A JUROR who looked up a witness on Facebook despite being ordered not to trawl social media has narrowly avoided prison for contempt of court.
A FORMER council chief executive caught downing gin and tonic at the wheel has been cleared of a drink driving offence after persuading a court he was only in the car to charge his iPhone.
THREE men have been arrested after police seized cannabis plants with a potential street value of £80,000.
A MAN whose brother was jailed for killing a Chinese takeaway driver has admitted stabbing a restaurant owner in a racially motivated attack.
POLICE are revolutionising the front line in mental health care to unclog accident and emergency units, save officer time and help some of Scotland's most vulnerable people.
Police are hunting for a pointy-nosed man who assaulted a child on a bus.
PRISON chiefs have been criticised for spending up to £150,000 to discover if one of their jails represents "a new cultural paradigm" in Scotland.
A rapist who carried out a campaign of brutality after preying on a string of victims has been jailed for 10 years.
THE man accused of murdering a woman out walking her dog told police: "It wasn't me," a court has heard.
THE owner of a shellfish boat is facing jail after being found guilty of a series of safety failings that led to the death of a diver electro-fishing for razor clams in the Firth of Forth.
A SERIAL Facebook troll is facing a lengthy jail term for sending a barrage of abuse via the social networking site weeks after serving a sentence for an identical offence.
CORPORATE fraud jumped in Scotland last year, according to a firm of accountants monitoring the crime.
A FORENSIC scientist has told a hearing into the death of dog walker Jean Campbell that marks found on her hands and body could have been caused by a dog lead.
A man has been arrested by police investigating firearms incidents which took place almost five months ago.