State makes offer to Louisiana parents who owe child support
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana parents whose driver's licenses are suspended because they're behind on child support payments have through September to use a program offering a path to license...
Mother of murdered woman sues accused man for $2 million
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a slain woman and her toddler is suing the man accused in their deaths for $2 million.
The Statesman Journal reports the wrongful death lawsuit was filed...
Political commentator reaches divorce deal, freed from jail
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative political commentator jailed last week for not paying $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife is now free.
Political critic accused of abusing, intimidating his wife
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative political commentator jailed last week for not paying $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife is accused of abusing his current wife and threatening "World...
Political commentator jailed for not paying child support
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservative political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been jailed in Tennessee after he allegedly failed to pay $170,000 in child support to...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's former fiancee has gone to court seeking to prove that he is the father of her newborn twins and to require him to pay child...
WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say an escaped inmate has surrendered himself back into custody after a seven hour stint on the loose.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a baby in Bismarck has been arrested on unrelated warrants.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The prosecution has rested and the defense has begun presenting testimony in the case of a double homicide that was reported to have happened in March 2013 in western...
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly spent much of Wednesday in court, with his lawyer explaining to one judge that the singer didn't respond to a lawsuit brought by one of his sexual abuse accusers because he...
R. Kelly pays $62,000 in back child support
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly court appearances (all times local):
R. Kelly's attorney has given a $62,000 check to the singer's ex-wife to bring Kelly's child...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new law will allow parents of children with disabilities to seek child support after the child turns 18 as long as he or she is financially dependent on their custodial...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it's continuing efforts to recoup unpaid child support from gambling jackpot winners, with $10 million brought in over the past five years.
DETROIT (AP) — A program designed to help Wayne County residents understand child support and Friend of the Court issues will be held at the Detroit Public Library's main branch on Woodward Avenue...
R. Kelly back at court for child support case
Kelly appears in Chicago court in child support case
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's publicist says the R&B singer wants his child support payments lowered, but it doesn't appear that they were reduced during the most recent hearing in the case.
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):
A sheriff's official says somebody who did not want to be publicly identified handed a check to the Cook...
R. Kelly: ‘We’re going to straighten all this stuff out’
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633 that the R&B singer owed in back child...
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for "destroying" his name and claimed other people stole from his bank accounts during new portions of an interview that aired Thursday, a day...
Former UConn star El-Amin jailed over child support
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball star Khalid El-Amin has been released from custody after paying $10,000 of the nearly $126,000 in delinquent child support he owes a Connecticut...
Federal child support fee to rise from $25 to $35
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi parents who get child support will see a federal fee rise from $25 a year to $35 a year.
The Mississippi Department of Human Service says it will begin retaining the increased fee on Jan. 1 from child support cases where the custodial parent gets more than $550 a year. Parents currently collecting food stamps or who have ever collected cash welfare payments don't have to pay.
Kentucky settles child support lawsuit with Floyd County
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials in Kentucky have settled a lawsuit involving child support payments in Floyd County.
Earlier this year, Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley sued Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration for ending a contract to collect child support payments. Officials with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services later said they ended the contract because Bartley threatened to burn down Bevin's home and "choke to death" a state employee.
Ex-Louisville player accused of failing to pay child support
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Chane Behanan, who played on Louisville's 2013 men's national championship team, has been indicted on a charge of being behind on child support by more than $9,700.
Gov. Parson considers ways to address trucker shortage
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson is considering changes to Missouri regulations to help address a shortage of long-haul truck drivers.
Computer problems delay Mississippi child support payments
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Computer problems at the Mississippi Department of Human Services have delayed some child support payments across the state.
Parents tell WLOX-TV that they started having problems last week. One father says he made his payment on time, but the scheduled payment to his children was never completed.
Bend City Council candidate arrested, tries to flee on bike
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A candidate for Bend City Council has been arrested on a warrant for contempt of court and will likely be in jail on election day.
Ronald "Rondo" Boozell was arrested Friday and police say he tried to ride away on a bicycle because he knew a jail sentence would keep him from campaigning.
No attorney was listed for Boozell in court documents. A court hearing set for Monday was postponed.
Ex-wife: Military husband used intimate pics as revenge porn
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A woman is suing her Special Forces major ex-husband, saying he posted online nude pictures she sent him privately when he was away because he didn't like paying child support.
The revenge porn lawsuit says the former husband posted his wife's intimate pictures on Craigslist saying she had sexually transmitted diseases and asking for people to contact her for sexual favors.
Formerly fugitive deadbeat sentenced, ordered to pay $534K
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man who was wanted for nearly 20 years for not paying child support in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $534,000 in restitution.
Payment to wrong ex-wife earns gov candidate more time
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A child-support check sent to the wrong ex-wife has given the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor 30 more days to rectify the late payment.
Kansas to offer amnesty day for people owing child support
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas will offer one day of amnesty for people who have bench warrants for not paying child support.
The Department of Children and Families says the warrants will be lifted on Aug. 31. People must pay either $500 or two months of support, whichever is the lesser amount.
The agency says more than 1,100 Kansans have warrants for failing to pay child support.
