The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
Surprise council denies Mattamy plan downtown by 4-3 vote
Richard Smith Independent Newsmedia A majority of negative opinions from public commentary and a lengthy presentation by Mayor Sharon Wolcott in opposition to the Mattamy Homes project at Surprise Civic…
SCHOA offers tips for Sun City winter visitors
By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Sun City residents are winter visitors, leaving the community during the hot summer months for the…
SMI Culture & Travel Group says SMI Holdings and the Purchaser entered into agreement
11:10am EDT July 24 (Reuters) – SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Ltd ::Smi Holdings and Smi Culture Investment Holdings Limited entered into agreement.Smi Holdings has agreed to sell sale share and sale loan for a total consideration of RMB150 million. Click here to read the full article. Click here to submit story ideas.
National Fund Will Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A national effort is launching to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts The Bail Project grew out of a successful 10-year campaign in the Bronx to pay bail for needy cases, led by attorney Robin Steinberg of the Bronx Defenders, a legal assistance nonprofit. She said the decade of data from that effort showed that 95 percent of the people who were bailed out using donated money returned to court for every appearance, and that when people could get out of jail, the majority were ultimately not convicted of a crime. The project will continue in the Bronx, and will launch in January in Tulsa and St. Louis. It will grow to include 40 cities using…
Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter
Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters...
Augusta man robbed after inviting escorts to home
An Augusta man contacted police saying he was robbed after responding to an ad for an escort.
Editorial: Say what?
In the Can't-Believe-They-Just-Said-That Department, Congressman John Shimkus of downstate Collinsville may have established a new record for well-
Automotive Tools Tips Advice
Your Inside Track to Hidden Car Insurance Facts Understanding the basics of car insurance can be difficult enough, let alone understanding the lesser-known intricacies involved with the guidelines, policies and procedures of today's insurance providers. Below, we've outlined some important, yet oftentimes obscure, insurance facts, so you're "in-the-know" when you're on-the-go Fact #1: Your credit impacts your insurance rates Believe it or not, your credit may impact your insurance rates. Insurance providers have found that certain credit characteristics for an individual are useful to predict of how likely it is that the individual will have an insurance claim. These characteristics are not the same ones that a bank uses to measure lending risk, but rather, insurers…
PR Newswire (paid press release): “Getting away for a weekend, whether it’s a zip-lining adventure with your best friend or taking your kids to a favorite water park, is one of the most anticipated parts of summer. These days, it can also cost quite a bit of money,” said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing