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  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach. City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
  • Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes

    Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes
    An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings. Dozens of homes in separate...
  • Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail

    Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail
    The man accused of shooting his friend of 15 years in the chest, missing the bulletproof vest he was wearing and killing him, will be held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree murder, and two gun charges. Mark Ramiro, 30, shot...
  • Sheriffs question Perry move to send National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN, Texas Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry's move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitabile aid, not militarization. Perry portrayed...
  • U.S. judicial agency OKs early release of federal prisoners

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency - unless Congress blocks the change. The U.S....
  • Los Angeles police officers vote to reject proposed contract extension

    Los Angeles police officers vote to reject proposed contract extension
    Signaling frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers rejected a proposed one-year contract extension reached with Mayor Eric Garcetti and city negotiators. Officials with the Police Protective League, the union...
  • Why such secrecy on gun permits?

     Why such secrecy on gun permits?
    The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...
  • When government uses secrecy to deny rights

    When government uses secrecy to deny rights
    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...
  • Businesses complain about double parking in Easton

    Delivery trucks double parking in the 200 block of Northampton Street in Easton are causing consternation among business owners and a public safety concern. Easton Councilman Jeffrey Warren, during his public safety report at Wednesday night's City...
  • Website brings police departments to the public

    The Huntington Beach Police Department has retained a public relations firm to write feature stories and news alerts for a new public-safety website. BehindtheBadgeOC.com, which includes news about the HBPD and two other Orange County police agencies,...
  • Stamford gunman: He Had A Permit?

    The 22-year-old man suspected of firing a pistol into a crowd outside a Stamford nightclub early Sunday morning, wounding five people, had a gun permit. So did the 23-year-old student who walked onto the University of New Haven campus in December with...