Jason StittThe principal of North Carolina’s Southwest Edgecombe High School refused to give class president Marvin Wright his diploma at the graduation ceremony after Wright delivered a speech he had written rather than one written by school administrators. Edgecombe County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly had the principal deliver the diploma to Wright’s home two days […]
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A Thai military court has sentenced a man identified only as Wichai to 35 years in prison for Facebook posts it found to be insulting to the country’s royal family.
Mac Banting saw a bicyclist lose control of his bike and hit a van just outside Bristol Royal Infirmary in England. Naturally, he ran into the hospital to seek help for the injured man. But he was told all the doctors were busy and he should call for an ambulance. The man later died from […]
Pontus Edenberg / Dreamstime.comPostal carrier Susanna Burhans has been suspended after being charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Burhans was seen throwing meatballs at a dog on her route in New Hope, Alabama. The meatballs were found to contain nails.
Patrick Marcel Pelz / Dreamstime.comWhile campaigning for senior class president at Florida’s Vero Beach High School, JP Krause gave a satirical speech claiming his opponent would raise taxes 80 percent and institute a dress code. He won the election but the school’s principal immediately disqualified him. The principal also gave Krause detention, saying he created […]
FMB/Frederic Kern/Future Image/WENNLas Vegas Municipal Judge Heidi Almase has removed a photoshopped picture of her and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson from her Facebook page. The photo showed the two of them standing together with the words “It Just Makes Sense: Re-Elect Judge Heidi Almase.” Her campaign manager admits Johnson has not met Almase and […]
Alexandratx via Foter.com / CC BY-SAIn California, Tulelake High School Principal Dean Teig resigned following reports he shot at students with a BB gun at an off-campus celebration for seniors. Some students drenched Teig with water. He left the event and changed his clothes and returned with a BB gun. A police investigation later found […]
The Sarasota County, Florida, sheriff’s office has fired a deputy who has been charged with obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence. Carson Lee Plank was one of the first officers to arrive after a woman called to report another deputy tried to kill her. But she did not report the woman’s detailed account of […]
Surveillance videoThe Clearwater, Florida, police department has fired officer Michael Leonardo after he was caught on video slamming a handcuffed 13-year-old to the ground after the boy cursed him. The boy suffered facial injuries including a chipped tooth.
Blacklisted FestivalRon Janicki planned a music festival featuring politically outspoken artists this summer at Los Angeles State Historic Park near Chinatown. But California State Parks says he has to get buy-in from the Chinatown Business Improvement District, among other organizations, before it will permit the festival. And George Yu, president of the CBID doesn’t seem […]