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  • Gov puts new limits on Alabama sheriffs for jail food funds
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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state comptroller has updated an agreement with county sheriffs to end a practice that let some of them pocket state money left over from inmate food programs. Al.com reports the affidavit that county sheriffs must sign effective Sept. 1 contains new language clarifying... Read more »
  • Former Texas doctor guilty of raping heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time
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    HOUSTON — A former doctor found guilty of raping a heavily sedated patient will not serve prison time, according to the Houston Chronicle. On Friday, Shafeeq Sheikh was sentenced to 10 months of probation and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The judge, Senior District Judge Terry L.... Read more »
  • Convicted sex offender arrested for operating bounce house in Limestone County
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    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A convicted  sex offender from Madison County is facing new charges in Limestone County. James Harold Bingham Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says an off-duty sex offender investigator found James Harold Bingham operating a bounce house. A Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman confirmed Bingham was arrested when he was... Read more »
  • Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility
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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. He had been... Read more »
  • 3 major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Tonga and Indonesia
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    (CNN) — A trio of intense earthquakes shook several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia on Sunday, including two on the already battered island of Lombok. The most recent major quake was a 6.9 magnitude tremor centered just 4 kilometers south of Belanting, on the Indonesian island of Lombok. That island... Read more »

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