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Contaminated drinking water found outside an NC military base: It could be just the start

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:29:18 GMT

The tiny Eastern North Carolina community of Atlantic has joined a growing list of military areas across the country affected by contaminated drinking water. The Navy is providing bottled water after two private groundwater wells in Atlantic, an unincorporated area in Carteret County with a population of less than 600, tested positive for elevated levels of cancer-causing chemicals.

Medicaid study: Thousands die on waiting lists as Obamacare saps resources from disabled

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:22:26 GMT

The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare that began in 2014 has siphoned state resources away from caring for the severely disabled, hundreds of thousands of whom have been languishing for years on Medicaid waiting lists, a new study found. In the 30 states that have opted to expand health care coverage to able-bodied adults through Medicaid, 250,000 disabled individuals continue to wait for openings to receive home and community-based care, according to a study by the Foundation for Government Accountability .

Urbana man gets 8 years for having gun as a felon

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:27:00 GMT

An Urbana man who admitted he possessed a gun when he was not allowed to because of his felony convictions is headed to prison for eight years. In return for Jonathan Stevens' guilty plea to unlawful possession of weapon by a felon, Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark dismissed charges of aggravated battery of a firearm and armed habitual criminal against the 38-year-old.

Woman gets probation, month in jail for helping daughter hide man's gun

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:17:48 GMT

A 42-year-old Urbana woman who helped her daughter hide a gun for a man suspected of participating in a crime has been sentenced to two years of probation. But Judge Roger Webber told Karen Thatch he wanted her to sit in jail for a month "to own that mental state you described."

Why Theranos' former president is fighting the SEC's fraud charges...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:15:37 GMT

The former president of blood diagnostics company Theranos Inc. risked his own cash to rescue the company, his attorney said, and plans to fight Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he participated in a scheme to defraud investors of $700 million. Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani - the onetime boyfriend of Theranos founder, CEO and Chairman Elizabeth Holmes , according to the SEC - was painted by attorney Jeffrey Coopersmith as a selfless entrepreneur dedicated to the company's mission of empowering patients "with access to their own health care information at a low cost."

Christian preschool stands by teacher arrested

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:10:42 GMT

A Christian preschool says it had nothing to do with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office decision to file charges against a former teacher. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested Piedad Meza Cruz, 46, a former teacher at The King's Academy Preschool in Royal Palm Beach for alleged child abuse.

Showbiz news: Rihanna blasts Snapchat for - intentionally' shaming domestic violence victims

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:53:34 GMT

The singer was responding to an advert on the social media platform that asked users to choose if they would rather "slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown". Pictures of her bruised face later surfaced, and Rihanna said she felt like she has been "punished over and over" by the attention surrounding her assault.

AG: Moving Marshall Co. school shooting suspect case to adult court constitutional

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:44:51 GMT

Gabe Parker was in court on Monday morning where his defense attorney motioned to have the case moved back to juvenile court. Gabriel Parker is accused of shooting and killing two students and injuring others at the Marshall County High School in January.

Indicted Ald. Willie Cochran wants charges dropped, says witnesses...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:48:22 GMT

Bribery and extortion charges against Ald. Willie Cochran should be dismissed because the alleged victims initially denied they were pressured by the alderman to make any payments in exchange for official acts, Cochran's lawyer said Friday in a court filing.

New job for old prosecutor ousted by ex-Gov. Christie

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:33:21 GMT

A former Somerset County Prosecutor who was replaced two years ago after a string of controversial incidents has been appointed the interim director of the Somerset County Park System. Geoffrey Soriano will begin his new position as interim secretary-director next month, according to a statement from the Park Commission released Thursday.

Indicted On Production, Distribution Of Child Porn Charges

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:28:27 GMT

Two Forestville men each have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of production, distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography as well as conspiracy to distribute, receive, and possess child pornography.

Judge: 5 other accusers can testify at Bill Cosby sex assault retrial

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:14:37 GMT

NORRISTOWN >> Five additional women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct can testify for prosecutors at the actor's upcoming retrial on charges he sexually assaulted one woman at his Cheltenham mansion in 2004, a judge has ruled. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill ruled Thursday that prosecutors "shall be permitted to present evidencea regarding five prior bad acts of its choosing" from a list of eight other accusers who alleged sexual misconduct by Cosby between the years 1982 and 1996.

Elkin mother charged in fire that killed her son - 9:35 pm updated:

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:56:07 GMT

An Elkin woman has been charged in the January house fire that claimed the life of her 13-year-old son.

Conductor Levine, ousted after sex abuse inquiry, sues Met

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:40:33 GMT

Conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday after a sexual misconduct investigation sank his storied career, saying the renowned company exploited baseless allegations to tarnish him and then fired him without so much as a phone call.

Registered sex offender charged after attempting to enter Carver Elementary

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:34:01 GMT

A registered sex offender was arrested and charged recently in Martinsville after coming on school property while class was in session.

Drunk driver in cell with murderer is killed amid prison housing woes

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:23:34 GMT

He had already been accepted into a live-in substance abuse treatment center. For the first time in a long time, he was hopeful about the future.

Republicans consider lawsuit as Democrats claim Pennsylvania election win

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:28 GMT

Republicans are eyeing a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched US election where the Democratic candidate is claiming victory in a Trump stronghold. With the last batch of absentee ballots counted, Mr Lamb, a 33-year-old former prosecutor and first-time candidate, saw his edge over Republican Rick Saccone shrink slightly, to 627 votes out of more than 224,000 cast, according to unofficial results.