The effects of fluoride in drinking water might be controversial but the effects of lithium are not. The thought of being surreptitiously drugged with psychoactive pharmaceuticals should scare the hell out of you.Read more »
Jesse Robinson was arrested for underage consumption one day before his 21st birthday. But, the law is the law.Read more »
A 15-year-old Harvey girl who is Jefferson Parish prosecutors' key witness in a second-degree murder case spent a night in jail after she refused to testify against the accused killer Wednesday, a silence apparently based in her fear of the defendant or his family.Read more »
Laura Dennis’ son Graham had a pen knife and a Leatherman that school authorities found while they searched a team bus before it headed to a game. He now faces jail time and damage to his permanent record.“A police officer came and took him away in handcuffs and they said ‘Give us 40 minutes, we have to process him,’ Laura Dennis said. “So they did mug shots and they fingerprinted. I was able to pick him up from the police department 45 minutes later.”Read more »
A Quebec judge has ordered a family to send their two youngest children to state-run daycare for "socialization."Read more »
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, said the Commercial Mobile Alert System that Congress approved in 2006 will direct messages to cellphones in case of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other serious emergency. There will be at least three levels of messages, ranging from a critical national alert from the president to warnings about impending or occurring national disasters to alerts about missing or abducted children.Read more »
Emergency officials will soon be able to blast critical alerts to anyone with a cell phone in a certain section of the city.
If Times Square needs to be evacuated because of a bomb threat or if a hurricane is bearing down on Queens, warnings will be bounced from cell towers.Read more »
The 69-year-old who grew marijuana to help his cancer-stricken wife was sentenced to jail on Friday morning
Gary Burton must serve 60-days behind bars for growing two pot plants in Chippewa Lake. He will also serve 30 days house arrest and will undergo drug testing for two years.
Burton says he was growing the plants for medicinal purposes, to help ease his wife's pain due to her breast cancer treatments.Read more »
A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racism for singing the classic chart hit Kung Fu Fighting.Read more »
The State Department's proposed new passport form asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information.Read more »
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