Thursday February 11, 2016

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Chicago cop who shot teen sues family for $10 million

A Chicago cop who fatally shot a mentally ill college student in December — as well as the teen’s unsuspecting neighbor — is now suing the dead teen’s family for $10 million, claiming the killings gave him “extreme emotional trauma.”  More…

For More Than A Million Food Stamp Recipients, The Clock Is Now Ticking

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance. SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. But after the recession began, that three-month cap was waived.  More…

Navy commander from Illinois to plead guilty in military’s worst corruption case

In one of the military’s greatest falls from glory, Commander Michael Misiewicz, 48, will plead guilty in a case that alleges he traded military secrets for prostitutes, luxury travel arrangements and tickets to a Lady Gaga concert.  More…

Police K-9 to be auctioned off despite handler’s request to keep him

A Marietta, Ohio police officer who retired earlier this week wants his partner to retire with him. Instead, the city says Ajax, his K-9 partner for the last four years, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  More…

CEO who spent $510K in public money on fortuneteller has prison in future

The head of a southwestern Michigan mental health agency has learned his future: at least 32 months in prison for using public money to hire a fortuneteller.  More…

Reporter accidentally stabbed while testing stab-proof vest

An Israeli reporter was accidentally stabbed on the job while demonstrating a protective vest. He was asked to try on the vest and demonstrate a thwarted stabbing. Reporter Eitam Lachover got stitches and has since been discharged from the hospital.  More…

ABC News car broken into while crew was attending anti-robbery press conference in Washington D.C.

An ABC7 News car was broken into while the crew was attending a press conference held by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier to discuss a Task Force created to fight robberies. Thieves smashed a window out of the vehicle and stole a cache of equipment.  More…

Man fatally shoots wife after argument over coffee maker

A domestic spat over a coffee machine turned fatal Friday, leaving an Illinois woman dead and her "adoring" husband behind bars, charged with first-degree murder and held on $3 million bail, prosecutors said. Larry Lotz, 65, snapped after his wife, Karen, admonished him for leaving the coffee maker turned on.  More…

Man who attacked Uber driver in viral video decides to sue

The man seen drunkenly assaulting a southern California Uber driver in a video that went viral now claims in a lawsuit he never consented to the recording. Benjamin Golden says Edward Caban’s YouTube video of the Oct. 30 attack invaded his privacy and caused him emotional distress.  More…

Here’s what Sean Penn agreed to do to party with a killer

Hollywood blowhard Sean Penn secretly met, interviewed, and posed for grip-and-smirk selfies with murderous druglord Joaquin Loera — even as the world’s most-wanted fugitive continued to elude authorities in the months after tunneling out of a Mexican prison.  More…

Man Posing as Walmart Employee Sends Away Cashier, Steals Money From Register

Police say a man posing as a Walmart employee took over a cash register at a Fairfax County store and stole cash after checking out a customer. The man – who was wearing a Walmart employee vest – entered the store in Fairfax, Virginia, and told a cashier that he was needed in the office.  More…

FDA Rules Chemicals In Pizza Boxes Are No Longer Safe

A rule change could affect how your pizza arrives due to a potential health risk. The Food and Drug Administration announced it’s ready to ban three substances that are “used as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.” In other words, chemicals that help keep pizza grease from escaping the box.  More…