US Supreme Court Weighs Bar on Sex Offenders' Use of Social Media US Supreme Court Weighs Bar on Sex Offenders' Use of Social Media
- February 28, 2017

Goldberg, the lawyer representing a sex offender who was convicted of a fresh criminal violation after accessing Facebook, said the state law "reaches vast swaths of core First Amendment activity that is totally unrelated to the government's preventative goal". (more...)
Severe weather possible, this evening
- February 27, 2017

As of 5:50 this afternoon, BGE reported that fewer than 300 customers were without power following the storms. The storms may strengthen some after they push east of the mountains and high ground to our west. Severe weather is more likely this afternoon as we're looking at the main disturbance moving into our area from the southwest. Strong winds, heavy rain and hail from the storm have caused outages across the area. (more...)
US Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Weapons Ban US Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Weapons Ban
- February 25, 2017

King wrote for the court. The standard employed by the Fourth Circuit is a departure from that used in the Supreme Court's landmark Heller decision that affirmed an individual's right to keep and bear arms. The court also found that Maryland lawmakers were justified in passing the ban in the interest of public safety because magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition "enable shooters to inflict mass casualties while depriving victims and law enforcement officers of opportunities ... (more...)
Columbia Man Indicted For Trying To Help Terrorists
- February 25, 2017

After his release, Hester continued to make plans with the undercover agents to carry out the attack, officials said. U.S. District Attorney Tammy Dickinson said "he believed he was part of an ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack that would result in the deaths and injuries of many innocent victims". (more...)
Woman's Warning About Windshield Shirt Goes Viral
- February 23, 2017

Noticing there were two cars nearby, one of which was running, Hardacre knew she couldn't remove the shirt by getting out, so she instead drove away before wrestling it off. Ashely Hardacre said she was frightened but unharmed after discovering a shirt on her windshield. "A lot of people think it is fake or it won't happen to them". (more...)
Cow escapes from slaughterhouse, leads police on chase
- February 22, 2017

Police believe the animal escaped from one of the slaughterhouses along Archer Ave. near York College, reported the New York Daily News . They had reportedly sedated the animal with darts, and were trying to get the slaughterhouse workers to come retrieve it. (more...)
Officer killed, another wounded in Southern California Officer killed, another wounded in Southern California
- February 21, 2017

When police arrived, the suspect started firing, according to Corina. Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press the two officers were approaching the vehicle when they were shot by an alleged gang member driving a stolen auto. (more...)
Man in photo is suspect in death of 2 in girls
- February 21, 2017

The girls' bodies were found Tuesday about a quarter-mile from an abandoned railroad bridge that's part of a trail system where the teens had planned to go hiking on during a day off school in Delphi, a community of about 3,000 people some 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. (more...)
Two Found Dead in Peabody, Massachusetts House at 'Messy' Murder Scene
- February 21, 2017

Police are continuing to investigate the crime. According to sources, a woman ran out of the house Saturday night and flagged down a person who drove her to the State Police barracks to report a crime. "The crime scene is very hard right now, it's quite messy", Blodgett added. "We have been here a number of different times for all kinds of incidents", Chief Thomas Griffin told reporters. (more...)
Pruitt confirmed as EPA administrator
- February 18, 2017

The close 52-46 vote was almost along party lines aside from aisle-switching by Susan Collins (R-ME) to oppose and Joe Manchin III (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), both from coal-rich states, to support. "As Senator for a state hard-hit by EPA regulations, and chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the agency, I have a keen interest in who serves as its Administrator", Murkowski explained. (more...)
Andy Puzder withdraws as Labor secretary nominee amid Republican opposition Andy Puzder withdraws as Labor secretary nominee amid Republican opposition
- February 16, 2017

Fast food executive Andrew F. Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination as USA labor secretary. Before the hearing, Republicans were showing a notable level of skepticism about one of Trump's last Cabinet nominees - and certainly the most imperiled - to proceed through Senate confirmation. (more...)
Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Men To Approve Abortion, Calls Women 'Hosts'
- February 15, 2017

But after you're irresponsible then don't claim, well, I can just go and do this with another body, when you're the host and you invited that in. "For [Humphrey] to refer to women simply as hosts, hosts for a pregnancy, indicates that we as women do not have the ability or the responsibility to make decisions about our own body to the point that we will now have to have a man's permission to be able to seek an abortion if needed". (more...)
Ohio State student shot dead near campus Ohio State student shot dead near campus
- January 06, 2017

WSYX, Columbus' ABC affiliate , reported that officers responded to 28 E. Northwood Avenue around 12:30 a.m after someone called 911 saying a friend was shot. Detectives don't believe the shooting was random. Underiner argued that expanding concealed carry to public college campuses was important for self-defense. (more...)

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