Ariel Castro, speaking at his sentencing hearing today, says he isn't a violent person. "I am not monster. I am sick." // The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners yesterday approved O.J. Simpson's parole request on five concurrent sentences imposed after his conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. Now he waits to see if he'll get a new trial entirely. // Stranger editor Dominic Holden says police officers threatened to arrest him Tuesday night after he took their picture while they were arresting a man. // A federal judge has thrown out a civil-rights lawsuit filed against an off-duty Seattle police officer who threatened a man with a gun after a parking dispute.