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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider today a second major legal attack on President Obama’s healthcare law, with conservative challengers are taking aim at a key part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. If the court rules against the Obama administration, up to 7.5 million people in at least […]
A jury of 10 women and eight men will hearing opening arguments today in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The trial comes just under two years after twin explosions ripped through the crowd near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, killing three people including an eight-year-old boy.
The Alabama Supreme Court orders probate judges in the state to stop issuing same-gender marriage licenses, creating a potential constitutional crisis in the state. The US Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of same-gender marriage later this year.
The eastern half of the U.S. braced for yet another round of punishing winter weather. with snow and freezing temperatures already hitting the northeast. A wave of heavy snowfall, freezing rain and potentially record-setting low temperatures set to hammer a swath stretching from east Texas to the Mid-Atlantic region impacting 100 million people. In Washington, […]
Governor Brown has issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County due to the damage caused by the December 11th rainstorm. As a result, the county, and the cities of Clearlake and Lakeport are set to receive more than $900,000 in emergency funding. The storm, which brought heavy rain, strong winds, local flooding, and power outages, […]
A Department of Justice review on the Ferguson Police Department set to be released today. A few pieces of the review trickled out Tuesday and reveal widespread racially biased policing and racist behaviors throughout the department. One source claimed that 88% of cases in which Ferguson police documented the use of force, that force was […]
Three men have been arrested in connection with burglaries in Mendocino County. According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, last Wednesday deputies responded to an area of Schooner Gulch Road and South Highway 1 in Point Arena where there were reports of several residential burglaries in the area. While Deputies were investigating, they discovered a […]
An herbicide forum is planned in Willits. Caltrans is proposing to use herbicides on wetlands, creeks and grasslands as part of it’s plans for required mitigation of the Willits Bypass project. A coalition of groups is organizing countywide to prevent these uses of herbicides in the environment. The forum is schedule for this Sunday, March […]
A jury found 27 year old Dion Davis III, guilty of 14 felony counts against him, but deadlocked on two counts of attempted murder in the 2013, home invasion at the Clearlake Oaks residence of Ronnie and Janeane Bogner, and their adult son, Jacob. Davis faces 50 years to life in prison with the verdict. […]
Valley View Park in Altoona will get some updates this summer. The renovations were discuss at the Tuesday morning meeting of the County Commission. They want water and electrical service in all pavilions. Also, they’ll be adding at least one more pavilion and a roof on the amphitheater.
The wife of the retired White Plains policeman who killed himself and their two daughters can receive retirement benefits. Officer Glen Hochman reportedly filed new papers right before the shooting. The family lawyer tells The Journal News, however, that the retirement system had not processed the new request or paid out any of the pension.
Family, friends, and fellow members of law enforcement say farewell today to the NYPD detective who died in last week’s wrong way crash on the Sprain Brook. The funeral for Paul Duncan has followed this morning’s wake at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Duncan worked in the department for 17 years. The head-on collision happened […]
A winter storm watch remains from this evening through tomorrow evening. Expect heavy snow, possibly three to six inches by the time it all ends. Rain mixes with sleet and snow before changing to all snow this evening. Anticipate hazardous travel conditions because of the snow and greatly reduced visibility.
A Greenwood man was shot and wounded in his front yard Sunday night and police are asking for the public’s help in locating the gunman. The victim, 36-year-old Marckettas Baker, flagged down an officer on Carrollton Avenue and said he’d been shot once in the hip. He described his assailant as a black male with […]
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area including Grenada, Leflore, Sunflower, Carroll, and Montgomery counties. It will be in effect from 6 o’clock tonight through noon tomorrow. Ice accumulation of about one-quarter inch, plus another inch of sleet or snow, will be possible, resulting in hazardous driving conditions and […]
All during March, Millikin University will host a number of events celebrating Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “In Her Shoes: Stories of Women in our Community.” The Kick Off Event is this evening at 6 in the Lower Richards Treat University Center.
What was the top consumer complaint from Illinois residents last year. Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, says over 3,600 folks complained the most about — consumer debt. Identity theft came in a close second.
Decatur has a new city manager. Tim Gleason will be officially appointed at City Council’s March 16 meeting. He’s currently City Administrator in Washington, Illinois. Gleason starts his new job March 23.
The Decatur Health Coalition is accepting Vendor Registration Forms for the annual World Health Day April 9 at Grace United Methodist Church. Don’t wait — nearly half of the 25 spots are already filled.
If someone calls claiming to be from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office saying you missed jury duty and there’s a warrant out for your arrest. You can avoid it by sending them cash. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam.
The Village of Argenta is now the 4th location in Macon County to accept unwanted and expired meds. Drop them off at the Argenta Village Hall on North Warren St, Mon. through Fri. 8:30 to 5.
Decatur Police are investigating a forgery incident at the Walgreens on North Route 48. An Hispanic male and female tried to pass fake $100 bills. The funny money was not accepted.
State lawmakers react to Governor Tom Wolf’s new budget proposal released Tuesday. Wolf wants to increase personal income and sales tax but lower taxes for homeowners. His plan also includes a big investment for education. The Governor’s proposal closes the $2.3 billion dollar deficit the state faces. Republicans say the budget appears to provide solutions […]
Police in Winchester are investigating several gunshots that were fired at a home in that community on Monday night. The Winchester Sun reports that the shots were fired on Whitney Court around 10 pm. Several of the bullets entered the home, coming close to the three people inside. Neighbors told police they saw a dark […]
Attorneys for an accused triple murderer filed a motion yesterday to move his trial out of Boyle County. Kenneth Allen Keith allegedly gunned down three people inside ABC Gold Games and More on Fourth Street during a robbery. The Advocate Messenger reports that the motion filed by Keith’s attorney calls the case so sensational that […]