Bainbridge court settles private probation lawsuit

The Municipal Court in Bainbridge, Ga., has agreed to a host of reforms to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed over the practices of the court's...

Police confirm shooting at Ferguson protest

...separate report, the Justice Department cited racial bias and profiling in policing as well as a profit-driven municipal court system that often targeted black residents, who make up about two-thirds of Ferguson's populace.Ferguson's...

Serena wins showdown between sisters in straight sets

LONDON - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus ? older, taller, stronger ? who usually beat...

Georgia ethics commission narrows field for new leader to 4 finalists

...elections, government services and judiciary.? Cheston Roney, administrator for the city of Sandy Springs Municipal Court.? Heather Ryfa, senior staff attorney in the Gover nor's Office of Consumer Protection.Gov. Nathan Deal...

'Speed traps' not always what they seem

...I look at that as awesome," Hoffman said of the town's speeding revenue as he flipped through Stapleton's Municipal Court docket. The document includes stop sign, seat belt, suspended license and disorderly conduct violations but is...

Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...Sarah Geraghty of the Southern Center filed a "motion to stop enforcement of expired probation sentence" in Pelham Municipal Court on March 11.The lawsuit alleges similar legal horror stories on behalf of four other plaintiffs, one of whom was...

Domestic violence charge in Alabama dropped against Jonathan Taylor as part of plea deal

...Jenkins County standout Jonathan Taylor was dropped Tuesday as part of a plea agreement during a hearing at Tusca loosa Municipal Court.Taylor, who also played at Georgia before being dismissed, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief stemming...

Resolve Court issue

...what to do about the old city Municipal Court. Since December, commissioners...while ending the service of the Municipal Court's powerless, unelected magistrate...consolidated government, as abolishing Municipal Court would do, unless they have majority...

Odds and Ends

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Municipal Court might be the last place you would expect to find offenders...office, the Maricopa County justice court and the town's municipal court. Officers have noted weak cell phone reception in some areas...

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...MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. - A Milledgeville lawyer who serves as a municipal court judge and prosecutor was released on $75,000 bond...Ivey and McIntyre and a prosecutor for Milledgeville Municipal Court, is charged with six counts of child molestation...