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Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved

Aaron Hernandez attorney says dispute over records from New England Patriots resolved
The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defence said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over.

A trial date of Jan. 9 was also set for the murder case in which Hernandez is accused of shooting to death a semiprofessional football player.

Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved

Aaron Hernandez attorney says dispute over records from New England Patriots resolved
The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defence said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over.

A trial date of Jan. 9 was also set for the murder case in which Hernandez is accused of shooting to death a semiprofessional football player.

Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

Lax security, slipshod collection spark fear of evidence contamination at Ukraine crash site
Mike Corder And Lucian Kim, The Associated Press

HRABOVE, Ukraine - When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape.

The only security consisted of two armed men who did not stop reporters from walking across the fields to the twisted metal.

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

Paterno son, other former assistant football coach sue Penn State over dismissal from staff
The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.

Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million.

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

Paterno son, other former assistant football coach sue Penn State over dismissal from staff
The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.

Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million.

Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

Ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing in 2013 murder case
Slwpvs, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Lloyd, of Boston, was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Two friends of Hernandez's from Bristol, Connecticut, also have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the case.

JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in police investigation of drug dealing near Boston park
The Associated Press

BOSTON - A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.

Police said John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession. Police said Manwaring told them he was a pilot and had arrived in Boston on Sunday.

Owner of Detroit-Canada bridge ordered to jail

Owner of US-Canada bridge ordered to jail for missing Detroit construction project deadlines
Ed White, The Associated Press

DETROIT - A judge ordered the 84-year-old owner of Detroit's Ambassador Bridge to jail Thursday for failing to meet court orders on a construction project linking the span to adjacent interstates.

Wayne County Judge Prentis Edwards said Manuel "Matty" Moroun and top lieutenant Dan Stamper will stay in jail until they comply with a 2010 order to get the work going. It's unclear how long they'll be behind bars after an appeals court hours later refused to suspend the decision and release them.

Clark Gable grandson gets jail for pointing laser

Clark Gable's grandson gets 10 days in jail for pointing laser at LAPD helicopter
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Clark Gable's 23-year-old grandson has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for pointing a green laser at a Los Angeles police helicopter as it flew 800 feet over Hollywood.

City News Service says the judge, who gave Clark James Gable credit for one day already served in jail, also placed him on three years' probation. He was sentenced Thursday.

Gable pleaded guilty last month to felony discharge of a laser.

He flashed the laser three times at the helicopter while riding as a passenger in a car on July 28.

Judge declares Natalee Holloway legally dead

Judge signs order declaring Natalee Holloway, teen missing in Aruba, legally dead
Phillip Rawls, The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A judge signed an order Thursday declaring Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Judge Alan King signed the order at the end of a hearing in a Birmingham courtroom that was attended by the missing woman's divorced parents, David and Beth Holloway.

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