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The Register NorthJersey.com
Saddle River cop to add age-discrimination claim in suit over lack of promotionSADDLE RIVER — Police Lt. John Gaffney plans to add claims of age discriminatio
Saddle River cop to add age-discrimination claim in suit over lack of promotion
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 16 hours ago
SADDLE RIVER — Police Lt. John Gaffney plans to add claims of age discrimination to his ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit against the borough. Gaffney, 49, filed a lawsuit last year that claims he was improperly passed over for promotion to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Saddle River cop to add age-discrimination claim in suit over lack of promotionSADDLE RIVER — Police Lt. John Gaffney plans to add claims of age discriminatio
Saddle River cop to add age-discrimination claim in suit over lack of promotion
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 16 hours ago
SADDLE RIVER — Police Lt. John Gaffney plans to add claims of age discrimination to his ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit against the borough. Gaffney, 49, filed a lawsuit last year that claims he was improperly passed over for promotion to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Softball game held in honor of fallen Jersey City cop in Woodland Park [video]Melvin V. Santiago loved playing ball. Before becoming a Jersey City police of
Softball game held in honor of fallen Jersey City cop in Woodland Park [video]
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Melvin V. Santiago loved playing ball. Before becoming a Jersey City police officer, he played shortstop in high school and he was a life-long New York Yankees fan for whom Derek Jeter was a role model, his mother Cathy McBride said. So if he had... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Softball game held in honor of fallen Jersey City cop in Woodland ParkMelvin V. Santiago loved playing ball. Before becoming a Jersey City police of
Softball game held in honor of fallen Jersey City cop in Woodland Park
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Melvin V. Santiago loved playing ball. Before becoming a Jersey City police officer, he played shortstop in high school and he was a life-long New York Yankees fan for whom Derek Jeter was a role model, his mother Cathy McBride said. So if he had... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
City Council dilutes seat belt proposalA public safety proposal presented at Thursday’s Jefferson City Public Safety C
City Council dilutes seat belt proposal
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
A public safety proposal presented at Thursday’s Jefferson City Public Safety Committee meeting was derailed by discussion of other issues. Mayor Carrie Tergin proposed a primary seat belt ordinance for Jefferson City. Discussion veered to topics... Read more
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WLKY Louisville
LMPD does away with Viper Unit, assembles new Mobile DivisionThe Louisville Metro Police Department’s Viper Unit, which focuses on violent c
LMPD does away with Viper Unit, assembles new Mobile Division
WLKY Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
The Louisville Metro Police Department’s Viper Unit, which focuses on violent crime, is being dismantled. A new, mobile division is being created. The new Ninth Mobile Division will be made up of detectives from the Viper Unit and Operation Trust,... Read more
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The Mercury News
Loni Hancock: Death penalty in California is a charadeOn Monday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the constit
Loni Hancock: Death penalty in California is a charade
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
On Monday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the constitutionality of California's death penalty in the case of Jones v. Davis. This is the case from last year in which U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the state's... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Panel considers a stiffer seat belt ordinanceJefferson City officials will look at increasing education of seat belt safety
Panel considers a stiffer seat belt ordinance
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Jefferson City officials will look at increasing education of seat belt safety starting in elementary schools as a way to promote more compliance within the area. At the Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, a proposed ordinance was presented... Read more
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DNA Info
Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Crime Plan for 125th Street and LexingtonState Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez and Congressman Charles Rangel held a press
Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Crime Plan for 125th Street and Lexington
DNA Info / Posted 3 days ago
State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez and Congressman Charles Rangel held a press conference about the assemblyman's plan to solve quality of life issues around 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. View Full Caption Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez’s plan... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Ex-GOP House Staffer to Be Sentenced for Mail Fraud NBCConnecticut.com Connecticut may not be able to rely on a pot of gold at t
Ex-GOP House Staffer to Be Sentenced for Mail Fraud
NBC Connecticut / Posted 3 days ago
NBCConnecticut.com Connecticut may not be able to rely on a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to boost revenue, but on St. Patrick's Day one idea is up for public debate before the state's... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Sanctuary City Laws Go UnchallengedSacramento, CA — The California State Senate Committee on Public Safety is not
Sanctuary City Laws Go Unchallenged
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 3 days ago
Sacramento, CA — The California State Senate Committee on Public Safety is not going to address legislation related to the killing of Kathryn (Kate) Steinle in San Francisco on July 1st. Mexican national Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, charged with her... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown councilwoman claims legislation was intentionally stalled in wake of FBI investigationWhat do they want? Government reform. When do they want it? Yesterday. In the
