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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Attorney General Sessions Orders Tougher Penalties for Drug Crimes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordered federal prosecutors to toughen penalties against known drug abusers and criminals, bringing an end to policies the Obama administration had implemented to remove low-level drug criminals from prisons and reduce mandatory minimums. Sessions rescinded a pair of policies signed by predecessor Eric H. Holder Jr. Those policies urged… Read More »

Langley Park Sees Large Numbers of Pedestrian Deaths

Local officials in Langley Park, Maryland, are concerned about the increasing numbers of pedestrian accidents and deaths in the community. Over the past eight years, 138 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on a single two-mile stretch of highway that runs through the city, with eight of those victims dying from their injuries. Capital News… Read More »

26 Children Aboard Bus That Overturned in Accident on I-95

A recent accident on Interstate 95 in Hartford County caused a charter bus to overturn. There were 30 people on board at the time, including 26 children, two teachers, a parent chaperone and the bus driver. The children attend Philadelphia’s Charles W. Henry School, and the bus was reportedly heading to a field trip in… Read More »

Former Bishop Must Serve Full Sentence for DUI Manslaughter

Former Episcopal bishop Heather Cook, who is serving a seven-year sentence after killing a bicyclist in a drunk driving accident in December 2014, was denied parole in a recent hearing. The ruling means she could have to serve the full term of her sentence. The 60-year-old defrocked bishop pled guilty to charges of driving while… Read More »

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