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Missouri high court rules against caps for some punitive damages


The Missouri Supreme Court brushed by the legislature’s limits on punitive damages this week, saying they don’t apply to a $1 million verdict a jury awarded to an Excelsior Springs woman. The woman, Lillian M. Lewellen, received the judgment in 2012 after she was defrauded by car dealer Chad Franklin.

$4.1M verdict against KC-area car dealer


A Clay County jury has returned a $4.1 million verdict against Chad Franklin and his car dealership in a state Merchandising Practices Act case.

Police tells public: Know your laws


THE Cebu City Police Office identified several laws and city ordinances as their basis for arresting individuals during Oplan Tambay operations. CCPO Chief Joel Doria advised the public to know their local laws to avoid arrest, as the police are set to strictly enforce these next week.

06/25/2018 10:52 AM

4 wanted persons in Pangasinan nabbed in Baras, Rizal


CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City -- Four suspected members of the Padilla Largo Organized Crime Group, a notorious gun-for-hire syndicate, were arrested Sunday morning by joint police operatives during an intensified manhunt operation in Sitio Galaxy B in Barangay Pinugay in Baras, Rizal.

06/24/2018 09:37 PM

Reports detail examples of pregnant women facing discrimination in the workplace


Women at large corporations throughout the U.S. have been sidelined due to pregnancy, according to The New York Times. Women at large corporations throughout the U.S. have been sidelined due to pregnancy, according to The New York Times .

06/24/2018 05:25 PM

Memorial in Alabama remembers 4,000 lives lost to lynchings, including 2 from Denton County


More than 100 groups and individuals, including Denton residents, have asked the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that their county be part of a network of local memorials to lives lost to lynching. The memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, made national and international headlines when it opened in April.

06/24/2018 01:05 PM

Concert to raise awareness of child abuse


That's the idea behind an awareness concert being planned by local musician and activist James Keller, scheduled for July 28 at the Weirton Event Center.

06/24/2018 08:41 AM

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2018 #4


Jun 20 As of August 30, 2018, businesses will be subject to new warning requirements under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act . The Prop 65 regulatory amendments , adopted in 2016 and effective August 30, 2018, provide new guidance for providing both generic and tailored warnings for various types of chemical exposures.

06/24/2018 04:20 AM

Girl who killed teenage sister in horror crash spared jail


The daughter of a driving instructor who killed her teenage sister in a horror crash has been spared jail after a judge accepted no sentence could punish her more than her "incalculable" loss. Criminology student Meliha Kaya, 22, was "far in excess of the speed limit" as she drove her 16-year-old sister Elif and a friend back from the George pub in Wanstead, east London, on February 13, 2016, experts believe.

06/24/2018 12:04 AM

Man convicted in 2015 burned bodies case


After four hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found Hector Alvarado guilty of capital murder in what the state called a "horrific, brutal and excessively violent destruction of two human beings." The 26-year-old showed little emotion, his gaze often downcast, throughout the six-day trial, which stretched over a seven-week period due to delays from evidence technicalities and major flooding in the county.

06/23/2018 07:49 PM

As temperatures rise, vehicles become death traps for young children, animals


Sweltering summer temperatures bring heat dangers and a need to remind people to be especially careful with children, pets and vulnerable adults.

06/23/2018 03:29 PM

Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted, Arizona police


The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed that Rafaela Vasquez had been streaming the musical talent show via Hulu in the 43 minutes before the March 18 crash that killed Elaine Herzberg as she crossed a darkened road outside the lines of a crosswalk.

06/23/2018 11:07 AM

Lawsuits fight efforts to push abstinence-only on teens


Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

06/23/2018 06:43 AM

No charges for 5 teens who mocked and filmed drowning man in a Florida pond


The case drew worldwide attention amid calls from state lawmakers for new 'Good Samaritan' legislation that would make it a legal requirement for people to call or assist anyone in trouble. Nearly a year after a 31-year-old disabled man sank beneath the waters of a retention pond as five teens mocked, laughed and videoed his final moments, prosecutors said they will not pursue charges in the case.

06/23/2018 02:22 AM

Octogenarian Ex-New England Mob Boss Convicted in '93 Slaying


From left, Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, Stephen Flemmi, Francis Salemme Jr. and Luigi Manocchio appear in a U.S. government surveillance photograph taken in 1993 provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston. A federal jury on Friday found a former New England mob boss and an associate guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago.

06/22/2018 10:10 PM

Supreme Court: Police need search warrant to track suspect's cellphone


Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the ubiquitous cellphone towers that allow people to make and receive calls, and transmit data.

06/22/2018 05:50 PM

Ita s a dud! CB7 blasts owner of controversial yet-to-open bar for breaking security-plan promise


Blowup: The owner of 39th Street bar Explosion 21 got an earful at a CB7 public safety meeting on June 7 when he failed to show up with the written security plan he had promised back in April. The owner of a soon-to-open 39th Street bar that neighbors worry will cause the same quality-of-life problems as its seedy predecessor must return to the Sunset Park community board - again - to present a written security plan for the space after he failed to bring it to this month's Public Safety Committee meeting, which he agreed to do back in April, according to board officials.

06/22/2018 01:33 PM

White House proposes merging education, labor


The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan represented the latest aspiration of a presidential administration to revamp a sprawling federal government.

06/22/2018 08:57 AM

Plea deal struck in March shooting death at International Village


A former Indiana State University student faces 10 to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15 in connection with a November shooting at International Village Apartments. Judge Michael Rader accepted the plea agreement, which includes dropping a murder charge that carried a potential prison sentence of 45 to 65 years.

06/22/2018 04:30 AM

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