For over a decade, employees of Bay City Public Schools in Michigan have worked under a labor contract that gave them lenient punishments for drug possession and intoxication on school grounds. Under school policy, students caught with alcohol and drugs were punished more severely than their teachers.
According to language incorporated into the contract in 1997, employees could be caught drinking on the job five times, under the influence of drugs three times [...]
Thought the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was bad? A similar bill introduced into the Philippines’ House of Representatives would penalize people who illegally download with a minimum two-year jail sentence and fines of 50,000 to 150,000 Phillippine pesos. ($1,200-$3,600).
“Piracy is theft of intellectual property and is no more justifiable than shoplifting,” saidRepresentative Irwin Tieng, who introduced the bill, H.B. 6187. “The damage done to the entertainment industry and legitimate end [...]
When he was sentenced, Quartavious said to the judge, “But, I can’t possibly do 162 years!” The judge replied, “Just do as much as you can!
Quartavious Davis went on an armed-robbery spree, at age 19, fired his gun, but hit no one. His lawyer is appealing. Davis says, “Might just as well say I’m dead.”
A 20-year-old Florida man was convicted earlier this year for his role in an armed robbery spree [...]
This comes directly from a 17-year old. I graduated from high school this year.
When I speak low of the school system, many “adults” dismiss my claims, saying I “haven’t tried hard enough” or “maybe the courses weren’t that challenging.”
Perhaps, but it goes far deeper than that, and I don’t dislike school because I am “afraid” of learning (most of my classmates just hate school to hate school); I like to [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s become serious business when a dog does its business at a Roseville apartment complex.
Rosedale Estates North was having problems with dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs.
“It was bad,” said dog owner, Melody Pomerenke. “I would have to have a separate pair of shoes to go outside. It was not good.”
In fact, the poop problem got so bad that property managers hired a company called Bio [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It could soon be illegal to ride a bicycle and text if a California lawmaker gets his way.
Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored the 2008 California law mandating the use of hands-free technology while driving, has proposed extending that law to bicyclists.
Senate Bill 1475 would ban bicyclists from texting or talking without a headset.
Bicyclists would be fined $20 for their first offense and $50 thereafter with [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – A new state law requires those who buy drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.
It’s getting a rough reception from customers and merchants alike although perhaps none more than a cashier at Schroeder’s True Value Hardware in Lombard.
“They’re not very happy about it at all,” said Don Schroeder, one of the store’s owners. “One of the customers actually threatened the [...]
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
By Daniel Hulshizer, AP
Tickets for talking on a cellphone while driving in California are about get a lot more expensive — and now bicyclists can be cited as well.
The state Senate has sent a bill to Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. that raises the basic fine for a first automotive offense from $20 to $50, The Sacramento Bee reports. For subsequent offenses, the [...]