County attorney, accused of making threats, blames politics
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they have ended a state contract with a local elected official after determining he threatened to burn down the governor's home and "choke to death" a state employee.
But a lawyer for Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley called the accusations "baseless" and part of an "unprovoked and reckless attack" to punish Bartley for campaigning for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's Democratic opponent in the 2015 election.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $1 million and lent her another $8 million since their separation two years ago, countering her assertion from a day earlier saying he has paid "no meaningful child support."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalized before the end of the year.
The declarations came in a request for a case-management hearing filed Tuesday by Jolie Pitt's attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The document says her attorneys will work with Pitt's lawyers to ensure the actors are single again in 2018.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county attorney has sued the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services for ending its contract with him to collect child support payments.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley filed the lawsuit last Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court.
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of a woman who was seeking a paternity test and child support from him.
Thirty-six-year-old Bobbie Mitchell Jr. was ordered to stand trial Monday in the April death of 23-year-old Siani Overby in Pottstown.
Authorities in Montgomery County say officers responding to reports of a woman screaming and shots fired found the victim dead on a sidewalk.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says a New York City police officer committed perjury by lying about his salary to avoid paying more in child support.
Officer Michael Martinez, an 11-year veteran of the NYPD, was released without bail after his arraignment Tuesday on a 20-count indictment. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old lied about his salary during family court proceedings, thus defrauding his own child out of more than $15,000.
New chief judge for Massachusetts family court
BOSTON (AP) — A new judge has been appointed as chief justice of the state court in Massachusetts that handles family issues, like divorce, custody and child support.
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey said Tuesday Judge John D. Casey will serve as Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court for a five-year term.
Casey is currently the first justice of the Norfolk County Probate and Family Court and has served on the Probate and Family Court for more than a decade.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana man who was considered dead after abandoning his family nearly 25 years ago and fleeing to Florida has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $2 million in back child support.
Police arrested Richard J. Hoagland in Florida on a fraudulent personal identification charge in 2016. He'd started a new family using a dead man's name after leaving his family in December 1993. Hoagland had been presumed dead since 2003.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man kidnapped his boss at knifepoint and threatened to kill him because he needed money to pay child support.
The Record reports 37-year-old Luis Vasconez called his boss Thursday and pleaded for money to pay his child support. Authorities say the North Bergen man returned to work the next day brandishing a knife and forced the victim to drive to the bank to get money.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man who was wanted for nearly 20 years for failure to pay child support in southwestern Michigan has pleaded guilty in his case.
DOMESTIC RELATIONS Judge Carmen Minora, presiding Wednesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support: • Douglas Bartleson, 20 E. Union St., Floor 1, Shickshinny, $4,030; 104 days. • Shannon Callahan, 145 Hunlock Harleyville, Hunlock Creek, $421; 30 days. Warrants were issued for the following defendants: • Albert A. Wright, 544 Manhattan Court, Hazleton; $540. • Alex Caraballo, 120 S. Cedar St., Hazleton; $780.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says a website created to find and shame people who owe child support is getting heavy use and has already found one person.
Colyer said Thursday the website had nearly 45,000 visits in the first 24 hours after it became operational. He says one of the 10 people identified on the site has already been found. The governor says the man owes more than $56,000 in child support and the state was able to get an order garnishing his wages.
DOMESTIC RELATIONS Judge Carmen Minora, presiding Wednesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support: • Brandon Stivers, 17 Little St., Hanover Twp., $43,425; 90 days. • Quimar Hamilton, 110 Madison Lane, Wilkes-Barre, $566; 30 days. • Brian Mitchell, 199 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, $6,201; lodged unknown days. Warrants were issued for the following defendants: • Alejandro Castro, 132 E. Chestnut St., Hazleton;...
State sends out private information in faulty mailing
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced it sent out the personal information of thousands of people who pay child support to private businesses.
The Boston Globe reports that private data from approximately 6,100 people who owe child support were sent to the wrong addresses.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango opened up a new line of attack against Republican rival Scott Wagner, airing a statewide TV ad that digs into Wagner's business dealings, child support case and violations in the waste-hauling business.
Mango's sharp-elbowed ad, which began airing Wednesday, calls Wagner a slumlord, a deadbeat dad and a sleazy bail bondsman, and takes a slap at how he runs his $75 million waste-hauling company, calling him toxic and greedy.
Judge Fred A. Pierantoni III, presiding Wednesday over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support:
• Ryan Hawk, 484 S. Franklin St., Apt. 2, Wilkes-Barre, $26,546; 45 days.
Warrants were issued for the following defendants:
• Andy Bolivar Maria, 426 W. Green St., Hazleton; $787.
• Rainy Acosta, 601 Landmesser Ave., West Hazleton; $3,904.
• Michael Laganowski, 40 James Lane, Drums, $13,140; in two cases.
Man sought since ’98 for child support busted in Canada
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man wanted for nearly 20 years for failure to pay child support in southwestern Michigan has been arrested in Canada and returned to the U.S.
Joseph Stroup was known as Joop Cousteau in Alberta. The government says his overdue child support in Van Buren County now exceeds $500,000.
Stroup appeared in federal court in Chicago last Friday but will be transferred to Michigan. An indictment was filed in 1998 in federal court in Kalamazoo.