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Scoreboard roundup — 4/13/17

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By Carmen Cox

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:


Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3


Minnesota 11, Detroit 5
Texas 8, L.A. Angels 3
Chi. White Sox 10, Cleveland 4
N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2
Baltimore 2, Toronto 1
Kansas City 3, Oakland 1


Chi. Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 0
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
N.Y. Mets 9, Miami 8, 16 innings
Colorado 3, San Francisco 1


OT/Washington 3, Toronto 2
Nashville 1, Chicago 0
Anaheim 3, Calgary 2

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Bill Would Put 17-Year-Olds in Texas Juvenile System

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By Public News Service Bill Would Put 17-Year-Olds in Texas Juvenile System AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is one of only a handful of states that still prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults in its criminal justice system, but state lawmakers could soon change that.

A coalition of advocacy groups is backing House Bill 122, to change the age of criminal responsibility to 18, moving 17-year-olds into the juvenile justice system.

A study by the social justice group Texas Appleseed found that most 17-year-olds are arrested for low-level, nonviolent crimes. …(Read More) …read more

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Mysterious Ohio family killings still unsolved 1 year later; sheriff vows: 'We will find you'

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By David Rind

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Thinkstock(PEEBLES, Ohio) — Nearly one year has passed since killers “came in like thieves in the night,” the local sheriff said, gunning down eight family members in four homes along rural roads in Pike County, Ohio, but the shocking murder is still unsolved.

Some of the family members, who were found April 22, 2016, were found shot to death in their beds, including a woman as she was lying in bed with a 4-day-old baby, officials said.

The victims were all members of the Rhoden family, identified as: Hannah Gilley, 20; Christopher Rhoden, Sr., 40; Christopher Rhoden, Jr., 16; Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20; Dana Rhoden, 37; Gary Rhoden, 38; Hanna Rhoden, 19; and Kenneth Rhoden, 44.

The killers “came in like thieves in the night,” Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said today, “and took eight lives, some being children, in the most horrific way I’ve ever seen.”

Three young children — the 4-day-old baby, a 6-month-old baby and a 3-year-old — were found unharmed at the various shooting locations.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office is leading the investigation, said at a news conference Thursday morning, “We have made significant progress,” however investigators are not able to announce arrests.

Authorities have received 883 tips, conducted 465 interviews (some with the same individuals multiple times), executed 38 search warrants and completed 60 cyberextractions of cellphone and DVR records, officials said today.

Seven of the eight victims were found in three homes along the same road in Peebles, a small village about 70 miles east of Cincinnati. The eighth victim was found later than the others in nearby Piketon, officials said.

Two of the family locations had “marijuana commercial grow operations,” DeWine said today.

Agents from the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration are involved in the investigation, he said.

Reader said he feels certain that some people have not been truthful while talking to investigators. He added that one reason the investigation is moving slowly may be because of fear, “fear of retaliation if they come forward with tips.”

“There are people who still have information out there, we still want them to come in and give information,” DeWine added.

Reader vowed to find the killer. “We are getting closer. We will find you,” he said. “We will arrest you, and you will be prosecuted.”

Reader pleaded for anyone who has the financial means to donate to the Crimestoppers reward fund, which currently stands at $10,000 for information that leads to cracking the case.

DeWine said state investigators will remain in Pike County until the murders are solved.

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Suspect in murder of Chicago judge surveilled judge's girlfriend weeks before attack: Prosecutors

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By David Rind

DenKuvaiev/iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A suspect in the murder of a Chicago judge allegedly surveilled the judge’s girlfriend for several weeks before the attack, prosecutors said on Thursday.

The attack left Cook County, Illinois, criminal court Judge Raymond Myles dead and his girlfriend wounded.

Prosecutors pointed to robbery as a motive at a bond hearing today for 37-year-old Joshua Smith, who is being charged with crimes including first-degree murder in the killing.

Smith gave a statement to police on video saying he had an accomplice who tracked the judge’s girlfriend for two to three weeks before attempting to rob her, prosecutors said, according to ABC
affiliate WLS in Chicago.

The shooting happened early Monday morning outside Myles’ home on Chicago’s South Side. The woman, who has not been identified, walked out of the judge’s home first and exchanged words with the
gunman before being shot once and suffering a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

Myles, 66, went outside to investigate after hearing the gunshot and exchanged words with the gunman before he was shot multiple times, police said.

According to authorities, neighbors said Myles and the woman were known to go for early-morning workouts, so it was not unusual for them to be up before dawn.

Police said Smith told them he drove the accomplice to the judge’s home that morning and that the accomplice allegedly shot and injured the girlfriend and then shot and killed Myles.

The accomplice allegedly took the woman’s gym bag but threw it away after not finding any cash inside, prosecutors said, according to WLS.

Smith drove himself to a police station later that day “to speak with detectives” and has been in custody ever since, WLS reported.

Police are still searching for the gunman, who was not named, WLS said.

Smith, who is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and obstruction of a police officer, was held without bond, WLS said.

Smith’s lawyers said that Smith voluntarily went to police for questioning and that he owns a business and is the sole provider for his two children, WLS reported.

Smith appeared before Judge Myles in 2001 on a charge of failing to have a title for a vehicle, but the case was dismissed, according to WLS.

In 2002, Smith received a 6-year sentence for a carjacking and was on probation until 2008 after being released in 2005, WLS reported, citing law enforcement.

Judge Myles’ death has made national news amid the spike in violent crime in Chicago.

Chicago police recorded 3,550 shooting incidents and 762 homicides in 2016, the highest level in two decades.

Colleagues spoke out about Myles’ death earlier this week.

“I have always known Judge Myles to be focused and determined in the pursuit of justice, and his conduct earned him the confidence and respect of the people who appeared before him,” Cook County
Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans said in a statement Monday.

“All of our colleagues at the Leighton Criminal Court Building will miss Judge Myles, who they came to know for his kindness and his impartial administration of justice,” Evans said.

First Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Navarro called Myles’ death “another senseless act of violence.”

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