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Rocky Gap Casino opens doors in western Maryland FLINTSTONE, Md. (AP) — The newly christened Rocky Gap Casino Resort is opening its doors to the public in western Maryland. The casino opened its doors Wednesday after winning approval from state...
Channel 2 NewsThe third recent court-martial involving an Anchorage-based service member began Wednesday on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for a soldier accused of several charges, including abusive sexual contact. Army Chief Warrant Officer Guillermo Castillo sat...
Tags: Prosecution, Military Justice, Trials, Prisons, Sexual Assault
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a House panel angry over the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the military took a key step toward tackling the problem by passing legislation Wednesday that would strip commanding officers of their longstanding...
Channel 2 NewsThe Army has scheduled a Wednesday court-martial for a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier accused of sexual abuse, Anchorage’s third military sex-crimes case to be publicly announced this month. A Monday statement from U.S. Army Alaska...
Associated PressKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family...
Channel 2 NewsThe state's new crime lab in Anchorage is working to catch up on a backlog of cases awaiting DNA testing, with hundreds of cases at various stages of analysis. Orin Dym, the facility's forensic lab manager, says there are about 130 cases waiting to go...
Tags: Justice System, Prosecution, Lawyers, Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes
The recent study estimating that there may have been 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military last year stirred a lot of tough talk from the Pentagon and the White House over the past 24 hours. But the question is whether that outrage will translate...
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon estimated that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted in unreported incidents last year — 35% more than in 2010 — a severe trend that senior officials warned could threaten recruiting and...
The Pentagon estimated Tuesday that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted last year, 36 percent more than a year earlier, in a trend so severe that senior officials warned it could threaten recruiting and retention of military personnel....
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army Sgt. John Russell opened fire on U.S. mental health workers at a combat stress center in Iraq out of revenge after doctors said he was not eligible to leave the Army, prosecutors said Monday at the opening of...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage-based Marine Corps recruiter convicted in a court-martial Friday of sexually assaulting a friend’s girlfriend on New Year’s Eve 2011 may face local charges in the crime, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a Monday...
SAN DIEGO — A military judge Thursday sentenced a female Marine convicted of attempted adultery and lying to investigators to a letter of reprimand and the loss of $3,000 in pay. Lt. Col. Leon Francis could have sentenced her to a year in the brig...
Tags: Military Justice, Punishment, Adultery
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