Travis County judges warn about scammers posing as sheriff’s deputies

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Travis County Criminal District Court judges are warning residents to be on high alert for phone scammers claiming to be officers with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

The judges say that the scammers use the accurate name and rank of officers as well as the judges’ names and aggressively claim the resident has failed to show up for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for the resident’s arrest.

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Judge schedules hearing next week on state’s request that Rittenhouse be arrested, bail increased

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A Kenosha County judge will hold a hearing next week on whether to arrest or increase bail for an Illinois teen accused of opening fire during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last summer after he allegedly failed to update his address with the court.Judge Bruce Schroeder on Friday scheduled the hearing for Thursday afternoon for Kyle Rittenhouse. The 18-year-old former lifeguard is accused of shooting Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz, killing Rosenbaum and Huber and wounding Grosskreutz during protests in Kenosha in August. The demonstrations began after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back. Rittenhouse, … Read the rest

Trump hotel in Chicago violated Illinois environmental laws, judge rules

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An Illinois judge ruled that the Trump International Hotel in Chicago violated state environmental laws for using river water without a valid permit, according to multiple reports.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall ruled that the hotel is responsible for violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Pollution Control Board Regulations, according to court documents obtained by WGN9.

Hall did not set a penalty but said it would be addressed in subsequent hearing.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in 2018 alleging that the hotel takes in more than 19 million gallons of Chicago River water

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Travis County Judges warn residents not to fall for fake jury duty calls

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KXAN (AUSTIN) — Travis County authorities are issuing a warning after people claiming to be with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office are threatening to have residents arrested for not showing up for jury duty.  

A county release says those posing as officials use accurate names and ranks of officers and Criminal District Court Judges, and say a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they didn’t allegedly show up for jury duty. The caller then proceeds to ask for personal information, such as their social security number and to pay a fine.

District Judge Karen Sage, of the 299th

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Claudia Tenney: New York Congressional Candidate Has Victory Certified by Judge

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks during an event in support of candidate for congress Claudia Tenney in Utica, N.Y., August 13, 2018. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A New York judge has ordered the state to certify Republican Claudia Tenney as the victor in the state’s 22nd Congressional District elections, after months of delays brought on by errors in the vote-counting process. The decision narrows the already slim Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which now stands at 221 seats compared to Republicans’ 212.

Tenney defeated incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi by just 109 votes, winning back the seat she lost to Brindisi

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