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Ph.D. student accused of stealing his own car wins civil suit

Ph.D. student accused of stealing his own car wins civil suit

The Evanston Police Department has settled a civil case against a then Northwestern University engineering grad student accused of stealing his own car. On October 10, 2015, 25-year-old Lawrence Crosby pulled over, got out of his car with his hands up, and was taken to the ground by law enforcement. Evanston police officers are accused…MORE

Teen mortified by mom’s attempt at recreating ‘La La Land’ in traffic

Teen mortified by mom’s attempt at recreating ‘La La Land’ in traffic

We’ve all been there. It’s winter in Colorado and the interstate is stuck at a stand-still. For hours. How do you react? One mom and her son had very different moods. “We had been sitting for 4.5 hours in what looked like a zombie apocalypse on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs,” Wendy Chupp Gossett…MORE

Two more people have died from the flu

Two more people have died from the flu

Douglas County health officials say two more adults have died from flu this season. That brings the total to four people in the county. All of them were older than 65. One child has died in Nebraska during the 2018-2019 flu season, but it was not in Douglas County. Officials say the area is still…MORE

Burglars hit LA home of boxer Manny Pacquiao

Burglars hit LA home of boxer Manny Pacquiao

A home belonging to Manny Pacquiao in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles was ransacked by burglars over the weekend while the boxer was away fighting in the welterweight championship bout in Las Vegas. The burglary was reported in the 500 block of North Plymouth Boulevard at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, according to Los Angeles police.…MORE

60-year-old man convicted of molesting 8 and 10-yo family members

60-year-old man convicted of molesting 8 and 10-yo family members

A 60-year-old businessman has been convicted of molesting two of his juvenile female family members. According to the Cobb County District Attorney, the molestation happened between 2012 and 2015 when the girls were ages 8 and 10. Andrew Wing, who is a businessman from Kennesaw, found guilty of inappropriately touching the young girls after bath…MORE

City allowing furloughed employees to defer utility payments

City allowing furloughed employees to defer utility payments

The City of Mesa is allowing residents not getting paid during the partial government shutdown to defer their utility payments. Utilities can be paid after the federal government reopens and backpay is received, the city says. Once backpay is received, the customer will be able to make a full payment or make payment arrangements. Those…MORE

Volunteers clean up North Texas slave cemetery on MLK Day

Volunteers clean up North Texas slave cemetery on MLK Day

The birthday of Martin Luther King Junior served as the inspiration for a project to restore dignity and respect to a cemetery where slaves are buried. More than 100 volunteers spent the day helping clean up the Shelton Bear Creek Cemetery in Irving. This cemetery was on private land for more than 60 years and…MORE

Record number of Americans ‘very worried’ about climate change, report finds

Record number of Americans ‘very worried’ about climate change, report finds

More Americans now say that climate change is a real threat to themselves and others, following a trend of mounting public concern around global warming. That’s according to a climate report released Tuesday by researchers at Yale University and George Mason University that tracked public opinions about climate change in a nationwide survey last year.…MORE

How to assist federal workers impacted by the shutdown

How to assist federal workers impacted by the shutdown

The federal government shutdown came about because of politics. But its repercussions are hitting average citizens without regard for partisanship. Hundreds of thousands of government employees — many still required to come into work — are turning to food banks and other programs to make ends meet. The national park system, airports, and even the…MORE

University of Notre Dame to cover Christopher Columbus murals

University of Notre Dame to cover Christopher Columbus murals

More than 130 years after their debut at the ceremonial entrance to the University of Notre Dame’s Main Building, murals illustrating the life of Christopher Columbus will soon be covered up. To many, the 12 murals were “blind to the consequences of Columbus’ voyage,” university President Rev. John Jenkins said in a letter Sunday announcing…MORE

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