Allentown councilwoman claims legislation was intentionally stalled in wake of FBI investigation
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
What do they want? Government reform. When do they want it? Yesterday. In the weeks since Allentown City Hall was raided by the FBI, Allentown City Council has begun considering two bills designed to promote better government in the city. One would... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
City preparing for protests during next week's hearing in Freddie Gray caseMayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that city officials are preparing
City preparing for protests during next week's hearing in Freddie Gray case
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that city officials are preparing for protests as court hearings ramp up in the Freddie Gray case by coordinating with law enforcement agencies around the state, upgrading riot gear and conducting... Read more
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TribLIVE
Manor explores police vehicle optionsManor's public-safety committee will look at options to replace the police depa
Manor explores police vehicle options
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Manor's public-safety committee will look at options to replace the police department's 2015 Ford Expedition that was totaled earlier this month. The sport-utility vehicle was totaled after a one-vehicle crash Aug. 8 while officers were trying to... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Violent Crime Rising, Response Time Climbing in DallasViolent crime is rising and it’s taking longer for help to arrive, according to
Violent Crime Rising, Response Time Climbing in Dallas
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
Violent crime is rising and it’s taking longer for help to arrive, according to new data released by the Dallas Police Department. On Monday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown addressed the city’s public safety committee. Brown stressed overall crime... Read more
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WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence
Horry County takes steps to crack down on puppy millsLast March, Horry County police seized more than 100 puppies from a home near C
Horry County takes steps to crack down on puppy mills
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence / Posted 5 days ago
Last March, Horry County police seized more than 100 puppies from a home near Conway. Police say it was a puppy mill, with dogs being bred under inhumane conditions. Now, county leaders are crafting a law that would place new limits on commercial... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County officials eye November court voteBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials say having more time to inform people ab
Benton County officials eye November court vote
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials say having more time to inform people about a new courts building proposal was the biggest factor in a decision to aim for a vote next November rather than at the March 1 primary. The justices of the peace... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 7 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Body cameras debated in NHLawmakers have sent two bills related to outfitting New Hampshire police with b
Body cameras debated in NH
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Lawmakers have sent two bills related to outfitting New Hampshire police with body cameras to a subcommittee, citing the equipment's high price-tag as the top reason to further study having law enforcement use the new technology. The decision by the... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayor
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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OJornal News
Gov. Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration billsBaker made the comment in a radio interview last week responding to a question
Gov. Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration bills
OJornal News / Posted 9 days ago
Baker made the comment in a radio interview last week responding to a question emailed by a listener. The governor’s opposition to a statewide policy regarding enforcement of federal immigration law comes as an immigrant advocacy groups plans a rally... Read more
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Eye Witness News
HRC to call on authorities to help curb farm attacks The commission released the findings of its probe into the root causes of vio
HRC to call on authorities to help curb farm attacks
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
The commission released the findings of its probe into the root causes of violence in farming communities. FILE. The HRC hosted public hearings and investigated the root causes of violence in... Read more
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iafrica.com
HRC releases report on farm attacksThe South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that despite making reco
HRC releases report on farm attacks
iafrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that despite making recommendations to stop ongoing attacks on farms, it’s concerned that it won't be taken seriously as a Chapter 9 institution. The HRC hosted public hearings and investigated... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Mapping Philadelphia Hit-RunsThere have been 22,888 hit and run accidents in Philadelphia since January 2014
Mapping Philadelphia Hit-Runs
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 10 days ago
There have been 22,888 hit and run accidents in Philadelphia since January 2014 according to police data obtained and reviewed by the NBC 10 Investigators. Hit and ran car accidents have killed eight and caused 903 injuries or property damage in the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police chief a finalist to head department in Wichita, KansasAfter less than two years at the helm of the Allentown Police Department, Chief
Allentown police chief a finalist to head department in Wichita, Kansas
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
After less than two years at the helm of the Allentown Police Department, Chief Joel F. Fitzgerald Sr. is a finalist for the top law enforcement post in Wichita, Kansas. Fitzgerald is one of three finalists announced Thursday by Wichita City Manager... Read more
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Pasadena Weekly
For the RecordIn a 4-3 vote that could signal majority support of police oversight, the Pasad
