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Touching Complaint Names Cuomo
Touching
Complaint
Names Cuomo

Touching Complaint Names Cuomo

Filing accuses former governor of Class A misdemeanor at the Executive Mansion last year

(Newser) - A criminal complaint was filed Thursday against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he forcibly touched a woman at the state's Executive Mansion in December 2020. The filing in Albany City Court did not name the woman, the New York Times reports. The complaint says Cuomo did "...

TMZ: Before Battery Claim, Spears' Dogs Were Taken

Singer suspected father was conspiring with housekeeper: TMZ

(Newser) - A confrontation between Britney Spears and her housekeeper—the subject of a misdemeanor battery investigation —erupted after the housekeeper took away the singer's dogs, according to TMZ . Sources tell the outlet that the housekeeper took both of Spears' dogs to the vet after one of them fell ill...

Employee Files Report Against Spears

Lawyer says there's nothing to the accusation that the star struck a housekeeper

(Newser) - Sheriff's officials in California have opened a misdemeanor battery investigation after an employee reported being struck by pop star Britney Spears. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Spears' house on Monday night, Yahoo Entertainment reports, after being called by a staff member. The sheriff's department said...

'Dongcopter' Comes for New Mexico Mayoral Candidate

Man facing several charges after allegedly punching the candidate, a sheriff

(Newser) - A New Mexico sheriff hoping to become mayor of Albuquerque had his largest campaign event interrupted Tuesday by a drone dangling an adult toy. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales was responding to a question from a woman in the audience of 70 at Revel Entertainment Center when a drone buzzed...

State AG Hit With Charges in Deadly Crash

Jason Ravnsborg charged with 3 misdemeanors after hitting pedestrian Joseph Boever

(Newser) - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will see three misdemeanor charges, not felony ones, after he hit and killed pedestrian Joseph Boever, 55, in September. Ravnsborg said he initially thought he'd hit a deer on a dark rural road, but he didn't find one in a search; when...

Patriots Star Is Under Arrest
Patriots Star
Is Under
Arrest

Patriots Star Is Under Arrest

Julian Edelman is accused of vandalism

(Newser) - New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Police say Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a commercial block of Beverly Hills,...

Heather Locklear Sentenced to Mental Health Facility

'Melrose Place' actress avoids jail, will spend 30 days in treatment center after 2018 incidents

(Newser) - Heather Locklear had a rough 2018, with an arrest in February , then again in June . Now the 57-year-old Melrose Place actress, who's long struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse problems , is trying to get help and take responsibility for her actions. That's what sources tell TMZ...

Arizona Teacher Hits UK Mogul With Big Accusation

Sir Philip Green is up on 4 misdemeanor assault charges

(Newser) - No, slapping and groping aren't part of Pilates. That's why Arizona prosecutors have charged British retail giant Sir Philip Green with four counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly groping his instructor in class, CNN reports. "I felt very taken advantage of and like, you know, just a...

Utah Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Fornication

Sex between unmarried people will no longer be a crime if governor signs bill

(Newser) - The times they are a-changing in Utah, where the state legislature has decided to legalize sex between unmarried people. In a 41-32 vote Wednesday, the state House approved Senate Bill 43, which repeals the offense of fornication, Fox 13 reports. Under the state's criminal code, fornication is currently a...

Seattle Court Tosses Old Marijuana Convictions

Misdemeanor possession convictions from before Wash. legalized pot to be vacated

(Newser) - It started with a motion filed in April by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes to scrub the "red mark" that appears on many people's records for misdemeanor pot possession. Now, a seven-judge panel has ruled in favor of Holmes' motion, signing an order earlier this month that effectively...

Single Mom Faces Jail for Selling Food on Facebook

Mariza Ruelas belongs to a food group on the site

(Newser) - When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members. So Ruelas said yes when a member of the group asked to...

Court: Not Disclosing HIV Before Sex Isn't a Felony

Terrance Williams' partner got sick, but appeals court says that's a misdemeanor

(Newser) - In 2011, New York prosecutors charged a 22-year-old Syracuse man who had neglected to tell his sexual partner he had HIV and subsequently infected him with a felony. But two lower courts ruled the charge should be switched to a misdemeanor, and yesterday the New York State Court of Appeals...

Chris Brown Assault Charge Reduced in Hearing

Grammy winner allowed to leave without bail

(Newser) - Chris Brown caught a break today when charges in his latest fist-to-face incident were reduced from felony to misdemeanor assault, the Washington Post reports. A crowd gathered outside his arraignment hearing in Washington, DC, where he pleaded not guilty, was released without bail, and told to stay 100 yards away...

Drunk Woman Busted After She Calls 911—for Cigarettes

Cops weren't really amused by her version of a joke

(Newser) - Most people with a good buzz on call Domino's for delivery, but one Texas woman thought it would be just hysterical to instead call 911 to have emergency responders deliver cigarettes to her home. For her trouble, 48-year-old Linda White, described as "very intoxicated," did indeed get...

Philly Officer Charged for Punching Woman

Jonathan Josey accused of misdemeanor assault

(Newser) - The Philadelphia police lieutenant who got fired for punching a woman at a festival was charged today with simple assault, a misdemeanor. District attorney Seth Williams says he made the decision to charge Jonathan Josey after carefully reviewing video of the altercation. Williams says police were responding to a chaotic...

Joe Francis Turns Himself In to Cops

Sources say warrant was for false imprisonment

(Newser) - Joe Francis turned himself into police last night for … something. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times the Girls Gone Wild founder turned himself in to the LAPD on a misdemeanor warrant for false imprisonment, but no details were given. TMZ spoke with sources who say the story goes something...

Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Mike Leake Charged With Shoplifting 6 T-Shirts
 Reds' Leake Busted Shoplifting 

Reds' Leake Busted Shoplifting

Six Macy's T-shirts were worth $60, cops say

(Newser) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake will make $425,000 this year, but he was apparently short the $59.95 for six American Rag T-shirts that cops say he lifted at a Macy's today. Leake's arrest report says the 23-year-old removed price tags from the shirts and tried to...

Felony Charges Dropped in Hit-and-Run...

...so that a Morgan Stanley wealth manager can keep job

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Colorado want Martin Joel Erzinger to keep his job as a financial manager to the ultra-wealthy—so they dropped felony charges against him in a hit-and-run case. Erzinger, 52, will instead face two misdemeanor charges for allegedly hitting bicyclist Dr. Steven Milo on July 3 and then fleeing...

Charlie Sheen's Plea Deal Goes Sour

Domestic assault case continued until July 12

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen went to court in Aspen today to plead no contest to a misdemeanor in the domestic assault case involving his wife, Brooke Mueller, but the plea bargain didn't go down. "They need time to re-work the final points of the plea deal," the DA said. Asked...

Gossip Girl Guy Popped for Pot Possession

Chace Crawford charged with misdemeanor in Texas

(Newser) - Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford was arrested early this morning and charged with misdemeanor drug possession, TMZ reports . Crawford, 24, was with a friend in a car in the parking lot of a pub when Plano, Texas, police found one unlit joint. He was arrested and charged with possession of...

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