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Detainees walk out of cells, into voting booths in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Sirjerathan Wilson never thought it was worth the trouble to vote and never had. But inside Cook County Jail, Wilson sees it differently: voting is a chance to remind himself that his opinion matters and to show his family that he’s doing more than just letting one day bleed into the next. […]

Man charged with manslaughter, strangulation in death of half-brother in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was arrested and charged with manslaughter and strangulation in the death of his half-brother. Plainfield police arrested Keith Theodore Coolidge, 37, Friday morning while he was in custody for violating a protective order. In December 2019, Police found the victim, Keith Calvin Coolidge, unresponsive and at a camper trailer […]

Plainfield man arrested for cocaine, unregistered vehicle

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Plainfield man was arrested on four separate charges Friday night. According to police, 56-year-old Ricky Hart was caught with no front registration plate on his Ford Fusion. Police stopped Hart on East Main Street in Central Village, Conn. around 9:58 p.m. and found his vehicle unregistered and license suspended, Police […]

Government: Tax evader in standoff should not be released

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who took part in a monthslong standoff with her husband at their home against U.S. marshals in 2007 should not be released from federal prison yet, the U.S. attorney’s office said in court documents. Elaine Brown, now 78, has been imprisoned for nearly 15 years and awaits resentencing. She […]

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