PTA Revenge Plot: Parents Accused Of Planting Drugs In Rival Member’s Car

It’s September, time for parents to send their kids back to school, and also the time when the PTA starts it’s efforts up again. While the Parent Teacher Association is an organization meant to facilitate parental participation in schools, sometimes parents can take their participation too far. Such is the case for Jill and Kent Easter from Irvine, California who are currently on retrial for their revenge plot against fellow PTA member, Kelli Peters from February of 2011. You’re pro...

Kenyan Whistle-Blower Can’t Seek Reward in US

     (CN) - A Kenyan who blew the whistle on a bank's illegal activities cannot sue his home country in U.S. courts for the reward money he is allegedly owed, the 8th Circuit ruled.     George Odhiambo, now a refugee, claimed the Republic of Kenya reneged on advertised promises to pay a reward for helping to uncover alleged tax evasion at Charterhouse Bank, a private Kenyan commercial bank.     Odhiambo says he was paid $...
  September 2, 2014  

Taxpayer Standing Gutted in New Hampshire

     (CN) - Letting taxpayers challenge the unlawful use of tax money that does not affect them personally is unconstitutional, New Hampshire's highest court ruled.     New Hampshire's Education Tax Credit program gives an 85 percent tax credit to businesses that financially support approved scholarship organizations aiding students who are homeschooled or who attend private school or public school in another district.    &nbs...
  September 2, 2014  

Battery

A Vilas Park lifeguard was battered and injured Saturday afternoon after using pepper spray to stop an unleashed and aggressive dog that had just charged a small child on the beach.The boy's family snatched him up in the nick of time, keeping him safe, and the 53-year-old guard sternly told the animal's owner he needed to corral his dog and leave, immediately.Dogs are not allowed on any city beaches and are prohibited at Vilas Park - even on a leash. The dog's owner knows t...

$9.3 Million in Cash & Drugs Seized in Major Cartel Drug Bust

$9.3 Million in Cash & Drugs Seized in Major Cartel Drug BustCrime VoiceVentura - In an usually well-coordinated and professionally-staged press conference and media release published by Ventura County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Cpt. Don Aguilar, on August 26th at Department Headquarters, law ...
  September 2, 2014  

West Side officer-involved shooting victim identified

West Side officer-involved shooting victim identifiedTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressPolice and fire crews respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at Wabasha St. and Plato Blvd. in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 28, 2014. St. Paul police fatally shot a man Thursday morning on the West Side when he came at officers with a rock larger ...
  September 2, 2014  

Planned Parenthood Fraud Claims Revived

Planned Parenthood Fraud Claims Revived      (CN) - Planned Parenthood must face claims from a former manager in Iowa that it fraudulently billed Medicare for abortion services, the 8th Circuit ruled.     Susan Thayer worked as the center manager of Planned Parenthood's Storm Lake, Iowa, clinic from 1991 to 2008. She claims she was fired when she expressed opposition to the prescription of abortion drugs without an in-person meeting with a doctor.     Turning w...
  September 2, 2014  

Woman wanted in gang-related slaying at Fort Worth nightclub

Woman wanted in gang-related slaying at Fort Worth nightclub Tiffany Torres Fort Worth police are asking for help finding a woman wanted in a deadly gang-related shooting last month at a nightclub on Jacksboro Highway. Tiffany Ashley Torres, 29, faces a murder charge in the death of Ernest Vasquez, who was killed Aug. 3 outside the Siin Lounge, police say. Five men were arrested last month in two shootings that night at the club, which left two other men injured. One of them, Rick Samuel Soto, has been identified as Torres’ boyfriend. Witnesses say Sot...

Unequal NH Taxation Was an Error, not a Plot

     (CN) - Although Comcast got a break on taxes its competitor paid Concord for the past decade, there is no need to reimburse the smaller company, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled.     Concord requires telecommunications companies to pay a right-of-way tax for the use of city land where poles, wires and other equipment are placed.     Comcast, which provides cable services pursuant to a franchise agreement, did no...
  September 2, 2014  

Two teens arrested following car chase from Parma Heights to Cleveland

Two teens arrested following car chase from Parma Heights to ClevelandThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.comPARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Two 17-year-old boys were arrested Friday after leading police on a car chase from Parma Heights to Cleveland. Both of the Cleveland residents are charged in juvenile court with fleeing and eluding, receiving stolen property, ...
  September 2, 2014