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Nov 7, 2018
Former Prosser Career Academy teacher pleaded guilty Monday to sexually exploiting a student in 2013 when she was a 16-year-old sophomore. Scott Gallus kept his hands clasped behind his back and spoke in a quiet voice as he admitted to getting the girl drunk on sangria at a North Side...
Nov 5, 2018
The state’s child welfare agency Friday agreed to stop sending children in its care to a North Side psychiatric hospital where children have reported being sexually abused and assaulted, but said it would not seek the full independent investigation advocates had requested, setting up a possible court fight. The decision...
Nov 5, 2018
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Saftey found that when a teen driver has teenage passengers in the car, the fatality rate for everyone involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased eight...
Nov 2, 2018
U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced Thomas Caldwell, who sold dozens of guns without a license on a controversial web site, to about three years in prison Caldwell, a Vietnam War veteran diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, had been warned by federal authorities to stop the illegal gun sales long before...
Nov 1, 2018
Several reports across social media show Google employees walking out of work in Chicago Thursday morning to protest how the company has been handling sexual harrassment and discrimination claims. According to organizers of the Google Walkout for Real Change, the protests demanding action for better treatment of women are taking...
Oct 31, 2018
Facebook on Tuesday began taking down pages affiliated with the “Proud Boys,” a far-right organization whose members were allegedly involved in a violent fight in New York this month. Pages on Facebook and Instagram that previously belonged to the group disappeared and instead showed messages saying they were not available....
Oct 30, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship after President Trump suggested he wanted to do so through an executive...
Oct 25, 2018
Two additional pipe bombs, one addressed to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the other to actor Robert De Niro have been found, law enforcement officials said on Thursday, the latest in a wave of similar devices sent to several prominent Democrats who have been have been the...
Oct 23, 2018
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Monday that it ordered a transit service to stop transporting children to school in Florida using a driverless shuttle, calling it “unlawful.” NHTSA said in a statement that Transdev North America’s use of its EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle to take children...
Oct 22, 2018
The Purple Purse Challenge, organized by The Allstate Foundation, aims to raise awareness and funds for organizations that promote the economic empowerment of DV survivors. The 2018 Purple Purse Challenge celebrity sponsor is Serena Williams. Its purpose is to create long-term safety and security by empowering women financially. The Purple...