For the Record
Pasadena Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
In a 4-3 vote that could signal majority support of police oversight, the Pasadena City Council shot down a resolution that would allow Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez to destroy internal investigation and non-hire background files from 1997... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Rockland County drone law takes effect in weeksCopyright © 2015 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network,
Rockland County drone law takes effect in weeks
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 10 days ago
Copyright © 2015 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. This story may not be reproduced in any form, by any media, without express written consent. This includes rewriting, broadcasting and/or printing of material from... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Allentown Council considers review of police trainingALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Allentown's City Council is considering a review of polic
Allentown Council considers review of police training
New Jersey Herald / Posted 10 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Allentown's City Council is considering a review of police training following the arrest of a street singer that was caught on videotape. Some viewers have raised concerns after the video showed police knocking James Osche to... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Allentown Council considers review of police trainingALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Allentown's City Council is considering a review of polic
Allentown Council considers review of police training
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 10 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Allentown's City Council is considering a review of police training following the arrest of a street singer that was caught on videotape. Some viewers have raised concerns after the video showed police knocking James Osche to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown City Council hears protests in wake of viral police videosPublic outcry over videos showing an Allentown police officer wrestling a man t
Allentown City Council hears protests in wake of viral police videos
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
Public outcry over videos showing an Allentown police officer wrestling a man to the ground spilled over to the halls of government Wednesday evening as protesters took their complaints to City Council. Clutching signs reading "This is not how our... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown council to review police training following singer's controversial arrestSome Allentown City Council members on Wednesday said they want to review city
Allentown council to review police training following singer's controversial arrest
The Express-Times / Posted 10 days ago
Some Allentown City Council members on Wednesday said they want to review city police training in light of the recent controversial arrest of a street singer. Resident James Osche was knocked to the ground by police and injured when he was taken... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Millions slated to hire more border troopersThroughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will ch
Millions slated to hire more border troopers
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 10 days ago
Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story calendar for more.One way or another, the 84th Legislature was bound to pass immigration and border... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Piedmont: Public safety panel pushing disaster preparednessPIEDMONT -- Disaster preparedness took center stage this week with the 4.0 magn
Piedmont: Public safety panel pushing disaster preparedness
Oakland Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
PIEDMONT -- Disaster preparedness took center stage this week with the 4.0 magnitude temblor centered near the city Monday. While there was little or no damage in Piedmont, scientists predict the Big One is overdue. The public safety committee met... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Invasive weeds a frustrating problem in Owen SoundInvasive species continue to be a headache for Owen Sound. “It’s an ongoing ba
Invasive weeds a frustrating problem in Owen Sound
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 11 days ago
Invasive species continue to be a headache for Owen Sound. “It’s an ongoing battle,” said John Howard, the city’s manager of parks and open spaces. Phragmites, for one, has taken over the beachfront, edge of the Potawatomi River and other waterways... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
States seek solutions to national transportation funding shortfallJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for f
States seek solutions to national transportation funding shortfall
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 11 days ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around. Nearly one-third of the states have approved measures this year that could collectively raise... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Millions Slated to Hire More Border Troopers - Millions Slated to Hire More Border Troopers by Julián Aguilar and Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune Aug. 19 2015 Throughout August The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change be...Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will ch
Millions Slated to Hire More Border Troopers - Millions Slated to Hire More Border Troopers by Julián Aguilar and Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune Aug. 19 2015 Throughout August The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change be...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story calendar for more. One way or another, the 84th Legislature was bound to pass immigration and... Read more
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WPTZ Burlington
Some residents fear growing drug problem in BurlingtonFrom shootings to drug overdose deaths, some residents in Burlington say they a
Some residents fear growing drug problem in Burlington
WPTZ Burlington / Posted 11 days ago
From shootings to drug overdose deaths, some residents in Burlington say they are concerned the use of drugs and crime. Police say in June two brothers died from a fentanyl overdose at a home on Ward Street. In July, a shooting took place near JR's... Read more
