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.
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...
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,...
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.
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.
2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two of the three people who were in a sport utility vehicle that was stopped and fired upon when it tried to enter the National Security Agency campus without authorization have been released, an FBI spokesman said Thursday.
NSA police turned over the other person to the Howard County Sheriff's Office, because he was wanted on allegations of being behind on child support payments, said Dave Fitz, the spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office.
The Latest: 2 released after NSA campus confrontation
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a vehicle that tried to enter the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade (all times local):
An FBI spokesman says two of three people who were in an SUV that was stopped and fired upon when it tried to enter the National Security Agency campus without authorization have been released.
South Dakota’s unpaid child support grew by $50M in 5 years
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal data show that South Dakota's unpaid child support grew by about $50 million over five years, to more than $190 million.
Unpaid child support grows significantly in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Federal figures show the amount of unpaid child support grew by more than $40 million in South Dakota in recent years.
Unpaid child support rose from about $147 million in 2012 to just over $191 million in 2016. An analysis by the Argus Leader says that's the largest increase in the nation during that time frame.
DOMESTIC RELATIONS 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: • Justin Williams, 253 New Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre, $2,395; 20 days. • James Colson, 510 Roosevelt...
LOWELL -- An upgrade in the state's child-support management system led to bank overdraft and other fees for recipients who were unaware their deposits were delayed.
Child-support Deposit Delay Hits Clients in Pocketbook
LOWELL -- An upgrade in the state's child-support management system led to bank overdraft and other fees for recipients who were unaware their deposits were delayed.
Fairbanks felon with guns sentence to federal prison term
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks felon found with guns has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old J Cobb Whitmore faces 37 months in prison, three years of supervised release, 80 hours of community service and a requirement to pay his child support.
Whitmore in November 2015 was wanted on felony warrants for assault and escape.
Correction: Remains Found-Child Search story
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 21 about a woman charged with murder in the death of her 5-year-old son, The Associated Press reported erroneously on why suspect Larissa Rodriguez's boyfriend is jailed. He is serving a jail sentence after being found guilty of failing to pay child support, not over drug charges.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Ohio woman charged in son's death after buried remains found
Kin: Man killed ex-wife day before child support hearing
MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A woman who was shot and killed by her estranged husband at a Penn State satellite campus before he turned the gun on himself had become increasingly afraid for her safety, according to those close to her.
State police Lt. Eric Hermick said 49-year-old Lesli Kelly was on break from her shift at the campus cafeteria Wednesday when her ex-husband arrived.
Consent to kids at heart of gay couple’s child support case
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple fighting over child support in a closely watched case agreed Thursday that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue but disagreed over whether both spouses gave it.
A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to while she was deployed with the military and is asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to overturn a family court ruling denying that request.
The Latest: Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a child support battle between a divorced lesbian couple in Hawaii (all times local):
Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child support dispute but disagree over whether both spouses gave it.
The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case that national gay rights advocates say they're paying close attention to.
Innovation Mission puts ideas to solve poverty into action
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Providing legal help to families facing eviction. Giving former felons and military veterans job training to help them pay child support. Mentoring students who are the first in their families to attend college.
North Dakota to reduce debt of incarcerated parents
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations for parents who are sentenced to jail or prison for more than 180 days.
The Legislature recently approved the change as a way to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents, as a way to help former inmates transition once they're released. The law will take effect on Jan. 1.
Lawmakers say driving suspensions overused, fines too high
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have accused the state of using driver's license suspensions as an arbitrary punishment for offenses unrelated to driving while burying people under a pile of fees and fines.
The state Legislature is considering multiple bills that could reinstate limited privileges for some suspended drivers and help people avoid steep license reinstatement fees.