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Kids from Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit were sent home with a letter scolding parents for missing a meeting and saying their kids could be punished as a result. Derrick and Latrica Smoak read a letter their third-grade son, Landon, brought home from school. The letter...
The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s...
A Houston-area woman is outraged after she said the popular car service Uber over-charged her for a ride. Patricia Clark said she and her friends decided to use uber to get to the Houston Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off on Friday. According to Clark, the service charged them about $60 for...
The city of Austin said it is now enforcing an ordinance that prohibits landlords from rejecting low-income applicants who plan on paying part of their rent with a housing voucher if they meet all the qualifications for tenancy. The announcement follows a Friday ruling from U.S...
A US Department of Justice report, to be released this week, alleges that Ferguson police are guilty of disproportional fining and arresting African-American residents to balance the town’s budget, making the lives of those unable to pay a nightmare. Officials familiar with the...
AUSTIN, Texas — A judge refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday rebuffed an effort by the Austin Apartment Association to...
A 4-year-old boy is dead from what authorities say was an accidental shooting in north Harris County Sunday morning. It happened at a home in the 19000 block of Imperial Stone before noon. According to family members, the little boy was staying there for the night and on Sunday...
A Temple man was in the Bell County Jail on Friday after an arrest for driving while intoxicated and the t-shirt he wore in his mug shot had local lawmen laughing, although the serious charge did not. Luciano Gutierrez was arrested Thursday and charged with his ninth DWI. CLICK...
The National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates are speaking out against the government’s move to amend laws regarding certain ammunition, which could, in effect, ban “one of the most popular cartridges for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15.” The...