The passenger killed in Friday’s early morning vehicle crash in Shasta County has been identified.

The wreck was originally supported by law enforcement to have happened in Anderson, but the newest press release states it was in Cottonwood. California Highway Patrol officials state 27 year old Alexander Kirby lost control of his vehicle on Balls Ferry Road in Cottonwood early Friday morning, hitting a fence and a phone pole. The … Read more The passenger killed in Friday’s early morning vehicle crash in Shasta County has been identified.

Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatal drunk-driving crash which killed mother of 2

Daniel Mena was driving his pick-up truck the wrong-way when he struck Brenda Moreno’s vehicle in a head-on crash. His blood-alcohol content has been nearly 3 times the legal limit. HOUSTON — A Houston man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a mom headed home from her own birthday … Read more Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatal drunk-driving crash which killed mother of 2

This is the dreadful thing that alcohol can do to people

Police arrested a man early Monday on suspicion that he assaulted his fiance and pointed a gun at officers. No shots had been fired. Fred A. Ballestero, 28, appeared in court Monday, and a judge set his bond at $35,000 Monday. In 12:30 a.m. Monday, authorities reacted to the domestic violence call at the 6100 … Read more This is the dreadful thing that alcohol can do to people

Miami jail inmate’s treatment questioned

A diabetic jail inmate died after being left alone and covered in his own feces for a week, said his attorney, who accused officials of failing to get medical treatment for him despite knowing of his condition.

Rodolfo Ramos, who was awaiting trial on kidnapping charges, died April 14 at a hospital, and pictures at a news conference showed his body covered by some type of bite. He was taken to the hospital March 25 from his solitary cell, where he had been for several days.

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Talk that inmate’s heart could beat after jolt enters debate over …

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The state’s new method of electrocution, a single, sustained jolt instead of several shorter ones, could leave the condemned’s heart beating well after the shock, backers and foes of the protocol say.

The macabre image of a strapped-down inmate, possibly brain dead but with a pulsating heart, could sharpen an already tense debate as Nebraska, the only state with the electric chair as its sole means of execution, prepares to put to death its first prisoner in a decade.

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Escape attempt by two inmates foiled

Two perilous inmates jumped out of a running police vehicle after cutting its iron bars, at Adiala Road Thursday evening. The escorting police, however, arrested them after a long chase, police said, adding a police official hurt during the hunting of the accused.

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