Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can

Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.  More…

Retail employee has epic meltdown over Trump Shirt

6 customers surround, pull guns on men trying to steal tools

Authorities say two men were surrounded by customers with guns while attempting to steal tools from a Washington store. The men, ages 22 and 23, allegedly took four nail guns, each worth more than $400, from the Coastal Farm & Ranch store Saturday in Marysville.  More…

City corrections officer reinstated after bagels cost him job

A city correction officer won back his job after a yearlong struggle that all started when he chowed down on some poppy-seed bagels — and lit up a routine drug test with traces of morphine and codeine.  More…

Microwaved Fish Was Once the Workplace Aggravation—Now It’s Vaping

Employees at Juul Labs Inc. were accustomed to puffing away on the sleek e-cigarettes that made the startup an overnight success. So their boss had to acknowledge some awkwardness on Tuesday when he delivered the message: No vaping in the office.  More…

Texas burglar bleeds to death in home he targeted: police

A Texas man thwarted his own burglary attempt Tuesday evening after bleeding to death inside the home he had broken into, police said. The homeowner found 28-year-old Javier Tellez Jr. dead inside their El Paso home. Investigators determined the man had slashed his arms on the broken window and died from loss of blood.  More…

Man who raped, murdered student gets 3 years

The 20-year-old Washington state killer who drugged, raped and murdered a high school student, sending nude photos of her to the teen’s friends during the attack, got less than three years in jail for the heinous crime, sparking outcry from the victim’s family.  More…

Yahoo Data Breach Victims Get $100, Lawyers Get $35 Million

Yahoo will pay up to $85 million to settle a class action lawsuit over its massive data breach, reports the Recorder, a legal publication. That includes $50 million for compensation for up to 200 million affected users plus another $35 million for lawyers’ fees and expenses.  More…

Male Gym Teacher Punished For Refusing To Oversee Middle School Girl Get Undressed In Boys’ Locker Room

A physical education teacher in Florida was punished for refusing to oversee a biologically female middle schooler who identifies as male potentially get undressed in the boys’ locker room. The school, stunningly, allowed the female student to have access to the boys’ locker room without so much as informing the male students who would be sharing the locker room with the girl or the students’ parents.  More…

Democrat apologizes for calling Tennessee Republicans racist and ‘uneducated’

A Tennessee Democrat newly elected to the House of Representatives has apologized for saying the state is racist and most residents who voted Republican are uneducated. London Lamar, who ran uncontested in Tennessee’s House District 91, made the remarks in a 15-minute video posted to Facebook after last week’s midterm election.  More…

Woman impaled while trying to climb fence at US-Mexico border

A mother attempting to climb over a fence on the US-Mexico border fell and was impaled on a steel bar in front of her children, officials said. The 26-year-old woman from Guatemala pierced her side and buttocks when she landed on pieces of rebar Friday night near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in San Diego.  More…

Texas state lawmaker wins re-election from his jail cell

A member of the Texas Legislature currently serving a one-year jail sentence for allowing prohibited solicitation of his law firm celebrated a re-election win Tuesday behind bars. State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, ran unopposed in Texas’ House District 27 and earned more than 45,000 votes in the election.  More…

Judge tosses $5 million suit over McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese

A $5 million lawsuit brought about by two McDonald’s customers in Florida was thrown out last week by U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas, granting a motion filed by McDonald’s. Judge Dimitrouleas dismissed the lawsuit last Friday “with prejudice,” Miami Herald reported, meaning the plaintiffs are not allowed to file the lawsuit again at a later date.  More…

The moment teens hurled a pole through a synagogue window

Startling video shows a group of teens hurl a metal pole through a Brooklyn synagogue window while congregation members were observing the Sabbath inside.  More…

Homeless man, couple at center of GoFundMe controversy allegedly made up story

The New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant as part of an elaborate ruse. The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors in a matter of days — and ultimately shooting up to more than $400,000.  More…