Gary Bydlo / Dreamstime.comA Pennsylvania court has ordered an Old Order Amish family to connect to the local sewer system. The Yoder family says the move will force them to violate their religious beliefs since it would require them to install an electric pump to move waste from their home to the sewer system. The […]
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Scott Griessel / Dreamstime.comDanielle Maples was at home with her family in Wichita, Kansas, when her husband threatened to hurt himself. She called 911 and police responded. She and her husband were outside the house, unarmed, talking to one officer when they heard a shots from inside the house. An officer inside the house had […]
Eliud Echevarria/ZUMA Press/NewscomArmed federal agents raided a warehouse in Puerto Rico and seized materials that were supposed to be used to rebuild the island’s electrical infrastructure that was damaged by Hurricane Maria but were instead hoarded by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Federal officials then began distributing the materials to contractors who are repairing […]
Morbilli / Dreamstime.comDeyshia Hargrave, an English teacher in the Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, school district wanted school board members to explain why they were giving the superintendent a big raise when teachers haven’t gotten a raise in years. Even though she asked the question at the meeting where the board was scheduled to vote on the […]
Anphotos / Dreamstime.comActing on an anonymous tip, Clearwater, Florida, code enforcement sent Gary Keener, owner of The Path Bicycle and Ride Shop, notice that he’d violated city code by installing a bike rack on the sidewalk outside his store without the required permits and inspections. Keener did not install the bike rack. The city did.
Puhhha / Dreamstime.comEugene Wright says he was walking from his home to his car when two Meadville, Pennsylvania, cops grabbed him, handcuffed him, and took him to the Meadville Medical Center, where he was forcibly injected with Haldol and Ativan. The cops and medical personnel had mistaken him for another Eugene Wright who had showed […]
Gregory Henry / Dreamstime.comFor Christmas, Niamh Baldwin, 14, shaved her hair off and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for young girls who have lost their hair because of cancer. But when she returned to school from her break, officials at Mounts Bay Academy in Cornwall said her shaved head did […]
The Chicago Public Schools inspector general found that system employees “stole or misappropriated” thousands of dollars worth of gift cards that were supposed to be used as incentives for students and their families.
Wikipedia User:GeographerThe California attorney general’s office has concluded that a San Diego State University lecturer discriminated against and harassed a white student because of her race then retaliated against her when she complained. A report found that Oscar “Ozzie” Monge, who is of American Indian and Chicano descent, has an “animus against white people” and […]
Zerbor / Dreamstime.comThe German government will start enforcing a law requiring social media site to remove hate speech and fake news. Companies will have 24 hours after being alerted to remove material that obviously violates the law and a week to remove material if there is some question it violates the law. They face fines […]