

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a charter bus in Southampton County. State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says the accident occurred about 7:05 a.m. Friday on U.S. Route 58 in Capron. She says one person was killed. Anaya says the bus carrying eight passengers was headed from Chapel Hill, N.C., to Hampton. Continue Reading →

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Shop that sold gun to Newtown shooter's mom loses license

A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter’s mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, in December. The agency didn’t disclose why. It was first reported Thursday by The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y.

Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings. Around the same time, a man was arrested for stealing a rifle from the shop. Continue Reading →

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Lockup recommended for man who sneaked into jails

A man who repeatedly used phony credentials to gain entry into New York City’s jails may get his wish to do more time. Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years. Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court. The judge doubled his bail to $100,000 and ordered him to get medical attention. The New York Post ( ) reports that according to police statements released in court, Matagrano said he repeatedly sneaked into jails because the people inside were “nice” and made him “feel important.” Continue Reading →

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Dad's truck found abandoned in Florida as search for kidnapped boys continues

The 2006 GMC pickup truck owned by the father of two boys kidnapped from their grandparents’ house has been found abandoned in a parking garage in the Tampa Bay area. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says detectives are processing the vehicle, found late Thursday in Madeira Beach. They’re searching for clues to help them find 4-year-old Cole Hakken and his 2-year-old brother Chase. Authorities say the children’s father, 35-year-old Joshua Michael Hakken, and his 34-year-old wife, Sharyn Patricia Hakken, are prime suspects. Investigators are considering the couple armed and dangerous, reported. Continue Reading →

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