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Across Georgia

...southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone might need eight weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

...body touted as a major step forward, but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.The deal, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, calls for the NCAA to toughen return-to-play rules for players who receive head blows and create...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-29/ncaa-settles-head-injury-
Ninety football hall members expected to attend induction ceremony

...lawsuit on behalf of Smith, Ladell Betts, Anthony Davis, Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with the plaintiffs claiming the NFL Players Association "withheld information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-18/ninety-football-hall-memb
Ex-NFL players file suit saying painkillers were easy to get up to 2012

...the agency was looking into allegations in the lawsuit.The lawsuit on behalf of 500 former players was filed in U.S. District Court in northern California and amended two weeks later to add another 250. The nine named plaintiffs include current...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-18/ex-nfl-players-file-suit-sayi
Initial attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal falls short

...Georgia Supreme Court's ruling that affirmed his 2004 conviction and death sentence.In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall wrote that Rivera had not missed the deadline because an attorney filed a state habeas corpus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-17/initital-attempt-dismi
Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

...requires those without one to vote on paper after giving a reason they couldn't get a photo ID."Thanks to the U.S. district court, it was revised to make it easier for people to vote as opposed to harder," Bursey said.Attorney General Alan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-05/officials-say-voter-id-law-wo
Bond revoked for firearms dealer facing federal charges

...bond and bragged on Facebook that he remained open for business is now behind bars.After an emergency hearing in U.S. District Court last week, Senior Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. revoked William A. DeBow's $100,000 bond.DeBow was named...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-07/bond-revoked-firearms-
Charlie H. Castillo wants to withdraw guilty plea after admitting role in prostituting teen in Augusta

...girl told a judge Tuesday he's really not guilty.Charlie H. Castillo, 32, insisted on testifying Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the advice of his attorney and the judge's words of caution.Castillo's attorney, Michael C. Garrett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-08/charlie-h-castillo-wan
Former Savannah-Chatham police chief indicted on federal gambling, extortion charges

...after he abruptly turned in his badge.Willie Lovett, 67, pleaded not guilty during an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Thursday, the day after a grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against him. Lovett retired suddenly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/former-savannah-chatham-polic
Once deemed dead, fugitive banker pleads guilty to fraud in Georgia

...despite having convinced the court to appoint him a lawyer because he had no money to hire one.Price, 47, told a U.S. District Court judgehe lied to clients and gave them phony financial statements to cover his tracks as he lost their money in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/once-deemed-dead-fugitive-ban