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Valley Central
Texas hiring 250 new state troopers for the border, paying up to $89,000 per yearThroughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will ch
Texas hiring 250 new state troopers for the border, paying up to $89,000 per year
Valley Central / Posted 11 days ago
Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story calendar for more. One way or another, the 84th Legislature was bound to pass immigration and... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Arthur V. Curcione, former Niagara County legislatorOct. 22, 1922 – Aug. 17, 2015 NIAGARA FALLS – Arthur V. Curcione, a Niagara Co
Arthur V. Curcione, former Niagara County legislator
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 days ago
Oct. 22, 1922 – Aug. 17, 2015 NIAGARA FALLS – Arthur V. Curcione, a Niagara County legislator for 20 years and a businessman on Niagara Falls’ Pine Avenue for 48 years, died Monday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after an illness of about a... Read more
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The News & Observer
Prisons seek funds for mentally ill, lawmakers might give half | News & Observer August 18, 2015 House halved the prison’s request, Senat
Prisons seek funds for mentally ill, lawmakers might give half
The News & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
| News & Observer August 18, 2015 House halved the prison’s request, Senate cut it to one fourth Advocates say funds are... Read more
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The Morning Call
Parent to Emmaus: Install crosswalk signals where young girl diedWith two young children of her own, Amy Huber has decided to take steps to avoi
Parent to Emmaus: Install crosswalk signals where young girl died
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
With two young children of her own, Amy Huber has decided to take steps to avoid another tragedy like the death of Abbie Zukowski. Abbie, 11, died of blunt force trauma after she was struck by a motorist around 4 p.m. on May 18 while crossing Sixth... Read more
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Long Island Press
Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes OffThe pilot of a small single-engine plane was approaching Long Island MacArthur
Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off
Long Island Press / Posted 14 days ago
The pilot of a small single-engine plane was approaching Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma when a drone bolted out of the blue on a sunny afternoon a year ago Monday. The pilot didn’t have to take evasive action to avoid a collision with... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Robberies increasing in Baltimore amid broader surge in violenceJordan Black had just left work at the downtown Hilton hotel and was walking ho
Robberies increasing in Baltimore amid broader surge in violence
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 days ago
Jordan Black had just left work at the downtown Hilton hotel and was walking home to Camden Crossing late Wednesday, when he felt a hand grab him from behind. "He grabbed my shirt and then turned me into his punch," the 25-year-old said, recalling... Read more
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TribLIVE
Parking rules for Bridgeville street’s cleaning irks residentsResidents of Baldwin Street in Bridgeville filled the borough's latest council
Parking rules for Bridgeville street’s cleaning irks residents
TribLIVE / Posted 15 days ago
Residents of Baldwin Street in Bridgeville filled the borough's latest council meeting to capacity and spoke out about parking problems on their street. The main issues revolved around the sudden reinforcement of parking ordinances related to street... Read more
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Batavia Republican
Kane County narrows 2016 budget gapSignificant concessions from State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, Sheriff Donald Krame
Kane County narrows 2016 budget gap
Batavia Republican / Posted 15 days ago
Significant concessions from State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, Sheriff Donald Kramer and Coroner Rob Russell – along with contributions in other areas – have cut the initial $3.2 million budget gap to $1 million, Executive Finance Director Joe Onzick... Read more
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Daily Herald
Kane sheriff cuts $2 million of budget requestThe Kane County sheriff has reduced his 2016 budget request by more than $2 mil
Kane sheriff cuts $2 million of budget request
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
The Kane County sheriff has reduced his 2016 budget request by more than $2 million in an effort to help cut a projected $3.2 million countywide deficit for 2016. And Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon has also trimmed his request. While... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Kane County narrows 2016 budget gapSignificant concessions from State's Attorney Joe McMahon, Sheriff Donald Krame
Kane County narrows 2016 budget gap
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
Significant concessions from State's Attorney Joe McMahon, Sheriff Donald Kramer and Coroner Rob Russell – along with contributions in other areas – have cut the initial $3.2 million budget gap to $1 million, Executive Finance Director Joe Onzick... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
County considering personnel policy updatesBy Ariel Hakim Summit County Council’s Personnel Committee looked at updating
County considering personnel policy updates
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 16 days ago
By Ariel Hakim Summit County Council’s Personnel Committee looked at updating Human Resources policies during the Aug. 10 meeting, leaving a proposed ordinance on time. Christine Higham, deputy director of the executive’s Department of Human... Read more
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Wayne Republican
County Board’s frustrations with coroner boils over“The problem here is you have not established trust with this committee,” said
County Board’s frustrations with coroner boils over
Wayne Republican / Posted 16 days ago
“The problem here is you have not established trust with this committee,” said Cristina Castro, chair of the Judicial and Public Safety Committee. Coroner Rob Russell was presenting a resolution to address an anticipated $56,065 overage in autopsies... Read more
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