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  • Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (KATHLEEN RONAYNE/AP) — Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn’t mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff. When a Gatorade cellphone game suggested doing just that state Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a complaint accusing the popular...
  • Janes Memorial United Methodist welcomes new pastor

    Janes Memorial United Methodist Church formally welcomed the Rev. Gregory Holston as its new pastor at a special service on Sept. 17. Church members and supporters, including clergy, elected officials and Holston’s social justice colleagues, attended the service to offer encouragement for his newest role. “I love all the...
  • Church donation box thief arrested, cops say

    TOMS RIVER — Police in Toms River have arrested a 22-year-old man they say stole from a donation box at a church in town earlier this month. Vincent Passalacqua was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary and theft for allegedly swiping money from Christ Episcopal Church on Sept. 4. The theft...
  • South Gwinnett High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

    A 17-year-old student at South Gwinnett High School has been arrested after school officials say he brought a gun to school on September 18. Shamal Bascom was in In School Suspension being questioned by an officer, when he grabbed his bookbag and ran out of the school, according to a Gwinnett County...
  • Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Friday. Maricia Medrano, 35, was arrested...
  • Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students...
  • Carmelo Anthony to begin the 2017-2018 NBA season with New York Knicks!

    MIAMI (AP) – Dozens of NBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There’s a new arena in Detroit and an ownership change looms in Houston. The league’s logo was even tweaked. Change was everywhere. That is, except the coaches’ offices....
  • Derek Fisher blows it in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ debut!

    The Los Angeles Lakers’ history is as rich as any team’s in the NBA. West. Baylor. Chamberlain. Kareem. Magic. Worthy. Shaq. Kobe. Showtime of the 80s. The dynasty of the early aughts. Purple and gold. A history of excellence. That history was undone on Thursday night. It’s over. Two...
  • Local Doctor Barred From Treating Medicaid And Medicare Patients Due To Fraud!

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas doctor, who was sentenced in July to three years of probation and seven days in jail for gross lewdness involving female patients, has been barred from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Wednesday Dr. Jorge Burgos is...