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Marine Vet Gets Up to 2 Years for Shooting Girl

 | Apr 15, 2014

A Fayette County man on Friday apologized for shooting at deer spotters, hitting a teenage girl who was handling a spotlight in the back of a pickup. "I'm very sorry to you and to your family," said Jeremy James Pritts to Cortney Snyder, 19, during his sentencing hearing before Judge Steve Leskinen. "I just hope one day you can forgive me." Le... more

Judge Awarded Ethics Prize for Veterans Court

Philadelphia Inquirer | Apr 11, 2014

VILLANOVA -- Judge Marc Carter is an Army veteran, and his father and brothers also served in the military. So it was no surprise that he was moved to act when a Marine veteran appeared in his Texas court in 2009. The Marine had recently served in Fallujah, Iraq, and came home to a "parade in his neighborhood," Carter said. But he ran into tro... more

Coast Guardsman Convicted in Court-Martial

 | Apr 11, 2014

SEATTLE — A Coast Guardsman convicted of failure to obey a lawful order, assault consummated by battery and adultery was sentenced by a military judge to 45 days confinement, a bad conduct discharge and reduction in pay-grade to E-3 after pleading guilty at a general court-martial, Wednesday.  Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate First Class Donald M. ... more

Fort Hood Reveals Identities of 3 Soldiers Killed

Associated Press | Apr 04, 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas  — The three soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood by another military man had served in the military for years and been deployed to Iraq as well as other places. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley on Friday identified those killed as 39-year-old Daniel Ferguson, of Mulberry, Fla.; 38-year-old Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez, of Puerto... more

Child Abuse Suspect Has First Court Appearance

 | Apr 04, 2014

A Lejeune corporal is accused of beating an infant so badly, the child suffered two black eyes and four fractured ribs, according to court documents and base officials. The accused, Cpl. Zachary Marshall Hawkins, 21, is assigned to II MEF Headquarters Group, said Lt. Philip Kulczewski, a public affairs officer with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Forc... more

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