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Administrators at a middle school in central Virginia suspended a sixth-grader last September for one-year after discovering a marijuana leaf and a lighter in his backpack. The sheriff's department became involved as well and filed drug possession charges against the 11-year-old...
Residents in a Charlotte neighborhood say they are fed up with a neighbor they say stands at the front door of his home naked, but police say he's not doing anything illegal. People in the Cardinal Glen neighborhood in north Charlotte say the man has been doing this for nearly...
One of the world’s largest education publishing companies, which crafted the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has been monitoring social media accounts to see if students refer to their exams. Pearson -- a British-based publishing house with it's U.S...
Texans wanting to know if they can openly carry their firearms could be one step closer to an answer this week. The Texas Legislature starts voting on a large number of bills this week, and one proposal that may be on the Senate floor as early as Monday would allow Texans with...
A veteran Albuquerque Public Schools teacher threw in the towel Thursday after she said her students created a hostile environment in her classroom that made her fear for her safety. The teacher, Sharon Moran, used to work at McKinley Middle school. McKinley is the same place...
An Oklahoma City woman was forced to breastfeed her baby in a YMCA family bathroom with no changing table after a staff member told she couldn't feed the eight-week-old in the women's locker room. Tiffany Hoag and another woman were breastfeeding their babies on Wednesday in the...
U.S. Border Patrol agents in one part of Texas have noticed a disturbing trend: a spike in sex offenders trying to sneak in to the country illegally. KRGV-TV said just in the past five months, agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended 144 sex offenders crossing the...
The need for speed pushes Williamson County toward the top of an undesirable list. It's one of the top counties in Texas for citing speeders going more than 100 miles per hour. That's why Williamson County authorities are doing all they can to put the brakes on this problem...
Ever since he got to the Texas House in 1991, Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, has been a caring champion for the poor. This week, he championed their right to make questionable decisions, like many of us do, about feeding themselves and their kids. He has a point. It happened...