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Plea vacated in burglary case


An appeals court has vacated a guilty plea in a burglary case because the trial judge failed to address the defendant’s complaints about his appointed attorney. Todd Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in November 2014. Monroe County Court ...

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Justice Evelyn Frazee retiring


Note: Friends and colleagues will gather at noon on Friday, June 14, in Courtroom 404 in the Hall of Justice to celebrate Frazee’s retirement. State Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Frazee is retiring after a 39-year law career, including 27 years ...

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Charges dismissed in drug case


Drug charges against a Jefferson County man have been dismissed because the prosecution could not validate the existence of an informant who supplied information used to obtain a search warrant. The defendant, Al A. Givans, 37, was convicted in March ...

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