Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 4:29 AM
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Story | Nov 25, 2013 | 11:40 AMGregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 5:00 AM
Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 2:30 AM
A bill to more than triple California's film-TV tax credit program from $100 million to $330 million a year has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is headed for the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The State Assembly approved AB 1839 late Friday night,...
Oak Park police reports: Man in fishman's hat robs gas station; gun in stickup proves to be fake; and more
Story | Aug 29, 2014 | 9:11 PM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A man 30 to 35 years old and wearing a fishermen's white floppy hat robbed the Circle K Shell, 401 Madison St., at gunpoint of $175 at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 26. The man fled east on Madison. Two...